Archive for March 16, 2009

Unbelieveably, the Big East did garner three #1’s. It seems that S-dot was wrong.

Stank-0 is also surprised that UConn got a 1 seed as, seeing as they flamed out in their first game. Wonder what was the criterion for giving the 1’s? It couldn’t have been conference tourneys alone, for obvious reasons.

After looking at the bracket, the Midwest Region looks monstrous. Good luck to all the teams in that region.

Also, how did the Pac-10 and the ACC each get 7 teams? Really? Stank-0 is missing something. Arizona got in with a RPI of 63. Guess Lute Olson made a “donation.” How did the Big 10 get more than Michigan St. in? The rest of that conference is straight dookie.

I was insane. I was a complete homer for the league I have been watching since I was a no-nothing adolescent. Despite the naysayers and even the most unbiased opinions (who thought this was crazy too) You know, those in the closet ACC fans. The Big East has made history yet again by way of Pittsburgh, Louisville and Connecticut busting the brackets with one seeds.

I was at the barber shop this past Saturday and the discussion came up of which conference was the “power” conference this year. I made my case for the Big East without tossing out numbers, records, and competition level to avoid the typical banter of sports discussions. The entire barber shop dismissed my opinion. “ACC is the power conference in basketball buddy.” I chose not to beat it to death and let the facts speak when the dust settles. I will walk a little taller into the shop come Saturday. I won’t mention it but everyone will know the deal.

I am happy with the committee this year. They got it right. This still isn’t enough for me to forgive them for the monumental SNUB of my Orangemen but as the axe says “time heals wounds”….maybe.