Thursday, March 26

This Post Is Terribly Time-Inappropriate

The time for bitching about the excitement - or flagrant lack thereof - of the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament was, oh, Monday. I missed the boat, so I'll keep it short. I'm still annoyed by it, though. Admittedly, the NCAA selection committee can't do anything once the teams are all selected, so it's not really their fault; sure, maybe Utah State would've beaten a non-Marquette 6 seed, but it's not something the selection committee really needs to be concerned with at the outset. CBS probably should've tried to schedule more interesting games in batches, but again, they didn't necessarily know. (There was no excuse for only having one game on early on Saturday when they had a three-game batch in the next time slot, though.)

It isn't anyone else's fault but the teams involved that the favorites mostly made it through. I have my suspicions as to why this is the case, but I'll save that for a later post (here's a hint: look back at our Top 25 rankings and the complete contempt we had for teams once we got below 16 or so). Regardless of how we got here, now we're staring at a couple of days where we're going to see a lot of 1, 2, and 3 seeds. Joy.