Posted on: March 22, 2009 8:11 pm

March Madness

   I don't know about everyone else out there, but to me, this year's tournament has been a bit of a disapointment. First of all, there haven't been many upsets and the upsets that have happened have been minor, except for the Clevland State victory. By the Sweet Sixteen, the entire bracket is almost completely by the chalk, with the exceptions of the fifth-seeded Boilermakers and the wrongly placed twelth-seeded Arizona Wildcats. Also, many of the games have been a bore to watch. Even though a couple went down to the wire, the majority have been steadily handled by the higher-seeded team. In stark contrast to today's Louisville game, the Syracuse (who I have in the championship) game vs. the Sun Devils was won by a nineteen point margin. In this three v. six matchup, there was promise for a tight, contested game, but just like the second-round Villanova game, it wasn't a contest. Louisville, however, gave me quite the scare because I have them in my Final Four. As the tournament's top-seed, they should be able to easily take care of even the most-talented mid-major team. Even the first round Villanova game, which ended in a fizzle, could have had a much-better ending. If American had won, I would currently have much more respect for an otherwise bland and boring group of basketball games.


Category: NCAAB
Tags: Madness, March
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