Well, folks, Selection Sunday has come and gone, and the brackets are set. Guess who’s pissed off about it.
Every team that didn’t make the tournament. And that means LSU. And that means LSU fans. And that means me. If an 18-14 team in a weaker conference doesn’t live up to your tournament standards then I don’t need any part of it anyway.
Or that would be the case if filling out brackets wasn’t so damn fun.
So who do I root for now that I’ll be watching NCAA basketball for the remainder of the month? Every team that plays Kentucky, and every team that plays Duke. Nobody likes a “best team in the country”, and fucking nobody likes Duke.
While this is how I’ll be cheering, I simply cannot endorse this philosophy as a good way to fill out your brackets.
For some better insight, one should head over to Grantland, a sports and pop culture blog curated by the great Bill Simmons. There, Mark Titus has written up a few of his tourney predictions. Some are safe. Some sound ridiculous. Kentucky in the Final Four? Really, Mark? My will and fury alone will give some team the strength to crush Kentucky by the Elite Eight, at the latest. Duh.
Go to Grantland.