Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Madness....Takes Its Toll
Before I give you my money in the bank picks for this tournament, I thought I would pass along some interesting final four picks that I've come across this week.
ROY WILLIAMS' FINAL FOUR
East: North Carolina
Midwest: Portland State
West: Mississippi Valley State
THE SECRETARY IN YOUR OFFICE'S FINAL FOUR
East: North Carolina
DICKIE V'S FINAL FOUR
East: NORTH CAROLINA!
South: DUKE AGAIN BABY! COACH K!
HILARY CLINTON'S FINAL FOUR
East: St. Joe's
West: Any other school in the great state of Pennsylvania. Whoever it is, I'm rooting for you!
JOE MORGAN'S FINAL FOUR
East: I was
Midwest: On the
South: Big Red
CHRIS BERMAN'S FINAL FOUR
East: Louie Louisville....get it? Louie Louie? Aren't I hilarious?
Midwest: Carry on My Wayward Son....KANSAS!
South: I'm Walking in MEMPHIS!
West: I Don't See Los Angeles, but clearly UCLA!!!
LEE CORSO'S FINAL FOUR
East: Boise State
JIM LARANEGA'S FINAL FOUR
East: George Mason
South: St. Mary's
Okay folks, on to my picks
UNC over IU
Too much of that obnoxious Tyler guy.
ND over WSU
Notre Dame coming into the tournament hot...they're probably clad they don't have to see Winthrop if Wazzou does its job.
LOUISVILLE over ST. JOE'S
Rick Pitino usually does not lose Tournament games that he should win.
BUTLER over TENNESSEE
I see the Volunteers getting cold from beyond the arc and sadly we will see the last of my boy Bruce Pearl.
KANSAS over KENT STATE
As much as it pains me to say this, Rock Chalk is looking hot right at the right time.
CLEMSON over SIENA
MAAC pride gives Siena the upset over the Jekyll and Hyde Vandy team. But Clemson should beat them.
WISCONSIN over K-STATE
Great matchup in round one with Beasley v Mayo, but I don't think either will have enough to beat a solid (hear that Travis?) Badger team.
GEORGETOWN over DAVIDSON
Oh how I wish I could pull the trigger on Davidson. But I am a pussy.
MEMPHIS over MISS ST
After seeing Memphis live earlier this year, I texted my friend and told him that I was watching the National Champs. I'm sticking to that.
PITT over TEMPLE
Bobby Knight's National Champion will dispose of a gritty Temple team fairly easily
MARQUETTE over STANFORD
This might just be my Big East homerism coming out, but I don't care!
UT over ST. MARY'S
Unfortunately, this could be the last time to take out UT before the Final Four. I see UT passing the test though.
UCLA over BYU
Mitt Romney is pissed somewhere.
DRAKE over UCONN
See! I'm not that that much of a homer.
XAVIER over PURDUE
I'd love to see ex Manhattan Jasper CJ Anderson actually trying for the Muskateers. Thanks for two years of douchbaggery, CJ.
WEST VIRGINIA over DUKE
Yeah, I guess I am a homer after all.
LOUISVILLE over UNC
Wishful thinking because I hate the ACC? Perhaps. But Louisville is going to be a tough out this year.
KU over WISCONSIN
They burn people every year, those Jayhawks. Why is this year different? Who knows?
MEMPHIS over UT
If I'm Coach Cal, I'm livid that this game is in Houston. Really, UT and Duke should have switched brackets. But the Tigers are battle tested and played a strong non-conference just for moments like this.
UCLA over XAVIER
Kevin Love sounds like the name of a porn star in my opinion. But he's got a luscious inside game.
UCLA over LOUISVILLE
This UCLA team is coming off back to back Final Fours. This time, they break through.