OMAHA, NE - MARCH 16: Brandon Wheeless #24 of the Norfolk State Spartans celebrates after they won 86-84 against the Missouri Tigers during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. WAY TO RUIN IT FOR EVERYONE NORFOLK STATE
The balls blew it. Balls are instinctual creatures, believing in the idea that upsets are determined by some historical, socio-economic, or intellectual advantage; not by having the more talented/driven team at the particular moment the game is played, as monday morning "round of 32 retrospect" usually illustrates. Putting Harvard into the Elite Eight might, in hindsight, have been a bad idea. Ditto Gonzaga, Memphis. Also there were blowups Yach should have seen coming for miles, read: Missouri, Duke. Yachoff did learn from past tournaments and pick some games correctly, i.e. Georgetown, who indeed ALWAYS LETS YOU DOWN. Proud of that one. But still the bracket is 38th place in the CRFF Yahoo Pickem' Bracket Challenge 2012.
38th place out of 44 is bad. Why didn't Yachoff's balls believe in Michigan State?!! Are they prejudiced against Tom Izzo? Same for Ohio State and basketball crazy Indiana. Deez nuts hate the Big Ten. As you may remember, Y's Bs also were of the persuasion that the East bracket would become a thorn in the side of the CBS bean counters with a flurry of small schools coming from out of the woodwork to win then steal revenue that could have otherwise been generated by larger market schools. Well, Yach's East division is a shambles, easily the worst part of the entire bracket. Small schools gave us some big upsets, but few lasted the next round. The only school that isn't a traditional basketball power, or isn't really a traditional basketball power but comes from a major conference and is having a disproportionally good year (Baylor), is Ohio University. Ohio University will be beaten by North Carolina, injury to star player or no injury to star player, thus CBS will have nothing but large market schools and glory and money and power and big breasted, leggy, redheaded women in their Final Four future this year. So good for CBS, their network affiliates, and their advertisers.
But not so good for Yachoff's bracket, not this year. It is mostly suck. Will have to buy my "I Beer Gundy" t-shirt, same as the rest of the peasants. Why didn't Yachoff's balls pick Xavier? It seems so obvious now, to them.