As if we weren't already late to the party with any sort of bracket talk, rob has to go and post about the Pope this morning. Something needed to bump that down the page, and that something is me coming to you via blackberry while sitting on the can. That's right folks, here are some rambling, rather incoherent thoughts about this year's NCAA Tournament, typed while sitting in the john. The post ends when I start losing feeling in my legs. Let's call it the "Shitter Twitter" for fun (be prepared for horrendous spelling errors, a complete lack of capitalization, and mercifully for you, no links or clips...IT won't give me a damn media card for my bberry):
*siena is beating ohio state. thought i'd get that out of the way first and foremost. unfortunately, seth davis and many other "pundits" agree with me, possibly leading to the reverse jinx. speaking of the reverse jinx...
*vcu will not be beating ucla. sorry resident caa pole smoker rob, but the maynor magic is not to be this year. i just don't see a club with a bunch of dudes who have been to three straight final fours losing in the first round, even though i recognize they're not as good as in previous years.
*tr and tj will be winning their bet with dennis, though i forget if it was duke winning two games or three games in this tourney. texas might not get them, but villanova will.
*i'm pretty sure the big ten is poop (see, it took me that long to make a poop joke...where's my award ribbon?) and i see first round loses for the aforementioned ohio state, minny (to tx), wisconsin (to toney douglas, er florida state) and yes, the 12/5 upset western ky over illinois. illinois' point guard has a broken right hand. he's right handed. and these clowns lost a game this year 38-33. come on.
*michael jack should be happy, because i actually buy into the whole "unique systems win tourney games" and thus think beilein and his 1-3-1 will give clemson fits. just don't leave oglesby open.
*i have absolutely no clue if washington is any good. yes, they won the pac 10, and yes, they have a very good big man who could probably carry them a long way. but jarvis varnardo (sp?) might just decide to go dwight howard on the huskies in round 1 and drop a 19/22/7 on them.
*obviously, i love the big east, and have a lot of their teams advancing a long way. not so fast marquette. you can just stop right there. no dominic james, no marquette. take utah st, even though none of us can name a guy on that team.
*if ty lawson's toe is really hurt, carolina has no chnace to win this thing. if any team gets dejuan blair in trouble, pitt can't win this thing. if mempis has to shoot free throws to win a game, they're done too.
*butler is good. very good. they have one of the top three freshman in the country, some white dude i would call hummel 2.0, but he might be better than hummel. i say they take down lsu and give carolina a game in round 2.
*let's knock off this crap about whether syracuse will be rested or exhausted when the tourney begins. these are young kids playing in the dance with almost a week of rest. you think they won't be ready for the dance? sweet 16 for sure for jhonny and mullet boy and woman face puncher and worst free throw shooter ever.
*ok, i'll give my final four teams later...riggs just came into the bathroom to get me off the john. apparently it is wired to an explosive device.