As an appendix to my March Madness article, I’ve decided to post my daily picks on here for all to see. And away we go…
10 Seton Hall over 7
How the fuck is
Interesting side note: NCAA President Myles Brand attended RPI, my alma mater, and was a brother in the fraternity next door to mine.
Nothing too exciting here. If everything goes according to plan, it would set up two very interesting matchups for the second round.
Interesting side note: I played against former BC Eagle Jermaine Watson in an offseason tournament back in high school. Yes, he dunked on me. Next question.
2 UCLA over 15
3 Gonzaga over 14 Xavier
Again, no upset picks here, although I wouldn’t be surprised if
Gonzaga’s Adam Morrison is garnering a lot of hype this year as a Naismith Award candidate. There are very few players his size – he’s listed at 6’8” – that can score in the same variety of ways. But can we please stop comparing him to Larry Bird?
Is Morrison a great player? Yes. However, Bird single-handedly lifted
Does Morrison have a shitty mustache? Yes. But, when Bird had a shitty mustache, it was the 80s, so he had the excuse that it was actually fashionable. Perhaps Morrison is testing the theory that you can score mad poon no matter how bad you look, as long as you’re famous.
Interesting side note: This Thursday is Gonzaga point guard Derek Raivio's 12th birthday. Happy Birthday, Derek.
4 LSU over 13
8 George Washington over 9 UNC-Wilmington
1 Duke over 16 Southern
My taking George Washington in the 8-9 game is contingent on Pops Mensah-Bonsu’s being available to play. If he’s healthy and has a big tournament, I see cereal endorsements in his future.
For the record, I have Duke winning it all. No team gets it done year in and year out with such consistency and such heavy reliance on white boys as the Blue Devils.
Interesting side note: Duke center Shelden Williams isn’t ugly. He isn’t fugly. He’s frugly (fuckin’ ridiculously ugly). This guy could take a baseball bat to the face and come out looking better. For God’s sake, Shelden, women and children could be watching.
In future rounds, I’ll be posting both the actual matchup, as well the matchup I predicted. So follow along and watch my bracket turn to garbage.