March Madness is upon us, and look out, because anybody can get it this year! The closer we get to selection Sunday, the more the excitement starts to take over. Personally, I like to see the Cinderella team win it every time. Whether it’s Mercer, Butler, or anyone else, the celebration is that much more satisfying if they make it through to the other side.
On the other hand, watching Duke or any other powerhouse win every year is just unbearable. Respectfully, I would rather watch swimming. Keep the flopping to a minimum, please, and play your heart out gentlemen.
If we’re lucky, maybe we will see a brawl or two this year. Rush the stands, throw a chair, hit somebody in the face, and change the culture of basketball. Most of the top teams are inconsistent this year, so someone very well might throw a tantrum in there during a bad loss. Regardless, the tournament will be dramatic no matter what, and that is all any fan could ask for. Here are some squads to look out for.
Gonzaga moves the ball around and makes sure everybody eats if they can get open. No one stands out athletically except Ayayi, but they are working well with what they have. Lots of guys have quick releases, though, which is great because they just let it fly where ever.
Between that and the fact that Ayayi is doing put-backs at the rim, they will be hard to stop in a tournament. Being unselfish is probably emphasized by their coach, and that style of play carries teams into the postseason, whether they have talent or not. Gonzaga’s got that work, and anybody can get it.
Kispert just has to keep doing what he’s been doing. Three balls on fast breaks, three balls on double teams. Just keep balling. He and Ayayi complete each other, and this may be the team to win it all.
Payton Pritchard can carry any college team. Whatever happens, Oregon will be fine when he takes control. However, if the squad plays like trash, and they face Gonzaga, they can get it too. The same goes for Baylor, Kansas, and Dayton, but they are looking solid going forward.
One undeniable thing is that this tournament is like America’s World Cup. You could not watch it, but that would just make you weird. You do not want to be that guy or gal that missed March Madness “just because.” Oh, you missed it? You had something better to do?
I doubt it, and so do all of your friends, while they are busy watching the games and having fun without you. People that miss March Madness eat hot wings with ranch. You know who you are. You probably get them boneless, too, like a child.
One thing that ups the stakes for every sporting event is gambling, something every young person should become acquainted with between the ages of 18 and 30. Do you want to know the teams that you should bet on this year, just between us?
Well, that sucks for you because this year is a wash
I gave you the teams I like, but nobody is really a favorite to win it all. Everyone is on the chopping block this year, including Gonzaga. Don’t get me wrong, they are balling, but they aren’t balling enough for me to risk my money. The best we can hope for is a tournament full of dramatic endings, maybe a few brawls, and possibly even a couple of fan ejections. Kansas said anybody can get it, chairs, hands, whatever you need.
Guys, it’s fine; basketball players can’t fight. It’s not like they’re going to hurt each other. Look at Kansas State vs. Kansas. Block a shot and stand over the shooter – harder than hard. Teammates start shoving – too hard. Pick up a chair to get the brawl really going – harder than ever! Yet nobody went unconscious.
No one even got cut open, and the NCAA was throwing out suspensions like condoms at Planned Parenthood. But if it happens during the tournament, who knows, the NCAA might let it slide. Overall, the chances of this are higher this year because the games will be very closely contested. These guys are going to be under a lot of stress, and we get to see what these college players are really made of this year without any heavy favorites.
The only thing that could make this even better is Duke losing in the first round. You love to see it!
Starts every morning with an obscene amount of black coffee & a nice long look in the mirror. Always puts him in a good mood. Product of Chicago and SMU that likes to talk sports and drink a lot so that he stays healthy and hydrated.
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