Well if this doesn't apply to my NCAA first weekend picks than I don't know what does. Honestly EVERY instinct I had was wrong. I've never had a first round this bad. Ever. 3 of my Final Four teams are dunzo, and I can't even bring myself to look at my Sweet 16 and see who I actually got right. Sporstline must have just clicked on the 'red line' feature and kept it there while assessing my predictions. Stuff looks like my 4th grade spelling test. I guess I can find comfort in the fact that 90 percent of the people in my pool picked Kansas to win it all and they were bounced by the cast of the Goonies in Northern Iowa on Saturday. So at the very least my championship team (Kansas St.) is still alive and if they win it all I might somehow finish in the top 3. So if you used any of my blog predictions I sincerely apologize. I feel like Tiger Woods right now staring into the camera and owning up to my failings. If only I had maintained by Buddhism....
In a related story, how awesome was that Wisconsin game on Sunday? Glad I set my alarm for 1:30 in the afternoon to get up for that! Is Cornell serious with that effort? I just kept waiting for Wisconsin to make a move and it never came. But if Cornell thinks they're going to get away with that I'm calling shenanigans. There is no way an Ivy League team is that good at basketball. You can't be good at academics AND athletics. It's college basketball 101. And that's the problem. These kids are smart. I know they cheated somehow, I just can't figure out how. But I swear I will dedicate myself to diligently analyzing this game from every angle until I find out how I was swindled. Or I'll give up after typing "cornell basketball conspiracies" into google and eat an entire box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Either way.
So for everyone who's bracket is a certified trainwreck I present to you the Gus Johnson soundboard to cheer you up! Click on the link below and drink in all that is Gus Johnson. I've been on this thing all morning and so far my favorites are;
2. The Catch
4. The Catch
Seriously if this doesn't make you feel better than I've got nothing. Title of my book one day "I've got nothing, the Jon Henseler story." Bonus word: fail. As in my brackets=fail.
PS: Was anyone still watching the Badger game when Jason Bohannon dunked with like a minute left? Shouldn't that have counted for like 19 points? I tried finding it on youtube to post today, or even a picture, but I couldn't find anything. So I'm starting to wonder if I imagined it? Did it even happen?