Monday, March 29, 2010
This is what happens sometimes when we all root for the underdogs. Occasionally, they all pull through and then when you look at the Final Four, you say, "wait a minute, these teams aren't very good". This is one of those years. It was like the George Mason season when no one seeds made it and there was nothing memorable from that year. It happens. And we should have seen this coming. After Kansas got beat, we should have all stopped pulling for the dogs right then and there. We need the powerhouses. They give us someone to root against. We need the superstars. There aren't any still playing. When the best player still going is a guy named Gordon, that is NOT A GOOD THING.
So the Final Four is set. Butler/MSU and West Virginia/Duke. I think I can speak for everyone when I say that if Butler does not win, this is the worst tournament ever. Yeah, the games have been great, but the results do not meet those expectations. Today, I'm going to talk about each of the Final Four teams and a few of the notable losers. Ready, OK!
Butler - By far the biggest story of the tournament and rightfully so. I like to think that I nailed this call as I...had them losing to UTEP in the first round! Man, I'm smart. If you are going to sit there and tell me that them beating Cuse and K-State was not a stretch, then you are a fucking moron. That was some balls. They fucking locked down on those bitches. It's pretty unreal that they get to play the Final Four at home. Oh man, if a fucking mid-major won the national championship this year...holy balls that would be amazing.
West Virginia - How do you not make a 2 point shot in the first half and are leading at halftime? Bitches be crazy. I don't like this team. It has nothing to do with that bearded foreign fuck they have or that Mazzulla has raccoon eyes. It's all about Bob Huggins. That drunk prick. Put on a goddamn suit, dickhead! The Mountaineers are probably the favorites to win it all now. And since being the favorite this year is a kiss of death and remembering that their coach is an expert choker, I wouldn't bet on them winning shit.
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Michigan State - It is so fucking frustrating to see this boring as shit team still around. THEY AREN'T GOOD! Why can't anyone knock them out? Their four wins have been by a combined 13 points. Unacceptable. Sparty has been catching more breaks over the past two weeks than the 2002 anOSU football team did. But I think we're in luck. Butler matches up MUCH better with MSU than they did with Tennessee. Sure, Sparty is big, but you win with guards in the tourney and Butler has the better guards (by far). Thanks, Tom Izzo, for already letting me know that Butler is going to be playing for the title next Monday night. Brad Stevens is better!
Duke - I was rooting for them against Baylor. I just want someone to root against next week. Actually, that's not fair. I would rather seeing Duke win it all than Fluke-again State and Bob Huggins. GO DEVILS! It's kind of amazing how quiet Duke has been this March. They have been kicking ass yet have done it without a ton of pub. Duke vs. Butler in Indianapolis could signal the return of white basketball dominance. Do you hear that, black guys? WE'RE COMING FOR YOU!
Kentucky - I'll be honest, I was rooting for them. Sure, they cheat and none of them go to class, but they are fun as hell to watch. 4-32 from 3. Awful from the free throw line. Yep, those are classic traits of Calipari coached teams. Did you see DeMarcus Cousins? He quit about 2 minutes into the second half. I hadn't seen a puss that sour since Porn Day here a few weeks ago. You've got to love it when your second best player just stops trying. Bledsoe, Dodson, Liggins, and all the other wings on that team should have their scholarships yanked for that stinkbomb. John Wall deserved better teammates on Saturday night.
Ohio State - They were lucky to even be in that game. Tennessee owned them. No one is going to believe me when I say this, but I thought at halftime that the Vols were going to win. They were able to do whatever they wanted on offense and were finishing at the rim constantly. Ohio State was making jumpers and struggled to create good shots and while it worked in the first half, you can't count on that for 40 minutes. I was just shocked at how improved Wayne Chism has gotten over the years. He may not have been the best player on the floor against the Buckeyes, but he was in the top two. He dominated on both ends. Now let's talk about that last play. I can understand how ignorant Buckeye fans may say that that was a foul. Clearly, as replays showed, it was not. If anything, the patented Evan Turnover push-off was the only contact on that shot. I respect that the refs did not bail him out. They have been giving him calls all year anyway. In conclusion, no team with Jon Diebler has ever made it to the Elite 8 and I like that stat. He sucks balls. Don't even try to argue that. He is terrible.
Xavier - Their game with Kansas State was one of the best games that I've ever seen in the dance. That was some top notch drama. The backcourts on both of those teams could play in the NBA. You know, X has been doing the right things for years now, I truly hope that they get to go to a much deserved Final Four like Butler.
I'm writing this before the times for Saturday have been announced. Who wants to bet that Duke gets the late game while Butler/MSU is first? I would bet my life on that. I want a Duke/Butler championship. Badly. Since I am awful at predicting games this year, Expect a WV/MSU snoozer. I will not watch that. That does not interest me. Oh well, at least Ohio State is out and their fans are probably out of excuses by now. I guess that some good did come from this tournament chock full o' upsets.