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Look, you may not understand this but there is a difference between hate and disrespect. I respect how Craft plays the game. I really do. He doesn't always play smart (see: why is he the one taking the HILARIOUS final shot on Saturday) but he always plays hard and that is honorable. But I hate what you people have made him into which is some sort of Great White Hope. There are a lot of people (and this has been confirmed by LULZworthy radio callers) who consider Craft to be one of the five best Buckeye basketball players of all time. ARE YOU SERIOUS, BRO? Way to overreact to what you are watching now. This notion that "he just wants it more" and "plays winning basketball" is really fucking insulting to his teammates who play equally as hard (except for Amir) and also can make clutch shots. Let's call a spade a spade here but the other way around: dumb Ohio fans love Aaron Craft because he's white and has grit. Period. That is an absolute FACT. If he looked like Jamar Butler, they would cheer still but there would be no memes and shrines or whatever.
Mike Conley accomplished more in one year than Craft has in four but you don't see the rubes buying Conley jerseys (or Ron Lewis!) for Little Billy at Christmas. Trey Burke Sucks and Oladipo? They played "winning basketball" as well (and significantly better) but they didn't get this weirdo mythical God treatment. I don't give a shit if he wants to go to med school or does community service or has good grades or whatever. That has nothing to do with why I HATE him. It is because YOU PEOPLE have put him on such an undeserved and unearned high pedestal that I have no other choice but to root for him to fall off/fail. Does anyone actually root for the goody two-shoes? And that is EXACTLY why Saturday's one shining moment of a two foot three point shot was so great and I can't wait to see what Craft has in store to end his career soon. If you don't want people to hate your athletes then stop giving us a million reasons to do just that. Now, to be fair, I don't lump any of you guys in with the knuckle-draggers (maybe Cakes) but the 99 percenters are why everyone is "out to get you". You people are shitheads and don't understand it. Don't confuse passion with being a fucktard. DEAL WITH IT. Let's break down the brackets, shall we?
Initial Thoughts - Holy shit! The NCAA sure does hate Wichita State and wants to make sure that no mid-major wins the title, no? Hell, even a second round potential matchup with the Slow Seals is tough.
WTF? - Fuck this...Louisville should have been the last one or the first two and they are a four. That's fucking stupid and bad. The Cards would be ten point favorites at least over Michigan, Wisconsin, and Villanova.
First of the Big Four Seeds to be beaten - Unfortunately, I've got to say Wichita State.
First round upset - Play-In game winner over St. Louis. The Billikens are (Joe Namath voice) strug-guh-ling.
Who's going to the Final Four? - Louisville. EASILY.
Initial Thoughts - It pays to be the #1 overall seed and the NCAA rewards you with nothing but teams that are trending downward. There are some nice names in region but they production doesn't match the reputation.
WTF? - The CBS guys seemed to be all up in arms about New Mexico being a 7 seed. Have you not seen this team play before? They always suck cocks in March. I found it offensive that anyone could defend the Lobos.
First of the Big Four Seeds to be beaten - UCLA. Steve Alford's favorite hobby--outside of "being an asshole"--is losing in the first weekend
First round upset - Dayton over Ohio. Oh man, nice work, NCAA. These two teams NEVER play each other which is wrong and it is entirely because of the Fuckeyes. This game means a LOT to the Flyers. Either way, Ohio isn't beating the Syracuse zone in Buffalo. Goodnight. Thanks for playing.
Who's going to the Final Four? - Kansas. Florida is going to get caught eventually.
Initial Thoughts - I like this region. There is a lot intrigue here. I'm a big fan of UVa. They PLAY THE RIGHT WAY! My preseason champion pick was Sparty and them being a 4 seed seems odd but Izzo has them playing their best at the right time (like usual)
WTF? - Villanova...I just don't get it.
First of the Big Four Seeds to be beaten - Villanova OBVZ.
First round upset - Harvard over Cincinnati. As a UC hater, I was very pleased to see this as their opponent. Lock it up.
Who's going to the Final Four? - Iowa State (over Michigan State). I LOVE the Cyclones.
Initial Thoughts - This is, without question, the weakest region. Arizona is shaky.
WTF? - Wisconsin didn't win the regular season or the tournament in the Big Ten and is still a 2 seed? I guess that an early win over Virginia carries a lot of cache.
First of the Big Four Seeds to be beaten - Arizona UH OH!
First round upset - Give me NDSU over Oklahoma
Who's going to the Final Four? - As much I want to see Creighton in the Final Four...ehhhhhh, I can't do it. I wanted to pick Oklahoma State to go to Dallas but I won't. Creighton it is.
So I've got Kansas/Iowa State and Louisville/Creighton in my Final Four. Zero one seeds! I am so smart! I'm picking Iowa State over Louisville for the title. Fred Hoiberg is my homeboy! Good luck with your billion dollar bracket and--should you win--don't forget about your king. If you want a tip, here is one: 7 of the last 8 national champions won their conference tournament. So if you're banking on Zona or WE ON or Duke or whoever...history says that you shouldn't. Take it for what it's worth. Let's tip this fucker off already!