Saturday, March 18, 2006

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Read This Blog - More Tourney Questions

Who the hell did Sylvia Hatchell piss off for UNC to get this kind of tournament selection? For a team that was pretty unanimously regarded as the best in the country (remember? only loss in OT to the No. 4 team in the country, which we avenged in the ACC tournament?), we've gotten jobbed. Robbed. Stabbed in the back. Taken one in the scuppers. Without being kissed first.

Why the fuck is Dook playing in nearby Norfolk, when we're playing in Nashville where we're likely to face Number 8 Vanderbilt on their home floor? What fucking kind of drugs was the selection committee taking to create the likelihood that the number 8 fucking seed gets to play the overall number 1 on the lower seed's home court?

Why the fuck is Tennessee in the same region as UNC? That's what not only Sylvia Hatchell but Pat Summit too wants to know. She was fuming on ESPN earlier this week - and wearing a Carolina Blue warmup jacket to make the point. UT - the no. 2 RPI, probably deserving of a number 1 seed and they end up in the same regional as the overall number 1? WTF?

The men didn't fare a lot better - they're definitely in what I thought was the toughest regional, although our path to the regional final has been considerably lightened by the upsets by George Mason and Wichita State. Interesting that as has been the case in previous years, despite the early upsets by double digit seeds, the lowest seed that has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen so far is the 7th seeded Wichita State team. We'll see what happens tomorrow.


At 8:52 PM, Blogger jw said...

I'm sorry about your team. I hope you don't do something silly and go up to the top of a big building with a gun and get even or anything. I know you're under a lot of pressure, you know, being a fish out of your regular pond and all. But remember, 1) there's always next year; and 2) baseball season's just around the corner.


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