March 22, 2008

How’s your bracket doing?

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

With the first two exciting days of the NCAA tournament over and done with, are you happy with how your bracket is doing? My answer is somewhere in between “It could be better,” and “I’m semi-worried.”

While doing alright on Thursday, Friday’s upsets didn’t really work out for my bracket.

Having lost only three sweet sixteen teams (USC, Drake and Vandy) and none from my elite eight, my prospects don’t look so bad. Except for one thing that is. I have the kiss of death working against me. Bill Simmons of fame picked my exact championship outcome: UCLA over Tennessee. I seriously should have changed that at the same time I took USC out of my final four. I really dodged a bullet with that one.

As for the round of 32, I’m feeling confident in Duke going down and some glass (Cinderella) slippers breaking. Siena’s looking like the team that’s going to go the furtherest out of the possible Cinderella teams. It was good while it lasted San Diego and West Kentucky, who actually play each other next.

Finally, I’m sick of all the “Maybe this year’s George Mason will be George Mason!” speak. I’ll try to remember not to take them next season.

And in case you wanted to know, I’m currently beating the Intern by 2 points and he’s lost 4 Sweet Sixteen teams (Gonzaga, Vandy, Arizona and UConn).

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