Sunday, March 11, 2007


The Awkward Toad admittedly doesn't know a whole lot about college basketball. (With so much turnover in the league, how can you?)

We know that Kevin Durant is a skinny, scoring machine. We know that Greg Oden was born in 1988 and looks old enough to be our father. (Or, more likely, to have killed and eaten our father.) And we know that Dick Vitale is blind in his left eye and is a machine of

We also know (read: hope) that his year the Florida Gators will devour the competition on their way to meet and beat Ohio State in the NCAA Championship game.

We know this for a number of reasons.

First of all, we know we are terrified of alligators and suspect that many of the players in the tourn
ament are as well. We know that almost all of the Gators from last year's National Championship team have returned. And we know that Joakim Noah is a pretty damn good forward and we like the fact that he sports the long hair despite almost constant badgering from fans of opposing teams and the media to cut it.

As for the rest of the games, we've decided to take a slightly modified approach to "bracketology" this year.

In the past, we have spent long days reading about each team, watching Jay Bilas and Digger Phelps disagree with each other on ESPN, and picking and unpicking Creighton to upset whoever it is they are playing in the first round even though we really can't tell you what state Creighton is from or who their coach is or anything about them.

This system has yielded, at best, mediocre results.

So this year, we took a new approach - we put no thought into this whatsoever.

We've got Penn upsetting Texas A&M, even thought the experts seem to like A&M, simply because we love Philadelphia and remember how cool the Penn campus was.

We've got Texas Tech upsetting Boston College because we like watching Bobby Knight yell at reporters.

And we've got VCU upsetting Duke because we can't stand fucking Duke.

That's it. No thought at all. Let's see what happens...

(P.S. - This counts as Monday's post.)


At 9:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hell it does

At 6:59 AM, Blogger SMangat said...

Bobby Knight rules
Duke sucks

At 11:35 AM, Anonymous RB said...

I have the same problem with Crieghton, I know nothing about them but always think they will upset their first round opponant.

good call on G'Town, I'm predicting a Villanova-G'town final complete with a Ewing.

At 6:45 PM, Anonymous panther said...

go pitt


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