Thursday, March 18, 2010

Why Vanderbilt's being picked for the upset

Not worried about today's game against Murray State and don't care if everybody, including the President of the United States, is picking Vandy to lose.

Doesn't matter.

If this was a regular season game, Vandy would be a heavy favorite and everybody would be shocked if the game was even close.

But it's March Madness, when people make 64 predictions at once, with the goal being to nail the one or two big first-round upsets that everybody knows is going to happen, thereby dazzling everybody in the office pool.

So Barack Obama and Jay Bilas and all those other experts really think Vandy has the best chance of any of the other four seeds to lose, not that they think Murray State is a better basketball team. It's just that the poster guy for our team is a big white guy who can't catch the ball in traffic.

Vanderbilt is a better basketball team, with more size and firepower. The Racers don't have anybody in the same league with Beal, Taylor or even Mr. Ogilvy. Let's get it done today so everybody can start talking about how we'll lose to lower-seeded Butler or UNLV.

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