The Sweet 16 is in the books & there are even more brackets that have caught the Watergate treatment. The last two nights have shattered dreams & put those “point & pick” brackets in better position than anything logical. The mighty are falling fast, from top seeds to top stars, this tourney is headed to an interesting finish fast….but not quite as fast as those brackets are headed to paper shredders around the nation.
The #1 seeds are getting ate alive, with only one left. Ohio State fell to a Kentucky club that’s looking a lot more like what last year’s John Wall club was supposed to look like than this year’s edition. Duke got kicked around by a one-man gang in Derrick Williams, who has Arizona pulling a major Bibby/Simon move all of a sudden.
In other news, North Carolina is cruising along & was the most recent benefactor of a matchup with a Big LEast club, which is looking more & more like an automatic advance (unless the Iron Men of college basketball, the UConn Huskies, are your opponent). Butler won the matchup of what looked like an intrasquad scrimage of Gene Hackman’s Hickory squad from “Hoosiers” against Wisconsin.
Florida hurt a few brackets (and CBS’s ratings) knocking Jimmer out of the tournament. However, I feel they should be applauded for ending the potential for any more showings of those awkward Jimmer/Hip Hop montage commercial cut-ins they were showing. Those were about as Utah as actually having fun in college. Oh, wait.
And by the why VCU beat Florida State. In March. On national television. Still. Moving right along…
The top of the leaderboard in “DUNKS AND DRANK” has been looking like a four corner tag team match. With a lot of championship picks gone, there’s a lot of lingering going on from brackets with early points, but those Duke & Ohio State brackets (such as mine) dropping quick. North Carolina & Kansas brackets are looking Halle Berry good right now, and by the end of the weekend they should be dominating the leaderboard (such as Halle on Billy Bob. Salutes). But as for now, here how it’s looking….
1) Wayne’s Bracket (Wayne): 38 out of 56/59 points/83 pts possible
Well for now, here’s the top of the pops…for at least another day or so. He’s lost 3 Final Four clubs in total now & can only win one more game for the entire tournament. If you wanna see an example of how these upsets can sink the mightiest early bracket, take a look here. (And then look at mine too, because it’s about identical now. I’m gonna go join Wayne at the paper shredder now too)
2) Bugg-A-Boo (Mark): 37 out of 56/58 pts/138 points possible
If the last bracket was an example of everything that could go wrong from the Sweet 16 happening, well here is the absolute opposite. Kentucky knocking out OSU threw him some much needed padding points, which despite being eliminated from two entire divisions, his Championship game is still alive in Carolina vs. Kansas and he’s in the best shape of anybody.
The lesson to me here: ALWAYS GO WITH YOUR HEART!!! – signed Carolina fan since ’95. *Kicks trash can with bracket in it over*
3)MZSDOT (Rashida): 36 out of 56/58 points/82 possible points
Remember what I said about the ladies in the bracket? Well, we nearly had perhaps the biggest gate crasher since George Mason in the mix here. The VCU of our little our little party here, she was in the mix to get it done until Brandon Knight knocked off the Buckeyes last night. Now she’s got Kansas left, but it’s the party is all but over here. Standing ovation though, especially for her letting me know myself that she is ahead of even me in the standings. Believe me my friend….I know. *Burns all the brackets in the trash can*
“Hey man, remember when Dook didn’t win last night? That was funny as f**k.” - DragonFlyJonez via Twitter
“Marquette needs to give up. This is embarrassing.” - @MilesFan79 via Twitter
“Marquette should have been allowed to use Dwyane Wade for the last 10 minutes. Just for honor’s sake.” – @CheapSeatFan via Twitter
“I’m coming off the top rope if Arizona wins this…” – @AsianMaven via Twitter
And in conclusion, the “Descent To Madness” equals a “Return to Sanity” for one bracketeer….
“Yeah, if San Diego State doesn’t win tonight my new hobby will be shot to s**t.” - @LumberJackNupe via Twitter
Which was shortly followed by…
“Well, that’s the end of being a sports fan.” - @LumberJackNupe via Twitter
Hilarious. The Madness is overwhelming.