-How bad was UAB last night? I’m glad committee chairman Gene Smith was there to see that embarrassing pick in action. The Colorado and Virginia Tech players had to be steaming watching that.
-Speaking of bad ideas from the NCAA, when are they going to get rid of these ridiculous play-in games? The NCAA can call it “first round” games all they want, but the real first round begins Thursday. As bad as the idea is, I don’t have too much sympathy for the at-large teams that have to go to Dayton. But to make teams who win their conference tourneys and experience the rare joy of making the NCAA Tournament, and then send them to Dayton, is a joke. Major conference teams often get chances all the time to be in the big dance, but for some of these mid-major schools, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Let them experience the tournament for real.
-Two more undeserving teams have a play-in game tonight. USC vs. VCU. How terrible is it that the NCAA scheduled Clemson’s next game for the first session on Thursday. Not only do they make them go to Dayton, but now they have to make a quick turnaround while traveling to another city and comply with NCAA media requests.
-It all begins tomorrow. Here are the games I am most looking forward to.
Princeton vs Kentucky 2:45 CBS
Richmond vs Vanderbilt 4:10 TBS
Wofford vs BYU 7:15 CBS
Belmont vs Wisconsin 7:25 Tru TV
Gonzaga vs St. John’s 9:45 CBS
Utah State vs Kansas State 10:00 CBS
-Dan Snyder must have the worst PR guy in history. Check out this story from ESPN
I want to see the Redskins win the Super Bowl again one day, but I really don’t want it to happen under Snyder’s regime. I’m conflicted.
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