This has been a great set of afternoon games, with a lot of action. Some notes:
— It is great to watch teams that you know for some reason, and then they finally get some national attention. I had that earlier with Old Dominion and it is similar for UK fans now with the rec spec’d Sam Houston State. SHS came into Rupp Arena, played as hard as any team this season and one player set the Rupp Arena three-point record. Now they are giving Baylor all they want in the bracket designed to get Duke to the Final Four. Lets pull for our Texas boys.
— The Vandy-Murray State game is a war, which we all knew it would be. My man Tony Kornheiser was talking about this game earlier today and said that Murray was in Tennessee, which for some reason angered me. Plus it gives us the announcing ability of Spero Dedes, who early on I like.
— If there is a consistently more bizarre looking man than AJ Ogilvy, then I dont know who it is. He has the best frosted tips outside the Mexican comedy club circuit, but then he combines it with a porn star moustache and a constant look of bewilderment. If he ever gets to the NBA (that cant happen can it?) it will test my theory of “every pro athlete can get women.”
— Kansas State looks really good early. They have great guards and a big man who can control the paint. I might have underestimated them.
— I did not undestimate the Big Least this year. Earlier this week, Jay Bilas pointed out that besides Syracuse, every team in the Top 8 in the Big East is worse this year than last year. He is correct, and the beginning of the day has been unkind for them.
— I do have to give it to the Gators. They played better than I thought and from tip to end, it will be hard to have a more entertaining game than their battle with Jimmer and BYU.
— I already hate the Miller Lite commercials with the guy who cant say he loves his girl. At first they made me laugh, and the chick is unbelievably hot. But now I want someone to bust both bottles over their heads.
— Will you see “Repoman”? I wont, unless it starts the former WWE wrestler.