The first set of games has been completed, and BW3s is still the place to be….well at least it is A place to be. Lots of KSR fans here and way too many Cards for my taste, but oh well….some highlights.
— LSU guaranteed that the SEC will not go without a win in the tournament. Big victory for conference pride and a difficult loss for Butler’s 15 year old coach. The Bruce and I were the only people in the bar cheering for LSU, but that is SEC Conference pride.
— One person in our group who is 38 years old and a lawyer has made the outrageous claim that he would be first team All-Defensive WNBA team. Arguments have ensued.
— Two important points about Butler’s Shelvin Mack. First of all, we could certainly use him at UK. Second, I started a chant in the bar of “Its Shelvin Mack, Mack, Mack all dressed in Black, Black, Black, with silver buttons, buttons, buttons….” I laughed….I am not sure anyone else did.
— For the gamblers in the room, there was a great deal of Mormon bashing as we watched BYU lose yet again. Never bet on a team from Utah.
— The biggest argument in the bar is whether Texas A&M winning proves that Gillispie is great or awful. Instead of partaking, I cotninued my rivalry with the waiter who looks like the big guy from Morehead State. He is now my mortal enemy.
— I never felt like Memphis would lose but watching Cal State Northridge go on a run was part of what is great about March Madness. You constantly cheer for teams you dont care about (or in Bruce’s case havent heard of) and everyone joins in collective fandom. Glad this happened early.
— I was shocked to see that Northern Iowa is full of white guys….who would have thought.
— One member of our group continues to think that screaming “Purdue….more like Pur-dont” is funny. I may have him deported.
— Loading up on UT Chattanooga getting 20….pull hard for the Mocs…..it could lead to a better server. (UPDATE: Chattanooga blows….time to Double Down!)