One Shining Monument (To Greg Gumbel’s Ability To Be All Things To All People) : Live Blogging The NCAA Selection Show
They’ve taken my order at the local wings & suds emporium and we’re just about to begin today’s Calhoun-infuriating telecast. Grab a bowl of chips / Meow Mix / qualuddes, etc. and
meet me after the jump read below :
(addendum : here’s the bracket)
5: 01 pm. The folks at this particular establishment don’t want to turn up the volume on CBS ; presumably they’re afraid Clark Kellogg wills say something wildly controversial. Big surprise, Pitino’s Cards are the no. 1 overall seed.
5:03 pm. Pitt in the East, Carolina no. 1 in the South, UConn in the West. Hey, why not all 4 from the Big East?
5: 06 pm. I’m not exactly crying for Calipari but I’m a tad choked up over the way Greg Anthony’s graduated to a snazzy suit from the ugly Hawaiian fare he donned during a sneak attack on Kevin Johnson.
5:08 pm. There’s a world of difference between “mild” and “medium” buffalo sauce at this place, trust me. Or better yet, get a job here as the chef.
5:13 pm. BC vs. USC. It’s the school whose radio station broke REM in the Northeast vs. the last educator to pay OJ Mayo.
5:15 pm. No interview with Kevin Mackey to celebrate Cleveland State’s beth? Just when I was going to congratulate the owners of Wings’n'Shit on cranking the volume, they’ve inexplicably cut it off again.
5:18 pm. A 5 seed for the Big Ten Champion Boilermakers. Ie. your conference sucks. Memphis are the no. 2 seed in the West and will take on the Matadors of Cal State Northridge. You’ll never win anything with a name like that.
5:21 pm. Head’s up, Andy Bernard! Cornell gets Missouri.
5:23 pm. The VW and Burger King ad agencies should swap accounts for a month, just to see what happens.
5:24 pm. Enrollment at ESTU is gonna skyrocket after this.
5:26 pm. Portland State v. Xavier. My first pick for pseudo upset. No. 7 seems about right for Texas, and while I think they’ll get past Minnesota, a 2nd round thumping at the hands of Duke awaits.
5:28 pm. A no. 3 seed for Villanova, eh? Why not just rename it the Other Big East Tournament?
5:30 pm. There’s more people in the St. Mary’s cafeteria watching this than turn up for some UT games early in the season.
5:31 pm. The ESPN2 crawl below the WBC game is doing a wonderful job of violating CBS’ window of exclusivity.
5:34 pm. LSU/Butler is the 8/9 matchup in the south. These 8/9 games always seem so evenly matched — how does the selection committee manage to be oh so wise?
5:35 pm. You’ve spent your entire life waiting to see the Zags vs. the Zips. You just didn’t know it until now.
5:36 pm. Once upon a time, the likelihood of a no. 10 seeding sparking wild celebrations at Michigan would seemed very far fetched. 7 bids for Big East teams, by the way, just in case you thought it looked like a dozen.
5:39 pm. Committee to minnows : fuck off.
5:41 pm. Creighton : jobbed out of a bid and saintly to boot.
5:43 pm. If they weren’t in Division III, would we ever get to hear about RPI’s RPI?
5:44 pm. I am almost certain there’s a slight hint of marinara in this queso.
5:48 pm. I guess ASU’s fold to USC was the death knell for St. Mary’s.
5:54 pm. My Final Four : Louisville, Memphis, Pitt, Syracuse. How’s that for slavish eastern bias?
5:58 pm. I can’t find any pictures of Greg Anthony’s fighting shirt. Sorry.
6:00 pm. Mott The Hoople on the jukebox! I guess someone’s Buckcherry CD was skipping.
6:01 pm. What sort of wager do you reckon Fidel Castro and Emperor Akihito have on today’s WBC game?
6:03 pm. That’s all for me. You’ve been a lovely audience…enjoy The Strange Boys!