You know the drill. When you look at the NCAA Men’s Tournament bracket, you’re always looking for this year’s Cinderella. Often, you’re blessed with more than one mid-major team that comes from nowhere to the Sweet 16 and beyond.
The only problem with the “Cinderella” stories is when they play one another. That often makes for a boring match-up. For instance, how much were you anticipating the great South Florida/Ohio match-up? BORING… That is if you’re not a college basketball nut. That match-up takes away from the sports bar crowd who only watches this time of the year.
Hey, the Lehigh/Xavier game was the one that all who filled out an office bracket for was waiting for. Everyone saw that coming. Parity at it’s finest.
The worse is when a team like the Florida Gators takes on the 15th seed Norfolk State team and blows them out. You’re sitting there thinking, “Yeah, Missouri would have been a MUCH better game than this.”
While the David slaying Goliath story is great, it doesn’t always make for a good match-up down the stretch. So here’s to Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Syracuse. Not that we don’t love the small schools, it’s just that your really don’t know what to expect.