Your bracket broke just like everyone else’s. Now stop throwing a hissy fit, get back in front of your TV and watch the damn Madness because it only happens once a year! The question still remains, however, just how do you put it all aside, move on with your life and get over those bracket blues? Well, it’s not easy, but if you focus on the improbables of the tournament, it definitely takes things up a notch. Take this guy pictured above for example, his name is Przemek Karnowski. Now this Gonzaga forward is a seven foot, 300-pound Polak and he is absolutely tearing up the tournament. He’s fun to watch, and while you’re having that fun, you forget about how you gave your $50 bracket entry fee to the guy who picked his teams based on jersey colors or the word “Cocks”.
See? It’s that easy. That’s just one example though.
Why don’t we take a closer look at those said cocks? Yes, we are leaving this article open for “that’s what she said” remarks, but that’s kind of on purpose. To take this year’s rendition of March Madness seriously would be a mistake; but then to also take this article seriously would be an even bigger mistake. With that said, let’s look at South Carolina’s chances and why we love em. The current NCAA betting line favors the Gamecocks to finish dead last of the remaining four with odds of +750.
In their next game against Gonzaga, the Cocks are looking at +6.5 point spread. Nobody sees them walking out of here with a victory. Fair enough. Then again, nobody saw a +20,000 extreme long shot two weeks ago making it this far either. South Carolina went through Marquette (who beat then-No. 1 Villanova earlier this year), Duke, Baylor and Florida to reach this second to last stage. These guys are wearing the glass slipper and are officially this year’s Cinderella school.
Alright there’s a couple great reasons to watch the Cocks vs. Zags game. Now here’s a few good reasons to check out Oregon vs. North Carolina.
UNC just bounced Kentucky in extremely suspenseful fashion prompting the best video clips of the tournament yet. Please check out that link; you owe it to yourself! What you’re about to see is the hearts of Kentucky fans getting ripped out and stomped on. The only thing that could make it better is if it were Duke fans. That’s why you should love UNC, they’ve got a total flare for the dramatic.
As for Oregon, they’re not quite as flashy a team but they’ve got some solid side notes. It’s their first time reaching the Final Four since 1939. Their starting lineup features two Canadians and they also just beat the number one ranked team in the country – the Kansas Jayhawks – by 14 points!
It’s anybody’s tournament and it’s anybody’s game! Unfortunately, it’s not anybody’s winning though; you lost those fair and square.