Battle for the Final Four

We’re halfway to our Final Four participants, and so far, they are Ohio State and Louisville.

College basketball is interesting, especially these NCAA tournament games. As we know from the NBA experience, teams don’t win titles…they lose them. Ask Florida today. Outscored 18-3 down the stretch. Syracuse did some inexplicable game management; taking out their senior point guard at a critical stretch of the game.

We might go all the way to say, no basketball titles are actually won; they are lost. While “no” titles may be a stretch, certainly most of the titles are lost. Cold three-point shooting; reliance on a part of a game that is going to fail at some point or someone gets hurt. In one game. That’s why this thing is so unpredictable.

As we note, Kentucky is still in it. As in, “unless something remarkable happens, Kentucky is going to win it all.” And let’s face it, it’s not like a major fail hasn’t happened before. Like UNLV inexplicably losing to Duke after destroying them the previous season. Or George Mason rolling through a gauntlet of national powers on their way to the Final Four. Or Butler…yes, BUTLER…going to back-to-back title games.

Baylor has a shot if they play a perfect game, otherwise, it’s not happening. Ohio State has no chance. I’m not even sure if North Carolina gets by Kansas, and if they do, they won’t get by Louisville. We at BSP believe it will be Louisville vs Kentucky part two for the national title.


About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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