Wednesday, March 21, 2007

News travels

Actual text message exchange that just happened:

I-66: Your boy Matt Schaub is going to Houston once he agrees to a deal.
Deep Cover (UVA alumnus currently in Austin): Sweet! Now let's see if they actually get an o-line to keep him alive...
I-66: They swapped firsts with Atl, a 2 pick drop, and gave up a 2 in 07 and a 2 in 08. That's a lot.
Deep Cover: Yeah that's like 30 Adam Archuletas.
I-66: Or 50 Ade Jimohs.

Is it football season yet?

Monday, March 12, 2007

March Lameness

As 6pm EST approached, I knew what we'd be hearing after the NCAA Selection Show.

So-and-so State was robbed! Whatever U was snubbed! Random College should be in the tournament!

Shut. Up.

It happens with everything that requires voting: the BCS, the NCAA Tournament, any All-star game. It is an unavoidable reality.

Why? Well, take the NCAA Tournament for instance. There are 65 teams in the field, and unless there are exactly 65 of the 300+ Division 1 NCAA Mens Basketball programs that are worthy of selection, someone is going to get snubbed. The thing that contributes the most to the problem is the automatic bids that go to conferences that I've never heard of. What it means is that the 65 teams in the tournament aren't the 65 best teams in the country. Still, even if we went back to a 64 team tournament where only the best 64 teams in the country were involved, someone would be arguing that teams 65 through 75 were snubbed. We go through it every year, and frankly I'm tired of it.