Friday, March 20, 2009

Observations in Madness (Friday - very late)

1. Bless their hearts. Fitting comment for East Tennessee State University both because of where they're from and for how they played. We all know a #16 has never beaten a #1 - but it has to happen sooner or later, right? For a brief moment it looked like it might be possible when ETSU played Pittsburgh this afternoon. They played confidently for every minute of the game, never getting rattled or losing steam until the very, very end when Pittsburgh finally pulled ahead by double digits. Two hard-fought losses by the Volunteer State today. Memphis? I hope you were watching and paying attention.

2. What's up, ACC? Clemson, Wake Forest and Florida State are out? Two of you to Big 10 teams? What - do you think it's football season? You're killing me. Well, just my bracket actually, but still...

3. Upset, upset. My mother was the only one who picked Dayton over West Virginia. A couple of us correctly picked Siena over Ohio State (how awesome was that game?!) and a few more picked Arizona, Boston College or Wisconsin. But only one of us picked all four. And it definitely wasn't me. I commented at dinner earlier on the lack of trash talking in our pool, but I have a feeling that's all about to end.

How's your bracket?

3 comments:

Gert's Maw said...

It appears that at this point, that you and I can begin the trash talking. Congrats on picking yesterday's four long shots. Let's see what today brings. Maw

gertrude said...

Oh if only. I didn't make that clear before (I fixed it). Our red headed friend picked the four. I did manage to pick Siena, but that was about it. Oh well. 6th place is totally respectable, right?

Gert's Maw said...

I must have clicked on Donnie's bracket instead of yours :-( This is just wrong in so many ways! you do know that he will be impossible to live with if he wins. Hell, he's already impossible to live with now. Maw