Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The 2006 NCAA Tournament: A Spielberg Production

After a tournament full of improbable 2nd-half runs, game-winning shots, overtimes, upsets, and teary-eyed white boys, you mean to tell me this is how it ended? The average difference in points between the winner and loser in the two semifinals and the championship game was 15.3 points. Do you know what that means? The losing teams were so bad that they somehow each managed to allow a basket worth exactly 0.3 points! George Mason looked against Florida just like LSU looked against UCLA just liked UCLA looked against Florida -- like crap.

The best comparison I can think of is the movie War of the Worlds. An exciting, incredible, practically-unbelievable story growing more and more intense, then ending with a half-assed effort narrated by Morgan Freeman. I guess they're right, because there's only one way to describe it -- madness.