Every year we hear “Cinderella” invoked into the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. If you say, “Big Dance,” I swear I’ll slap you.
And every year I roll my eyes. Because it’s a romantic myth. Some 15th seeded Compass School or St. Otherwise pulls a first-round upset, and here we go with the sonnets. Then said gnat gets crushed by 40 in the Round of 32, and we say, “Oh, well. Never mind.” But the myth endures.
OK. Circle this date on the calendar. I am granting you a 24-hour dispensation to call St. Peter’s Cinderella, Lucretia, Tyra Banks or anything else you want to. They’re amazing. A fifteen in the Elite Eight? They have earned the right to peacock a little bit.
There. Now knock yourself out. But be quick, because they’re still gonna get their ass kicked Sunday.
Hey, Deshaun. Shut up. For now, at least, just shut up.
Marcus Mariota is now 28 as he becomes the Falcons’ (temporary?) QB. So, it’s pretty much now or never. I’m pulling for him, but take “never” and lay the points.
I am resigned to the certainty that the NFL is going to change its overtime system. That notion has reached critical mass among fans and the NFL media. But they’re gonna fix something that ain’t broke. Look. There is no such thing as a perfect OT system. What we should be looking for is the LEAST IMPERFECT system. And that’s exactly what we have. I just shake my head when I hear that “both teams should have an opportunity to possess the ball in overtime.” Both teams already have the opportunity. If they fail to take advantage of that opportunity, that does not mean the system is flawed.