March Sadness

North Carolina got knocked out of the 2007 NCAA basketball tournament by Georgetown today. The Hoyas played well, so I don’t begrudge them the win.

My usual litmus test for a good tournament is “Did one of my teams make it to the Final Four?” Kentucky got knocked out in the second round, but Kansas had a good team this year. And UNC almost made it to the Final Four but came up short in overtime today. Normally those two losses would count as a bad year in my book.

But Duke lost in the first round. To Virginia Commonwealth. And that tips it over to a good year for me. 🙂

March Madness! Go Heels! Go Wildcats!

The NCAA tournament brackets are done and I’m ready for March Madness! I don’t even mind watching Dick Vitale, baby! I went to undergrad at the University of Kentucky and grad school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, so I’ve got little orange basketballs in my blood. I’d love for either team to go all the way this year, but with North Carolina a #1 seed in its bracket, the odds might favor the Tarheels over the Wildcats this time. On the other hand, you should never, ever count out the Cats.

The World Cup last summer was awesome, but I do love a good game of basketball. 🙂 I just wish Roy Williams had come to UNC even earlier. Game on!