Saturday, December 17, 2011

Thank Goodness For March Madness, Because This Top 25 is Some Serious Bullshit!

That was a long title, and I congratulate you for getting through it. Let me put it another way--if Syracuse is the best team in the country, I'll eat my own feces, whilst fondling Jimmy Boeheim's little rodent genitalia.

That's an unfair way to describe one of the top coaches in the league, who is leading the #1 team in the country.

I'd feel terrible about describing Boeheim that way, if it weren't already clear that one of his top assistants was involved in some dirty shit.

But forget all of that--the #1 team in the country has beaten one team, one team in #10 Florida (at Syracuse). The rest of their wins almost read as a joke of how a team can stay unbeaten--Fordham, Manhattan, Albany, Colgate, VA Tech, Stanford (those last two in Madison Square Garden, where in the record book it will go down as a "neutral site", but we all know better, yeah?). Followed by wins over East Michigan, Marshall, and George Washington.

Meanwhile, real #1's have fallen because they have played each other. Ohio State lost to #13 Kansas, at least in part because they were without their best player. Prior to that, they had beaten Florida, just like Syracuse did, and absolutely destroyed Duke.

Kentucky has beaten UNC and Kansas, and their only loss was because of a miracle 3-pointer in Indiana. The message is clear. Beating shitty teams is worth more than losing to very very good teams.

Yeah, sure, Syracuse is #1 right now. But anyone with two eyeballs and a sense of history knows what it coming--Kentucky and Ohio State and North Carolina all have more NBA ready players than Syracuse, and more quality wins (and equally important, quality losses--though UNC needs to do some work to wash out that UNLV loss, no offense to Lon Kruger, Dave Rice, who is totally awesome a long-time, respected assistant getting his first shot at the Head Coaching gig). Already, Syracuse stinks like a team likely to fall the most in the rankings in the next 3 weeks.

corrected: 12/20/11


Andrew Wice said...


Anonymous said...

Lon Kruger coaches Oklahoma...well done bud.

Big Blue Monkey 2: The Quickening said...

damn it. He was at UNLV last year.

Big Blue Monkey 2: The Quickening said...

The greater point stands, of course. Syracuse is a #1 like Anonymous Commenter's Mom is not a whore.

Andrew Wice said...

That's the same attitude towards facts which kept the Church at the center of the Universe for a thousand years.

Big Blue Monkey 2: The Quickening said...

Say what you will, but that was a winning strategy for a bit of time.