I was ready to relegate basketball to the back burner, save a little passing interest in Saturday and Monday, then Butler had to go and get back in the Final Four. I have to say, this Final Four is the most surprising I have ever seen. Yeah, I know George Mason was a big time Cinderella, but with them that year was Florida, UCLA and LSU, all seeded four or higher. Now we have a three, a four, an eight and an 11.
With Butler facing VCU in one of the semi-finals, we are guaranteed to have at least an 8 seed playing for the national championship. VCU, who is single handedly making the NCAA look very smart with their play-in game for the last of the at-larges, is the only team not to win their conference championship. In fact, they didn't win the regular season title, either.
The only upside is I don't have to figure out how to quell my budding excitement over spring practice and the continuing flow of news out of Athens about improved eating and such. I can't make promises about how I'll be in July, but right now I am just taking a we'll see approach, as we have heard so much of this before.
But for this week, Go Dogs!