Well, at least I had the spread right.
Remember yesterday's public humiliation, when I predicted, with impenetrable logic, that Virginia Commonwealth would beat Butler by eight?
Well ... it was Butler who won by eight. So I was not just wrong, but 180 degrees wrong.
Now it's the Bulldogs against UConn for the national title, and ... dang it ... the insidious Zen-like competence with which the Bulldogs win is beginning to wear away at my incredulity. Which is to say, I'm starting to think they might actually have a shot at beating UConn tomorrow and win the national title.
It's complete gibbering-at-the-moon lunacy, of course. Butler wins the national title? What next, Ball State vs. Florida for the BCS national championship?
The mind boggles. But maybe I'm fast reaching a point where mind bogglement starts to feel normal. And I'm at that point.
I think Butler can win. I don't know how yet, but if they can get to the national championship game two years in a row, what can't they do? Is Kemba Walker really anymore indestructible than Pitt or Florida were?
Holy cow. I'm starting to sound like that most heretical figure in the sportswriting pantheon: a believer.