Now the rest of the blogosphere is catching up with yours truly.
Reports are rampant that Boeheim has been asked to retire by the Orange AD. The official Syracuse University even intimated it was so in a tweet. (Or should that be a twitter? Twat? Titter?) But that 140 character curiosity has now been deleted.
I stand by my surmisal that so too shall Coach Boeheim after this season is completed. NCAA sanctions are a comin’. I’m advised that positive drug tests have been trashcanned. The usual stuff.
This “reality” is probably the reason that the normally cranky Boeheim has registered 11 on the Curmudgeon Meter recently.
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Bracketology is a relatively new “science,” which signifies, well, to be frank, nothing.
Well, nothing except to give hoopaholics something to twat about on our computers in advance of Selection Sunday when the boss is off to Toledo for a meeting.
Just a week or so ago, Jerry Palm, cbssports.com’s resident bracketologist, had Louisville on the fourth line, while the general consensus (See Bracket Matrix) had the Cards as #3. Now, if you’ve opened that link, you will see the Cards have jumped to a #2, not that far from the top line.
Which is where the schizzy Mr. Palm now has the Cardinals.
Hmmm. If the Cards take care of biz — beating the Irish, advancing to at least the Big East title tilt — they shall be a #2. Which, if history tells us anything, means they will open the tourney in Rupp. And, if they win twice there, shall advance to Lucas Oil up the road in Indy.
Which would be great for Cardinal fans. The prospect of playing IU for a ticket to the Final Four has me salivating. Because that playing venue is but a couple of blocks from Shapiro’s Deli. Mmmmmmm, delicioso!!
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Last night provided yet more evidence, as if we needed it, that this could be, should be, will be the wackiest tournament ever. Are we mad about March, or what?
Georgetown lost to the Lox Men. (That’s a vague reference to Villanova (‘Nova) for those of you not of the Hebrew Persuasion. I told you I have Shapiro’s on my mind.) The Which Team Is Going To Show Up Wildcats have beaten three Top 5 teams at home, but have lost to Alabama and at home to Columbia and Providence.
The Hoyas, with vacant eyes, left their game in D.C.
Miami, a team I really liked, then gave up on, then really liked again after a sterling performance at Cameron Indoor, blew a 13 point lead, and lost to the Ramblin’ Wreck last evening in Coral Gables. Not so fast with those ACC Champion T-shirts, guys.
Sooooooooo, like the Wolverines who escaped last night at Purdue, the Hurricanes are one of those squads about which we just can’t be sure.
As if I can about any of the others this cockamamie season.
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Have you seen the clip of Russ Smith going one on five against Syracuse?
Scroll down to the blurb on the Cards in this Luke Winn column.
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Just how crazy are matters in college hoops these days?
Well, remember when Tim Floyd coached at Southern Cal, but was forced out during an athletic department puurge because of the unsavory situation surrounding OJ Mayo’s “recruitment.”
You do? Good. Then getta a loada this. There are reports that Floyd and Trojan AD Pat Haden have talked about his return.
Who is in charge here, Foghorn Leghorn?
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And if all that isn’t crazy enough, how about that little fracas last night in Berserkeley. In the aftermath of a second half brouhaha, six ballers were teed up, two more were ejected along with three assistant coaches.
Oh yes, Stanford upset Cal, the Golden Bears first L in a month.
In honor of that battle, a little tune before I’m outta here. Yes, it’s from a different sport. But, ya know, it’s that kind of year in college hoops.
– Seedy K