Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Fight 'Em 'Till We Can't

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • Filler episode of 24, more or less. Still shaping up to be one of the stronger seasons, especially after the last one.
    • Sort of disappointed in this week's Amazing Race. There's drama in one of the best teams coming in last, only to find out that it's a non-elimination leg. This week, it was the worst team who did it, so I shrug and say, "Eh, they'll be out next week anyway."
    • Through two seasons (out of four total) of Battlestar Galactica. Intense. Crazy how they totally changed the whole thing with about ten minutes to go in the second season finale.
  • Random Hatred And/Or Love:
    • I know too many adults who act like they're in middle school for my comfort. What the hell?
  • Dancin':
    • When I look for a team to go deep, I look for a team that has a point guard who can control tempo and distribute the ball, at least one big man who can get dirty down low, and one other player who can get buckets as needed. Basically a complete team -- it's not rocket science. 2003's Syracuse team had McNamara, Warrick, and Melo. The great Florida teams had Green, Noah/Horford, and Brewer. Last year, Kansas had Chalmers, Arthur, and Rush. Again, not rocket science. So who has that kind of game this year?
    • The obvious choice is Pittsburgh, with Levance Fields, Sam Young, and DeJuan Blair. They have experience, all three can score, and Fields averaged over seven assists.
    • Carolina is pretty obvious as well, with the great (and hopefully healthy) Ty Lawson, Tyler Hansbrough, and Wayne Ellington.
    • Michigan State has Kalin Lucas, Goran Suton, and Raymar Morgan (if he's healthy).
    • Not coincidentally, these are three of my favorite teams in the tournament. Among the other teams that I think fit this bill are Washington, Florida State, Gonzaga, and Clemson.
    • More in-depth previews coming, but I'll call Morehead State in the play-in game tomorrow night. Their game with Austin Peay a week ago Saturday was the best game of the week that didn't involve six overtimes.

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