As the longtime reader(s) of this blog surely know, there is nothing people look forward to reading here more than my prediction for the NCAA college basketball tournament (men's division). I mean - just look at the titles for these posts in past years:
2006: As you know, 2006 never happened.2007: The effects of 2006 linger, as I divide the entries into four uncreatively named parts, each with names like "Basketball, Part 1" and "Hoops, Part 2" and 3 and 4... or something like that.2008: Titters and Tiny Teacups (Part 1); Baltimore, a Belt, a Train, a Taxi, a Disappointment (Part 2)2009: One Night in Cleveland, One Decade in Dinkytown, and One Lifetime in the "Family" (a massive single-part entry)
It is now 2010. The tournament has begun. Because of life's get-in-the-way-ness and its grant proposals and giant cockroach and loose engine belts, I have not had a chance to come up with 32 narratives about 32 games, most of the narratives Ali-centric. Instead, I will wait until
Thursday's and Friday's the opening weekend's games are over and then write about the 16 8 second third round games that begin Saturday. Think of it as a Great Compromise. You should see something basketball-related in this space tomorrow by Wednesday.
Oh.... and this game happens tomorrow but:
*The first truly great entry in this blog.**Edited to account for recent Facebook friend additions.