Wednesday, March 19, 2008

pitt win win, pitt will lose: march madness is here

It's March Madness, which means we're in the midst of the best two weeks on the sports calendar. Nothing better illustrates the unpredictability of the NCAA tournament than the fact that no one's an expert -- not even the experts. Bob Knight, the winningest coach in college basketball history, picks none other than the Pitt Panthers to win the damn thing. But then there's Dick Jerardi, the Philadelphia Daily News' longtime college basketball guru, who picks Pitt to get ousted in Thursday's first round by Oral Roberts. Who's to say who's right? Starting tomorrow, we'll find out. I, for one, tend to side with Jerardi: Being a Pitt fan, after all, means you know you're guaranteed to be let down. Your heart is mostly scar tissue anyway, so let's get this over with already.

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