No matter who won that Shockers/Patriots tilt last night, I suppose I would've been spending some time today giving it up for the little guy. As it turns out, it's the 11th-seeded George Mason Patriots, who didn't just get to the Elite 8, but destroyed Wichita State last night, never trailing along the way.
And thus ends the run of Shocker jokes. Just in time, probably. Once the cheerleader demonstrated her technique, there was nowhere to go but down. But congratulations and condolences to a very good Wichita State team.
And it's not like George Mason doesn't have their own charms. As noted at Saved by the Blog, their coach, to fire them up before the UNC game, played Kryptonite by the Purple Ribbon All-Stars, after he told the team that the Tarheels were Supermen, and that the Patriots were Kryptonite. A Mason fan took the time to mix the speech into the song.
Mason Is Kryptonite! [Saved by the Blog]