The question was raised by Dan Shanoff in the Daily Quickie this morning, and echoed in today's Sports Illustrated: Is this the year a No. 16 seed finally beats a No. 1? Oral Roberts is a No. 16 seed that's much better than your usual No. 16 seed, and you could certainly argue that Memphis is a little worse than…
For some reason, the Minneapolis Regional is the one that inspires us the least. We're not sure why; we love Villanova and think the college basketball world is a better place when the Wildcats are good.
Remember last year, when Bill Murray suddenly showed up in Chicago to root on the Illini in their run for the Final Four? As Illini fans, this made us extremely happy. It's nice when it turns out that the celebrity fan bandwagon jumpers for your team are actually cool.
Ah, the Atlanta regional. J.J. Redick's shocker. Daniel Gibson's optical illusion penis. A bunch of Ivy League dorks. The memories, we tell you. We're hoping Cal plays Duke in the regional final, so we can see the Cal fans play a prank on Redick.