Although my March Madness expertise remains as low as it was in 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, I am at least reinvigorated following the absence of a tournament last year. It won’t be quite the same as it would be in a normal season, but at least we have some games to watch.
Still, I can’t quite get over the late-season swoon by my
beloved beliked(?) Richmond Spiders. This turned out to be the most disappointing season of my lifetime, as several brushes with COVID-19 derailed most of the momentum that the senior-laden team had coming off of a strong 24-7 campaign. I can only hope that they somehow win the NIT Tournament—a tournament I didn’t realize was happening until 48 hours before tipoff!
Three wins to go as of this writing. Go Spiders!
As for the Big Dance, I based everything on the idea that Gonzaga is clearly the best team in the country (they’re undefeated and have won all but one game by double-digits), but that nobody can go undefeated in today’s game. Therefore, Baylor (or, more likely, someone I didn’t pick) will knock off the Zags before they complete the task. If that powerhouse Kentucky team of a few years ago couldn’t do it, it seems like the odds are against it, even if Gonzaga is the clear favorite, if that makes sense.
Look, I’m seconds away from getting into an explanation of probability and “The Monty Hall Problem,” and nobody wants that. Let’s end it here. Laugh away: