Top 10 thoughts after the first day of the NCAA men’s tournament.
1.) How many times do we have to hear “Here, on the Road to the Final Four?”
2.) Until recently, I had always thought Georgetown’s dingy pajama uniforms were the worst, but this new trend of the fat waistband on the shorts (see especially Wisconsin) is actually more annoying.
3.) My bracket was dead three games into the tourney.
4.) I still despise North Carolina with every ounce of my being.
5.) The CBS/TBS/TNT/TruTV/XYZ broadcasts are averaging seven minutes of coverage for every two minute commercial break.
6.) Hey, didn’t you used to be Georges Niang?
7.) Regarding Steve Alford: See No. 4.
8.) It took less than 12 hours for the nation to be reminded why college basketball is so much more entertaining than the NBA.
9.) Kentucky is good.
10.) ESPN reports that the only people who correctly picked at least 13 of Thursday’s 16 winners are all people who have not watched, or read about, a single game all season.
More tomorrow …