To me, these next two days are two of the very best of the year. I love the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. I like it better than any other rounds. This is when miracles happen.
I know many of you feel the same - hence this FanPost so those who are around can discuss what happens today.
In honor of the NCAA Tournament, here are the 23 Dolphins whose colleges are in the tournament:
Tennessee - Jason Allen, Chris Brown, David Martin, Gibril Wilson
Maryland - Joey Haynos, William Kershaw, Randy Starks
BYU - John Beck, John Denney
Michigan - Chad Henne, Jake Long
Texas - Ricky Williams, Rod Wright
Arizona - Lionel Dotson
Clemson - Phillip Merling
Michigan St. - Brandon Fields
Ohio St. - Ted Ginn
Pitt - Lousaka Polite
Purdue - Akin Ayodele
Syracuse - Will Allen
UConn - Donald Thomas
Utah - Paul Soliai
Utah St. - Shawn Murphy
So which Dolphin do you think will have bragging rights when all is said and done? My money is on Lousaka Polite (aka the "Lousaka Monster") - Pitt is my pick for national champion. I also think that Shawn Murphy will have "upset bragging rights" after his Utah St. team takes out Marquette - that is, if Marquette is having an off day from the field.
I'll leave you with this - my favorite NCAA moment. Princeton (13th seed) upsetting UCLA (4th seed and defending national champs) in the first round of the 1996 tournament. You'll never see a more fundamentally sound basketball team than Pete Carril's Princeton teams. Enjoy the video and the days events!