Fired Bill Carmody: See you in San Antonio*

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

See you in San Antonio*

Lunardi put together a 2011 bracket with 96 teams, and NU squeaked into the field as a 20 seed. Joe has the Wildcats playing VCU for the right to play Villanova, and according to his projections we were among the last four teams included. it would be interesting if Northwestern really did play VCU, considering my brief little obsession with their coach last April. if nothing else, click on that link to relive the good ole days of AC vs. anonymous.

enough has been written about what a terrible idea the 96 team tourney is, and this mess confirms it. the bracket has 8/11 Big Ten teams, 13/16 Big East teams, and all 12 from the ACC.

*yes, i realize the first round or opening round or whatever they're going to call it would not be played in San Antonio. but there is no way to know yet where that game would be played.

3 Comments:

Blogger John said...

Wow. This idea is going to be even dumber than I thought. Unless this finally encourages power conference teams to actually play some mid-major schools it's just going to be like Big (East, Ten, 12) Roulette. Ugh.

4/14/10, 4:06 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

I love the 96 team tournament. BTW, the extra round of games would be in opening round sites to minimize travel (still have only 16 teams move on to regionals). I decided this.

4/14/10, 4:40 PM  
Blogger Fire Bill Carmody said...

@Marc actually, it sounds like the opening round and first round will be at the same place, but it's that pesky third round - now on Tues/Wed - that they haven't decided on yet.

details here:
http://rushthecourt.net/2010/04/02/feinsteins-thursday-lunch-shaheen-kebabs/

4/15/10, 7:51 AM  

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