Monday, March 31, 2008

Cinderella Has Left the Ball

For the first time in NCAA tournament history, all four #1 seeds have advanced to next weekend's Final Four.

I'm bummed. Not that the top seeds don't deserve to be playing in the Final Four, and not that these games won't be exciting as the (theoretically) strongest teams match up against each other. I'm bummed because there's really no underdog, and I tend to root for the underdog. I think that everyone enjoys a good Cinderella story, a classic match-up of David vs Goliath. Sure, in these situations Goliath tends to come out on top, but sometimes David does stage an upset and take home the crown. Not this year, though.

With no Cinderella, no David left to root for, I find myself trying to find a team to get behind. Because as much as I love the game, it's not nearly as much fun to watch if I'm not at least somewhat emotionally invested in it, and that means rooting for someone. For no other reason than the fact that it's the southern-most team, I will probably root for Memphis. Then again, Saturday is still a few days away, and I could change my mind. I am a girl, after all. You never know.


That Girl said...

I'm excited 'cause that's the Final Four I picked!

Snapshot said...

I don't get into basketball. I guess it's cause my kids aren't into basketball.