I was born and raised in south-central Pennsylvania at the epicenter of the Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington fan bases. Rather than aligning myself with one of those cities, or worse, rooting for some combination of the four based on whichever was doing the best in each sport at the time, I went outside the box and chose to root against my dad’s favorite teams. To this day, I’m not sure why he chose the Raiders, the Phillies, and the Tar Heels, but I became a Chiefs, Braves, and Blue Devils fanatic; although the baseball allegiance has since shifted from Atlanta to Houston to Washington. Go Nats.
I started writing about fantasy football in 2006 before eventually realizing I had a better chance of winning the lottery than getting noticed for doing exactly what every other 20-29 year old sports fan with an opinion was doing. I shifted gears to college basketball in 2009 and have been obsessively writing about bracketology and bubble watches ever since. If you stick with me throughout the season, I personally guarantee that the odds of winning your local bracket pool will increase by up to 1%.
No, I'm picking Oregon because I believe they have a good chance to beat Louisvile
Sweet 16 picks?
I'm taking Oregon over Louisville
Michigan State over Duke
Wichita State over La Salle
Ohio State over Arizona
Kansas over Michigan
Florida over Florida Gulf Coast (Unfortunately, this is where their run ends)
Indiana over Syracuse
Miami over Marquette
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Thoughts on the tournament so far? Biggest suprise, biggest disappointment?
haha no, I am a '05 graduate of York Catholic. Basketball and soccer there though.
The Huskies winning the Pac-12 tourney is the only hope I have for them right now =(
Question: If Washington were to somehow win the Pac-12 tournament, what seed would they get?
Really enjoy your college basketball writing from one south-central PA native to another.
You know nothing about college basketball... go spend your time someplace else.
Exactly my thoughts. Gonzaga, Duke, Indiana, and then Georgetown, Marquette, or Louisville if they win the Big East tournament.