Fresno State's College World Series Win: The Upset of the Decade?

Tosten HeathSenior Analyst IJune 26, 2008

The zebra killed the lion yesterday. Fresno State pulled off what could possibly be the biggest upset of the 21st century.

Their regular season record was 33-27. They wouldn't have had any chance to make the College World Series if they hadn't won their conference tournament. They were a four seed which is basically like a 15 seed scrub basketball team, from a minor conference. Georgia was eighth in the nation.

Yet, Fresno is standing alone with the trophy. They were the better Bulldogs.

Fresno's win was Buster Douglas over Mike Tyson, minus the blood, but with all the sweat and tears. Appalachian State has nothing on them. George Mason? Don't even talk. Fresno State gave us a lesson on what it truly means to be Cinderella.

Except Bulldogs don't wear glass slippers. That improbability only makes this story that much more unbelievable.

Don Imus has a better chance of getting invited to Barrack Obama's birthday party than Fresno State did of winning the College World Series. Stuff like this isn't supposed to happen.

Tiger Woods doesn't lose.

Bill Belichick doesn't talk to reporters.

Pigs don't fly.

33-27 college baseball teams don't win championships.

The Bulldogs beat countless teams that they didn't deserve to touch.
Arizona State was third in the country and lost to Fresno in the Super Regionals.

Rice was sixth, but Fresno downed them.

North Carolina was the second best college baseball team in the land. Fresno State beat them twice.

It was a Cinderella story of massive proportions. The Bulldogs played their last 22 games of the season on the road. They had one player taken in the first five rounds of the draft.

They won the College World Series.


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