Sunday, March 14, 2010
If Joe Lunardi can do it...
I love ESPN. I wake up and the first thing I do is check to see if there are any new articles posted by Rick Rielly, Pat Forde, or Bill Simmons. The issue I have with them is Joe Lunardi, not that I don't Brackettolgy is fun to keep up with and read but the mere fact that he is applauded for correctly picking 65 of 65 teams in the big dance two years ago and 63 of 65 last year. Honestly I am not impressed.
There are 31 conferences meaning 31 automatic bids. Therefore, the correct placement is of the 34 remaining spots is what one could truly pick. Now of these 34 spots around 30 of them can be considered "locks". Then what you have is the bubble where it can get dicey. So last season of the 4 "last teams in" Joe only predicted 2 of 4 correctly, 50% I'm sorry thats not something that I would write home about.
In order to be fairly judged I will post my tournament predictions:
San Diego State
New Mexico State
East Tennessee St