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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Surefire Way for U-M to Make Big Dance

Yes, it really would be "madness" if they did this -- according to Jim Haney, executive director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, college basketball coaches would like to double the NCAA men's tournament to 128 teams. Some of the motivation apparently stems for George Mason's run to the Final Four this year as well as Haney's assertion that a post-season bid would help more coaches keep their jobs.

Gee, why stop at 128? How 'bout just expanding it to 256 teams and include Divisions II and III as well! Yeah, that would be better. Or maybe if a coach asks really nice, let him in, too.

Let me go out on a limb here and say this is the stupidest fucking idea I've heard in a long time. Instead of a selection committee, they might as well just use Evite.


Can't spell Lloyd without 2 "L's" said...

Couldn't agree more Yost. Instead of UConn beating the piss out of shitty team, they'd be beating even more piss out of an even shittier team. 64 is perfect.

Maize n Brew Dave said...

well, 65 works too.

Amaker's already make up excuses for Michigan's failure to be included in the field of 128.

Anonymous said...

haha I was just going to say that now Michigan can go to the dance. but the making excuses was too good.

The King said...

Think of how much stronger our program will get from losing to Saint Mary's of California in the first round in 2009!!!!

Sportsfan said...

The Big Ten is composed of ELEVEN teams! Honest! Count them. And this is supposed to be an intellectual conference?

blue2004 said...

Yeah but there's an 11 in the logo, and that's all that counts...

Imagine the effect this would have on America's productivity in early to mid-March. You're doubling the number of games to pick, which would then double the time employees waste at their desk filling out the brackets...