Now that we have a sufficient sample size to review, we provide all of our rational and irrational overreactions from the Reds’ 1-1 start. Some of the new comers haven’t gotten off to the hottest of starts, but on the bright side, they have new souvenir cups at the stadium now. We also give our thoughts on this year’s Final Four, which didn’t quite turn out exactly how we expected. Also, but congrats to Mac for winning the first annual Riverfront Radio bracket pool.
The Final Four is set. On one side you have two basketball powerhouses in Villanova and Kansas. On the other, a second-rate school with a shitty athletic program that somehow managed to luck their way into the Final Four, and the Loyola Ramblers. (And for those of you keeping score at home, my “Perfect Bracket” turned out to be not even close.) The Ramblers, and their #1 fan Sister Jean, are on an amazing run, becoming just the fourth 11 seed in NCAA tournament history to reach the Final Four. None of the other three managed to make it into the finals, so if Loyola can knock off michigan on Saturday they will be in unprecedented territory. And if that happens, we have a serious question to answer: Who is the bigger story of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, Loyola or UMBC?