It seems like every year we get a few upsets in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament and everyone wonders “how didn’t we see that coming?”. Well, you have no excuse this season, because I’ve picked 5 upsets I think there is a good chance we’ll see. If you’re a fan of any of the teams I’ve picked to be upset, don’t worry… I’m almost guaranteed to be wrong considering I picked three 11-seeds to upset the 6-seed. Maybe I’ll get lucky and hit on at least one of the 6v11 match ups. I don’t see any of the teams I’ve picked to upset the higher seeds to turn into another Cinderella story, but they could wreak havoc on anyone who thinks a middle of the pack team from a major conference will make a run into the later rounds. I’m not one to bore you with a bunch of stats. These upset picks are derived from my gut feelings and misguided logic.
The Sports World is full of scams and scandals these days, and the Nati Boys kick things off by discussing the latest news out of Louisville, where the Cardinals were forced to vacate their 2013 men’s basketball National Championship. Meanwhile, a pending FBI investigation could rock the college basketball world and lead to the downfall of many high profile coaches and basketball programs. In Olympic news, even the Russian curling team is doping, and we discuss the Hungarian skier from California who hustled her way to the PyeongChang. Finally, Jefe drops a confession on us that’s worthy of an FBI investigation itself, which leads us to our fantasy draft of our favorite fast food menu items.
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Your #12 Cincinnati Bearcats tip off Friday at noon against NCAA powerhouse Savannah State. The boys are looking good from what I’ve seen of the Red and Black scrimmage, and the two exhibition blowouts. This is going to be Mick’s best team, with the addition of Cane Broome, and the return of Cumberland, Evans, Gary Clark (problem), and lefty post specialist Kyle Washington. I’m going to argue that Cumberland and Evans are NBA bound, possibly after this season. I can’t blame them; if they have spectacular seasons, make that money while you can.
With the new season starting up, here’s a look back at last years highlights: