The only thing in sports fandom sweeter than winning it all is exacting delicious revenge in the process. Thus, my bracket has Michigan executing a satisfying and demon-exorcising “Revenge Run” to the title:
- Wofford – their head coach played PG for Beilein, and now dares coach against him in the NCAA tournament? Traitor!!
- Texas – 2005 Rose Bowl
- Duke – 2011, round of 32 (among many other things)
- Louisville – 2013 final
- Arizona – December 14, 2013 in AA (after UM led by 11 in 2nd half)
- MSU – beat us in the BTT final this year, then their fans talked about it as if we hadn’t beaten them 2X this year, won the B10 reg season title by 3 games, and gone 6-3 vs their seniors
(OK, the Wofford one is kind of weak, but...best I could do on short notice)
I know what you're thinking. "Rationality vs wish fulfillment," "Kenpom this, RPI that," BLAH BLAH BLAH.
SCIENCE tells us that the brackets will work themselves out at each successive step to allow for Maximum Revenge Extraction for Michigan - and we all know that SCIENCE CANNOT LIE.
As a wise businessman once said: “Today I settle all family business…”
Buckle up for the sweetest and most satisfying edition of March Madness ever...