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Dubs is licking his chops for the tourney!
After an unfortunate loss to the ASU Sun Devils and heel extraordinaire Derek Glasser (more on him

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Bulldogs and Boilermakers and Fake Huskies, Oh My!

dubslickchops.jpg
Dubs is licking his chops for the tourney!
After an unfortunate loss to the ASU Sun Devils and heel extraordinaire Derek Glasser (more on him in another post--and kudos to commenter Joe "TheHairFarmer.com Kennedy" for noting the importance of the Pac-10 tourney when we belittled it) our beloved UW Huskies received their tournament assignment yesterday afternoon.

They're a #4 seed, playing against the Mississippi St. Bulldogs in Portland on Thursday. So far, there's been a lot of handwringing over how tough a 13 seed Miss. St. is. After all, the team just won the SEC tournament. (Here are some highlights of their championship game.) But really, how awesome can Bulldogs be if Sarah Palin claims to be one of them?

Our Dawgs are still favored, of course. Vegas oddsmakers have them as a 4.5 to 5 point favorite. ESPN's crappy simulations have them winning only 51% of the 10,000 simulated match-ups with the Bulldogs, winning by an average score of 71.1 to 69.3. By contrast, the estimable computer of Ken Pomeroy has the Huskies winning 76% of the matchups by a score of 80-72, which would be a lot more entertaining.

Should the Dawgs win, as predicted, they'll face either Northern Illinois or Purdue and then, in all likelihood, the fake Huskies of UConn (who, if you're not aware, ended two of the Dawgs' last three tourney runs). Jim Calhoun has already scheduled his usual fellatio session with the three zebras in that one (he'll be receiving, natch), so it'll be an uphill battle. Until then, we savor the Dawgs' return to the dance.

 
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