We at SW have long wanted to liveblog events but were unable to get insurance for the unholy stream of awesomeness that would unleash. We finally got some (from a group called AIG--you guys know anything about them?), so tomorrow at 2 PM we will be putting the MADNESS in March MADNESS!
As you know, the Dawgs will be playing the 13 seed from hell, the Mississippi St. Bulldogs. They feature a shotblocker who looks like this. But of course our Huskies feature a deep, balanced attack and the atom-splitting intensity of Venoy Overton. Tune into the Daily Weekly for a second-by-second chronicling of the melees, skirmishes, donnybrooks, fisticuffs, and other synonyms for really intense, contentious competition.
It's no secret that UW wants to push the pace and fluster Miss St. with a helter-skelter style. A couple days ago, Manny Faces of Hot Dog and Friends provided one of the best-ever analogies for that strategy:
The Dope Dealer: Washington (4-seed)
Washington's dope is their controlled chaos style of play. Opponents all want a little taste of it, they start thinking, "Hey this is pretty fun. We can win like this." Before they know it, they are a bunch of worn-out degenerates committing various sexual favors in dumpsters. Washington wants the other team to try to run with them, even keeping the score close for awhile. Eventually, the Huskies will just wear the other team out. The way this is successful is by making the opponent take bad shots and then rebounding those bad shots to start fast breaks the other way. UW ranks #4 in the nation in rebound margin (8.4 rpg) and #13 in scoring offense (78.9 ppg). Trying to run with the Dawgs is like trying to shoot heroin for the first time with Lou Reed. It might be awesome at first, but in the end he's just going to sit there laughing while you convulse on the floor and shit your pants.