Congratulations to the North Carolina Tar Heels for putting on an outstanding performance last night to win the 2009 National Championship. I went out on a limb to pick the Spartans, and really felt like Michigan State had the momentum, confidence, and gameplan to get the job done, but obviously I was mistaken. North Carolina proved last night that they are one of the best teams of this decade, and they are a very deserving National Champion. And they are also now tied with Indiana for third on the list of teams with the most National Titles.
Come on Crean. I think it’s time for another one in Bloomington.
Congratulations are also in order for my dad, who won the first ever Midwest Sports Fans Bracket Challenge. He picked North Carolina to win it all, and his bracket ended up in the 99.8 percentile. Not too shabby. And his bracket at home was even better. Maybe instead of me writing 4,000-word long posts about the tournament games we should just have him do the previews. I finished 10th out 41, 72.6 percentile. Back to the drawing board next year for a bracket-picking system.
The day after the NCAA Tournament is always a sad day for me, and for college basketball fans across the country. Luckily, we have the Masters and baseball to jump right into.
But thank you, college basketball, for a great season. You have always been, and will always be, my favorite. And now that March Madness is over, I’m already counting down the days until Midnight Madness next season.