Friday, March 23, 2007

The Lawrence Welk Invitational

A one anna two, and a one anna two . . .

Welcome to the chalkiest NCAA tourney ever. Eight teams left. Four number one seeds. Three number twos. One number three.

It may lack the romance of a Cinderella story, but it'll make for one flat-out badass battle for the national title. Whoever wins this thing - and, really, Oregon is the only one left who would really be a surprise - will have earned it.

And if you've ever wondered what a perfect college football playoff might look like, it doesn't take much imagination to get from here to there. Eight of the very best teams, representing seven conferences, going at each other hammer and tongs until only one remains. It couldn't get much better than this.