To begin with, CBS is being investigated for war crimes after stretching the NCAA Tournament Selection Show to two hours. Fortunately, the bracket was leaked on Twitter before CBS could get to the second half of the bracket, making a joke of the second hour of the bloated show.
This mean that with all due respect to the late Gil Scott-Heron, The Revolution WILL Be Televised. In fact, it’s being televised every day. This is just the most trivial – and most viscerally satisfying – way yet.
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Next year, the leaked bracket will have the results of all the games as well as the 68 invitees, and if you thought CBS was pissed now, well just you wait.
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One of the few undrooled-upon records the Warriors are still in search is largely lost to the winds of history – specifically, the largest margin between best and worst records, and in this case, the year-long battle between Golden State and Philadelphia 76ers.
At their present stage, the Warriors are 59-6 and the Sixers are 9-57, or a 50.5-game difference. That would pencil out to the Warriors finishing 74-8 and the Sixers 11-71, breaking the old record of 59 set by the 1973 Celtics (68-14) and Sixers (9-73).
[POOLE: Given turn of events, 73 wins now improbable for Warriors]
But it’s more of a scramble than you think, with the Warriors now missing Andre Iguodala and only being 27-4 since the first of the year, while the Sixers are on a torrid run, having won five of their last 31. In short, if the Sixers win four more games, the Warriors have to break the Chicago Bulls’ 72-win record to get this one as well, and that makes the March 27 showdown between the two teams in Oakland an enormous one.
Hey, it’s March, we’re bored out of our eyelids, and the fact that the Warriors have clinched the Pacific Division is valueless. You come up with something interesting if you’re so bloody smart.
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In other agonies, Arsenal got kicked out of the FA Cup Sunday by Watford of all people, and Arsene Wenger is now on the hot seat for the 23rd consecutive season – or three more years than he has actually managed the Gunners. Then again, Arsenal fans fought with each other after the match, so they may get to hating Wenger anew on Monday.
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Why it’s good to be a billionaire, but not so good to know one. They screw each other with an intensity unknown to mankind.
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As for local developments, more Greater Bay Area (meaning Pacific, too) coaches have been fired than teams making the postseason, so yay us! We are basketball’s new North Dakota.
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And finally, this is the year a No. 16 beats a No. 1. America demands it. I'll take either FDU or Holy Cross, just for the sight of making the heads of all the TV analysts explode and showering the sets with bits of fried brain and twitchy faces.
Hey, you have your kind of postgame show, I'll have mine.