Monday, March 30, 2009

R.I.P Cinderella (1979-2009)

In 2007, there were no teams seeded worse than third in the Elite Eight for the first time since the NCAA men's basketball tournament began ranking team's comprehensively across all regions in 1979. In 2008, all four No. 1 seeds reached the Final Four for the first time. In 2009, all 1, 2 and 3 seeds reached the Sweet 16 for the first time and no No. 4 seeds reached the Elite Eight for just the second time.

Cinderella is dying. And our experience of the tournament will forever be changed. With the madness excised from March people will be far less likely to labor over offices pools and take up armchair bracketology.

But from the ashes of our unused 2010 and 2011 brackets will rise something greater than we could imagine. Head on over to my article at BroBible to read more about it.

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