The moment of truth has arrived. We find our brackets. Then we unite with our coworkers in a mad dash toward filling out these brackets. Then one by one, we all fall down, trudge back to our cubicles, and go back to hating our jobs.
And then at the end, a hero emerges. Someone who guesses all the upsets correctly, some Joe Douchebag who doesn't have a damn clue who any of these teams are, who has probably watched about an hour of college basketball in his life in between his hair gel sessions and purse shopping sessions at Hot Topic. And he probably gets laid more than you too. You hate him so much.
This cultural phenomenon will be crystalized in the next few hours. And after a year of everyone eating chalk with the four #1s, hopefully we'll be heading back to madness this season.
But this is about Cal, so let's look at the current projections:
- Joe Lunardi has us as the 7th seed against Boston College in Philly, to face UConn in the 2nd round.
Blogging the Bracket has us as the 9th seed in Greensboro facing Texas, to face North Carolina in the 2nd round.
College RPI has a variation of the above two (Ohio State in the first round, North Carolina in the 2nd)
Some dude who's obsessed with brackets has Cal facing Butler, than if they win, Louisville in Greensboro.
Bracketology101 has us as a 7th seed in Kansas City, playing Minnesota and then running into Memphis yesterday; they'll actually have a new bracket released in a little bit.
- Warren Nolan has us as a 6th seed playing Maryland in Miami, with a 2nd round faceoff against Villanova
Oh, and when the actual thing happens, just talk about that too.