Every year has the be the biggest or the best or the slowest or the worst. Sports live in a world of hyperbole where past years and past players are remembered through distorted filters of nostalgia. This is the year that basketball is down. It's horrible. There are no elite teams. There are no fundamentals!
Despite the exciting finishes and upsets so far in tourney, in general, actual basketball as bad as ever..college hoops in freefall.
— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) March 23, 2013
Whatever. Go back to your era of short shorts and mis-remembered shooting prowess.
This was also supposed to be the tourney where parity reigned. There are no elite teams and the tourney was going to be a free-for-all. And that narrative is still percolating through the coverage. The 1-seeds struggled! I was right!
But how has the actual tournament gone?
Florida Gulf Coast became the 7th 15-seed to win a game. And a 14-seed (Harvard) advanced. All told, nine lesser see...