All Sec NCAA Championship???
Does this mean anything? Or am I just extremely articulate and remarkably persuasive with the way in which I use numbers?
Well, I am...but it also means that there is a tremendous amount of parity in college hoops. Though many pundits (or "taint-lickers" as they are commonly known) like Skip Bayless or Doug Gottlieb will claim that it is a result of superstars like Lebron James and Tracy McGrady going straight to the Association and those like Carmelo Anthony only staying for one year, I disagree. Instead of arguing that the parity is a result of a thinning out of the talent at the top, I approach the problem from the converse angle. I argue that the parity is a result of an increase in the talent at the bottom. For example, the Missouri Valley Conference, whose success in placing 2 teams in the Sweet 16 has thoroughly discredited Billy Packer (though I suspect alcohol plays a large part in Packer's daily and blatant incompetence) (and who only pops a chub for teams in the quote-unquote power conferences), will hereafter be considered a legit hoops conference...not to mention George Mason going to the Final 4 out of the CAA.
My point is this: these teams will previously were considered "cinderellas" are no flukes no more...and this is because these teams have uber-talented kids and coaches who believe they can compete with the overhyped assclowns who populate perenial "powerhouses" like UConn and Duke. It is only a matter of time before a 16 seed is a meaningless moniker and a 1 seed is a likely first round knock-out.