Anyone with a Facebook account's seen the latest note making the rounds: 25 things about me. I haven't written one yet, but the guys over at Storming the Floor put together 25 things about the college basketball season so far.
(I say I haven't written one yet I kinda want to blow it off, but it'd be rude to ignore the people who tagged me in theirs. My laziness is evident. Seriously, how hard is it to write 25 things about yourself? I manage to crank out hundreds of emails and the daily blog post but can't churn out a simple list? Laziness, I tell ya. ANYWAY.)
It's a nice mix of humor, insight and criticism. An example:
12. The NCAA was right to move the 3-point line back. This big kerfluffle of the offseason has amounted to sound and fury signifying nothing. Great shooters are still canning treys with ease, and mediocre ones have had their green light taken away (which is for the good, we think). We'd even support it going all the way back to pro distance in the future.
Also, STF isn't immune to sticking with something even if it isn't working. Kind of like the poll voters and Syracuse. The Orange have lost six of the last nine fer crying out loud! For STF, it's the Zags.
24. God help us, we still like Gonzaga. They lack real beef, but can really shoot from all over the floor. So many complementary players on the roster, and a smart head coach in Mark Few. With Pargo running this team, don't be surprised if it all comes together and they catch fire in the tournament
Anyway, give it a look. What else are you going to do on a Friday at work?
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