Monday, April 03, 2006

John Feinstein, praising a mid-major school? Now I've seen everything.

Author and occassional Washington Post columnist John "I can't decide whether I like him or not" Feinstein writes in his column today that "in looking back on this [NCAA] tournament years from now, people will say, 'Oh yeah, 2006, that was the year that (fill-in-the-winning team here) won the championship,' before inevitably adding, 'Wasn't that George Mason's year?' Yes, that's exactly what this was: George Mason's year."

First of all, I can't say I disagree (especially after watching LSU's disgraceful performance, as Billy Packer screamed in the background "Glen Davis is signaling for timeout! He can NOT get up and down the floor right now! He can NOT run with UCLA"). Secondly, though, his columns are like clockwork. If there's a mid-major basketball school involved, Feinstein's column defending or praising that school is imminent. I would bet money that Feinstein has already inked the George Mason book deal, with a tentative title like "Patriot Games: Days and nights with George Mason's underdogs." It's a shame Vegas doesn't take such bets. Any takers out there?

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