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Past sports article for the week of 3/24/08
Thoughts from Nevada:
And Here We Have It
By, Puns McKenna
Itís that time again sports fans. Thatís right, itís March Madness time. And man is the NCAA in an uproar. Every year the fans ask for the top seeds in the league and rarely get more than one or two. Well this year we get nine!
Iím sure youíve all been tracking the news, reading about the top eight schools. We have North Carolina, UCLA, Kansas, Memphis, Duke (eliminated), Texas, Tennessee, and Georgetown (eliminated) champing at the bit. Everyone wants the honor of being the ones to make it through the playoffs. Now the Top, absolute top four, are really pulling a lot of weight. Duke, UCLA, Kansas, and North Carolina have been the head honchos for years. And with twenty titles among them thatís saying something.
Then we get into the not so much small fish as the underdogs. Georgetown only has one title, and Texas is hoping to win its first. And to top it all off we have the three upstarts. Thatís right, I said three upstarts. Tennessee and Memphis you all know. Theyíve been ranked Number One for the season. But have you ever heard of Midget Tech? Midget who? Midget Tech. home of the Ankle Biters.
The Ankle Biters have been relatively unknown for years, but now theyíve earned a chance to prove their mettle. After gnawing their way up from the bottom of the totem pole, theyíve finally reached the top. Ranked Number One in their division these boys have proven that size does not matter. These fellows are all on the short side topping out somewhere around four feet six inches.
I can tell you this. Youíve never seen just how much of an advantage being short can be in basketball until you see these guys play. In one game they dribbled a player dressed in orange and black just to confuse the other team so their team could make the basket. The ploy worked but at great cost. After the game, itís reported, the other team was so mad at being bamboozled that they were waiting in the parking lot. The incident happened early in the Ankle Bitersí history, but they did learn from it. Never make the taller basketball players angry.
With their pranks and jokes behind them the team started winning more
of their games. Now theyíve successfully climbed this far up the ladder.
But one has to wonder just how well the would really do against their
peers. Will they resort to the old tactics? Will they cheat to get their
way to the top of the food chain? Or will they play on the up and up winning
this thing fair and square? Weíll just have to wait and see how the March
Madness plays out, wonít we? Wait and see if this Cinderella story comes
as true as the original. Wait and see if they get all dressed up for the
ball or if they need a fairy Godmother to help along the way.
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