Ah, Screw it. I'll be honest, I lost all desire to type up the press conference or having anything to do with college basketball after Charlotte's heartbreaking loss to GW today. That is the kind of loss that really rips your heart out and stomps on it several times. That's how the team has been this year though, never seem to be able to put away the big games... they've got one last chance to salvage the season by taking the A-10 tournament. Anyone care to take the odds of that one happening?
Also, I want to point out that I love the concept of the World Baseball Classic and hope that it is a wild success. I love the internationalization of baseball and I think it's currently one of the best things going for the sport. I think playing for national pride makes for great compeition, and who wouldn't want to see the US face off against Japan or the Dominican Republic? And besides, how often do you see new events like these pop up? All the established championships, like World Cup, Olympics, pro sports titles etc. have all been around for decades. Sure, the opening rounds will have some lopsided scores, but hopefully the second round will produce some classic games at near-postseason level intensity.