Today the NCAA tournament officially tips off with two play-in games, and yes we will refer to them as play-in games. This is a time of year when the college football blogosphere turns out content attempting to stay in the conversation during what has traditionally been college basketball’s time to shine. But my how the tide has turned on our hard-court friends.
Last year we had some fun by setting up a Worst Uniform Bracket. This year I decided to take a look at the actual men’s basketball tournament bracket and make picks based on who I think would win if the two schools were set to meet in college football. Get ready for some true slaughters in the early going, but the first round does present some intriguing match-ups.
For example, in the first round in the South Region we have UCLA taking on Minnesota. Given the way last season played out I would have to go with the Bruins. Another first round match-up we have that would make for a fun football game is the battle between Wisconsin and Ole Miss in the West Region. Of course, we have some real doozies out there too that have money game written all over it. Take, for instance Florida and Northwestern State. This game has potential to be as brutal on the hard-court as it might be on the gridiron.
Tomorrow I’ll run down the different regions, but for starters let’s take a quick look at which school would have the upper hand if the play-in games were actually football games. Boise State, you’re up. … Continue Reading