Wednesday, March 19, 2008
ESPN is giving you the opportunity to make 10 brackets, so while I concentrate on figuring out my final 'true' bracket I figured out a way to stupidly decide the games. The move was to pit the best NBA representative from each team against each other. If the team does not have an NBA rep than they used their leading scorer from their tournament team.
Check out the breakdown: Final Four, East Regional, West Regional, South Regional, Midwest Regional
Allen Iverson (Georgetown) over Joe Johnson (Arkansas)
I struggled over this decision for a little bit mostly due to the big height advantage held by Joe Johnson over AI. In the end AI just has too much speed. Too much explosiveness.
Dwyane Wade (Marquette) over Baron Davis (UCLA)
Baron Davis does not have the size to match Wade and his quickness is not light years better than Wade either.
Allen Iverson (Georgetown) over Dwyane Wade (Marquette)
Two Big East teams making the finals. Wade has the strength advantage over AI and should be able to get to the rim on him. In the end though AI's speed trumps all. Wade is a terrific defender but Iverson can not be covered in a 1 on 1 game. He's got too many moves, he's just too quick.
That was way more enjoyable than filling out my actual bracket which you will see is the Ben Stein of brackets. Dull, extremely dull, and more dull. Throw in bland as well.