Have you EVAR wanted to see the Venn Diagram of a CBS wet dream? Well, it’s the cast of Big Bang Theory discussing the 2017 South Regional bracket. U*NC and Kentucky on a rose-petal lined street to a regional final matchup? YOU BET!! And UCLA along for the ride, just in case Jim Nantz needs a little more blue blood masturbation material.*
*Hippo has MOAR chance of dating one of the above-pictured ladies than does Nantz have of commentating another region. Which is good, as I ain’t gonna be watching, except for the DayDay/Scary Wheat awesome sauce first round clash.
FUN FACT!! First road roadkill Northern Kentucky (i.e., the Cincinnati suburbs) is nicknamed the Norse. I am gonna speculate they is the only school in the field whose fight song references securing a future/homeland for white children. At least, you know, explicitly. I’m sure Congressman Steve King http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/–100931 has done ordered sweatshirts for the entire office. NOT hoodies, though.
Who Can Reasonably Win? How many way ways can you say fucking Carolina? The goddamned Cheaters. The Holes. U*NC. If by some fluke or outbreak of herpetic lesions strikes, then Kentucky or Butler would be your alternates. I have to squint really. Fucking. Hard. To see that…and it’s something I really want to see.
Who Can Make a Little Run? Cliffs Notes answer is almost anybody, given how mediocre the seeded teams are. Middle Tennessee is the obvious answer, though equally obviously won’t get pass the Holes in the Round of 16. I think DayDay is better than Scary Wheat (PLEASE come home to NC State, Flyers Coach Arch Miller, Hippo loves you so much), but their worst possible matchup is Kentucky. The K State/Wake Forest play-in game winner could streak all the way to the regional final.
And the Hippo Oscar Goes To… U*NC (confidence level – super high). Although Calipari’s bunch beat them (in a high scoring, close game in December – in Lexington), the re-match strongly favors the Holes. More battle-tested, having tightened up their defense, playing better down the stretch, chip on shoulder, etc. Plus, Kentucky’s half of the bracket is merely light, rather than laughable.