Better Know A Bracket (2017) – South Region

King Hippo

King Hippo

Reclusive, vulgar Broncos fan.Also a proud fookin’ Evertonian.Likely dropped on my head repeatedly as a small child.[Insert George Carlin quote followed by thoughtful nod.]
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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.

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Reclusive, vulgar Broncos fan. Also a proud fookin' Evertonian. Likely dropped on my head repeatedly as a small child. [Insert George Carlin quote followed by thoughtful nod.]
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Moose -The End Is Well Nigh
Moose -The End Is Well Nigh

She blew her bracket??

Sharkbait

Let’s go 16-1 upset! I want to watch everyone’s brackets burn.

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Horatio Cornblower

While I’m taking UCLA to win this bracket because I loathe the other top seeds you should have stopped this review after this line:

“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. ”

Perfection.

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BrettFavresColonoscopy

Wait, so I shouldn’t be picking Kentucky to win it all based on really outdated basketball viewership?

ballsofsteelandfury
SonOfSpam

Bruins all the way, if only so we can hear more from Lonzo Ball’s delightful father.

Horatio Cornblower

And he has two more kids, so we have YEARS of his banter to look forward to.

ballsofsteelandfury

But didn’t UCLA beat Kentucky IN Ashley Judd’s backyard???

LemonJello
LemonJello

beat Kentucky IN Ashley Judd’s backyard

Is that what the kids call the anal sex these days?

laserguru

They did indeed. I’m in a bracket pool with about 60 some odd folks with a 15 dollar buy in.
This could be the easiest money ever of the Bruins stumble.
The folks involved are mostly employed by…

UCLA.

I think the Bruins have as good a chance as any and they already rolled Kentucky once.
But I took Arizona in this bracket to differentiate.