Why UCLA Will Win It All: Hottest Cheerleaders
How's your bracket looking? If you're anything like me you immediately filled a bracket out at 7pm Sunday night, only to spend your entire Monday second guessing each and every pick and now it's back to square one.
There's all kinds of articles out there telling you how to win your office pool, each having its own unique formula. Offensive efficiency wins out ... no, it's the team with the experienced guards ... no, it's defense that wins championships. Those are all good metrics worth considering, but we're going to go with a different formula.
You might think they have no effect on the game itself, but I call it the Michael Strahan Index or the distraction factor, if you will, affecting both opponents and more importantly the officials. Why else do you think the Bruins have received all the calls recently?
With the help of 100% Injury Rate, here's your region by region cheerleading guide.
If you were underwhelmed with Memphis's free throw percentage, the Michael Strahan Index also won't help the Tigers out down the stretch. Respectable, but they're just not going to hang with Oregon. Few can.
I assume Michigan State vs Pittsburgh is causing some headaches, because we were also impressed with their run through the Big East Tournament. However, I'd be doing a disservice to your eyes if I posted anything cheerleader-related from the state of Pennsylvania. It's the Spartans here.
As far as the lower half, go ahead and cross off Marquette. It's in Wisconsin. Cornell and Stanford, done and done. Smart cheerleaders is an oxymoron. You're left to decide between Miami and Texas. As if you any help with this one.
Who's advancing to the Final Four? Well, as much as we're enthralled with the Ducks, few schools can match basketball talent with even superior sideline distractions. Hook 'Em Horns.
There's not much of a reason to break down this region as the winner is clear, but here's a helpful tip for a tough first round matchup.
They're no Sun Devils (and we're quite sad ASU was left out), but Arizona is the easy call over West Virginia in a game that was previously giving me some headaches.
One more reminder why UCLA is winning it all.
Not that you needed me to tell you this, but Duke lost very, very early.
Just go ahead, before you do anything else, and scratch Notre Dame out. Butler, too.
A very weak bracket all around still leaves us with mostly chalk. North Carolina wins, but Louisville should take care of the bottom half.
Two words: Song.Girls.
Wisconsin exits early and Georgetown has nothing worth posting, so it's USC vs Clemson. How did the Tigers manage to upset Kansas you ask? This should help.
We were down on the Tigers, but we're big fans now. In the regional final, the bracket pick remains easy.
Kevin Love should do plenty of damage on the court by himself, but oh do we love the UCLA Bruins.
Be warned, we're entering the Michael Strahan Index into our bracket pool.