Northern Iowa Has A Not So Secret, Mythical Weapon
Kansas are who we should have thought they were. It’s hard to feel sorry for the Jayhawks. I have nothing specific against them but I get sincere pleasure out of watching them lose in the tournament every year. It was especially enjoyable to watch them fold against Northern Iowa this past weekend. I thought Roy Williams was back in the hot seat until I saw Bill Self standing by the bench. Bill, you are my son.
Let’s give credit where it’s due and congratulate the Panthers on their massive victory. Hopefully they got their sex panther on when they returned to Cedar Falls. Ali Farokhmanesh will be the face of their improbable tournament run but little has been made of the mythical monster taking up space in the middle. Sasquatch, also known as Jordan Eglseder, made quick work of Cole Aldrich down low. Michigan State better bring Hogzilla or the Chupacabra if they intend to stop the Panthers from making the Elite Eight.
Unfortunately the Spartans might have to rely on a kid named Lucious. He ripped out Maryland’s heart Temple of Doom-style and prevented Route 1 from turning into white Mogadishu for a night. However he’ll have his work cut out for him as his team is limping into the Sweet 16 with a plethora (plethora) of injuries.
“We’re going to need everybody we have in uniform to step up,” [Michigan State head coach Tom] Izzo said. “There were times we had two walk-ons, a freshman and a sophomore on the court Sunday and that probably won’t be the last time in the tournament. Northern Iowa is good, but thank God they’re not a team that presses like Maryland.”
Those could be famous last words. Ask Kansas about UNI’s defense. Don’t make the Sasquatch angry. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.
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