At 6:18 pm (supposedly), Ohio State and Florida will tip off for the NCAA championship. For a game between the two best teams in college basketball this year, this doesn't seem to be an eagerly awaited matchup. The Gators are going for their second straight title and are favored over the Buckeyes. Neither team gives off a warm and fuzzy feeling and this final somewhat reminds me of the 1984 final when Georgetown played Houston.
There are idiot sportswriters who think that Florida could beat the worst teams in the NBA. That would be hard to believe, especially if the game were played under NBA rules. Actually, under NCAA rules an NBA team would likely bury the Gators under a barrage of 3-pointers. There's also the not insignificant matter of the NBA players being older, stronger, and generally better.
A tip of the cap to the new members of the Basketball Hall of Fame, which includes Phil Jackson, Roy Williams, and the 1966 Texas Western (UTEP) national championship team. And four people you may have never heard of: Mendy Rudolph, Van Chancellor, Pedro Ferrandiz, and Mirko Novosel.
The Griddle's contest comes down to two.
If Ohio State wins, current leader (by one point), Trojan Ron wins.
If Florida wins, Suffering Bruin takes the prize.
The winner gets:
1) his name on the sidebar until next year.
2) four tickets to a Dodgers game (since I believe both people live in Southern California) courtesy of ToyCannon.