Is it just me, or have the NIT brackets been simplified? I seem to remember that in the past the bracket branched and forked in unexpected directions, in much the way that the family tree of European royalty doesn’t. This year it’s a nice, tidy, orderly march to Madison Square Garden. And they’re even cramming all of the first-round games into the two days before the Big Dance starts, instead of taking a week to get everything sorted out for round two. Good job, I guess.
Anyway, for those of you who root for a team that’s now permanently outside the NCAA bubble, life goes on. The NIT may not be your first choice, but nobody shows up to lose and go home, right? So let’s look around the blogosphere and see what fans are saying about their National Invitation Tournament experiences.
Mississippi State: Gregg Ellis is upbeat about the Bulldogs.
West Virginia: At least it’s better than the BCS.
Drexel: Making their case. (spoiler warning – it didn’t work)
Alabama: Loser With Socks has an open letter to Mike Gottfried.
Wow. Not very many people writing about their teams except about 1,000 Syracuse fans. C’mon, where’s the outrage, the righteous anger? Give those selection committee bastards a piece of your mind!
Why do I get the feeling that I’m the NIT of sports blogs? Or worse yet, the North Alaska Shootout?