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First Pitch: Upset Watch

First Pitch: Upset Watch

I don't watch college basketball much. In fact, it's my least favorite sport. It's the perfect combination of not caring about college sports, and hating the sport of basketball in general. I've tried giving basketball a chance, but outside of the final two minutes, I just don't find it interesting at all. About the only time I watch college basketball is during the first week of March Madness, and usually because I've filled out a bracket in a "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em...then beat them by having no knowledge of the sport" strategy.

One thing that happens every year is an underdog will get off to a hot start against a highly ranked team. I'm not talking a number ten versus a number seven. I mean a number 16, 15, or 14 against a number 1, 2, or 3.

That team comes out of the gate hot. You figure the top ranked team will bounce back, but it doesn't happen. Ten minutes go by. You start seeing "upset watch" alerts. The first half is finished and the underdog is still leading. Peopl...

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