Today we play the least of the Xaviers: Nady, McDaniel, and finally the Musketeers. Of course, Xavier is most famous for having the gayest French mascot this side of UVA. (Ed. note: Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Gay, that is. We certainly don’t approve of being French.)
Tonight, we play Xavier. Tonight, we beat Xavier. This morning, I stole a line from a fictional high school coach’s inspirational speech in Varsity Blues. Screw Bud Kilmer — and screw Xavier too.
Anyways, tonight’s game tips at 7:10, or
5:10 4:10 Phoenix time (yes, 4:10). You remember Phoenix, right? Last time I checked, the Mountaineers have some recent history in that city. Something about a Fiesta Bowl. Ahh, I don’t remember, I was hammered.
At press time, we’re a 1 point favorite. When the line opened, it immediately jumped from a pick ’em to -1 and money has consistently favored the Mountaineers since then. Needless to say, it’s not just the people inside this state’s borders who like us to knock off the #3 seeded Musketeers.
Basically, it’s best case scenario. We’re hungry, we’re favored, and we can still play the part of the underdog with the lower seed. Plus Drew Lavender is really short, so things are looking up.
Thousands and thousands of Mountaineer fans will descend on our nation’s capital later today. Some of you will probably park the car, walk into the Verizon Center, and watch the game. Others, though, may want to sightsee around the center of our government. Maybe go to a museum, visit a watering hole, or hire a high-priced prostitute. For those adventurous souls, we have compiled this handy, printer-friendly guide to Washington, DC.
The brackets are out, here, and we are in as the seven seed against a high quality Arizona squad. It may be the “West” Bracket but the west coast is coming to DC and I’m PUMPED.
But don’t worry, I’m not gonna do what you all think I’m gonna do, which is, you know, FLIP OUT! But who’s coming, if anybody else wants to come with me, this moment will be the ground floor of something real and fun and inspiring and true in this godforsaken business and we will do it together! Who’s coming with me besides…”Charley” here?
Our tournament preview will come once we’ve sobered up but let’s just say that Charley nor the 25314 have a chance against my bracket picking skills. Stay tuned and find your dancing shoes.