Underdog Special: Pick Cornell

Cornell Will Have Their Hands Full Against the current favorite Kentucky

Get plenty of rest this evening.

We have a showdown that will require some watching on Thursday, so step aside The Office and 30-Rock because it is Cornell vs. Kentucky in what may say seems like a cake-walk or just a no-brainer, but think again smarty-pants because I am picking the underdog in this contest.

My bracket is completely busted. I, along with many Americans, including President Obama, chose the University of Kansas Jay Hawks to hoist the NCAA 2009-2010 Championship Trophy in Hoosier territory (Indianapolis), but that pick fell apart like a sloppy ice-cream sundae on a warm summer day.

Watching Northern Iowa University’s basketball team jump around as if it was MTV Spring Break in Oklahoma City made me sick, but also brought a tear to my eye.

I just cannot win or pick the correct teams to succeed when it comes to March Madness basketball, but after an exciting weekend that featured some dramatic endings, I am turning my fan-hood faith to the underdogs and double-digit seeds.

I think Duke and Syracuse will make it to Indianapolis next weekend, but what about Cornell or Northern Iowa? Do these non-powerhouse colleges have a chance to bust even more brackets? I believe they will!

Northern Iowa maybe a stretch, but after watching Cornell dominate Temple and out physical a well-rounded University of Wisconsin squad, how can you not give the Big Red of Ithaca a chance? Come on, the Wisconsin game was over faster than Homestar Runner pronouncing, “marshmallow.”

Cornell has faced a good deal of Top 25 candidates during this past season, as well as almost knocked off the University of Kansas in January. So please, can someone tell me why we cannot pick Cornell tomorrow evening to trample over John Calipari’s Wildcats?

In honor of my mother and sister, I am picking Cornell to beat the University of Kentucky! Yes, I said it; they will win tomorrow evening, so get ready Big Red Nation because this one should be a good one.

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