NCAA makes brackets very interesting
WELL, the NCAA Division I volleyball committee must be doing something right.
My favorite quote, of the ones gathered by our Cindy Luis in her story yesterday, was from Jerritt Elliott, the Texas coach.
"I don't know what the committee is thinking," he said. "It makes no sense."
Now that is just some postseason fun for the whole family.
Now THAT'S a bracket.
Maybe the NCAA is playing the "controversy" card. I know I'm suddenly interested.
Of course, local fans will want to know what Elliott is complaining about. At least his Longhorns get to host. It appears, the trend continues, Hawaii's hosting days may be long gone.
I don't know if the Rainbow Wahine got "the shaft" this season. (Last season? Definitely.) That's up for debate.
And you start to wonder if maybe that wasn't half the point.
» No, it was not close.
It was not even close to being close.
Most times, in this or any season, when the Hawaii football team has lost we hear how very close it was. UH lost by inches -- a couple of key plays decided it. A missed assignment here, a pass that should have been a touchdown there. And everything's different.
And by and large, that's been very true.
This was not one of those times.
» Is there any way anyone could have possibly predicted that Pat Hill and Fresno State would have lost a Western Athletic Conference game that meant everything the week after impressing people on the national scene?
I don't know. Maybe we should check last week's Football Fever picks.
» Matt Gibson suspended from the Rainbow basketball team -- is this an annual thing?
I get the feeling Little Matt and Riley Wallace really do like each other. But they're both hardheaded.
» Now that Punahou is in the state high school football final, here's an e-mail a reader sent in September, when I wrote about the Buffanblu being ranked No. 1: "For some of us, rivalry doesn't capture the true nature of our feelings about Punahou. In the context of the history of Hawaii, past and current, it is something much more visceral; akin to contempt." And then he signed off "Aloha (to you, not the institution)."
» We have an item from Associated Press (Page B3) that reads a WAC team (Nevada) could take the Pac-10 spot to play in the Las Vegas Bowl against BYU. Can you imagine ... Hawaii ... against BYU? In a bowl game? In Vegas?
I think I feel a tingling sensation in my left arm.