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March Madness and Our Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Open Thread with Five Questions

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How many "mads" are in that song anyway? That's not one of the five questions, but it's a good one anyway. Chat about the games here and why the NFL is so vastly superior to basketball at any level.


The big tournament starts today, apparently. I failed to fill out a bracket for the first time in I'm not sure how long, but there are only so many times you can lose to your sister and brother-in-law's grandmother (yeah, she's like 94) before you just get tired of it.

Truth be told, I didn't get around to filling it out, and I feel liberated. I really don't care who wins what. I'm currently watching Michigan getting ready to be upset by the hated Jackrabbits of South Dakota State ("Touchdown, Jackrabbits!" for any Minneapolis area readers).

It leads me to a few questions...

1. Is the NCAA Tournament nothing more than the hope of a major upset (call me when a 16 knocks off a 1) combined with the absolute peak of Cabin Fever and the lack of actual football?

2. Out of 10 times, if someone was to ask you, "Do you want me to get you anything at Culvers." how many times do you say "no, thanks"? Maybe one? Maybe?

3. The Steelers seem to want to go into a zone running sort of attack. If that's the case, does New England OT Sebastian Vollmer make sense? Move Mike Adams to left, or perhaps just put Vollmer there, who knows?

4. Gimme a percentage chance of the Steelers taking Tennessee QB Tyler Bray at some point in the 2013 NFL Draft. From his ESPN scout's profile, "accused of throwing beer bottles and golf balls off balcony and smashing a car window." Who hasn't done that? I'm not the only one with my arm down, right?

5. Is it somewhat upsetting the NFL now has a rule disallowing running backs from lowering their heads into incoming defenders? I feel like the Steelers could have gotten something out of the lack of the rule if they had, ya know, a running back who lowered his head into defenders.