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MLS Players Pick the NCAA Bracket

And much, much more. Go check out the Sports Bog's celebrity bracket insanity challenge right now. It's so much gosh darn fun I can barely stand it. I don't know who all the names are, but I can give you some highlights:

1) Alecko Eskandarian, forever an honorary Local athlete, has Georgetown as his champion, Memphis in the Final Four, Virginia only to the Sweet 16, and Notre Dame in the Elite Eight. Plus, he's guaranteed victory for himself. "Just like fantasy football, it's in the bag," were his exact words.

2) Bobby Boswell and Nick Rimando? Brave, bold professional soccer players? Both guys have nothing but 1 and 2 seeds in the Elite Eight. Yeah, that will probably happen. Because, you know, there are never upsets in the NCAA tournament. And way to take some risks, guys. Impressive.

3) At least Jacqui Rimando took a few chances, with Holy Cross and UNLV in the Sweet 16. I hope she thrashes Nick.

4) And how about boxer Jimmy Lange putting Arkansas into the Final Four? I do like Arkansas to win a game, but I'm not sure about the Final Four.

5) Sun Ming Ming, the world's tallest professional basketball player, put Long Beach State into the Elite Eight. Also, he's the first person I've ever seen who wrote the seed numbers on his bracket instead of the team names. Come to think of it, you can save a lot of penstrokes in that way. Revolutionary idea. For more on Sun Ming Ming's bracket strategies, tune into Washington Post Live, the brilliant and hopefully non-humiliating new TV experiment, airing every day for like 17 hours on Comcast SportsyNet, starting March 19 at 5 pm.

6) Mike Wise has Duke and Nevada in the Elite Eight.

7) Chris Cillizza of The Fix also has Holy Cross in the Sweet 16. This might be a good time to point out that I saw The Fix at the AU-Colgate Patriot League quarterfinal. He must be a total Patriot League junky.

8) Speaking of Junkies, Cakes from the Junkies has Southern Illinois in the Final Four, and JP from the Junkies has Tennessee in the Final Four.

We're expecting the Wizards' brackets any moment now.

Seriously, if I don't win a Pulitzer for this, something is very wrong.

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 13, 2007; 11:51 AM ET
Categories:  College Basketball  
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