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     In the words of the late Andy Williams, "it's the most...wonderful time...of the year."  No it isn't Christmas-- it's the first four days of the NCAA tournament.  12 hours worth of basketball for 3 days straignt, and 9 hours on the fourth day.  You got to love it...
     I have attended the first two rounds-- excuse me, the second and third rounds now-- of the tournament in 2003 and 2005.  It is my favorite set of rounds to watch-- because you get more quality games for your money, and you get the chances for an earthquake of an upset.  The first two full rounds are for the small fry-- the Valparaisos and the Ionas and the North Carolina A and T's... and no, it ISN'T named for the phone company... 
      Some of the small fries, though, become big fries over time.  Remember Butler?  They took their mid major status to national finals appearanecs in 2010 and 2011-- and eventually to the A-10, and now the newly reformed Big East.  Remember Gonzaga?  Once known as the school of Hall of Famer John Stockton, now-- in case you missed it-- it is the home of the Number 1 team and number 1 seed in the West Region. 
        Is there another Butler out there?  Could it be a Creighton? A Saint Mary's?  a Colorado State?  A Belmont?  Maybe Butler itself?  Butler is lurking at Number 6 and they have done it before...
        A couple of other questions to ponder...

1.  Is the Big Ten as good as advertised?  I think the Big Ten is slightly overrated, but we will see...


2.  Will Indiana find its consistency?  If they can, they are as good as anyone in the country.  After all, they have the Presidential seal of approval...

3.   Will a team come out of the woodwork to string a deep run?  Don't count out Minnesota for that...

Finally...

4.    Will office production suffer from these next 2 days?  They don't give you a "boss button" for nothing...

Enjoy the tournament...and don't get caught!!
                                                 That's my take... I'm Tom Lee. 


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