Seems like we are all pretty wound up these days about religious freedom, but so far it’s been nothing but trash talk.
Let’s get some skin in this game.
I’ll speculate that the Pontiff selects Marquette from the West, but how’s a good Catholic to choose between Notre Dame and Xavier in the South? Or St. Bonaventure, Loyola, and Gonzaga in the East? How about Georgetown, Creighton, and St. Mary’s in the Midwest?
(Was anyone bold enough to pick an all-Jesuit Final Four?)
I guess His Holiness says a prayer, which is exactly what 16-seed Vermont hasn’t got against the vaunted Tar Heels of North Carolina, a No. 1 seed for the gazillionth year in a row. Then again, what other team has a player more destined to make it to New Orleans for the Final Four than Vermont guard Four McGlynn? (That reminds me, there’s a New York Times reporter named Jennifer 8. Lee. As a name, I think Four does 8 one better. Or four less.)
Okay, so who else here is rooting for an alma mater? (I am. Davidson tips off today at 1:40 against Louisville. Prayers appreciated.)
And who made it into your Final Four? Mine, based on approximately four minutes of college basketball watching this year, is Duke, Florida, Wisconsin, and North Carolina.
The time for trash talk is over.