First, Andy Katz’s hair is great. Seems like you have to own the most ridiculous mop possible to get a job as an ESPN analyst.
Mel Kiper Jr. coif looks like he just stepped out of a mafia-run salon on Astoria Blvd. in Queens. Peter Gammons has a presidential ‘fro straight out of the 1830s (and Andrew Jackson’s portrait on the $20 bill).
Katz has always had a pretty curl-tastic gheri going, but this season it seems wetter than normal. Guess he’s just getting his gameface on.
Secondly, Katz threw up his four potential one-seeds this morning on SportsCenter and the ‘Cuse was in the mix.
Great. Doesn’t really matter what number-one SU is, as long as it’s top dog in its region.
But, it’s been disturbing how much undeserved respect the other top teams are getting.
Undoubtedly, Kansas has the credentials and Kentucky has the difference-maker in John Wall.
But honestly, look at the conferences the rest of these number-ones play in. The Big 12 and Big 10 are a joke. The SEC stopped playing basketball sometime in the 1970s.
What kind of challenge is it to weave your way through those conference schedules? The nightly Big East minefield is disgusting. The Orange has wins over UConn, Marquette, West Virginia, Notre Dame and TWO over Top-10 Georgetown.
SU won 11 Big East games in a row? That should qualify for a number-one alone.
As long as the Per’fesser and co. get a top seed, we’ll smile and wave.
But the inexplicable respect the other conferences are getting is making us violently twitch.