What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
If you’ve been following our NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge, you know that Purdue center Isaac Haas was the center-piece of this year’s theme.
But thanks to a horribly-timed injury, Haas’ right elbow is now as busted as many of your brackets. The whole point of featuring Haas was so that the rest of the sporting would notice what we’ve been seeing since the world headquarters of Dubsism are located in the shadow of Purdue University.
As unfortunate as the injury was for Haas, it really threw a monkey-wrench into our plans to promote the guy in out own warped way. But during yesterday’s second round win over in-state rival Butler, another Boiler big man emerged, and we decided to make a move.
Yesterday, the tournament-watching public was introduced to 7’3″ Dutch import and red-shirt freshman Matt Haarms. While the interwebs went crazy noticing his unique coiffure, basketball fans were noticing a guy who had been a bench player stepping up with 7 points and 6 boards in 29 minutes. The big thing to notice about the big man’s performance is of those six rebounds, five came on the defensive end, which is an area in which Purdue sorely needs help. Some cheap put-backs on the offensive end would be nice, but if the Boilers can couple control of the defensive glass with the top 3-point shooting percentage in the tournament, there could be a lot of Boilermaker opponents finding themselves “In Haarm’s’Way.”
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Purdue indeed has the luxury of the Dutchman stepping in for Sir Isaac and there’s no reason why the Boilermakers can’t be the ones cutting down the nets at the end of this insane, bizarre tournament.