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Boyd Bergquist’s Countdown To March Madness: T-Minus 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: Boyd Bergquist was the sports director at KETS-TV in East Tree Stump, Nebraska for almost 40 years.  Known across the “Husker State” as the voice of the Boy’s High School Basketball Tournament, Bergquist was a four-time winner of the Marv J. Butz “Golden Cob” Award For Excellence In Nebraska Broadcast Journalism. That background, along with his quick if not cliché-riddled wit and love of single-malt scotch makes Bergquist a perfect fit to be our “Question and Answer” guy,

Hey sports fans…your favorite 70s TV sports anchor here. You know, March Madness is closer than you might think. That’s why we here at Dubsism decided we would get out in front of the “Johnny Come Latelys” who slop out bracket advice two days before the tournament starts. It seems silly to say this, but there’s a lot you can learn about college basketball during the season!

Now that were past football season, and baseball can’t seem to figure themselves out, there’s only two more Sundays until the “big one” on which the NCAA Tournament field will be announced. After that comes the four days of filling out brackets until the tournament goes “full bore” on Thursday, March 17th. That’s why will we countdown each of those Sundays like a NASA launch, and on each of those Sundays, we’ll be offering bits of advice so you don’t end up as that person who has four B1G Ten teams in their Final Four.

We’re just trying to help you people…

Tips for T-Minus 2 Sundays…

Another “Way Too Early Sleeper” Candidate: Colorado State

Nobody ever pays much attention to the Mountain West conference. Look for this league to get three teams in the “big dance,” and despite the standings, the Colorado State Rams might just be the best. They are certainly dangerous come tournament time…Don’t let last night’s loss to UNLV fool you..

The Rams feature a not-so-secret weapon in the form of 6’6″, 260-pound forward David Roddy. This guy is going to create problems for somebody in the tournament. Roddy should come with his own scaffolding because he is a window-washing machine, he’s been worth 9.5 TREBs per game in his time in Fort Collins. at Colorado . He also pours it in to the tune of 19.3 point per game and 57.8% from the floor.

Not To Blow The “Boyd” Horn, But…

Did you notice that every “sleeper” I pointed out up until now is now ranked…with the exception of Rutgers, who has only beat for ranked teams in a row? This piece was published a bit later than usual because I wanted to see what happened in their meeting with Purdue on Sunday. With that in mind…

Let’s Start Talking About Snubs:

Speaking of Rutgers, what the hell do they need to do to get ranked? Nothing against Murray State; going undefeated in conference play is a serious accomplishment, but taking care of business against the likes of Austin Peay and Eastern Illinois is a bit different than beating four ranked B1G Ten teams in a row, and beating Purdue when they were #1.

Better yer, let’s forget about some bull-crap ranking. This team belongs in the “Field of 68” despite last night’s result. Purdue was out for revenge for the first loss to Rutgers, and Mackey Arena is one the toughest places to play even when the Boilers aren’t one of the best teams in the country.

The Worst Conference Is…

I’ve spent a lot of time talking about which of the “big” conferences is the best, but now it’s time to go the other way. Top-to-bottom, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is terrible. Duke is the only ranked team, and the next best is Notre Dame. After that, there’s the incredibly mediocre North Carolina and Miami (FL). That’s why nobody buys the 21-win Wake Forest…they can only rank 5th in this awful conference’s standings.

Despite what happened tonight in West Lafayette, tell me one ACC team other than Duke that Rutgers couldn’t beat tight now?


Got a question for our 70’s TY Sports Anchor? Got your own take? Nothing is “off-limits,” and no take is “too hot.” The only questions or comments Boyd Bergquist can’t handle are the one you don’t send him!


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