By - Drew Switzer
This week is all about the anticipation for the NCAA Tournament which starts on Thursday. It is an exciting time of year and many people spend time at work to fill out their brackets. Everyone has different strategies and one is not better than the other because you just never know what is going to happen once the tourney tips off a little after 11:00AM on Thursday morning. One special aspect of every-ones bracket is picking a "Cinderella Story" that will capture the attention of the nation much like Valparaiso did in 1998 with Bryce and Homer Drew, or George Mason did in 2006 with a run to the Final Four. Everyone tries to pick that team that will make an unexpected run to the Sweet 16, or beyond. So who is your upset special this year?
I went with the #13 seeded Houston Cougars. Houston once had a proud and storied basketball team but this is their first NCAA Tourney bid in 18 years. Their 1983 team, nicknamed Phi Slamma Jamma, is considered one of the best teams to not win the Championship. That was the team that was upset by Jimmy Valvano's N.C. State team on the last second shot. I picked Houston to beat Maryland in the first round and then to advance to the Sweet 16 with a win over Michigan State. That's where the train stops as they will get beat by Kansas in the Sweet 16.
So what are your thoughts on this year's tourney? Who will make headlines?