I still haven’t made up my mind who I’m rooting against in this game.
Forget that Big East/ACC solidarity. I’m looking for pain and anguish.
On the one hand, I live in Ohio and seeing Ohio State fans gnash their teeth and try to rationalize how basketball isn’t as important as football — after their run to the Championship game with Oden and their Final Four appearance last year has had them crowing — well, that would just be fun.
On the other hand, the Big Blue Nation that is Kentucky are batshit crazy. To have Louisville and Rick Pitino — in the same year they lose an opening NIT game to Robert Morris — win creates such epic rants and meltdowns all over the internet. It’s just a non-stop festival of insanity.
Obviously, there is no winner for me, without Pitt. But I can take joy in my own way because of who wins.