Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kentucky Wildcats: “the country’s most-talented team” in the NCAA tournament

The 2012 presidential race is emerging so far as exceptionally dull with the electorate most likely facing the uninspiring choice between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney (Romney is expected to win the Illinois primary today). That might explain why the NY Times front-page headline It Might as well be Kentucky and the Round of 15 caught the eye of this sports non-enthusiast.

In the interest of full disclosure, I also note that my parents and older siblings were all native-born Kentuckians who later emigrated to northwestern Ohio, where I was born and raised. So I continue to have a soft spot in my heart for the Bluegrass State, and I’m pleased to take this opportunity to cheer on the University of Kentucky Wildcats, glowingly described in the NY Times article by Pete Thamel:

Kentucky is obviously the country’s most-talented team: years from now people will look back in wonderment that a single college team included such talent. The Web site Draft Express projects the star freshmen big men Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to be the No. 1 and No. 2 picks in the coming N.B.A. draft. The inconsistent sophomore Terrence Jones projects at No. 20 and the sophomore Doron Lamb projects early in the second round.

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