March 27, 2006

And All This Time I Thought It Odd That The School Was Named For A Fictional Character

Apparently the namesake of George Mason University isn't who I thought it was:

But even if George Mason was a single-digit seed instead of a No. 11, that probably wouldn't matter for historical purposes. This was the greatest run ever to the Final Four. End of discussion.

It's hard to gauge what this historic win has done for this university located just 20 miles from here [Washington, DC], one that is named after one of the founders of the U.S. Constitution, an idealist who refused to sign the document because he wanted the abolishment of slavery included (history lesson courtesy of head coach Jim Larranaga).

So apparently they weren't memorializing the gallant sacrifice of Jack Bauer's boss in Season 2.

As an aside, it also makes their win over my alma mater (you can't really call it an upset anymore, can you?) a little easier to accept.

Posted by Chris at March 27, 2006 08:20 AM

Category: Sports

"End of discussion."

Katz shouldn't have done that. A quick Google search reveals that LSU reached the final 4 in 1986. How is this year's #11 reaching the final 4 better than 1986's #11 reaching the final 4? So much better that he can conclude "End of discussion?" In 1985, Villanova, an 8 seed, won the championship. Which is less likely, a #11 reaching the final 4, or a #8 winning the title?

Posted by: Paul at March 27, 2006 04:58 PM