In an article for Sports Illustrated, Daugherty takes the never-heard position that the NCAA tournament needs to crack down on the upsets. Yup. The thing that makes the tournament so successful is, he thinks, a problem.
Give me a tournament where, after the first weekend, pedigrees take over and pumpkins take off. The meritocracy is assured — yes, Ohio, you really did beat Georgetown! — but the aristocracy is preserved.
Clearly he’s forgotten the tournament from 2008 that featured all 4 number 1 seeds making it to the Final Four and how eye-gouging out boring it was.
Me, I’ll take a Butler trip to the Final Four any day. Too bad that Daugherty never wants to see hometown team Xavier make it. And too bad that he now has a national stage to spread his “ideas.”