I don't pretend to know or care the first thing about NCAA Basketball. There was that one year when Drexel only had like 7 losses and I thought I finally might get to experience the debauchery that I witness on ESPN, but alas we were snubbed (and proceeded to lose in the first round of the NIT instead). But as I'm browsing through the SI.com headlines tonight following a hard fought 5-4 victory by my hockey team, The Prom Kings, I couldn't help but stumble upon this gem of an article.
12 Seeds beating 5 Seeds. The Rule, not the exception.
So I've decided to take the same approach as Utah State Forward Tai Wesley... "My Seed is a slap in the face!" I don't get enough Comcast coverage because I'm from the east coast (of the Delaware)... The committee is giving more value to my crappy blog posts, than my good ones!
Actually, that's all a lie. I'm pretty honored to be included in this year's ThePhield. A 12 seed for a guy who's been around for a little over a month and is still trying to perfect the art of turning my incredibly witty sense of humor and charming character into coherent, typed thoughts. But like most 12 seeds, I enter the tournament with nothing to lose. I'm the plucky little start-up going toe to toe with a blog that has multiple contributors and alleged ties to Al Qaeda (* In fairness, I'm the only one making those allegations, but they could be true!).
So why should this #12 Seed win over a #5?
- I put in the hours... It's pushing 2AM right now and while the prime reason I'm not asleep is the earlier mentioned hockey game, I'm here blogging rather than watching reruns of Pawn Stars and American Pickers as I usually do at this hour. When was the last time PhilliesLongDrive.com posted at 2AM? Go ahead and look, I'll wait... I know right? Only two posts in the last month!
- My photoshop skills are on the incline... Years ago I was toying around with Photoshop to render hardwood flooring in houses and add shading to perspective drawings. Now, I combine Chase Utley with General Wesley Clary and add oversized cans of Bud Light to Brad Lidge's hand. It's only the beginning folks. My Photoshops will be far more offensive from here on out.
- Because the ThePhield needs fresh blood... The blog game has gotten a bit stale. Some of the big guys have closed up shop. Others have united with radio stations and cable channels to pocket a few dollars. Dropped Strike Three won't do either. Mostly because I never expect anyone from Comcast or ESPN will ever click on my site unless they were searching for some incredibly weird fetish porn. But also because I'm doing this for shits and giggles and not to make a buck. Even if no one reads my blog, it entertains the hell out of me.