As expected, UConn (the Huskies) won the NCAA men's title tonight over Georgia Tech, 82-73. What a misleading score! This game was nearly over at halftime (41-26 UConn) and was over when UConn smacked Tech with a 15-5 run in the first six minutes of the second half. Thus, the stupidest comment of the night -- Greg Gumbel of CBS noting Georgia Tech's free throw troubles told us that Tech missed nine free throws and lost by 9. As if that matters -- if the game had been less than a 25 point margin midway through the second half, UConn wouldn't have slowed down and bled the clock for the rest of the game. Kudos to the Huskies and Jim Calhoun, who was classy throughout.
Gumbel's idiocy masked stupid statement #2 -- Stu Scott on SportsCenter wondering if the Phillies weren't regretting letting go of Jose Mesa (malcontent, 6+ ERA, awful closer) after Joe Table closed out a 2-1 win for his new team, the woebegone Pirates, over the Phils today. I'm sure the Phils fans really regret obtaining Billy Wagner this winter.