It's the 2012 NCAA Tournament! Take out the nice napkins and make sure that your kid doesn't have crap all over his face. College Crosse has this all under control, so feel safe, friends. If you missed anything -- and you really shouldn't because you're only hurting yourself if you do -- click this fancy highlighted text to get all caught up.
Dropkick Murphys Song of the Matchup: Did the Dropkick Murphys ever do a cover of "Orange Crush"? No? Then we're gonna have to break my own rule and do the version Editors did.
Editors - Orange Crush (via receiptforsale)
STORY TIME STORY TIME STORY TIME! So the last time Virginia and Princeton faced off, it was on ESPN. However, instead of watching it at home, I went to the game as my high school team went on a trip down to Jersey because we had some guys on the Tigers who played for us and our coach thought it would be a very good matchup to see. The game was quite good (a 12-10 Hoos victory), but it rained. It poured. It was like a hurricane hit extreme northeastern Mercer County and dumped all the rain it could. If I recall correctly, about four inches of rain fell that day on Princeton Stadium (FUN FACT: Somehow I've been to more Princeton games at Princeton Stadium than I have at Class of 52
Astro Turf Field O' Fun Stadium). Did I mention I could've watched it in my nice cozy home on ESPN?
Well, the Cavaliers and the Tigers are facing off on ESPN again on Sunday, this time in probably the most mind blowing first round matchup in ages. These two squads fall in the "SAME FOUR SCHOOLS (plus Duke)" championship category and both could make a tournament run deep into May with Virginia being the defending champs (and have Steele Stanwick) while Princeton, even though they barely made the tournament, looks like the most dangerous unseeded team (and have Tyler Fiorito). A lot of people are saying this showdown in Charlottesville could be the best of the First Round. How do they match up against one another? Take a look at this infographic to find out. It's quite orangey. And it didn't even require Syracuse or Otto to make it so... orange.