Digger Phelps' Picks Are Enticing, Impossible

After the tournament field was announced last night, ESPN had a tidy little two hour breakdown of the entire bracket, which culminated with Jay Bilas, Hubert Davis, Dick Vitale and Digger Phelps revealing their Elite Eight, Final Four and National Champion predictions. Surprisingly, they didn’t go all chalk -- some went way out a limb and picked a three-seed here or there (they all seem to be really big on Missouri). ↵

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↵That’s right, Digger has Pittsburgh playing Xavier in the Elite Eight. Which will apparently be a rematch of their game in the Sweet Sixteen round seeing as those two are on the same half of the East region and therefore could not otherwise meet in the Elite Eight. This is a man who uses a box of Highliters to color coordinate his closet -- the rules do not apply to him. ↵

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↵Digger’s flub wasn’t the only outtake from Selection Sunday, however. After the jump, members of the selection committee attempt the always difficult white man high-five and fail miserably ... on live television: ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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