Originally posted by ketchuplover
The first #3 seed is one and done! Madness! Another #3 bites the hardcourt! Run for your lives!
It's the other definition of 'one and done' that irks me.
Urban dictionary: An athlete who spends one year in college before moving on to professional sports.
There's nothing to be done about it. Big money to be made, college-level career-denying injuries to be avoided, etc.
But the great teams of the past gave a university the chance for a dynasty.
The last "dynasty" I remember, which was only 2 years in duration, was my Florida Gators when the national championship was won by underclassmen led by Joakim Noah and Al Horford, who all opted to stay in school and win a second natl championship.
But another factor is the self-defeating nature of a good, young team. Who wants to recruit to a college where you will sit on the bench behind an already-seasoned crew and only get to play as the practice squad? Better to go to a college that is in rebuilding mode where you get to play and perhaps shine. So the cycle of winning and rebuilding is perpetuated.
Thank you very much.
That said, March Madness has me hooked. Too bad I don't have cable, so only see what's on CBS.