For those of you readers out there who have been wondering where all the posts have gone we have one simple answer for you: it's March. You see College Basketball is now in full effect and our attention to things like blogging, working, bathing, eating, etc., have kind of fallen by the wayside.
Anyway to get ourselves hyped up even more I, Hats Bagelman and Nacho Friendly will be debating an age old question: "Would you rather win the NIT or lose in the first round of the NCAA Tournament?"
Like Natalie Imbruglia we are torn to find the right answer here. Follow us after the jump for our lively debate.
Howdy kids, Nacho Friendly here to lay down some sweet, sweet science. The long and the short of it is this: Americans love 'em a good retard. When we see someone of lesser physical or mental ability than ourselves succeed, we feel a sense of accomplishment right along with those goofy bastards. Oh I'm sorry, did I offend your delicate sensibilities? Well then, sire, I defy you not to laugh at Philip.
When Philip breaks free of his (and society's) restraints he can achieve anything he puts his mind to. Especially if he has chocolate. The same holds true for the NIT tournament. The NIT is the the soft, downy blanket where we coddle those who were deemed not worthy of being called the best of the best. This is why, I feel, it's inherently better to win the NIT than to be embarassed on a national stage by the biggest bully on the playground. In America, when it comes to bruised egos, and crybabies, we like to make sure everybody gets a cookie, and the NIT Championship, is just that cookie.
"One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once."
Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.
Oh hello it's Hats again. The reason I bring up this quote is because a British man said that and if there is one thing the British know it's losing. Which brings me to my point it's much better to lose in the first round than win the NIT.
Think of it this way can you name the last 5 NIT winners? Of course you can't but in the sporting world everyone remembers the 1996 UCLA team that lost to Princeton (small note: UGH).
I guess my point here you just want to be memorable. I mean people will never care about the NIT and in the end you are the 66th best basketball team in the nation, but if you lose especially in a spectacular fashion you don't waste away into nothingness you become the thing of legend. I guess it just boils down to this would you rather be Howard Dean or Michael Dukakis?