20 February 2012

Op Ed: Does Dayton count?!?!?!

For those who may not know "Dayton" is the site for the "first four" of the NCAAs -- the "play-in" round if you will.  Lake the Posts has a podcast that opens with this very deep and existential question.   Say what?

No offense to LTP but REALLY???? WTF!!!!  This has to be one of the dumbest questions ever posed by a Northwestern sports fan (and that is really saying something).  If NU plays in Dayton would "the streak" live on?  No.   Would Northwestern's name still come up on the longest inactive NCAA tourneys lists but with an asterisk?  No!  Would it be mentioned in every friggin TV broadcast in future years when NU is in the hunt?  Hell No!  Would the hex hanging over this program finally be lifted?  Yes!

Look it. No ifs ands or buts about it.  The clear and unambiguous immediate goal of this program is to make the NCAAs.  Beggars can't be choosers, and Northwestern is the ultimate NCAAs beggar.  Dayton is part of the NCAA tournament.  For ef's sake YES Dayton counts!!!