With the NCAA Tournament right around the corner it seems like this is the time of the year everyone does one of these. You know, the top 10 moments in the history of the NCAA Tournament — in slideshow format because “next” buttons rule the world.
That is all fine and dandy. We have been pushing out our Top 10 Moments of Conference X stuff for the past week. They’re fun, sometimes insightful and always the type of post that leaves the reader in a place to let their voice be heard. Generally, that’s because no one can ever agree on any of the rankings.
Which makes sense. You might view a certain moment in a different perspective than me. It doesn’t mean you or I are wrong. Two or more people could have totally different opinions on the same subject, but both be right (or wrong) at the same time. It is part of what makes sports so much fun. Plus, let’s be honest, if we were to rank something higher than you think it should have been, it’s not like it devalues that moment or results in the Zombie Apocalypse.
Still, these best of NCAA Tournament moments slideshows need to be respected. Not because slideshows need more pub, but because the NCAA Tournament has had so many tremendous, sometimes even history changing moments. That’s why people like myself get really bothered when a site will post their “Top Eleventy-Billion Moments of the NCAA Tournament” and come to find out that the writer thinks the Big Dance was invented in 1988.
However, that doesn’t mean I am exempt from making mistakes. Maybe I will rank something lower than it should be because I wasn’t around or old enough to appreciate the impact that certain moment had. It’s sort of like how your grandfather will tell you about how hard it was to be him when he grew up, all while you’re more than certain you had it far worse because you had to blow on your NES cartridge to get it to work.
Alright, enough gibber-jabber. I put my lame disclaimer in. Let’s see how bad I can muck this up and how many of you will attempt to devour my soul for breakfast.