Thursday, March 15, 2012
Justin Verlander's NCAA Bracket - Who Ya Got?
By Sean Gagnier
The Detroit Tiger's ace pitcher Justin Verlander showed during last season that he could do no wrong; he went 24-5 last season with a 2.40 ERA and won both the American League MVP and Cy Young. So naturally, when he gets into the spirit of March people should pay attention to his bracket, right?
If you're a Michigan State fan that answer is yes. If you're a Wolverine that answer is to tell him to stick to pitching.
CBS asked multiple celebrities to fill out brackets this month and Verlander took their bracket and has Michigan State winning their third national title ever. He also has Michigan losing to the actual Ohio University in the first round.
Verlander has the Spartans facing off against North Carolina in the championship game, the only other No. 1 seed to make his Final Four. The other two members of the Final Four for Verlander are Duke and Gonzaga. And he picked his fair share of upsets, some making more sense than others, notably Ohio over Michigan and having Murray State advance all the way to the Elite Eight to take on Michigan State.
Not to mention that Verlander has a major upset penciled in as he says No. 14 South Dakota State will top No. 3 Baylor in the first round - keep your eyes open for that one.
Who do you have going to New Orleans? Do you think Verlander got it right? Wrong? Comment and tell us what you think.