Jayhawks vs. Bruins -- Bear To Eat Bird?
In an effort not to jinx my beloved Kansas Jayhawks, I'll continue with my trend of picking them to lose all of their NCAA Tournament games. Thus, I think UCLA will beat Kansas later this afternoon when they play in the West Region Final.
The main reason I think they'll win is that the coach and the player who arguably are most famously associated with UCLA, John Wooden and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, are both alive, whereas their counterparts on the KU side -- James Naismith (the inventor of basketball) and Wilt Chamberlain -- are both dead. Alive normally beats dead.
Next week, I'll be picking Kansas to lose both of their games in the Final Four.
Update 1923 24 March: "The Frogurt is also cursed."
Well, there's always next year...