Well, nothing too surprising happened with the First Four. I guess the big controversy I heard was about why Jaws had to play a â€śplay-inâ€ť game. Well, for some silly reason, the NCAA has decided to have play-in games between 11 seeds and 13 seeds, rather than just having 8 teams fighting for the last four 16 seeds. And all that is really just a smoke screen to say that yes, maybe I donâ€™t like â€śOne of the 25 best movies ever madeâ€ť as much as the rest of the world. And didnâ€™t VCU make it to the Final Four a few years back as a play-in? Anyway, I donâ€™t feel so bad. You canâ€™t make me.
Also, I was glad to see Babe actually get a tournament victory. Itâ€™s a cute enough movie that probably wouldnâ€™t have even been in the tournament if I hadnâ€™t needed to add a category like â€śBest Animal Movieâ€ť to make 31 genres. And Iâ€™m glad somebody actually voted for Das Boot. It probably didnâ€™t deserve to beat out Lethal Weapon, but it didnâ€™t deserve to be shut out either.
OK, thereâ€™s really not much else to say about these four matches. Sorry about the buzz-saw you ran into, Wreck-It Ralph. Maybe youâ€™ll get a better seed next year.