The funniest thing is, the man behind the genius @UMBCAthletics Twitter account doesn't even like being the center of attention. "I'm kind of a quiet guy who likes staying out of the spotlight," Zach Seidel, the 27-year-old native of Pikesville, Md. who is the man behind the Twitter account of the first 16-seed to upset a one-seed in the NCAA Tournament, said Sunday afternoon from Charlotte, where UMBC was getting ready for its second-round game against Kansas State. "It's been a little bit weird.
As a University of Missouri graduate and sports fan, I am admittedly used to not having the nice things in life. We lose, and we do it in the most painful way possible:The fifth down against Colorado in 1990, the Norfolk State upset in 2012, the coast-to-coast Tyus Edney buzzer-beater in 1995, the "Flea Kicker" in 1997 against Nebraska. (I was in the stands at Faurot Field, a college freshman, for that last one.) So I don't know why I was so excited coming into this college basketball season.
It was only, after everything is said and done, 40 minutes of basketball. Sure, it was 40 minutes of historic basketball, basketball of the likes we've never seen before, but still: it was just 40 minutes of basketball. And yet, as Tony Bennett walked off the floor and into the tunnel on Friday night at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, he surely knew one thing: That this single loss – that these 40 minutes of basketball – will follow him to his grave. How unfair is that?
Recycling a talking point from 2016: Syracuse, not deserving of a bid on Selection Sunday, in midst of making a run a week later. The moment the field is set, you can hit the reset button on a disappointing season.
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