The Favorite: M.I.A./Xavier
LCD Soundsystem will probably dismantle Battles fairly easily, but the next round looks a bit shaky. So I'm going with the #3 seeded M.I.A./Xavier to sneak up and crush PB&J and cruise through the rest of the rounds.
The Cinderella: Cut Copy/Belmont
Cut Copy may lose out in the later rounds, but something tells me Duke/The National will be in for a big suprise when they fall to Belmont/Cut Copy in the opening round (Boohoo Duke).
Game To Watch: Beck/BYU vs. Yeasayer/Texas A&M
Again the 8/9 pairing doesn't disappoint. SWEET! Beck vs. Yeasayer! Goodnight!
So hopefully this little twist on tournament season will make watching the games you really have no interest in a bit more...um...interesting. And maybe just maybe, you'll be the one in the back of the bar screaming, "Throw it down, Andrew Bird! Throw it down!"
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mp3: LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
mp3: Beck - Beercan
mp3: Yeasayer - No Need To Worry
mp3: Andrew Bird - Heretics
mp3: !!! - A New Name
mp3: The Shins - New Slang
mp3: Chromeo - Needy Girl (Bloc Party Remix)
mp3: Stars - The Calendar Girl
mp3: Blonde Redhead - 23
mp3: M. I.A. - Amazon
mp3: Peter, Bjorn & John - Up Against The Wall
mp3: The New Pornographers - The Bones Of An Idol
mp3: Lupe Fiasco - Sunshine
mp3: The National - Slow Show
mp3: Cut Copy - Future