My NCAA basketball dream

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All that cash floating around always brings up my longtime Final Four fantasy. Just before the title game, the opposing captains demand $100,000 per player from the TV producer. No pay, no play.

I once shared that with an old friend, Sonny Vaccaro, who as designated devil helped corrupt college basketball while at Nike, Adidas and Reebok. He is now redeeming himself as an avenging angel trying to bring down the NCAA. He chortled at my innocence.

”Happened already, more than 10 years ago,” he told me. “One of the Final Four teams had T-shirts and statements ready, the team leader was a terrific spokesman—he’s playing pro now—but they were upset in the semifinals.”

Holy shit! That would have been amazing. In NCAA football I root for a BCS disaster; this is now what I am rooting for in NCAA basketball.

Cynically yours,

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