Having read approximately 732 rants about ESPN bracketolographitiologisticer Joe Lunardi on the GW message boards, I had hoped that the angry-GW-e-mailers would have won a special place in Lunardi's heart. But alas, no. In a Q&A with blogger Just Call Me Juice, which I came to via The Big Lead, Lunardi comments on his most frequent antagonists:
My emails (not all angry) run into the hundreds each week, and a typical ESPN.com chat session will exceed 1,000 questions as we approach Selection Sunday. The fans who seem to complain the most would have to be UConn and Maryland. I'm not sure why, but fans of these two schools are very hard to please.
Maryland fans, hard to please? Well, I never. See, this is why we cover Maryland so much. Because their fans have a national reputation for dissatisfaction.
Two follow-ups: Georgetown fans refer to John Feinstein as BUM. If the fans are gonna hate you, you might as well have an awesome nickname. I'm completely jealous. I want BUM t-shirts.
Also, Just Call Me Juice did that item about almost catching Gilbert's shoe a month ago. I never linked to it, even though every other blog in America did. So now I can say I linked to it.