We Never Expected This
….is what the Hessians in Trenton said on Christmas Morning 1776. This was my 8-seed, but @ND_Phil has demonstrated his prowess repeatedly with this entry. This first made the cut into the Notre Dame Magazine, and now he’s poised to take home the title hardware* with one more victory.
Like the Continental Army, he was an underdog going up against superior competition, but like Brian Kelly on 2nd and short, defies convention and is full of surprises.
We Should Have Expected This
And speaking of wealthy Virginians and surprise twists, we have a wonderful 1-seed submitted by @1stdownMoses.
That 2015 Virginia game was a simpler time: back when we thought Brian VanGorder was the answer at defensive coordinator. It’s odd to see the smugly smirking #BKhomeboy of 2018 here, since his 2015 self has yet to slog through the trials and trevails of the 2016 season.
But he is here nonetheless, intertwining both ends of the schadenfreude spectrum, and encapsulating why so many of us love college football.
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