What's that sound? Does anybody else hear it? It can't be, can it? It's gotta be...dare I say it...an upset alert?!? This is a public service announcement. Put down your beers - don't worry it's just for a second - and call your bookies. Hedge all bets on the Virginia Cavaliers. I repeat, hedge all bets on the Virginia Cavaliers.
It may have just been two over-appreciative fans, but it was two over-appreciative fans that clearly don't realize that ANYTHING can happen during March Madness. I know it must have felt good to watch their biggest in-region competition meet an untimely first round demise, but the beauty of the NCAA tournament is that your biggest competition is always your next competitor. If Virginia fans want to shower Middle Tennessee State with donations then be my guest, but you simply can't do it until you find out if it ends up meaning something. That money would have been better spent at the liquor store if becomes if Virginia can't put away a historically scrappy Butler team. The cash they just sent to some directional satellite school - that they could potentially end up facing - looks pretty petty if they don't even make it far enough to do so. Even the implication that Virginia will benefit from not having to face Michigan State shows that these two random people - who clearly have more money than they know what to do with - have a thing or two to learn about college basketball. Mainly the fact that the moment you take your team's matchup for granted is almost always immediately followed by March Sadness, and - unlike myself - I don't think they want to see this kid's encore performance...