It warmed our hearts to read Harvey Araton of the New York Times trashing college hoops announcers (subscription required) for the volume (both meanings) of pointless NCAA tournament ``bubble'' commentary.
But when it comes to the NOTY Tournament, we live for bubble babble. Here are some pressing issues as the nomination deadline approaches this week:
--Is Boston Theodore Williams just too contrived to make the final field of 64 names? Or does the unseasonably cold weather make us subconsciously sympathetic to Williams's nomination?
--Will NOTY acquaintance Joe Favorito make the tournament on the Joe Italiano Doctrine, which holds that Godfather-related coolness goes a long way? Will his new job as v.p. of marketing for the International Fight League improve his chances?
--How high will punctuation carry A’Mod Ned, De’Cody Fagg, Sa’Coby Carter and A’Jami Guyton in the seedings?
--Is Cetera DeGraffenreid an E and a T short of greatness?
--Will Taiwan Easterling get a high seed based on the Geography Doctrine?
--Is Dorris Morris the heir to 1985 nominee Clinton Hinton?
--Can Brook Barefoot walk in the footsteps of 1985er Billy Broadfoot?
--Is Gelo Orange?
That we can answer. Sometimes.