I was reading the Sean Salisbury article on joesportsfan.com when I came across this gem:
Stupid Quotes From Jay Bilas
"Throw out the RPI, that doesn't mean anything to me. Look at the RPI Top 50 wins." - Jay Bilas, comparing the tournament resumes of Bradley and Seton Hall
To clarify: RPI means nothing, but the record versus the teams who have high RPI's is extremely important. Makes perfect sense.
"You also have to watch out for Wichita State and Seton Hall. If Seton Hall were to beat Wichita State, that would be a seed upset." - Jay Bilas on the 2006 Tournament game between #10 seed Seton Hall and #7 seed Wichita St.
That was the latest lesson in Jay Bilas' class entitled "7 is a lower number than 10".
bilas"Minneapolis is the nightmare region of this year's NCAA Tournament...Villanova goes into the tournament with some uncertainty...Nevada (is) a very dangerous team...and Boston College (is) a real threat to reach the Final Four because they're an angry team...down at the bottom of the bracket, teams like Oklahoma, Ohio State, and Florida (are) more than capable of reaching the Final Four...but you've got to watch out for the upset minded teams: teams like Wisconsin Milwaukee (and) Northern Iowa - a Giant Killer...and I'll give you a sleeper, Georgetown a sleeper to reach the Elite Eight and possibly the Final Four." - Jay Bilas during one segment on the Sunday Sportscenter
For those keeping score, in the Minneapolis region Bilas wanted to keep an eye on the following teams - Villanova, Nevada, Boston College, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Florida, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Northern Iowa and Georgetown. In other words, pretty much everyone
Back in the old days Jim Healy would have humiliated idiots like Jay Bilas.