I'd forgotten that March Madness arrives in San Jose tonight, with HP Pavilion playing host to one-fourth of the NCAA Sweet 16 (men's regionals, if you want to get all technical).
So, the table across from us has a trio of Pitt fans. Just down the row from them are two elderly couples dressed in screaming Kansas blue. And during breakfast, a couple of alums from UCLA -- the team carrying my bracket's fate -- get seated nearby. No sign of Southern Illinois, whose fans are apparently too embarrassed about supporting a team called the Salukis.
No food fights or anything; these are all the genteel 50-and-up crowd who can afford a nice downtown hotel, not to mention actual Sweet 16 tickets. Now, if one of the teams' bands had shown up for breakfast -- that'd be a story.
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading