March 31, 2008
Second round action of our completely pointless, albeit oddly entertaining, BDL Bedlam Tournament. Thanks to your help, we've compiled a list of 64 things that you may or may not love about the NBA, seeded them into four regions and created a Madness-like bracket. Today we'll unveil the first eight match-ups of the second round. Voting will remain open until late Tuesday night.
Up next in the West Region: the No. 1 seed West playoff race vs. the No. 8 seed Miami Heat dancers. In the first round, the West race pulled away from the (dramatic) Walter Herrmann, while the sexy Heat ladies moonwalked all over the slightly inebriated Kings' dancers. Another look at the nominees:
No. 1 West playoff race: With less than three weeks to go, the difference between the Western Conference leading Hornets/Spurs and No. 7-9 Nuggets/Warriors/Mavericks is still just 5.5 games. 5.5! The West race is so ridiculous that we might wtiness the first team in NBA history to win 50 games and still miss the playoffs. That's as "Cold As Ice."
No. 8 Miami Heat dancers: I'm told that the Miami Heat dancers are currently defending their back-to-back championship (garter) belts in this year's NBA.com Dance Team Bracket. Yes, back-to-back titles. The Heat ladies are obviously really good dancers!
So, who/what makes it through to the Sweet Sixteen? What do you love more? Vote.