Last year we did something new on the Monday after Selection Sunday. We devoted the entire show to the brackets, but hopefully in an entertaining, informative, and different way. The first hour, our pals Spike from 95.7 KJR FM and Tyler from 106.1 KISS FM filled out a bracket with Puck and me. There was great research done (by Puck), some solid information from our Big Ten “insider” Tyler and then there was Spike who basis his picks on what mascot would win in a battle. Humans “with weapons” trump almost any animal for example. In the end, we filled out the official Furness Show bracket which will be up on the site and entered into the KJR Bracket Madness contest. Our Final Four was Louisville, Ohio State, Florida and Indiana. Of course I say “our” Final Four but to be fair, Tyler disagreed with the majority of the picks.
The second two hours, we welcomed three of our favorite Huskies into the studio. Big thanks to Jason Hamilton, Mike Hayward and of course Pac-12 Hall of Famer Eldridge Recasner. Below are the picks for the Final Four from that group. The three Dawgs had some great information, insight, and opinions and I would urge you to download the podcast before filling out your bracket.
Here are the picks:
Eldridge- Louisville, OSU, Kansas, Miami. Champion: Louisville
Hayward- Louisville, OSU, Georgetown, Indiana. Champion: Louisville
J-Ham- Louisville, Gonzaga, Georgetown, Miami. Champion: Louisville
Puck-Louisville, Indiana, Florida, Gonzaga. Champion: Indiana
Ian- Louisville, Gonzaga, Indiana, Florida. Champion: Louisville.