Here's Monday's Dear Gary ...
Dear Gary: Do you honestly think North Carolina can go undefeated? Do you not remember Tyler Hansbrough's embarrassment in the Final Four? He got virtually shut down by a freshman. There is no way. How about (ask yourself) if Kansas can repeat with the up-and-coming superstar in Cole Aldrich and a great guard in Sherron Collins? East coast bias at its best.
I'll address your questions one at a time, you angry idiot.
Question No. 1: Do you honestly think North Carolina can go undefeated?
Answer: I think it's possible, yes, and I explained why in the column on the Top 25 (and one).
Question No. 2: Do you not remember Tyler Hansbrough's embarrassment in the Final Four?
Answer: Yes, I remember it. I was sitting courtside. But keep in mind, Hansbrough still finished with 17 points and nine rebounds in that game, meaning his "embarrassment" was career numbers for most people. All BS aside, here's the truth: Hansbrough will go down in modern history as one of the most consistently dominant players in college basketball. To discount that guy is just silly.
Question No. 3: How about (ask yourself) if Kansas can repeat with the up-and-coming superstar in Cole Aldrich and a great guard in Sherron Collins?
Answer: The odds of Kansas repeating are somewhere between slim and no-chance-in-hell because, you know, Bill Self pretty much lost his whole team. Ask Billy Donovan how easy it is to win when you lose your whole team. Or ask Thad Matta. Both those guys lost the cores of the teams that played in the 2007 national title game and ended up in the 2008 NIT. So though I'm not exactly predicting a similar fate for Kansas, I think it's fair to suggest an NIT title is much more likely than an NCAA title.
(PS: By the way, Matt, I live in the south and have always lived in the south, which is why I do not have an east coast bias or west coast bias. If anything, I have a Mississippi Delta bias, but that affects my taste in music more than basketball. So that's probably something you should remember going forward.)