This week, the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament will fully consume the lives of sports fans across the nation, but one man remains unfazed by March Madness.
MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart ran a “March Madness 101” segment on Monday, and while the producers might have planned it as a crash course for those unfamiliar with the tourney, the segment instead revealed an interesting fact about “The Daily Rundown” host.
Apparently, Jose is the only man in America who not only “doesn’t know a whole lot about this March Madness thing,” but also doesn’t understand the simple this-or-that process involved in “selecting the winners and losers for every single game… something [he’s] been told, uh, is called, filling out your bracket?”
Diaz-Balart spends the rest of the segment — featured above — doing his best to convince the audience he’s a) never seen a basketball before or b) been living under a rock for the past thirty years. However, my favorite part is when the talk shifts to this year’s possible Cinderella stories. After discussing the Butler Bulldogs, Diaz-Balart quizzes his guest about the Duke Blue Devils’ odds of getting past the first round.
For the record, he’s talking about the same Duke that has the projected first pick in 2015’s NBA draft on its roster, the winning-est coach in the history of men’s college basketball calling its plays and is the No. 1 seed in the Southern region of the tournament.
Yes, Jose. Duke definitely has a chance.
[h/t Al Weaver]