Speaking of Favre, he already has been replaced by Tyler Hansborough as the token “White Athlete That The Media Openly and Embarrassingly Fawns Over Because of His Work Ethic and Love For the Game.” (Note: Steve Nash was the overwhelming favorite here until Hansborough too over during the tournament.) For anyone who doesn’t think there’s a racial component to this, you’re crazy.
The Hansborough worship has been the single-most frustrating thing about the tournament for me. The announcers talk about him like he’s curing cancer while typing out the great American novel with his 14 foot penis and averaging a quadruple-double every night.
What the hell? He’s great for a college player, and I can see him being a poor man’s Shane Battier type in the pros, but I can’t get away from him. It’s like he’s the only player in the tournament. I’ve heard that he’s taken three semesters of Swahili about 35 times in the last month.
I cringe when Jay Bilas talks/slobbers about him in Chris Farley fashion: