This year’s NCAA Tournament has been so much fun, and now, only four teams remain: North Carolina, Syracuse, Oklahoma, and Villanova. Tonight’s Final Four will pit the Tar Heels against the Orange and the Sooners against the Wildcats in what should be two awesome rematches of games we’ve already seen this year.
But – *extreme Jon Rothstein voice* – this is March, so we kind of need to ignore that UNC beat Syracuse twice and Oklahoma beat Villanova by 23 earlier this year. In fact, we can probably just ignore logic all together, because weird things happen during the NCAA Tournament.
So Jimmy Fallon, in an attempt to figure out which team will close “One Shining Moment,” decided to pick the eventual winner with the help of a group of puppies. You might say this makes no sense, but it makes no sense that a 10-seed is in the Final Four, so why not have a bunch of adorable little dogs eat out of bowls with each team’s name on them and have that determine the winner?
The puppies picked North Carolina, and by that I mean the puppies polished off all the food in the North Carolina bowl fastest. While they don’t realize it because they are dogs and thus lack the ability to logically pick basketball games, this is actually probably the smartest move, as the Tar Heels are the odds-on favorites to win the entire thing.
So remember: If North Carolina beats Syracuse and Villanova/Oklahoma, it’s not because Roy Williams did a good job coaching this team or Brice Johnson is one of the best players in the country or Marcus Paige has been brilliant during the Tournament. The Tar Heels are going to win because a bunch of puppies ate food out of their bowl on The Tonight Show.
All hail puppies.