Have we learned nothing from last week’s MLS playoff matchup between the LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes?
You have to read the signs … the team photo signs. The men’s NCAA Tournament starts tomorrow and there’s only one factor that can accurately predict the outcomes. So say cheese, and let’s break down Part 1 of the first-round matchups. Part 2 is Thursday.
Michigan State vs. Cleveland State: Take a look at the portrait above of the Spartans – it’s focused, it’s clean, it’s promising. Now check out Cleveland State’s. They’re doing too much with the artsy goalkeeper symmetry, plus, dude in the back left is wearing a boot for an injured foot. Man down.
WINNER: Michigan State
Kentucky vs. Xavier: Sometimes a single player photo can embody the spirit of an entire team. Take Kentucky’s Dary DeWalt. Look at his face – does this look like a game to you!? He’s not playing around. Neither are the Wildcats …
UMBC vs. Old Dominion: Fast forward to 1:50 of this video and tell me this UMBC squad isn’t in sync. Just call them the Justin Timberlakes.
Farleigh-Dickinson vs. St. John’s: This very well may be the toughest team photo ever taken. There’s literally one guy smiling in this photo (first GK on left) and I think he just has to use the bathroom.
WINNER: FDU is not to be messed with.
Four more team photo duels after the jump.