Sorry, I didn't mean to suggest that winning a national championship was not an amazing feat. It certainly is a very great accomplishment, no matter how many losses a team has along the way. I just think that in terms of suspense wondering whether than can go all the way would have been an even bigger story and given Illinois more respect in the media. I still think that they are the number one team in the country.
If Illinois had managed to complete an undefeated season, we wouldn't have to listen to the announcers say all the time that the last coach of an undefeated team was Bob Knight. I don't know all that much about Bruce Weber but I would rather hear the announcers talk about him than about Bob Knight.
I don't really have a favourite team this year, but I do hope that it is not North Carolina or Kentucky. I used to root for Duke simply because they were not North Caroline, but I don't think that they have the depth this year. This year I am just hoping that it is not one of the usual suspects.