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Thursday, June 03, 2004

Eric Sorenson Projecting Dirtbags Winners Of Palo Alto Regional

Eric Sorenson, in a special report for, projects the outcome of each of the 16 Regionals this weekend. Here's what he has to say about the Palo Alto Regional:

"Palo Alto Regional
1st- Long Beach State
2nd- Stanford
3rd- UNLV
4th- St. John's

I know, get the men with the white coats and the jacket that ties up the back, I'm picking the Cardinal to actually lose in the regionals for the first time since... oh, the 60s or so, it seems. Actually the Trees have yet to lose since the new two-tier tournament format began in 1999. But Long Beach is bitter about getting a No. 2 seed. They're bitter about losing seven straight. They're bitter about being sent up to Palo Alto again. They're bitter about not hosting a regional. They're bitter about Jered Weaver having his worst outing of the year come at a bad time. It's time to take it out on somebody."

My comments: I welcome the prediction, but I think he is wrong about any bitterness. Determined, yes. Bitter, no.

Read the entire article here.

posted on 6/03/2004 by Jeff Agnew

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