Well I am heading to Omaha tomorrow for my 14 year olds baseball tournament and the College World Series. Along with Stony Brook this will be my first trip to Omaha and, I am trying to figure who I should root for. I was going to root for LSU as their top Pitcher Kevin Gausman who was just drafted 4th overall is a graduate of my sons new HS. He will be a freshman next year. We were really hoping to meet him wearing our Grandview HS gear. But now I am torn and soliciting the dawgpounds help.
Stony Brook - Pros: The underdog who doesnt like the underdog. And they knocked of the aforementioned LSU.
Cons: Every fan that doesnt have a team there will be rooting for Stony Brook. Have you seen the wolf on their hat?
UCLA - Pros: Pac 12 Team with a legitimate shot to bring the trophy out west. Powder blue hats.
Cons: Beat up on UDUB. Powder blue hats
Arizona - Pros: Pac 12 team. Start out against hated FSU. Hot Coeds
Cons: UDUB Basketball rival more recently(in my eyes forever) . Cats as a mascot
Florida St - Pros: Have you ever seen their spirit squad? http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.americasbestonline.com/FSU72.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.americasbestonline.com/cheerleaderFSU.htm&h=432&w=276&sz=48&tbnid=JzpJcBfz1R-tpM:&tbnh=92&tbnw=59&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dflorida%2Bstate%2Bcowgirls%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=florida+state+cowgirls&usg=__b_l6ACfgZ-lyBqayMdvqasKilEo=&docid=JOGENYYx67PMVM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=CmLXT9-TFMiI8AHIj-2NBQ&sqi=2&ved=0CGQQ9QEwAQ&dur=31 Have you seen their spirit squad? Should keep the 14 year old boys interested.
Cons: Tomahawks. Never liked the seminoles dating back to the 80's.
Kent St. - Pros: Underdog not in the national headlines. Beat Oregon
Cons: Where is Kent St.? No real shot at going deep in the tournament.
Arkansas - Pros: Beat Baylor. Razorbacks! I have a good friend from Arkansas. Easy access to hats
Cons: SEC. There mascot is a Pig.
South Carolina - Pros: Gamecocks. Playing Florida in the first round. Two time defending champ.
Cons: Steve Spurrier. Wearing at hat around 14 year old boys that says cocks
Florida - Pros: Number 1 team in the country. Mike Zunnino just drafted by the Mariners.
Cons: Tim Tebow. Who roots for the favorite?
So if you were me, who would you root for? And why?