THE PUBLIX REGIONAL OPENING ROUND
#1. Jameis Winston stole crab legs from a Publix
#16. Pitt fans!
The aptly named Publix regional takes its name from our final #1 seed, the theft of some crab legs by a one Jameis Winston. This story caused countless hours of discussion and memes across Twitter, like the one shown above from @MadeByTim that went viral almost immediately. That Pitt bathroom graffiti is fantastic, but they're just here for the crab legs in the Green Room. No chance of an upset here, either.
#8. The new ACC logo has ridiculous rules
#9. Boston College's attendance at ACC Media Day
Under no circumstances should you try to get cute with the ACC logo. pic.twitter.com/lNbLhUaAZs
— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) May 29, 2014
…and for context, here’s the Boston College table. pic.twitter.com/BQMSQYfVfh
— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) July 20, 2014
This is our only real easy choice among the 8 vs 9 matchups, I think. The fact that the ACC has this absurd branding rules about how their new logo is to be used should easily defeat the lack of interest from the ACC media in Boston College, but as y'all know, I've been known to be wrong many times.
#5. Pack flushes #2 headline
#12. Louisville football coach trolls Miami
Y'all know I appreciate a good trolling, but come on. This is as big of a mismatch as Kentucky playing Virginia Tech in basketball right now. There's just no way that brilliant headline from the Technician is going to lose to this twelve seed. Go ahead and mark this one in chalk. NEXT!
#4. Duke and Kansas lined up on the wrong sides of the field
#13. This #goacc license plate
ICYMI late in Duke's win, Blue Devils walk-ons & Kansas lined up on the wrong sides of the field for a kickoff: http://t.co/vZJLA1crMV
— Jeff Fischel (@JeffFischel) September 14, 2014
it's a family name. pic.twitter.com/k3W5pjjS5S
— черная кошка (@jmquinn) August 15, 2014
I love the fact that the message of #goacc is being spread across the land on license plates now, but it would be a tall order for this four seed to go out in the first round. You kind of expect this kind of thing from Kansas given that their football program has been a gigantic turd for the last several years, but come on Duke! Y'all know better. Don't think you'll get to live this one down anytime soon either, because I suspect this four seed is going to advance with ease.
#6. Mike Fox's absurd music rules for his dugout
#11. Duke sent UNC as massive bill for the carpet they had to replace after the visitor's locker room was vandalized
How in the damn hell does carpet cost that much? Is it made out of crushed velvet? Or gold? Or crushed gold velvet? Whatever the case may be, that's a hilariously steep bill they sent to UNC. But is it enough to defeat apparent curmudgeon Mike Fox, who detests ALL RAP? Good question, as this seems like a matchup that could come down to the wire. My prediction? I think the eleven seed here pulls the upset.
#3. Frank Beamer stares off into space
#14. Ref caught watching NFL during NC State-WVU game
Really difficult matchup for the upstart fourteen seed here, as they might have been able to make some noise against another opponent. Frank Beamer is just on a #goacc mission, with his third separate entry in the field, and there's no way this one is losing in the first round, either. Just look how zoned out Frank is in this vine...it's like art.
#7. An assortment of fails from the NC State-FSU basketball game
#10. Stupid FSU Toughest Team/Toughest Conference shirt
This is one on paper that might seem like it could be close, but just remember how dominant this seven seed was during the #goacc regular season. That game featured fail after fail that just seemed to get progressively more hilarious, as brilliantly captured here by @lebrownlow. While I can easily say if I saw someone wearing that "Toughest Team/Toughest Conference" shirt, I'd be sure to point and laugh, but I don't think we'll be seeing that ten seed move on.
2. Boeheim laughs at sign of himself picking his nose
15. Cole Stoudt's mannequin prank
I love this mannequin prank, some of the reactions are fantastic. But, this is a brutal draw for the fifteen seed, as Boeheim is going to be hopping mad he isn't in his own region. Think the two seed runs away with it here.
Make sure to vote in all of the other regionals if you haven't done so already!