WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Capitals star Alex Ovechkin made his NCAA tournament picks Monday night, with the help and gentle prompting of Caps writer Mike Vogel.
The full 8-minute, 30-second video features Ovi in front of an empty tournament bracket, which he fills out using less-than-analytical logic, like selecting North Carolina to win over Providence, because his fiancé Maria Kirilenko is scheduled to play in a tennis tournament in North Carolina.
Here are some of Ovi’s selections:
6 Ohio State vs. 11 Dayton:
Ovi: I heard the girls there is pretty cool, huh?
Vogel: In Ohio State? Who told you that? Dave Steckel?
Ovi: Yea. Ohio.
His selection: Ohio State, abbreviated with “OS”
7 New Mexico vs. 10 Stanford:
Ovi: New Mexico-Stanford. Burritos or Stanford?
Vogel: Smart guys. Smart guys versus burritos.
Ovi: Burritos most hard-working guys in the whole world.
His selection: New Mexico
1 Virginia vs. 16 Coastal Carolina:
His selection: Virginia, abbreviated by “VIR”
8 Memphis vs. 9 George Washington:
Ovi: Memphis-George Washington? You know the answer, huh?
Vogel: I think you kind of have to take George Washington. He was the father of our country.
His selection: George Washington
6 North Carolina vs. 11 Providence:
Ovi: Well, Maria gonna have a tournament in North Carolina. So let’s do this one.
His selection: North Carolina
3 Iowa State vs. 14 NC Central:
His selection: Iowa State (he apparently read the I in Iowa as a lowercase l, denoting his predicted winner as “LS” rather than “IS”)
4 San Diego State vs. 13 New Mexico State:
Ovi: San Diego-New Mexico. Again Mexicans. So let’s do San Diego then.
His selection: San Diego State
Watch the full video below [via Monumental Network]: