A big congrats go out to the Yale hoops team for busting brackets--but not Jockbrarian's! In celebration, I should recommend that people do some reading between now and Saturday's game to brush up on Yale and Ivy League basketball. The Divine Nature of Basketball by Ed Breslin tells how the author basically becomes a virtual head coach and follows the Yale team and coach around from the beginning of the season to the end. It's not a book about learning systems and how great players are developed. It's about the game at it's simplest form and how great people who happen to love the game are developed.
Now granted I live in a place where the closest connection to Yale is a door lock. Still, the book relates to any fan and captures the true spirit of college basketball where there is little luxury and less glory. Reading this book will make you root for teams like Yale in the tourney all the more. And just maybe after reading this book, you will sound a little more "Ivy" at tournament gatherings this weekend instead of some chump who follows the 1 seeds or teams that have the coolest mascot!