Kenneth Starr robs Houston of the chance to see the greatest NCAA Tournamentupset ever
Kenneth Starr is up to his nefarious, chaos-causing deeds again. No, he hasn't thrown the country into turmoil over another sex scandal. It's even worse.
Starr caused Houston — the fourth-largest city in the country and a pretty cosmopolitan place (rodeo obsession aside) — to miss one of the greatest upsets in NCAA Tournament history. While 95 percent of the country watched Northern Iowa knock off the overwhelming favorite to win this year's national title, Kansas, Houstonians were stuck with Baylor-Old Dominion.
Why? I say it's all because of Kenneth Starr.
If Starr hadn't made national headlines when he was announced as Baylor's president, CBS' dimwitted decision makers wouldn't have a developed a very inflated notion of what the Baptist school means to Houston. Someone in the network's control room would have pointed out that Waco is more than three-hours drive and several light years in society removed from Houston. Someone would brought up the fact there's not this great majority of souls obsessed with the Baylor Bears around here.
And, we would have seen NCAA magic.
Instead — because of Kenny — Houston was treated to almost every mind-numbing second of the Baylor's 76-68 win over Old Dominion and not a single cut-in to the game that everyone will be talking about for the rest of the tournament until less than a minute remained.
Kansas was this year's super team and Northern Iowa (though a ninth seed) wasn't picked to even slightly scare the Jayhawks by anyone who doesn't have an endless row of cornstalks in their backyard. People watch the NCAAs just to see a game like this every four or five years. Instead, Houston gets Baylor, Baylor and more Baylor.
Yes, Starr is still ensuring that people do not have a good time.