NCAA championship open thread: UConn vs. Butler

Tip-off’s at 9:20 ET on CBS; celebrate or agonize below as you see fit. I think of this not so much as a game as one of those rare news events where the world unites to try to will a happy outcome into being. The moon landing, the rescue of the Chilean miners, and now the unlikely second shot at a championship for a mid-major that wasn’t supposed to be there last year either and somehow ended up an inch short (or, rather, long) against the Blue Devils. The odds of consecutive title game appearances for Butler were, according to Nate Silver, 7,406 to one — and yet here we are. It’s really quite simple: If you’re rooting for UConn, you’re a communist.

Unfortunately, the commies are probably going to win. It’s science.