Sports is supposed to be all escapist for those of us stuck in the real world. Adrian Peterson's frankly ludicrous comments about being a slave (has he been to the Ivory Coast?) simply highlight the fact that many sports figures are totally out of touch with the rest of us.
The NFL is on strike, or lockout or something else because there's not enough money for everybody, The football power that is Ohio State is getting hauled over the goals for some infractions that have no real impact on the football field, the NBA is in the great situation where sub-500 teams are fighting for the playoffs and hockey fans are protesting that players aren't getting suspended. Throw in the terrible situation in Japan, the fighting in Libya and the disaster that is the US economy and we desperatedly need a feel good story from somewhere. It's not the entertainment world as they seem overly focused on Charlie Sheen - another rich guy that has no idea about the real world. For me it's down to the NCAA tournament.
So come on 15 and 16 seeds and the play in teams, knock off the 1s and 2s and give me a way to escape from the depressing stories that threaten to overwhelm us.