Tuesday, May 26, 2009

‘Idol’ Upset Not That Profound

YPSILANTI, Mich. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One basketball bracket expert says Kris Allen’s American Idol win isn’t exactly a slam dunk upset.

Pete Tiernan analyzes the NCAA basketball tournament on bracketscience.com and knows plenty about underdogs’ odds.

Though Allen’s recent Idol victory is shocking on the surface, Tiernan says it wasn’t the most profound upset he’s ever seen, especially if you look more into it.

Despite Adam Lambert being the early fan favorite, Tiernan says it’s important to note that Allen was gaining momentum every week Idol, much like basketball teams do before a big comeback.

He likens Allen’s slow, under-the-radar climb to the infamous upset that went down during the 1985 NCAA tournament, when dark horse Villanova beat frontrunner Georgetown.

Though no one expected low-seed Villanova to win the tournament, Tiernan says they won five games in a row before even making it to the finals and the steady improvement clearly paid off.

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