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Florida Gators headline March Madness dark horse favorites

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07:44 PM ET 03.19 | One of the most exciting things about March Madness is seeing which teams can create the best storylines and keep them going for the longest amount of time. This is commonly confused as being a Cinderella team, but there's a distinct difference between being a dark horse sleeper and a Cinderella sleeper. Cinderella teams are your lower seeded teams, like this year's Oregon Ducks or Bucknell Bison. If you're ranked lower than one but not a standout favorite to do damage within a specific region like New Mexico, Georgetown or Miami, then you're categorized as a dark horse. Think in terms of fantasy football: it's not Adrian Peterson, but it's not Alfred Morris either. Dark horse teams are the Doug Martin's of the world, a guy who was projected to possibly have a good impact with his team and proceeded to blow the roof of that sucker in Tampa. So who will be our Muscle Hamsters of the March Madness tournament?

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March 20, 2013  09:40 AM ET

I don't like all the press UF is getting.


too much love = big heads = LOSING

March 20, 2013  12:50 PM ET

I imagine that they would like to get another shot at Ole Miss and Mr "chop" Henderson.

 
March 20, 2013  01:58 PM ET

If the Vols drop to Mercer tonight, then my prayer is that the Gators lose their first one. That way, MG might actually post to the Ice Haus board again.

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