For one thing, it affords me the privilege of laughing that SI only picked 9 of the Sweet 16 teams correctly. Man, that's pretty pathetic, for a magazine of its caliber and knowledge base.
But for another thing, it allowed me to take a good read at the best article in the issue, which suprisingly, wasn't even about college basketball.
I know that SoSG Orel is a big fan of Joe Posnanski's, and forgive me if I'm calling out an old link. But I recommend you take the time this morning to read JoePo's take on the Royals' farm system. Sure, the article's main device may be not be entirely original. But it's still a great read for any baseball fan--especially one who thinks a farm system is a worthwhile investment.
The Dodgers used to have a world-class farm system once. Sigh.