I've been swept in by March Madness, so please forgive the absence. And root for the Wichita State Shockers.
When I came into work Saturday after the Shockers' upset win over Tennessee, a colleague noted that the headline were easy to predict. He was right:
SHOCK AND AWE! Wichita State downs Tennessee
Shockers shock Tennessee
Shockers continue to shock
Another shocker by Wichita St.
SHOCK THERAPY Wichita State triumph gives Valley-dation
No. 2 seed Vols get Shock(ers) treatment
The LA Times tried to mix it up a bit with Shockers Do Just That by Beating Tennessee, 80-73. But they didn't quite pull it off. Shouldn't that be "Shockers Are Just That After Beating Tennessee"? The New York Times took a similar tack, but its headline makes sense: The Shockers Live Up to Their Name.
The New York Daily News eschewed the shock altogether. I can't say the results are any better, but at least it's different: Every 'Wich' way but lose