Carson Palmer

Cincinnati commiserates again, this time over 'Black Sunday'

They're commiserating about "Black Sunday" in the chili parlors around town. And there's plenty of company in the city's latest sports misery.

They've seen this oh-so-many times.

No other city went into the NCAA Tournament with such pride and expectations. Xavier had the first No. 1 seed in its history. Cincinnati was a No. 2 with aspirations of a long-awaited run deep into March. They'd spent the last half of the season shoulder-to-shoulder in the AP Top 25 , finishing at No. 3 and No. 6.

Surely this would be a March to remember around town, right?

Instead, it added two more breathtaking meltdowns to the city's recent history of them.