Webster U.'s Chess Championship: Saddest Sports Spectacle Ever? [PHOTOS]

Apr 8, 2013 at 1:30 pm
The view from that other Final Four.
The view from that other Final Four.

Some things are best left unseen, like catching your grandpa naked or eying the kitchen at what -- until that moment -- had been your favorite budget restaurant.

The same could be said for the "Final Four" of collegiate chess. When we wrote about Webster University's participation in the event last week, we pictured something akin to college basketball's annual championship -- albeit on a much smaller scale. We had no idea how small, however, until the pictures started rolling in over the weekend via the Twitter feed of Webster's coach Susan Polgar.

This one came with the teaser, "Spectators on their feet. Time pressure coming soon."

Yes, the spectators (all eleven of them!!) are on their feet because there is no place to sit. And where the hell are they playing this Final Four anyway? A basement call center?

Then came the following, promising "hot and heavy action down the stretch."