IT IS MARCH AND THE MADNESS HAS ARRIVED.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then YOU truly are living under a rock, because even I, grand loather of sports, know what major significant sporting event is about to take place...
The 2011 NCAA Tournament. Time to fill out my bracket!
Last year was the very first year that I filled out a bracket. In college, I literally had no idea what anyone was talking about when they talked about “March Madness”, and whenever the boys (um, and Julie) would be glued to the television, I would whine and pout about the “stupid game” being on. But last year I finally got wise and Jacob helped me fill it out... and I won $50 in my office pool!
Lest you think I am a novice at picking out teams, let me please direct you to this here old blog of mine and this link in particular. Once upon a time, way back in like 2007, I had a forty-five second long interest in picking football game winners. One of my guy friends would tell me the teams that were playing, and I would pick who I thought would win based solely on things like whether I liked the name of their team or if I knew anyone from the city where the team was from. Literally, I would say things like “Buffalo is playing Philadelphia... well, I like cheesesteaks better than buffalo wings, so I choose Philadelphia.” Brilliant, I know.
I’m having a bit of deja vu... yesterday, my friend David who takes this tournament and college basketball VERY SERIOUSLY said to me on gchat “Don’t pick based on the colors of their uniforms!” to which I replied “Hasn’t stopped me before, won’t stop me now.”
Basically, what I’m trying to tell you is this: I’m filling out my bracket today. I’m taking this tournament very seriously. And I will most likely beat you, since I care not one bit about any team with the exception of my beloved Wildcats, and of course someone like me is going to win, probably against someone like you, who lives/eats/breathes/sleeps college basketball.
Sorry in advance :) Bear down!