March Madness! A Vanilla Rant

My bracket is “going to hell in a handbasket”, as a former history teacher of mine used to say. With the exception of Kansas, North Carolina, and University of Utah I generally don’t follow the regular basketball season. But when March Madness comes around, it is always fun to fill out a bracket and see what happens. The fact that someone like me can just make one up and beat out others in the workplace who watched the games all year is pretty cool. Lol. Clearly, pure luck is just as important as skill when the basketball tournament rolls around. There’s so many close games and you can never account for what upsets may occur.

I was doing alright through the first and second rounds, then Syracuse lost. Followed by Gonzaga, Notre Dame, and Texas. Sigh. That’s what I get for picking a Texas team, I don’t even like them. Usually they are a safe bet for at least a few rounds.

Next comes the Sweet Sixteen. With Texas out, I really needed Duke to win. That didn’t happen. I switched the channel to watch a different game for a while, thinking they had it in the bag. Then I see the final score, they lost to Arizona 77-93! What is happening here?? Glad I didn’t pick Duke to go all the way, which made me win my bracket pool last year. Next, Wisconsin lost to Butler. I have a friend from Wisconsin and if I were a top, I’d so be holding her accountable for that. Lol. But she needn’t worry because I’m not a top. 😉 The Duke and Wisconsin losses bumped me from first place to second in my bracket pool. But one more correct pick and I could be back at first. No such luck. Next, number 1 seed Ohio State goes down with a 60-62 loss to Kentucky.
                                                       Grr, why????

The Elite 8 begins tonight. I’m hoping for wins from Florida, Connecticut, and Kansas as all my other picks are shot to hell. Kansas is now the only #1 seed left in the tournament, and who I picked for my ultimate winner. Please Kansas, go all the way! I need that money. Lol.

Maybe a little spanking fun could be some added motivation for the team?

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9 Responses to March Madness! A Vanilla Rant

  1. joeyred51 says:

    My picks have been spanked by the competition right from the start. Duke, St. Johns, Notre Dame, ugh.
    I need a really good weekend in the mountains to fix my state of mind.

    Joey

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  2. Ursus Lewis says:

    who bet's on sport anyway… should be forbidden 😉

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  3. Anonymous says:

    @Mr. Lewis Figures you would say that. Can't you at least show a little sympathy to Lea?

    @Lea

    “My bracket is 'going to hell in a handbasket'”

    “Grr, why????”

    “The fact that someone like me can just make one up and beat out others in the workplace who watched the games all year is pretty cool. Lol. Clearly, pure luck as opposed to skill is just as important when the basketball tournament rolls around.”

    Obviously, pure luck as opposed to skill doesn't work all the time either. Unless, you are psychic or have a time machine, it's just guessing to your best ability. It's a guess no matter what Lea. A guess.

    “I have a friend from Wisconsin and if I were a top, I'd so be holding her accountable for that. Lol. But she needn't worry because I'm not a top. ;-)”

    Lea, the fact that you even thought this shows a Toppish tendency that could mean trouble for everyone involved not just your friend. Yikes! (giggles)

    All in all, though. I agree someone should be held accountable and spanked for this….Lea.

    I hate basketball.

    Bree

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  4. Lea says:

    @joey, I'm with you on that one. Florida lost yesterday, ugh, but Connecticut won bumping me back to first place. Assuming Kansas wins today I hope to stay on top.

    @Ursus, actually gambling/betting is illegal in this state. But it's March Madness! One of the only times I communicate with half of my coworkers. Lol. Ah, the camaraderie of sports…

    @bree, indeed it is all a guessing game. No toppish tendencies here, noone needs to worry. Lol.

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  5. Lea says:

    …. And Kansas goes down.

    ### #### ###### #######!

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  6. Anonymous says:

    @Lea (sigh) to ### #### ###### #######!

    awwww…I'm sorry Lea. Only because I feel for you and I am rooting for you Lea, not because I like basketball.

    Can I tell you something Lea?

    Don't give up hope. You can still win right?

    bree

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  7. Anonymous says:

    @Lea I like the jelly bean background. I llluuuuvvv jelly beans! They look like Bertie Bott's Jelly Beans. Just sayin'. (giggles)

    bree

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  8. Lea says:

    I wanted something fitting to Easter and the background of little chicks kind of freaked me out. Lol.

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  9. Lea says:

    Okay, an update for anyone who is interested. I DID win after all! Crappy losses all around made me the best of the worst in the bracket pool. Woohoo!

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