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.
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?