College basketball’s Big Dance started yesterday. 68 teams trying to become the top team in the nation. Of those 68 teams, experts say, only about 30 have a real chance. to win it all.
I have to say it is the best time of the year to get sick and stay home. It happened to me one year. Before my kids came along I was really sick. I wasn’t allowed to go to work for nearly 2 weeks. As luck would have it, it was Tourney Time. I sat and watched 8 days of college basketball and didn’t feel bad for it.
I’m not really a fan of the whole basketball season. I watch few if any regular season games. It’s a little deal I have with my wife. I get baseball (limited) and football (unlimited), when my teams are featured in the regular season. I also get the playoffs, if any of my teams are involved. The baseball limits are understandable, those guys play nearly every day, football is a weekly deal.
The NCAA Tourney is a one and done deal. Since I don’t watch much of the regular season I really don’t pull for any team (other than my childhood favorites – Go I.U.), but I do have regional allegiances to Indiana and Northern California. Good thing for me I.U. is one of the number one seeds in the tourney and favored to go deep – maybe win the whole deal.
I joined a station wide bracket challenge. The scoring is being taken care of online. Everyone was invited to join, they just had to pick all the teams they though would win. I was in a co-workers office (who will remain nameless) and her complaint was the website didn’t post the schools colors. Seems she thought the prettiest team uniforms would make a difference.
I’m not casting aspersions here, her plan has as much merit as mine. I just pick the schools that have taken some of my money at some point in my educational history. Which explains why I didn’t pick Harvard to win in the opening round . . . . . . . . .