Let it be known, I have not watched a sticth of college basketball this year. Not because I didn't want to, but rather life seems to get in the way of leisure activities.
You would think this might stop me from laying down $5 on a pool to pick a bracket. Of course not. As a college basketball fan from childhood, filling out a bracket every March seems automatic and a requirement of my life. I spend a few minutes, honestly no more time than it takes to consume a morning cup of joe, placing my picks. The amount of time I spend picking teams has a parallel relationship to my success, little time = little success. However, that does not stop the inverse relationship of frustration, little success = big frustration. Uttering such lines as "I was going to pick them, but…" or "Why did they win? <Insert picked team> played like crap!"
The largest amount of my time is spent picking the upset, mostly the 12 seeds. It is a commonly known fact that the game I pick generally is not the one that has the desired outcome. Instead of wasting my time trying to find what 9 or greater seed is going to be this years Villanova or Butler, I am doing 2 brackets. One bracket will have all of my "decent" picks which includes upsets, the other will have mostly higher seeds advancing. I will update everyone on my success with this strategy.
It is with great hope and desire that I wish our one TV can take a break from Yo Gabba Gabba, Finding Bigfoot, and recorded Chelsea Lately episodes for some basketball. My wife is not the biggest sports fan in the world, but even she appreciates a decent game.
Let the madness begin!