Thursday, March 20, 2008

March MADness!!!

**Ichi strolled in this morning, he must have been locked away in a garage or basement somewhere--glad he's OK and thanks for the well-wishes**

The madness is in full effect. I'm starting to come down with a *cough* cold. And I'm pretty sure I won't make it to work tomorrow *cough* damn.

Work days like today aren't actually half-bad. Boss-lady wasn't in, because of cold, so I kept my yahoo bracket refreshed every minute or so during the games.

I picked way too many upsets. I reasoned that since I had a fairly conservative elite eight and final four, I should go nuts on the first two rounds with upsets--because I don't have either team going very far. There is always a 12 seed that upsets a 5 seed, but I didn't need to pick three of the 12 seeds to advance. Maybe that was a bit much.

I picked the #11 KSU over #6 USC upset, which is the only game D-Tran missed in the first 16 games. It was a no-brainer for me, I mean Beasley > Mayo, and the teams are fairly similar. Also, the game was played in Nebraska, which isn't exactly a neutral court. USC reminds me a lot of last year's Golden State Warriors: at home, they are scary and can shoot the lights out--and no one can stop them if they are clicking--but on the road, when they don't shoot well, they can get beaten by anyone. Match that up against a very hungry Beasley and KSU squad, and you've got yourself an upset.

My only sweet 16 team gone is George Mason--and I only picked them because I'll be down in Portland with a bunch of Washington State grads--so I had to pick George Mason for the major upset to root against all of them on Saturday. I'll be rooting for Notre Dame now!

I'm the only one in our bracket to pick Tennessee to win it--go Vols!



Blogger Jessica said...

I'm glad your cat turned up! Jose has had a couple runaway scares too and each one only feels worst than the last! I'm so happy to hear that he's home and okay. :)

PS>>> I'm rooting for Tennessee too!

10:27 PM  

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