Adventures in the Lone Star State

March Madness

March Madness has come again and my friends are all asking me to join their pools. No joke, I’ve had at least one dozen requests during the past week or two. What have I done with most of these requests? Edwin Starr’s memorable song “War” comes to mind. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, let me refresh your memory:

War, huh, yeah

What is it good for

Absolutely nothing

Okay, so brackets are important to many of friends; they are fun to create, but seriously, who really knows what they’re talking about? Each year, there’s at least a few upsets and most teams that win are the higher seeded teams. I think most people just pick the higher seeded team. I guess I am being a little unfair about the whole thing. I do have some friends who really know what they’re talking about, but they seem to be the exception. After all, how easy is it track 64 teams?

I have a simple methodology when creating my bracket (which I am yet to do). I pick the team that I recognize. I may not know too much about the team, but I’ve at least heard of it. If there are two teams that I recognize, then it depends. Generally, I’ll choose the higher seeded team, but occasionally, I like to go for the “underdog.” I put this in quotes because I don’t know if they’re really the underdog. Sometimes a team is seeded lower, but actually be better. In BYU’s case, though, I generally give the one round in the tourney before I drop them. Unfortunately for BYU, they seem to have a curse about them. They may have a great season, but they are pretty consistent about blowing it in the tourney. I expect them to beat Xavier on Thursday, but it’s going to take a lot of prayers for them to beat Ohio State.

You might be wondering what the point of this blog entry is… I leave that for you to decide. It’s time for me to create my bracket.

March 15th, 2007 at 8:39 am


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