Filled out brackets to compete against the extended family in a pool of 19 entries…here’s the summary of our “bracketology” and how we’re doing as of 10:30pm on March 22, 2013…
E is currently leading the entire group despite basing her picks entirely on her preference in uniform color – specifically advancing teams in her favorite shade of blue. This made her one of the few in the country to predict FGCU over Georgetown, by the way.
Notice I said “one of the few”, not “the only”. If you are wondering who else could have possibly predicted the upset, look no further, because…
The terrific brotherly duo of T & H entered the pool together. Since their entry boasted more than one name (Mr. T & King Hut, to be specific), they selected teams with more than one word in their name to win (such as, drumroll…FGCU over Georgetown). Their strategy currently has them tied for third in the family pool. Ha!
To provide slightly more detail, they are tied for third with LPK, my niece who is still in utero.
To summarize, everyone else in the extended family, including myself (a former college assistant basketball coach), my brother-in-law (a former professional athlete), and lots of other folks (who actually watch games and follow players and think about their brackets) are currently losing to four young children, one of whom is making her picks from inside the womb.
And this is why we love March Madness.
(and also one of the many reasons I love my family : )