Bracketology By D...
I’m positively giddy. The only time of year that makes me happier as a sports fan is late September into early October, when baseball wraps up, football kicks off, and the NHL & NBA are just about to gear up and roll out for their seasons.
March into April is a very close second. As I type this, I’m watching a Red Sox/Yankees game (preseason, sure. But still… Also, would it kill NESN to show the games in HD? They’ve got the capabilities… just pack the cameras and set them up. Sorry, had to rant), checking in on the latest NFL free agency, all while filling out my bracket and reading roughly 271,419 different “expert” opinions on how this year’s tournament is going to shake out, which teams got jobbed over, what storylines I’m going to be talking about (read: going to be beat over the head with) for the next five weeks, etc.
Today is a good day. And just to top it all off, Remy & Orsillo just had one of their patented “thirty seconds of dead air” while they giggled like 12-year old girls over some comment about the meaning of the word “philanthropy”. Triple word score for Remy – he challenged Orsillo to use it in a sentence. That brought the house down.
Anyway, since I’m reasonably good at picking brackets (or at least, the first round…), I figured I might as well give you all the “inside scoop”. And while I realize that my readership has recently tripled (now in double digits!), and most of the new readers are playing in the same ESPN Tournament Challenge group(s) as I am, all I ask is that if you copy my picks exactly, you don’t threaten bodily harm when we finish tied for last place.
GW over Vanderbilt
G-Town over Tx. Tech
BYU over Xavier
UNLV over Georgia Tech
Duke over VCU
S. Illinois over
UCLA over Gonzaga
And you have no idea how much, as a
So jump in to the ESPN.com Tourney Challenge, and join any or all of the groups I’m in (“Daily Quickie Readers”, “D---spin Pants Party”, and “Deadspin Pants Party”) and let’s see just how awful I am at this.