14 March 2012

One Shining Moment

It's the most wonderful time of the year. I have brackets on brackets on brackets. I know the stigma of "too many bracket guy", and how douchey of a move it is to have more than one. This year I deemed it appropriate to have 5 brackets based on complete nonsense. I tried to find Obama's bracket just to see how he does, but either it's a confidential national security measure to not release it until Thursday, or my google skills are lacking. At any rate, here are some highlights of my asinine brackets:

1. Mascot Fierceness - My Cinderella story, in this case, was the Wichita State Shockers. I don't know what the mascot is exactly, but it's either a guy sticking a fork in a electrical socket, or the old thumb-over-ring-finger, two in the pink one in the stink move. Either way, a solid, fierce mascot.

My Elite 8: Kentucky, Duke, MSU, Florida, Kansas State, Florida State, Michigan and NC State

Winner: Kentucky Wildcats. Same mascot as my beer league hockey team. Fiercest. Mascot. Ever. #Meow.

2. Coin Flip - My roommate flipped a coin for every matchup, and it was fairly good news for University of Detroit fans. I'm pretty sure this might be the only bracket out of all of the documented brackets to have the Titans going to the championship game, only to suffer a heartbreaking loss. Hey, they had a 50/50 chance.

My Elite 8: Kentucky, Lehigh, Memphis, Murray State, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Michigan, and Detroit

Winner: Memphis

3. Blindfold Bracket - I believe this to be the most interesting selection process. Wall Street Journal put together a way to pick, giving each team an alias, a range of their possible seed and ranking several categories (size, experience, 3-point shooting, etc.), so you can pick an unbiased bracket with your head and not your heart. Check it out for yourself.

My Elite 8: Kentucky, Duke, MSU, Missouri, Wisconsin, Ohio State, UNC, Kansas

Winner: Kansas. Normally I think Kansas is perennially the most overrated team in the country, but now that I think about it, they are very well balanced and Thomas Robinson is a beast. They could make a deep, deep run. Still not picking them in my money league.


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