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i love march. not because it’s st. patrick’s month (day, whatev). but because of march madness. if you don’t know what that is, it’s basically a college basketball single elimination tournament. the best 64 teams compete for the championship. and it’s not necessarily the best team that wins, but the best team that day/night. of all sports, it’s probably one of my favorite things to watch (probably aside from football). it’s always exciting; a lot of upsets, cinderella stories, buzzer beaters, etc. etc. etc. 

but i slacked this year. too busy to keep up with watching all these games. but i entered my work’s bracket pool anyway. clearly, i have no idea who 75% of the teams are. at that point, it’s all gut instinct. sometimes i just like the name of the team or they play in a state that i recall a story or movie from or i feel like they have heart (although i have no idea who they are). just anything. now the best part is picking the upsets. picking the team that nobody expects to win. it’s pure bragging rights (and more points). now majority of the time, i’m wrong. but it’s those 2 or 3 i pick correctly that give me such satisfaction. 

so i entered and guesssss whoooo wonnnnnn. no, not that guy. ok ok. who has two thumbs and won the 2009 march madness pool? ahh ahh? i’ll give you a hint. i have two thumbs. =) congrats to my team, the tar heels*.

 

* yeah, i didn’t go to unc. but when you go to a school with no sports aka nyu and live in an area where college ball sucks aka seton hall, st. john, rutgers, etc., you’re forced to pick a team you remember liking for their baby blue uniform when you were 10.

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