Thursday, March 20, 2014

The 2014 JMR Bracket-Busting NCAA Pool

If you know anything about me, you know that I love the NCAA brackets.  I love seeing Cinderellas try to make it into the Sweet Sixteen or the Elite 8.  I like seeing the best players show their stuff on the big stage.  Most of all, I like the fact that I can watch College Basketball anytime that I want today and tomorrow with no repercussions.

Now it took me a bit to understand what I needed to do to ensure that I can watch basketball without issues from the spouse and kids...include them in the family pool!  So we all put 10 bucks into the pool and the one with the most points wins the pot.  Now I understand that if I win or Mom wins, we don't really win.  And I think I have to contribute DLG's 10 bucks, but who cares.  The Basketball games stay on.

I admit that I have no hope of winning Warren Buffet's Billion Dollar challenge or even Sports Illustrated's Million Dollar challenge.  But I do have a good chance of winning this JMR family pool.  Now 5 strong.

Where am I?
Here are the Final Fours for each of us:

DLG:  Florida, Virginia, Oregon and Duke.  Now I think she picked Oregon to make the Final Four because her uncle lives in Oregon.  She may have picked them because they have pretty uniforms.  I don't know, but it's not the worst pick in the world.  I like the Duke pick too.

G:  Florida, Virginia, Arizona and Wichita State.  When I told G that Wichita State is undefeated because they didn't play anyone good, he wanted to change his pick.  I felt bad for deflating his hopes of winning, but I still took his $10 bill. 

C:  Kansas, Villanova, Arizona and Wichita State.  Ditto.

Mom: Kansas, Michigan State, Creighton and Wichita State.  Ditto.  Also, Creighton?  I think she picked that team because Doug McDermott is on the cover of Sports Illustrated.  When I asked her where Creighton was, she picked Missouri, California, Alabama and Ohio.  When I told her she was close with Missouri, she was even more befuddled.

As I'm sitting here watching the St. Joseph's vs UConn, I am in heaven.  Eventually everyone will filter in and we can all watch the games together.  I'll start by gloating next weekend.

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