I believe that filling out a bracket is like voting, only do it if you are going to be informed and responsible [though if I’m honest, this past election, I voted for everyone the Democrats standing outside told me to. What? they’re trustworthy!]. This is why I had initially intended to not fill out a bracket at all, I just didn’t know enough about this year’s teams. However, one of my best friends, Matt was able to convince me that March Madness was the one time of year where you don’t need to know who to pick since the games are so unpredictable. He even referred me to these two brackets on slate.com for people like me [uninformed, completely biased towards their alma mater, people like me]. The first bracket is based on college mascots, and the second is based on team colors. So I combined those resources, along with my scanty knowledge from 2006 [when my college basketball knowledge was at its peak] and made a bracket.
About an hour and a half after I made my bracket [I cheated and didn’t start it till after West Virginia won and three other games were already in progress] it all came tumbling down. I picked Louisville to go to the final four [upon hearing this, my
fourteen thirty year old sister said: “why would you do that?!”… um, I didn’t know…]. Their loss to Morehead State made 1/4 of my bracket worthless. Apparently I had missed the memo that they were overrated this year. That being said I have no real idea why I chose them because in 2006 they weren’t that good either…
I will say though, I am 8/8 in the southeast region so maybe I’m not so bad at this after all.
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