Thursday, March 20, 2008

March Meh-ness

For the first time in I can't remember how long, I am not doing an NCAA bracket. I haven't watched a single game all year, and don't have a clue about college hoops this season beyond the fact that Bob Knight* retired.

On the one hand that puts me at the advantage of ignorance enjoyed by receptionists and accounting nerds everywhere who win office pools by picking games by mascots or random chance—but I can't even summon the energy to do anything close to due diligence to fill out a bracket. And I can't rightly enter into a pool with the competitive likes of Toast's Crew or my long-time traditional pool populated by actual ESPN professionals and other sports-obsessed maniacs without making an effort to protect my pride and hard-earned reputation.

Better to lay low...

* an event marked here, but unacknowledged in the comments despite the hilarious video [link]...

UPDATE: Fuck it. I relented. Here's my bracket I got into the pool just in time.

8 comments:

rob said...

I cannot describe the contempt I have for you at this moment.

It's not too late.

get over to brews web page, it takes 5 minutes.

are you afraid it's going to hurt your career standings!?!

Now Do your job ya f%#K

John Howard said...

There's no due diligence, just pick the games, you don't have to study up on anyone. How can you watch the tournament without a bracket? That's no fun.

Mr Furious said...

Probably because I won't really watch it? But I did my bracket after all, and will be armed with my trusty highlighter, red pen and dog-eared printout for the next few weeks...

Mr Furious said...

John, the problem with me is it's all about the due diligence, the research, the second-guessing, the agonizing...

These picks are truly operating without a net for me. Kind of liberating. We'll see how I do.

As for Rob, look at me? I'll look at you, ya f%#k!

Red State Blues said...

"It's the most wonderful time of the year!"

How can you not like especially the first weekend of March Madness, when you can watch roundball 12 hours out of every 24?

I'm am well and truly screwed in my pool picks. I had Kentucky going 3 rounds. Fucking Marquette. I used to pick them all the time, and invariably they'd go out in the first round. Meh.

Deb said...

Living in Minnesota sucks the fun out of it for me. March Madness makes me miss California. (I, too, managed to get my bracket in just under the wire today and am delighted to see USC loooost.)

Mike said...

For the first time in my life I played the straight chalk in the first round, and most of the way through. Working out so far.

Toast said...

You're still a dick for not playing in the TwoGlasses pool.