It’s Game Day Baybee!!

As anyone who is even an acquaintance knows, I LOVE March Madness. I love the drama, the passion, the stories, the Cinderellas, the athleticism, the coaches, the games. I love the underdogs pulling the upset, I love the team that puts it all together, I love the game planning and counter-planning. I love it all.

And of course, a big part of March Madness is filling out your brackets. You can do it at CBS, or at ESPN, or as part of countless office pools, online pools, and friend-to-friend pools.

I do mine as part of the ESPN Challenge. They’ve got one for men and one for women, and you can enter multiple brackets. I usually do at least three different brackets for both men and women:

  • an Almost Chalk one (the way I actually think it will turn out)
  • an Upset Special (throw in some likely upsets along the way)
  • an Emotional Favorite one (one of my teams makes a deep run that isn’t expected)

So, if you want to see my brackets so far, make the jump and see if you agree:

Men’s Challenge

Almost Chalk

  • Elite Eight — Kansas, Ohio St, Kentucky, W Virginia, Syracuse, Kansas St, Duke, Baylor
  • Final Four — Kansas, Kentucky, Syracuse, Duke
  • National Champion — Kansas

Upset Special 1

  • Elite Eight — Kansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Marquette, Butler, Kansas St, Louisville, Baylor
  • Final Four — Kansas, Kansas St, Kentucky, Baylor
  • National Champion — Kansas State

Upset Special 2 (the loyalty one)

  • Elite Eight — Kansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, W Virginia, Syracuse, Kansas St, Louisville, Villanova
  • Final Four — Tennessee, Syracuse, Kentucky, Louisville
  • National Champion — Tennessee

 

Women’s Challenge

Almost Chalk

  • Elite Eight — UConn, Ohio St, Stanford, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Duke, Nebraska, Oklahoma
  • Final Four — UConn, Nebraska, Tennessee, Stanford
  • National Champion — UConn

Lady Vols All the Way

  • Elite Eight — UConn, Ohio St, Stanford, Texas A&M, Tennessee,W Virginia , Nebraska, Notre Dame
  • Final Four — UConn, Nebraska, Tennessee, Stanford
  • National Champion — Tennessee

Upset Special 1

  • Elite Eight — UConn, Ohio St, Stanford, Gonzaga, Baylor, Duke, Kentucky, Vermont
  • Final Four — Ohio St, Stanford, Baylor, Kentucky
  • National Champion — Stanford

I may post a few more permutations of the brackets — but for now, those are my picks. What are yours?

It’s Game Day Baybee!!

by Bruce time to read: 2 min
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