Best weekend of the year

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As I write this we are just 5 hours away from the glory that is the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  63 (ok, 64 if you count the play in game) games to determine the NCAA Champ for the 2008-2009 basketball season. I am sure most people with real jobs started working on their fake cough as the day wound down yesterday so when they call in “sick” today it will seem a bit more believable.

I love this time of year and the opening weekend of the tournament is one of the best (ok, maybe it is the best) weekends of the year.  4 straight days of upsets, busted brackets, great plays, heartbreakes, underdogs, and powerhouses.  I am planning on spending most of the next 4 days sitting on the couch watching as many games as I can. The DVR will help me with this since I unfortunatly have a couple other committments I can’t get out of but I will be watching as much as possible. Most of you have probably filled out one or twenty different brackets so I thought I would show you what I have. 

This year I decided to pick a bracket I would want to root for.  Of course not all my picks are ridiculous homer picks but as the tourney winds down you will see my homerism start to shine through.  I want to be able to root for my teams as well as my brackets rather than just picking the best teams the whole way.  If I was in a money pool you can be sure my picks would be different.

The first video will take you through my picks until we get down to the Sweet 16.  Watch below and enjoy.

Video 2 will disect my Sweet 16 and get us down to the Elite 8.  Realistically most of these teams will be gone knowing my past tournament picking failures but it is still fun.

Time for the Elite 8 and Final Four picks.  This is where the homer picks really start to shine through.

So there you have it.  UW vs Gonzaga in the finals and the Washington Huskies taking the whole thing.  Am I an idiot?  Is your Final Four different?  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.


  1. Hey Joe – Nice picks. Looks pretty much the same as my final four. It's lame that we can't hang out and watch the games, but reading about your picks is the next best thing. Go Huskies (of WA)! Later,
    Mike K

  2. Yeah, my picks ended up being not very good. 11 of the Sweet 16 still playing, 6 Elite 8 teams still in it, 3 of 4 Final Four teams still alive. Could be worse but could be better also. This is pretty much how my bracket goes every year.

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