Friday, March 19, 2010

March Madness Update or Don't Quit Your Day Job

A few days ago I bragged here in this blog about the NCAA bracket I had filled out. I was in search of the perfect bracket. No losses. The second day of the tournament is now winding down, and all I can say is "E, don't quit your day job." Out of the 50 or so games that have been played so far I have 12 losses. That's around 25%. Not good. But at least West Virginia is still in the tournament. I picked them to win it all. And they still might. Any WV fans in the house?

Okay, Louisville is making a big run in the game against Cal. Time to get back to basketball. But I did do some writing today--so there!

Have any of you filled out brackets, or have favorite teams? How are you doing? And please, no flaunting that you're a better game picker than me. Thanks.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Where Have You Been?

That's the question many of my friends have been asking. "Where have you been, E?" I'd like to say I'd been too sick to write... or so busy touring or working that I haven't had the time. But none of these things are true. So where have I been?

Watching basketball. Watching basketball? I know, that's as bad as the dog ate my homework. How much time can it possibly take to watch basketball? Well, that depends on how much of a fanatic you are. Anyone who has been following me since last March knows I have one big vice--The NCAA basketball tournament, better known as March Madness. Selection Sunday is like Christmas for me. So in mid January I started watching college basketball, studying the teams, their styles of play, their weaknesses. I subscribed to ESPNU so I could watch the little known teams. This year I decided I was going to be a basketball expert, picking every winner of every game. No one has ever done that.

And what will this distinction get me? Nothing. Just the satisfaction of knowing I did it. The tournament starts tomorrow. I will post my daily victories here and humorous summation starting Friday. And for those of you who want the sleeper pick, the one that will make you lots of money. I picked West Virginia to win it all. And if I can figure out how to post my magical million dollar bracket, I will do that tomorrow after the tournament starts. This way I know I'm the only person in America with the BIG WINNER.

Anyway, that's where I've been. Oh... I have been writing, and reading. But mostly I've been watching basketball.