Think of a Peter Griffin, Family Guy voice…
“Stupid March Madness, with your brackets, and basketball…”
So out of the six people that took the challenge against me, three of us took Pittsburgh. Why? Well, we probably wanted to go with UCONN but every time UCONN got the #1 ranking in the country, they’d lose to Pitt. So it was pretty clear that Pitt had to win the whole thing right? Who could knock off Pitt if the #1 team in the country was toppled twice by them? Well, Pitt lost to Villanova.
Two people picked Louisville. That’s the strong Rick Pitino ties to the area. After screwing up the Celtics he returned to the college ranks and has coached a team that has consistently been in the run for a national title. But that’s why they play the games and Louisville, in spite of their #1 seed, lost to Michigan State.
And of course the remaining pick was Da Guy and he picked UCONN. He wasn’t swayed the way we all were onto the Pitt bandwagon and can possibly take the bracket title with a win. So much for my thought of Missouri knocking out UCONN.
Where did it go wrong? Well, you have to try to run a Cinderella into the dance. I had two #1′s going to the finals, I just chose the wrong ones. Gonzaga a four seed going to the Finals was a mistake as was a three seed Missouri doing the same. I hate North Carolina and I think my hatred of them had me take Gonzaga to knock them off. I rode Texas to knock off Villanova and Duke which didn’t happen either.
So while Da Guy is still alive, there’s always next year for me. At least I didn’t bet money on my picks and I got 67% of my picks right (40 of 60). That’s a “D” grade right? Oh well.