Sunday, March 21, 2010

I Don't Even Get to Gloat

Oh, the madness! March Madness, that is.

Each year the church staff (and occasionally a few of our family members) "competes" in a bracket challenge during the NCAA Tournament. It's purely done for fun - no prizes, no money, and our little group's challenge is private and password protected.

As a rule, I pay very little attention to sports in general or basketball in particular. However, since my sister is often here during the month of March, I end up hearing and seeing more of the tournament than I would otherwise. But I'm pretty much filling out my bracket "blind" without knowing much about the 64 teams vying for the title. However, I do know that there are always a few upsets and some "Cinderella teams" so I don't pick the winners just according to their seed or seasonal Win/Loss record.

So imagine my delight when I discovered last night that, at the end of the first 3 days of play, I am in FIRST PLACE within our group! This is solely because of the bonus points from the upsets that I correctly picked. I'm sure it won't last, but for one brief shining moment, I'm the leader of the pack.

Unfortunately, my girl came down with a stomach bug during the night, and I didn't even get to go to church this morning. Not that I would have gloated or anything. . . .


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Melody said...

That reminds me of an old SNL skit with Peyton Manning. They were all choosing their brackets, and this girl kept beating all the sports guys...but she picked all her winners by the color of their uniforms! Enjoy your moment in the sun! :)

Cathy said...

So sorry your daughter is sick and you lost your chance to brag! Let me tell you, I sure would be Jesus name of course! lol

quilly said...

I hope your daughter is feeling better - -and I am glad you got to gloat here!

Ruthie said...

So sorry your daughter got sick; hope she is better by now and you both can get some sleep tonight. I had to miss church today, too, so I know how disappointed you can get, especially if you are #1 in your game. Congratulations, by the way.

Me? My brackets got shot to smithereens with all the "Cinderella" teams...esp. the Kansas/N. Iowa game. Along with millions of other people, I was mourning the mess my brackets had become. LOL

Cortney said...

For awhile it was funny because my husband was so into the brackets so I took a total shot in the dark and made some, and I did better than him!