Forget Over-Analyzing Teams, This Year Is A Toss-Up Tournament
I’m going to win our March Madness pool this year.
That’s because I have the perfect strategy for picking the teams. I’m going to get drunk first!
This is no half-court shot buzzer beater attempt. It’s as skillful as Syracuse’s zone defense, as solid as Florida’s three-point shooters.
After all, there really is no dominate team this year, so why spend time going over each one’s weaknesses trying to determine if Gonzaga’s record is a fluke because of the competition is played, if Indiana’s six losses against NCAA Tournament teams is a bad sign, if Ohio State or Michigan State or Louisville is the real deal?
One year, our pool winner picked teams based on their team colors. A winner in another pool picked teams by where they are located and chose her favorite cities. What harm is there in throwing caution to the wind and letting several Stella Artois’ at Taco Tuesday be my guide?
This entire season, every team that I thought I might pick to win it all, suddenly lost. Indiana couldn’t even win on its home court, on Senior Night, to clinch to Big 10 regular season title. And then it lost in the tournament. So, too, did Michigan State.
Duke and North Carolina are down and i don’t trust Miami. After all, how did the Hurricanes suddenly emerge to win the ACC?
Kansas? Always chokes. A few weeks ago I had a “secret” pick, Virginia Commonwealth. The team plays a hard-pressing full-court defense, is well coached and has three-point shooters. As I was boasting about this great find of mine to a friend, I looked up at the ESPN crawl on a TV screen and saw VCU had lost that day.
All that being said, I’ll probably go with Indiana, Louisville (not a huge Rick Piteno fan, though), Georgetown and Ohio State.
Then again, I’ve not had any beers yet!