Davidson and San Diego – I Hate You. And I Love You.


The Dude on the Right

back!  It was an Easter Weekend, and with

my Dad’s passing in January
, and my sister making her way to the cold
weather, instead of normally visiting a week earlier to avoid the holiday
traffic, well, I ventured to Ohio this Easter Weekend just in time for about 6
inches of snow to shovel.  I also changed a bathroom sink faucet, but those
are both stories for another blog or maybe a podcast.  This blog is about
basketball, and my not being able to scream at my internet screen.

You see,
for the first time in years, I wasn’t able to sit at work and waste the bosses
money, umm, my money, by paying attention to the first weekend for the NCAA
March Madness tournament.  And then, when I was able to take a look, my
picks were already looking bad.  Siena beating Vanderbilt hurt me a lot,
although it probably hurt a lot of people, except those folks who were Siena
alumni, but what really hurt in that first round was San Diego beating U Conn,
one of the teams I had in the final two.  I figured I was sort of screwed,
but who, other than San Diego fans, were actually thinking San Diego could win? 
And as my brackets started to fall, it was today that I knew I was done,
because, well, my final four is left at a final two, with one of them not
getting to my finals.

That said, Davidson College, University, whatever the
hell you are, I hate you, because my last chance for maybe a couple of big
screen TV’s, or some cash, well, was left with Georgetown.  If you had a
fun college name like Gonzaga, or a fun mascot name like the Saluki’s, or maybe
a name referenced with God (Like St. Mary’s who didn’t seem to have God on their
side losing to Miami), I would have picked you, but you were playing
Georgetown, Hoyas, and you were a 10 seed, v. a 2 seed, whom I had at least
going to the final four.  In my goofy name category, Wildcats v. Hoyas, I’m
picking a Hoya.

And I lost.

And so, pretty much, I’m done with this year’s
NCAA March Madness season.  Davidson and San Diego, you both took me out of
winning cool stuff, but with that winning I can quicklier get back to my life
after one weekend.

For me it’s one weekend and done for my NCAA Tourney picks,
and now I have to go back to the Mega Millions this week, with a jackpot of $95
Million on Tuesday.  With numbers like 65, 87, 69, 87, 96, and a Mega Ball
of 102, I know I can win.  Oh, wait, I don’t think I can pick any of those
numbers.  Maybe I’ll just go with 1,2,3,4,5 and a Mega Ball of 6.  I
think it has the same odds.

Happy March Madness!  Umm, it’s almost April.

That’s it for this one! 
I’m The Dude on the Right!!  L8R!!!