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March 23, 2008

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

By: The Dude on the Right
I'm 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!!!

Posted by Rightdude at March 23, 2008 10:16 PM


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