Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How do you March Madness?

If you're anything like me, you're a disappointment to mankind bit of an overachiever and an expert multitasker. This means that you can do your job effectively, browse the internet on your regular computer, search Facebook on your phone, and have a conversation with 7 of your colleagues, all while composing an email to your boss.

All of that may be correct, until recently. Because this is March. And with March comes lousy weather (unless you live in, well, almost anywhere in the US for the early part of 2013, then it's business as usual). March also brings you a bunch of college kids who are skipping school for the chance to play in a basketball tournament. According to conservative estimates, there are approximately 8.4 million work hours wasted costing roughly $134 million. Most of that by me.

I'm not really sure why this happens. Most people don't watch much college hoops (compared to the popularity of the tourney). Maybe it's the action. This may be true as many of those kids have wicked good moves and can soar through the air with ease, as seen in this dunking photo (which may or may not have been from game action). Maybe it's the intensity. Or the win or go home drama. Or people watch to see the Cinderella story put a beat down on the Goliath of college hoops.

There's also a hypothesis that people watch for the commentary. The halftime game analyses are amongst the best, most articulate pieces of video journalism. Notice how the scribes capture the moment perfectly:

There are rumors out there that some people just aren't in to the whole March Madness thing. I find this to be a crock. My reasoning, there are other forms of March Madness that have absolutely nothing to do with basketball. There are lots of different ways to hold your attention without hoops, too many to list. Such as food.

Or drink:

Or you can get excited about your favorite inspirational historical figures (I wonder if Barkley was on the bracket?):

But, like I said, you might be a little like me (sorry if that's in anyway true). This bracket might actually appeal to you.

It seems that Lucas is still out of touch with the real world. Apparently, he doesn't know how to divide the bracket up into regions and seed the top characters. Still, I expect you to go online and vote

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