The “What Should Happen” bracket. The “Upset” bracket. The “Gut” bracket. The “Play against the Spread” bracket. Talk about your all-time work waster week. So many brackets will be filled out during work hours beginning today that really, we should just have the day off. And then of course, the following of said brackets will consume even more time. Unless of course the bracket you really care about is ruined by the end of round 2. (Aside: Which by the way, round 2 should actually be round 1! These “play in games” should not be considered a round. Sorry NCAA – you lost me there.)
I have all 4 of those brackets listed above. And while there are only two challenges that I actually donate money to, I mean play for entertainment purposes only, I will hope for one of the 17 entries in all to come true. This has never happened. I’m not talking about being perfect. I’m talking about just winning with one of the entries. I’ve been the Greg Norman of March Madness pools. Finishing second so many times that every year I say I’m never doing it again. But of course I do. And for the record I have Gonzaga going to the Final Four in 9 of those brackets. I also have them getting beat in the third round by Pitt in 3 brackets and losing in the 4th round (which really should be the 3rd round for Pistol Pete sakes!) to Wisconsin in 5 of these work wasters.
If you are looking for one more bracket to fill out here is one from my building here at Clear Channel Spokane. You know it’s a great place when they actually encourage us to play. So feel free to try and beat me. I just have not decided which of my brackets to use here. My gut says use The Gut Bracket. I still have plenty of hours left in the work day to figure that out.
Regardless, let the fun madness begin. I have to go now and get these brackets done. I mean of course I have to get back to work.