March Madness is upon us.
No, not that madness of some person knocking on your door with some sort of political button on his or her vest informing you that without your vote Alberta will go to ruin, but the craziness of NCAA college basketball.
There was a time when I could give a reasonable guess as to who would win the annual tournament. But now, while I can give a prediction of a Foothills Falcons-Holy Trinity Academy Knights girls basketball game, for this tournament, I am reduced to the ‘well I think a Bulldog (Gonzaga) could beat a Volunteer (Tennessee) that sounds logical,’ category.
Have not seen one NCAA game, don’t have a clue.
I am too vain to admit that — that’s the curse of a superficial more-than-middle aged man.
Here are some tips as to help those who don’t have a clue.
Pick someone who is about a no. 4 or 5 seed from a well-known conference, say the Wisconsin Badgers out of the Big 10.
Nod your head, and say: ‘Wisconsin always does well, they play tough and the Big 10 is strong.”
[Editor’s note: Don’t do this. Oregon beat Wisconsin. A duck beating a badger who knew? HTA music teacher and Oregon alum Martin Kennedy will be delighted].
The Gonzaga route – take them to lose and state: ‘They can’t surprise anybody anymore’ or take them to win: ‘They are due it’s their turn.’
Or you can just choose Duke, and nobody will like you.
As for me, I am taking Tennessee. I think they are peaking right now and playing well.
Now excuse me while I go check to see if the Vols are still in it.