Thursday, March 20, 2008

March Madness begins!!

Sung to the tune of the Christmas favorite It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

It's the most wonderful time of the Spring
With basketballs dribbling
And everyone quibbling ‘bout whose team is king.
It's the most wonderful time of the Spring
It’s the pep-peppiest tourney of all
With brackets a fillin’ we’re gonna be chillin’
with no work at all.
It’s the pep-peppiest tourney of all.

OK, so I’m no Andy Williams. Or Ben Worley for that matter.

But since today is opening day of the NCAA basketball tournament (that joke of a play-in game last Tuesday notwithstanding) my work productivity is sorely lacking. In fact, today is the kind of day that a company’s IT department simply dreads. Basketball junkies all across the country are checking scores on the internet to determine the accuracy of their respective brackets.

For me, I’m all about the love of the game! It’s a blast watching the wide-eyed excitement on the faces of young 20-somethings experiencing first-hand the American phenomena known as “March Madness”. And every opening weekend has its share of thrilling, last-second finishes.

For the record, I’m picking the North Carolina Tar Heels to capture their second national title in four years.

Happy bracketing!!


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