Why the picture of the cat? Well because...with Mrs. Duke we had our first annual family bracket challenge. We said "Hey, how about having Garfield (our cat) have a bracket too?!?" So I made picks as a cat would, picking the Wildcats for instance over the Bulldogs. Huskies...mushed them right out of the tourney early. His Final Four? Pitt Panthers...pffff what a loser cat, knocked out by Bulldogs. Louisville Cardinals cause he loves watching birds....you silly kibble brained kitty you're down two Final Four teams already. Then he turned it around. Arizona Wildcats, you should've seen him strutting around the house after they beat Duke. Last but not least, Kentucky Wildcats, his pick to win it all. Garfield has already locked up a win against both Mrs. Duke and I and in impressive fashion. Kind of humbling.
It has been that kind of year this year in the NCAA Tournament. Four teams that nobody expected at the beginning of the tournament have made it. VCU has made it after everyone said they didn't even deserve to be in the tourney in the first place. Butler is back in the Final Four after last years runner up finish. Kentucky is back in the Final Four for the first time since 1998. UConn has continued it's hot streak and is ready to continue to ride Kemba Walker's play to a title.
Not sure yet who I think will take it all next week, but I suppose I should follow Garfield's lead and go with Kentucky. That'd be the smartest idea, but I can't give him the satisfaction. So I will pick one of the other three later this week.
The collaboration project I mentioned at the end of my last post is almost complete. I will be working with Sidefx182 on "Sports Tears in Our Beer's". This will be a sports blog that approaches different issues and news, focused mainly on sports, the way that the two of us approach a discussion over a beer. It should be great, two perspectives on the sport's news of the day. Something new we are looking to attempt as well is podcasting. This will allow us to dive into topics without all the...type-y-ness. Please check out Sidefx182's blog on Minnesota sports and the currently under construction Sports Tears in Our Beer's blog.