Monday, April 07, 2008

April Madness, or Basektball Rolls On

After a plummet from the top going into the Final Four, I have
rebounded to second place in my Wharton pool thanks to my knowledge
that the ACC is a bunch of showboating jokers and that the Big 12 is
tougher than it looks. Depending on the outcome of tonight's game, I
am either looking at a $50 payout (Memphis wins) or a $100 payout
(Kansas wins). Either way, I am looking at the prospect of beating
out 35 or 36 obnoxious investment bankers who think girls know nothing
about sports. And while I acknowledge winning NCAA pools has nothing
to do with knowing about sports, I still am talking smack in my own
mind. And yes, I'd be winning even more money if I followed my head,
which knows the Pac 10 is always overrated, instead of my heart, which
is like the girl who keeps going back to the guy who breaks her heart
every time.

Even more exciting than my minor money win is that STANFORD is going
to the National Championship game!!! Yes, my heart has me get
overinvested in the Stanford men each year, but it's the women who
generally deliver. And this year, they've taken it to a whole new
level, overcoming an insulting 2-seed from the NCAA knuckleheads and
fighting their way into the championship game.

But of course, the real April madness is the devastating blow
delivered by one Mike "Benedict Arnold" Montgomery, who (if you need
reminding) quit Stanford during a recruiting weekend (because you
can't spell 'classy' without 'assy') to join that perennial NBA
powerhouse, the Golden State Warriors. He had a disastrous run, we
had a disastrous run. He overcame his by getting sacked, we overcame
ours by the second coming of the
Now both those eras have come to an end, both with sad results for
Stanford fans. Our twins are dropping out with a sophomore level
education, and Mike's going to coach at Kal. I only hope that
sometime in the near future, the Stanford men's team is able to repay
Montgomery in the same way Kansas got to pay back Roy Williams on
Saturday. If they could do that in the semi-finals of the tournament,
that would be even better. Both of these seem unlikely.


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