Gearing Up for March Madness with Sweet Basketball-like Tricks (vlog)

basketballcorktossIt’s that time of year again.

March Madness.

College basketball. Squeaky shoes. Cinderella stories.

I love it all.

It gets me through the busiest time of tax season.

I love everything about college basketball. The competition. The sheer grit and determination of college athletes fighting to play another day. The fact that a no-name college can beat a big name university and create utter chaos and instant fans while breaking brackets in the final minutes of a game.

There is nothing like the excitement of an NCAA basketball game in March. Nothing.

So, in honor of all that is March Madness, I’m joining Mama Kat and MomPulse and vlogging about my alma mater, Syracuse University, and getting you all excited with some sweet basketball-like tricks. (It’s been snowing here in Maine, so we had to improvise.)

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As a bonus to you, I will also share my sons’ picks for the tournament. You still have time to fill in those brackets.

You’re welcome, in advance.

Biz’s Picks: 

  • Final Four: Cincinnati (because he likes saying it), Iona (who says a 15 seed can’t make it to the Final Four?), Georgetown (because, as Syracuse fans, we hate the Hoyas and Biz is 4 and disagreeable) and Butler (because it has the word “butt” in it),
  • Championship Game: Iona vs. Georgetown
  • Champion: Georgetown (He’s been informed that we won’t be paying for his college education. Too harsh?)

G’s Picks:

  • Final Four: Louisville, Iowa State, Florida and Syracuse
  • Championship Game: Louisville vs. Syracuse (a rematch of the Big East Championship)
  • Champion: Louisville (He’s not stupid. He’s not picking Syracuse and jinxing us.)

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Who do you like in the NCAA tournament?

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  1. says

    You already know I’m cheering for Valpo! I hope maybe they can win a couple more games?? My husband and brother went to U of I, so Illinois is also one of my picks.
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  2. says

    I love March Maddness!! Watching the games now! Michigan State is my team. :) My hubby was at the gams in this region today…he must have forgotten to take me. Thanks for stopping by today!
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    • says

      Boo to him for forgetting you! We went to a few of the regional games in Syracuse in the past. So much fun. And MSU did well today. Syracuse is on soon!

      Hope you had a great SITS Day. :)

  3. says

    Oh my gosh when I saw Mama Kat’s prompts this week, I just KNEW this is what you would do! Loved it! Did I ever tell you my hubs is from upstate NY (up beyond Watertown) so we drive through (or fly into) Syracuse one to two times every year! Also, I wanted to go to grad school there so badly. When I found out I was pregnant with the twins I was actually in the process of applying to their PhD program at the Maxwell School – my dream school. Oh well, life took a different turn!
    Anywho, go Orangemen. Although I really like College Bball (and the hubs is watching March Madness right now) I have not paid attention since like 1998. I’m still pissed my team (USC – the real one, South Carolina of course) can never seem to make it into the big boy club.
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    • says

      Maybe you’ll get to go to Maxwell some day. We’re totally grooming out kids to go to Syracuse. :)

      It was a late night since yesterday’s game didn’t start until 10:41pm. Luckily, they beat up on Montana pretty early so we could go to be before it ended. Well, after the Harvard game anyway. I’m sure it’ll be another late night!

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