Yes, it’s true, it’s time for our annual obsession with the NCAA Tournament. For those of you who don’t know, I’m from Indiana, and as a beloved NCAA commercial once stated, “In 49 states it’s just a game, but this is Indiana.” Sometime after we moved in together, Matt was assimilated and now he’s a basketball nut too! So March Madness started yesterday with a HUGE upset (Duke) and a bracket-buster for Julie but not for Mat (Texas Tech lost). I guess I was counting on Bobby Knight to come to the rescue and pull Texas Tech through, but it was not to be. On a positive note, my Indiana Hoosiers beat Gonzaga, the team that ended their tourney dreams last year. I like the Zags, but after their star player got nabbed with some pot & mushrooms while driving around early in the season, they really didn’t have much chance in what was honestly a rebuilding year anyway. We had a momentary crisis earlier in the week because the hard drive in our DVR broke and we had to get a new one shipped to us. It got here Tuesday night, though, and was installed and working like a charm before the tournament started. Whew! There are few sporting events during which the lack of a DVR would lead me to shout obscenities at DishNetwork, and the NCAA Tournament is one (second only to the Olympics!). After last night, I think my pick (UNC) is a bit of a long-shot and that perhaps I should have stuck with a Big Ten team this year, but ink is already on bracket paper and there’s nothing to be done now but wait, and coach, of course, from my favorite recliner 😉 Happy watching! And GO HOOSIERS!