Best Little Arm-Chair Coach West of the Mississippi

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!