Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Taking Off For the College Basketball March Madness Tournament

Since I participate in our office pool, I have a great interest in these games and both Gerard and I complete brackets. I think I read in the paper that Cleveland State will be in it this year! This year I decided to only work half days on the first two days of the tournament so I can watch it. I know certain sites have live coverage of the games, CBS Sportsline being one of them, but we are not supposed to watch it at work so I am avoiding temptation by leaving early to watch at home. Of course, they may put a block somehow for that site at work, but just in case they don’t, I want to avoid the temptation by leaving.

I Corinthians 10:13 comes to mind which says,
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

I’m escaping! What about you? Are you doing a bracket this year? I know someone who knew nothing about the college teams but took third place in her office pool by choosing the teams based on their uniforms. That's usually how I pick mine too for the teams I'm not familiar with. So far, I've done better than my husband every year except last year so this year when my upset picks didn't pan out. It just goes to show you really don't have to follow the college basketball at all to win. Are you planning on watching the first rounds during the day?

My final four are Louisville, Duke, Gonzaga and Washington. Gerard's are Louisville, Memphis, Pittsburgh and Gonzaga. What do you think of that? I'm pulling for Gonzaga to go all the way!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!


The Author said...

Enjoy your day off and watching the game. I am sorry to say I'm probably one of the few people who don't watch.
Happy ST. Patrick's Day to you!

Janet said...

I think it's going to be a very exciting tournament this year.

Sandee said...

We don't have television and we aren't into sports. So, haven't a clue about this excitement. Just enjoy March Madness.

Have a terrific St. Patrick's Day. :)

Alan said...

Glad near the end you mentioned that this was basketball.

Anonymous said...

Mountain Woman--I'll enjoy it more if the teams I picked win.

Janet--I agree, there are a lot of teams in this year who are about equal. Should be fun!

Sandee--I don't watch much TV now that we have the computer, but I think I'd miss it if we didn't have one.

Alan--I Fixed the title to include "basketball" for those who aren't from the USA and unfamiliar with the term "March Madness."

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