Guess what time it is? Its bracket time! I filled out a college basketball bracket for the first time last year at the church job. Thanks to Kendra keeping the tradition in the office alive in well. Now, some of you know, Im not a huge sports fan growing up a California girl. When I lived in Alabama for a year, I turned into a football fan (I lived with one of the biggest Crimson Tide fan known to man. It was for my well being I was an Alabama fan) then moving to North Carolina I learned I had to pick UNC or Duke. I dont enjoy watching basketball as much as I do football, but this bracket is just too fun. Why is fun to a girl who doesnt really care for basketball? I pick teams for reasons that really have nothing to do how well they play. I know, fun right? So here are my 2009 picks
Im skipping Round one because well, I dont think anyone cares how I narrowed down those teams. If you do, please feel free to ask. Lets start at the left, starting at the top.
:: Louisville beats Ohio State. – Uhm, they are number one. Im not completely out of the loop there.
:: Wake beats Utah – I do not know Utah for being known for basketball. Sking yes. Basketball? No. Plus some of my 514ers might hate me if I didnt pick Wake once.
:: Kansas beats West Virginia – I know that folks in WV do not have much to do, but I dont know of them playing basketball. I do think Kansas when I think sports though.
:: Boston College beats Michigan – Dawson’s Creek kids went to Boston College right? That sounds good.
:: Connecticut beats Texas – East coast schools seem to do well in sports. Go Connecticut.
:: Washington beats Purdue – Im a west coast girl, gotta stick to my west coast states. And besides, Purdue just sounds silly
:: Missouri beats Utah State – again with the whole lots of snow, but not a lot of basketball
:: California beats Memphis – as much as Memphis BBQ sounds delightful right about now, Im a California girl. Nevermind we dont care about sports, gotta be true to my state.
Alright… now for the right side
:: Pittsburgh beats Tennessee – As an Alabama fan, I hate Tennessee
:: Florida beats Xavier – that one is for you Florida (and isnt DisneyWorld in Flordia? I love Disney)
:: UCLA beats Villanova – California comes into play again, but UCLA is know for its sports. (Right?)
:: Duke beats Texas – As a UNC fan, I hate Duke but know they are not half bad. Texas? They are toast.
:: NC beats LSU – Hello Tar heels!
:: Illinois beats Gonzaga – Who the heck is Gonzaga? Ive actucally heard of Illinois.
:: Syracuse beats Arizona State – Heard of Syracuse in the sports news a lot lately. Thats good enough for me.
:: Clemson beats Oklahoma – thats for you Scott.
Regional Semis (same as before, left top first)
:: Louisville to beat Wake – Yeah I took Wake out of the game early. Only can so much NC love.
:: Kansas to beat Boston – Come on, I picked Boston based on a 90s TV show. Go Kansas
:: Connecticut to beat Washington – This is just a shot in the dark. I like both these teams. They both have a good chance
:: California to beat Missouri – Come on, I know California isnt good as basketball but certainly better than Missouri
And time for the right side
:: Pittsburgh beats Florida – Ah I pretty much hate Flordia. Go Pittsburgh
:: Duke beats UCLA – Love UCLA but I know Duke can play a better ball game than UCLA. It hurts my little California soul to pick Duke (boooo) over them.
:: NC beats Illinois – That a pretty shade of Carolina blue.
:: Syracuse beats Clemson. Sorry Scott, Syracuse has been playing well, so says all the sweatshirts Ive been seeing lately.
:: Kansas to beat Louisville – Just have a feeling that Kansas is gonna do well. I dont know what it is.
:: California to beat Connecticut – This California girl just cant let go.
:: Duke to beat Pittsburgh – I just want to see Duke and NC play.
:: NC to beat Illinois – Go Tar Heels!
And finally National Semis
:: Kansas beats California – I KNOW! I left go of my California guys.
:: North Carolina beats Duke – Oh yeah. Of course they will.
Who to win it all? Kansas vs Carolina? Of course Carolina. Im a Carolina girl.