Did you fill out your brackets?

Even though it snowed a month ago, spring is now in the air. The sun is out and there is a cool breeze. It’s almost warm enough to try to come up with plans for having class outside. Remember college, when your professors would sometimes let you have class outside in the spring? I would like to make middle school like college. I am not exactly sure how to teach reference skills outside. But I am sure I can come up with some sort of plan that does not involve carting huge sets of encyclopedias out to the grass. However, I am open to suggestions.

Spring means many things: Lent and Easter, daffodils peeking out of my front yard (I did not know we had daffodils), open-toed shoes. And, of course, basketball. On this, the eve of the tournament, I am filled with as much excitement as a child on Christmas Eve. It’s almost here! The long days of basketball stretch out in front of us, and yet the next three weekends will be over much too soon. I filled out my brackets on Facebook the other night. I didn’t really make any very exciting moves this year. I kept my ACC teams for as long as I could (except for Duke), but I didn’t pick a lot of upsets. And I hope this didn’t jinx it, but I picked UNC to win it all. I think they can, if they don’t play the fool like they did last year in the Final Four. I don’t know if they will, but I think they have the talent and the ability. We shall see.

Speaking of brackets, President Obama filled out a bracket yesterday. You can read about it here. Also there is a funny Good Morning America video of him filling out his brackets that I would link to, but I can’t. You should go and find it because he disses Duke. Have other presidents filled out brackets? It’s kind of fun that the President filled one out. The president should always fill out brackets. Make this happen, future presidents.

President Obama’s brackets:

What is even more fun than President Obama filling out brackets? The fact that he picked my team to win! And also that he and I picked the same Final Four. You have good taste, sir. Is this because North Carolina went blue for the first time since Jimmy Carter? Is this his way of repaying us? Now that the president has said it, my team has to win, right? He can, like, deport people who aren’t supposed to be here. Such as evil coaches whose names are suspiciously Polish. Just as an example.

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