Feets don’t fail me now: Our live NCAA chat is coming soon!

The photo that launched a thousand quips: MB watching the 2009 Big Dance.

The pix that launched a thousand quips: Ol' MB watching the 2009 Big Dance. (Photo by 'ol MB.)

It began innocently enough, or so I thought. I took a picture of me watching the 2009 NCAA tournament. Hilarity ensued, on least on your part. Y’all started cracking jokes about the hygienic quality of my feet, which were shown in propped-up mode, but mostly about the vintage of my TV.

Well, here it is 2012 and I still haven’t lived it all down. But we are, I’m afraid, about to try it again.

Coming at noon: Our fourth annual NCAA tournament live blog. (The second installment, you might recall, did not feature the infamous console TV but was done from a room at the Milwaukee Hyatt. And then, when informed that this fine establishment DID NOT OFFER ROOM SERVICE FOR LUNCH, the proceedings were switched to Major Goolsby, a sports bar across the street.)

We’ll go until 4 p.m. or so, and our early games today include Murray State-Colorado State, Kansas State-Southern Miss and Wisconsin-Montana. (Is it me, or do the Badgers always play an afternoon game on the tournament’s first full day?) I like Murray State, Southern Miss and Wisconsin in those titanic tilts, though I must confess I really don’t much like Wisconsin any year.

OK, there’s your warning. Check back in a bit for our annual festivities. If you haven’t entered Bradley’s Bracket Fiasco — first prize: A $1,000 Kroger gift card — you’ve got until noon. (Click here to enter.) If you care to review our live NCAA tournament chat, click here. But please return soon. I might just spring — teaser time! — the biggest upset since Villanova made 78.6 percent of its shots to topple Georgetown.

By Mark Bradley

30 comments Add your comment

Rickster

March 15th, 2012
10:29 am

Rickster

March 15th, 2012
10:30 am

Woo hoo! Four in a row!!

Mark Bradley

March 15th, 2012
10:33 am

Just amazing. Rickster, I mean.

Rickster

March 15th, 2012
10:35 am

Thanks, Mark. What’s the record?

Nathan

March 15th, 2012
10:36 am

So you still have that TV?

Ted Striker

March 15th, 2012
10:42 am

Page hit for Bradley! Page hit for Bradley!

CJ

March 15th, 2012
10:44 am

Please tell me you have a new TV MB

Mark Bradley

March 15th, 2012
10:48 am

I think four in a row. Meaning: Yours.

Ted M

March 15th, 2012
10:51 am

that’s a mighty old TV ya got there Mark.

Rickster

March 15th, 2012
10:53 am

Does that earn record setting kudos? :-)

Sonny Clusters

March 15th, 2012
10:59 am

Will Fredi Gonzalez be picking this year? Bobby was always a good picker.

Andy

March 15th, 2012
11:13 am

No more shots of your feet Mark, please. And do you still have that ancient tv? Please tell me that’s your back-up tv. There has to be a tv manufactured in the last 15 years in your house, right?

bawbie

March 15th, 2012
11:15 am

Mark Fox Should be toast just like Darrin Horn over at South Carolina. Better have a better year next year or its buh bye Mark Fox. DEMAND BETTER! That goes for you too Mark Richt and DAVE PERNO!

Bill

March 15th, 2012
11:17 am

Mark given your tenure at the ajc the least Cox could do is get you a 64 inch 3D for your home to do your job.

Eat & Tweet with Feet

March 15th, 2012
11:17 am

Flat screens are now the norm!

bill mann

March 15th, 2012
11:19 am

rickster, i think you need to get a job,and a life

Send'em Uhauls

March 15th, 2012
11:21 am

Lets make a fast trip to Best Buy For those new fangled TV’s MB!

Hondo

March 15th, 2012
11:22 am

That looks like my grandma’s old tv. She died 7 years ago at the age of 92 and had that tv for many years. Do the math.

Rickster

March 15th, 2012
11:23 am

Thanks for the suggestion, Bill. Have both, though.

Ron Jirsa

March 15th, 2012
11:44 am

Hire me and Darrin Horn to coach UGA basketball/ Tubby days will be back again!

MatthewH

March 15th, 2012
11:47 am

Wasn’t that the year that your daughter got on the chat as well to respond to all of the comments aboout her cute picture? And I beleive you posted an updated picture of you watching the TV in the bedroom (which was of a slighty better vintage). Sad that I remember all of this.

MatthewH

March 15th, 2012
11:49 am

Wasn’t that the year your dauhter got on the chat to respond to all of the comments about her cute picture? And I seem to recall that you posted an updated picture of you watching the TV in the bedroom which was a slightly better TV. Sad that I remember all of this.

Crap

March 15th, 2012
11:50 am

Prez filling out “BARACKETS”?

Mark Bradley

March 15th, 2012
11:57 am

That was indeed, MatthewH. A big day in the Bradley household, it was.

cadilac

March 15th, 2012
11:57 am

top of the line RCA; nothing but the bes!

Mark Bradley

March 15th, 2012
12:01 pm

The new-look NCAA live chat is a go! Click here for revelations galore.

Dawgwild

March 15th, 2012
12:03 pm

Guys he doesn’t need a good TV to watch games, he can flash his badge and get into games we can’t!

Mark Bradley

March 15th, 2012
12:04 pm

Got no badge, Dawgwild. Just a paper credential.

I could use a badge, though, come to think of it. Deputy Sheriff Bradley.

Dawgwild

March 15th, 2012
12:13 pm

Haha, Mark giving you a hard time. The only reason I even have a flat screen is because my wife gave me the ok. You see who wears the pants in my house.

Vandy Dad !!!

March 17th, 2012
10:56 pm