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