T-minus 3 hours and counting…

Is anybody else a little bit excited? :) If not, this video might help…


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One last time: the deadline to enter my men’s NCAA Pool (presented by the UCLA Bruins… sigh) is 12:20 PM EDT today. In case you’re wondering, we’re at 215 entries and counting. It doesn’t look like we’ll beat last year’s record of 263 entries, but I expect we’ll easily surpass the second-highest total, 218 in 2006. There’s always a steady stream of entries in the last few hours before the tournament tips off.

Here’s hoping for a whole bunch of buzzer-beaters, upsets, and assorted shining moments… and of course, wins by USC, Notre Dame and Gonzaga. :) GOOOO MY BRACKET, BEEEEAT OTHER BRACKETS!!

UPDATE, 10:45 AM: We’re now officially at 223 entries. Incidentally, one of those entries is from college-basketball royalty: Jenna Auriemma, daughter of UConn women’s coach Geno Auriemma (and fiancee of my high-school classmate and two-time pool champion Todd Stigliano), is in the pool! Heh.

6 Responses to “T-minus 3 hours and counting…”

  1. B. Minich says:

    And you, starting to like Pat Summit and all. What will Geno and Jenna think?

    A pox upon thee and thy fickleness.

  2. Becky says:

    Dude, I bet Jenna picked Tennessee. mwahahaha!

  3. Becky says:

    That video totally made me weepy even though the players look like ants and I can’t really see the basketball. *sheepish look*

  4. Brendan Loy says:

    Uh-oh. Are you pregnant again? ;)

    Maybe it’s displaced weepiness from your reaction to Loyette rolling over for the first time…

  5. JD says:

    Jenna Auriemma, daughter of UConn women’s coach Geno Auriemma (and fiancee of my high-school classmate and two-time pool champion Todd Stigliano), is in the pool!

    Now if we can only connect Geno to Kevin Bacon.

  6. JD says:

    For this year’s amazing finish and buzzer-beater on the high school level, here’s Dubuque Wahlert vs. Harlan, 3-A state championship:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=8mMQ5bsiu-Q