March 12, 2007

Sifting through the brackets

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

Selection Sunday is a joyous day for gamblers around the world. Even pseudo-gamblers and office poolies love to see the brackets and make their picks. It can be taken casually or super-seriously depending on the stakes of your wager. But, most of all, it’s a day that encourages fun.

How often can you enter a contest where people are evenly matched and knowledge of the subject might even turn into a liability? How often does the fact that your second cousin’s or your uncle-in-law’s Alma mater actually have a chance to make you money? Unless you work at a sporting goods store, a team’s jersey isn’t going to make you money. But, if last year, you picked George Mason (where?) to make a Cinderella run because a relative went there once upon a time, or maybe you just really liked Florida’s jerseys so you picked them to win it all, you would have probably made a handsome sum from your fellow poolies.

I would go into whom I’m picking and what my bracket looks like, but I wouldn’t want to give away too many tips. You’ll all have to wait for Thursday for those tidbits.

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