OH! FOR FOUR IN THE FINAL FOUR
BRACKET BUSTER UPDATE
Maybe 21/2 years old was a bit young to introduce my kid to the exciting world of sports wagering... I mean... friendly pick-em competition.
Having actually received emails seeking an update on Ella's brackets, I'm sorry to report she's out of the contest. Ella has no chance of finishing better than dead last in the annual Bill Michaels NCAA basketball pool.
She may be the only person in America to have predicted Memphis losing in the first round. Of course, she may also have been the only person in America to have Davidson going to the sweet 16.
Nonetheless, Ella's final four picks of Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Duke didn't work out too well. You know, as ridiculous as some of her random selections, that final four was not out of the question.
When she was informed by my wife that Duke lost, thus severely hurting her chances for victory, Ella responded, "Oh no. I didn't win the basketball game."
When watching the games, she periodically will re-inform us that, "I didn't win."
Well, I guess she'll have to wait for her birthday to get new shoes. Ella is now working off the effects of her poor performance offering to do household chores to restore her parents' love and faith. We'll see.