THE WORST PICKS EVER
NOBODY IN THE COUNTRY HAS THIS
Some have Kansas, others Kentucky or Syracuse... but I promise you my kids are the only ones who have the likes of Sienna and Houston in the Final Four.
You could argue me paying 5 bucks for a basketball pool is tantamount to throwing a fiver in the trash. Finishing in the money in one of these things is closer to winning the lottery, than displaying a prowess and knowledge of sport. That said, every year I do it.
If I were to enter the kids' brackets... now that would be throwing money away. I don't know about you, but my kids are predicting the first ever 16 seed to win a tournament game. Both Ella, and the twins have Vermont over Syracuse.
For some reason they like doing it. Actually, it's the first year for the twins, so they shared a bracket. I just go through game by game and say, "Kansas or Northern Iowa?" Then I put down their answer.
Ella has Butler winning it all. Interesting pick. Max laughed every time Ella said Butler... with a heavy emphasis on the first syllable. Thus the more she picked BUT-ler... the more the boy laughed. You see... BUT-ler is funny because... anyway...
Ella has them beating Sienna who gets a berth in the final, due to the fact that Sienna rhymes with her friend's name, Deanna.
Even that trumped Ella's loyalty to the State teams, as she has Sienna over Marquette in the semi-final. In other news, she had Marquette over Wisconsin. Wondered how that was going to go.
As for the twins, I gave Olivia the Midwest and the West. She has Houston and Pitt respectively. Max with the East and the South has chosen Marquette and St. Mary.
They have Houston winning it all. Could you imagine? What if that actually happened, and I didn't turn their brackets in since Daddy thought it would be a waste.