Monday, March 17, 2008

New Day #81

Knowing very little about sports in general, and basketball in specific, I can easily get through March without experiencing any madness at all. But now, thanks to my friend Whitey, sports columnist for the Oregonian, I have taken part in my very first tournament pool.

Inspired by all those athletes who thank God for their win, I’ve only chosen religious schools.

In fact, I chose many of my NCAA picks from the NCCAA, the National Catholic College Admission Association, as well as the other NCCAA, the National Christian College Athletic Association.

In contests where there was no religious school, I tried to pick one with some spiritual cred. For instance, given a choice of four secular universities, I chose Butler, because it was the alma mater of Kool-Aid drinking cult leader Jim Jones.

And when two religious schools went head-to-head, I chose the one with the obvious theological advantage. So Notre Dame will beat St. Joseph’s because the Virgin Mary is way more important than Joseph.

Duh.

In the case of Baylor versus Brigham Young, I went with Brigham Young because he was a prophet, while Baylor was just a district judge.

So here are my predictions for the NCAA semi-finals:

Notre Dame beats Georgetown, no contest
Brigham Young kicks Oral Roberts’ ass


Naturally, the winner will be Notre Dame, because there's nothin' like our dame. And Jesus was a total mama’s boy.

7 comments:

April said...

You're going down, God Boy.

--The Wife

Caffeine Destiny said...

Marc,

My son is in charge of the NCAA pool in our house this year, which extends to our extended family as well. I showed him your blog today. He read it and then he said, "is he REALLY going to do that???" He's pretty concerned about your Notre Dame pick.

thanks for lending credence to people like his mother who chooses her bracket teams based on name recognition and how fashion forward the team's colors are.

Marc Acito said...

I've now been informed that Notre Dame has NEVER won the NCAA, but God works in mysterious ways.

Fran said...

I had a friend who bet on horses and her deciding criteria was which was "prettiest".

She won surprisingly often.

Enjoy your picks, you could be right!

bwats said...

Hahaha. I went to ORU for a bit. Then I started drinking and switched to theatre school. I agree, they're getting their asses handed to them.

Ryan (Whitey) said...

Tournament fact I learned today, that might be of interest to you: Jim Jones' grandson plays for San Diego.

http://therealests.blogspot.com/2008/03/define-fun-fact.html

Step Right Up said...

And here I thought you'd pick your teams by what uniform you liked best. I had you all wrong!