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The Ides Of March Madness Are Upon Us…Ready?
March Madness. Those two words evoke numerous images and phrases amongst males all across the United States. Who can forget Christian Laettner’s turn-around jumper to beat Kentucky:
Carmelo Anthony leading a third seeded Syracuse to a title against Kansas as a freshman, or my personal favorite, UCONN (led by Rip Hamilton and Khalid El-Amin) beating what might go down as Duke’s most talented team ever (Don’t believe me? Corey Maggette was drafted in the first round with the 13th pick and had a solid NBA career…and he came off the bench!!!).
Every year you hear cries of “F&%$ my bracket!!!”, “Why did I pick all chalk?”, “When am I going to learn there is something to this 12 seed is always upsetting the 5 seed theory”, and then the winner winner chicken dinner so to speak, “Vegas baby!!!”
If you have never been to Las Vegas for that first Thursday and Friday of March Madness you A) are not yet a true degenerate gambler B) are missing out on grown men screaming and cursing in the sportsbook at the television during meaningless blowouts (which to them are not meaningless because that last uncontested three-point shot that put the underdog only down by 12 points won them their bet) and C) are not explaining to your girlfriend/wife the actual occurrences of what is happening.
She hears “Las Vegas” and thinks of strip clubs and carousing with women when in reality you start drinking at 9am and by 7pm you are hammered, broke, and ready for bed. See fellas, it is all in the delivery.
Enjoy my 2014 March Madness preview.