I'm just stubborn enough that I didn't want to ask them...and besides, I have a mildly competitive streak (stop laughing!) that makes me want to be able to wave my bracket in front of those who think they can pick better than I. Not in an "in your face!" way--more a "told you I could do it" way. Or maybe a self-satisfied smirk. I haven't decided for sure yet.
I do watch a lot of college basketball--mostly Big Ten (Boiler Up!). Unfortunately, the last time I filled out a bracket or followed basketball season close enough from beginning to end to really know what I was doing when picking teams was before Oldest was born. He's 16. Still, I stand by my picks. I'd tell you my strategy for picking, but if it turns out that I'm on to something with it, then you'd know. So I'm not telling, just in case.
I also can't tell you who I picked. I'm not stupid. You don't jinx yourself by doing dumb stuff like that. Of course, I know I have made some mistakes. First, I filled out the bracket in pencil (I know--sure sign of insecurity). Even worse, I forgot the bracket at home today, so I missed out on getting to compare my
It's been so long since I've done this that no one would believe I wasn't sitting here, glued to the tv, the March Madness app open on my phone, filling in the bracket as final scores pop up. But I didn't. And you know what? So far, I'm doing...wait (whew! Almost blew it again--I really am out of practice!)...I can't tell you how well I'm doing, and I can't tell you who I have picked in the rest of the night's games.
But I am smiling, and will admit to laughing a bit at Youngest (not real proud of that, but he started it).