Its that time of year again, the time of year where I make about 32 guesses in a half dozen or so NCAA Basketball bracket pools. And of course the bracket that usually does the best is the one that if I can't decide on a winner, I flip a coin to decide which team advances to the next round.
A few observations of this thing we call March Madness:
* The never ending 'selection shows' and subsequent evaluation of the first round pairings. (And some think Nascar pre-race shows are experiencing over-kill)
* Another problem with the selection shows are the 'live' cut aways to some spare team 'waiting' to see if they make it into the tournament and seeing them cheer themselves after finding out they will be traveling across the country to play the number one team in the nation. It was 'fun' to watch the first 10 or so times it was done, but its becoming over-kill.
* The over analysis of the seeding of teams. Does it really matter if a team is a #2 seed opposed to a #3, or the difference of a #1 or a #2 seed.
* Mid court team and sponsor logos which are so large that they are a distraction.
* Head coaches slicking their hair back like they were starring in "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" or a Dapper Dan commercial.
* The 15 seed beating the 2 seed myth. This only happens about once in every five or so years. Even a blind dog finds a bone some days, but usually goes through his days hungry.
* Most brackets will be won be predicting the 5/12 and the 8/9 seed winners. I'll be getting the trusty coin out for most of those games.
* And lastly, the teams that got the NCAA 'snub'. Its a sad day when a tournament has a field of 65 teams and there is still some controversy. And some think that a 4 team 'play-off' if college football will solve the BCS? There will always be teams and fans that think they should have made the big dance.