March Madness Day One: Live

Thursday, 8:24 AM CT — So as promised, I’m here and ready to go.  As I said yesterday, the plan is to update throughout the day with thoughts on the opening round of the NCAA tournament, as well as the real news of the day:  the delivery of my new stove!

Speaking of which, my delivery time was given to me yesterday evening as 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  That’s a pretty big window — thanks for narrowing it down, guys!  Essentially I’m trapped at home until they come — not that I was planning to go anywhere anyway with the tourney on.  I’m supposed to get a call from them when they’re 30 minutes or less away from the house; my previous experience with delivery types like these is that I either won’t get a call at all, or they’ll call when they’re pulling up in my driveway, or they’ll call when they’re hopelessly lost.  We’ll see which one it is today.

If my delivery person looked like this, I wouldn't care when they showed up

If my delivery person looked like this, I wouldn't care when they showed up

So far as the tourney goes, I filled out my bracket late last night.  I’ll post the picks for today shortly before the first game starts, but I do have North Carolina picked to win it all — so you can pretty much cross them off of the list right now.  I’m not sure the last time I actually picked the actual champion before the tourney started.

Right now I’m watching Sportscenter and President Obama’s bracket.  Did he just pick every single favorite?  Hard to tell in the highlights.  Ha!  He picked against Arizona and got asked if it was because of McCain.  Classic.  Whoops — Obama picked North Carolina too.  I guess we’re both screwed.  Obama also mentioned he had DirecTV on Air Force One — did he have that installed, or was it already in place before he was elected?  And now the coaches Obama picked against are ripping his basketball-picking skills on-air.  You won’t see this type of analysis on CNN, I tell you.

Have I mentioned before that I’m not a morning person?  I’m a night-owl, and I’m going on too little sleep right now.  I don’t drink a whole lot of coffee, so it’s Chek Cola for me right now — that can’t be good for the system, I imagine.  I need to get moving here soon or else I might find myself drifting off to sleep on the sofa — this Sportscenter is not exactly compelling television right now.

No call yet from the delivery guys.  I guess I need to clear a path to the kitchen for when these guys show.  I’ll be back somtime around 9:15-9:30.  Stay awake until then!

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3 Responses to “March Madness Day One: Live”

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