So today is the Ides of March. Shakespeare wrote in Julius Caesar, to "Beware the Ides of March." For those of you not schooled in Shakespearean literature, it's March 15th. As a person who likes to overthink a lot of things, mainly sports, today is a tough day for me. The beginning of the men's NCAA basketball tournament and the infamous brackets. To me, this is one of the toughest things to do as a sports fan. I tried a new way of picking this year. I waited until last night to pick my brackets.
Unfortunately, there is still too much time for me to sit and over think my picks. It's not so much my final four picks or champion, but rather which #5 seed will be upset or which #4 seed will lose to the #13. It also doesn't help that I sit here and watch ESPN and waffle back and forth on every bit of information that is presented. To me this is one of the most exciting couple of days of the year, but it is also the most frustrating. As I write this, I am contemplating resetting my bracket and picking fresh. This actually sounds like a good idea, but fast forward six hours when one of my final four teams, that I changed mind you, loses in the first round (or whatever it's called now)
To all those people out there who feel my pain today, I salute you. Just make the picks and step away from the computer! That is what I am going to do in a couple of minutes.
I wish everyone who has a bracket the best of luck. May your upsets be right and your Final Four teams survive until the end of March, but beware, the Ides of March is upon us.
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