March Madness Is Upon Us

On March 8, 2010, in Other Interests, by admin

Every year, the basketball regular season winds down and my trips back and forth to see Baylor Basketball in action ceases.  By the end of the year, I have worn out that drive down I-35, growing very tired of it.  The grueling season finally winds to a close, and March Madness is upon.  The first thing to note about March Madness is that I automatically loose my family for a week. They are off to a week of college hoops at the Big 12 tournament every year.  And every year, it seems I must watch college hoops on TV as I either do not have time off to join them, or projects at work just cannot support leaving for a week. My priorities must be messed up. After the Big 12 tournament, then March Madness really settles in with the NCAA tournament.  We, as modest and humble Baylor fans have a lot to celebrate the last few years as the basketball programs, men’s and women’s, have grown into top notch programs led by great coaches passionate about the sport and good for the somewhat tenuous and political Baylor climate.  (Yes, I did say that about BU, remember, I once worked there).  Now we have teams each that are ranked in the top 25.  The men were picked to finish 10th in the Big 12. They finished third, with a first round bye in the Big 12 tournament.  The women have not performed to their initial pre-season Big 12 coaches opinion, finishing as sixth seed. I personally thought they would finish with a Big 12 conference record of 9-7, right where they finished.  Too many freshman….bodes well for the future.

Anyway, as we come upon the season of March Madness and the Big 12 tournament, I am resolved to loosing my family once again for a week, to manage the beasts of the household by myself, and watch college hoops on TV. A right of passage of sorts. And you can bet on one thing, it will be with a vodka firmly in hand most of the way.

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