Monday, March 16, 2009

March Madness

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It's that time of year again - the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Championship. Get ready for a slew of articles about how much productivity is lost while people research their brackets, fill them out, debate the merits of each team, and follow along Thursday and Friday as the games are played (oh yeah, and blog about it!).

So who do you like? Me? I like Stanford. But, unfortunately, the Mighty Cardinal men failed to make the Big Dance this year (nor did they qualify for the NIT, but they are in something called the CBI. Whatever.). The Women's bracket isn't out yet, but as the No. 2 team in the nation, I'm predicting a Number One seed, and I'll be projecting them to upset UConn in the final.

So without my beloved Cardinal men to cheer on, what should I do? Rather than stick with the Pac-10, which is what I've done in the past, I've decided to broaden my horizons. So this year, I'm rooting for one of the following to win: Ohio State, Utah, West Virgina, Robert Morris, BYU, Texas A&M, Northern Iowa, Marquette, Cornell, California, Oklahoma State, UCLA, VCU, Minnesota, North Carolina, Butler, Syracuse or Stephen F Austin.

If I didn't name your alma mater, there's an easy way to get on this list - simply join these fine institutions, and sign up as an EthicsPoint customer! In the meantime, I'll be cheering on these fine teams!

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