Monday, March 12, 2007

Tournament Time, BAYBEE!

After the baptism party, Grandma and Grandpa stuck around for the end of the Big XII conference tournament, playing some dominoes (Train, not 42...yet) and dining at Kid Cook Night. They also stayed for the NCAA Tournament Selection Show to see where UNC, the Aggies and the other 63 teams would be. Overall, not bad- the Aggies probably cost themselves a higher seed (they're #3 in the South) by not doing better in the Big XII tournament, but the best they could probably have done was #2, so not a big deal. UNC is the #1 seed in their regional and get to play their 1st two games in Greensboro. Plus, A&M and UNC wouldn't meet until the Final Four, so a lot of things would have to go right before Jennifer and I need separate viewing rooms.

So, today I printed out brackets for Rehm and Charlotte. Rehm wanted to have one to see the teams and pick the games. Charlotte just wanted her own copy (which I anticipated- and is why I printed her one) and to draw and Aggie basketball player on the back (which I didn't expect).

Rehm's pick (attached) were a mix of picking "the team with the higher number" (or seeding), teams he likes (A&M, UNC), teams he could identify as being near the ocean (Florida, Long Beach St), and teams with an "O", because "there's an 'o' in 'ocean'" (Oral Roberts). Of course, the team that combines multiple of these traits is going to meet Texas A&M in the championship game....that darkest of dark horses...the #15 seed in the Midwest regional....Texas A&M - Corpus Christi. Remember, you heard it from him first.

1 comment:

Sherri said...

That is hysterical! Leave it to Rehm to figure out how to tie in the Ocean. UNC looks like they have the toughest bracket. Why does a number 1 seed have to play at 10:00 PM. Seems a little unfair to me. Good luck to you all!