Hail the Conquering Hero

Another March Madness came to an end last night. I had a particularly good run this year, up until the finish. I had successfully picked 3/4 of the Final Four Teams, and I called the final two as well. Until the finish, I was ranked 12,000th out of something like 15 million participants on ESPN’s system.

But I had picked Gonzaga to win it all, mainly on the theory that if they did, then BYU would have been the only team who would have beaten them this year, so this was BYU’s last kind of sort of way to win anything. And in true BYU style, the team blew it at the last possible moment.

I can’t really complain too much, though. I still managed to win half of the groups I entered, and I came in second in the other two. My early game was strong enough to even win over people who had picked UNC to win it all. And yes, I won my blog bracket group.

As promised, I’m still giving the runner up a prize. The Real One (Scooter12300), would you please identify yourself? You’ll be in the acknowledgements page of THE MEMORY THIEF 2, though since I won, I get to note that you came in second to me. 🙂

Overall, it was a good year for the blog challenge. 22 entries total. And I want to particularly congratulate MC, who managed to come in 10th despite only being three years old. She made her own picks, though I did ask her to start if she wanted to have all the higher ranked teams win in the first round. She agreed to that, and then chose each game after that on a case by case basis. Not bad for a girl her age.

In any case, thanks everybody for playing, and tune in next year for another shot! (And if you haven’t seen the movie “Hail the Conquering Hero,” you really should. Just saying.)

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