Friday, March 16, 2012

Let's Dance

You guys, I LOVE this time of year.   LOVE. IT.  Which... I guess is rather expected considering I live in college basketball country.  And I went to college and now work at the greatest basketball school in the history of time. (That isn't just me randomly making such a claim.  We are legitimately a contender for BEST OF ALL TIME).

So for the next few weeks I will watch as many games as I can.  I will run the bracket pool at work and I will cheer on my cats on any social media outlet I can find.  I will cry when any underdog wins (as long as it isn't against my cats) because I get EXTREMELY EMOTIONALLY INVOLVED in these games.  All of them.  If there is the potential for a college age boy to pull his jersey up over his eyes to hide his tears, I am THERE.

Actually, it's sorta funny because everyone at work seems surprised I am running the bracket pool.  Like, they keep acting shocked about it. Like "YOU are going to do this?? YOU know things about BASKETBALL??"  And I keep randomly saying things like "My dad always loved this stuff when I was little so I grew up loving it" or "Nick and I will watch the games anyway, so it isn't a big deal" but all of a sudden I have wanted to say "Is it because I am a GIRL?  You know girls can like sports too, right??"  I mean, lots of girls are the most die hard sports fans I know.  Girls can LOVE SPORTS!  GIRLS can do the math and keep track of brackets!  GIRLS ARE TOTALLY EQUAL WITH BOYS!  Then I get myself worked into a "this is sorta SEXIST" huff before I decide I don't really care that much about people acting sexist as long as I don't have to mow the lawn.

So... I guess that's it.  I am running my bracket pool at work and I am awesome at it.  I love me some Kentucky basketball.  I plan to lay around and watch games all weekend while maybe enjoying a green beer on Saturday.  How about you?
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Random, year old picture included because I couldn't find a recent one where were are wearing Blue to cheer on our boys.  But last year, this year.  No big difference.  March= GO BIG BLUE! 

PS.  I am finally really feeling better.  Honestly, this time I am serious and not just saying that.

6 comments:

  1. YOU are the reason I still root for Gonzaga. Just because they went so far that one year. Ah yes, basketball in KY in March... It really is the best.

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  2. C! A! T! S! Cats! Cats! Cats!

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  3. Yes to watching every single UK game.
    No to mowing the lawn. NEVER! "you might cut your foot off!"... :)

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  4. My hubby is a huge UK fan, so he's - of course - amped up this time of year. I think his excitement level was a little higher with last year's team, but I'm sure that will change the further the Cats make it in the tourney.

    Meanwhile, I'm a Gator fan. I'll just be pleased if we win the game we're playing now. ;-)

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  5. How about that mizzou game?? Whew it wore me out :) and GO CATS!

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  6. Love this post to pieces..and so glad I started following your blog awhile ago. I am a HUGE college basketball fan from Wisconsin, so I cheer for Badgers though and through. Sweet Sixteen, baby! I, like you, was taught to love the game from my dad, whom I still take time off to watch the games with. I must admit, though, my bracket has MSU taking down your Cats in the Final Four. Sorry. :). Enjoy!

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