So, enough with the emotionally-charged, stressful thoughts about "the Match."
There are happier, exciting, potentially less emotionally taxing things at hand.
Yes, it is time for powerhouses, Cinderellas, team pride, and bragging rights.
That's right. I'm talking about March Madness.
March Madness is possibly the best thing there is in all of sports. Obviously, it's better than the BCS system for college football. I don't really like pro-sports, so it wins over that. And there isn't a lot left for it to compete with.
So it wins.
Seriously, if you've never done it, now is a good time to start. Just gather up some friends, fill one of these out, and have fun. And don't worry if you don't know anything about sports. There is no skill involved. Just luck and laughs. Exactly my type of sport.
Every year, everyone in our family fills out a bracket. Everyone. Even the little boys.
In the past, after the tourney is over, we go out to dinner. Winner gets to pick the restaurant. In the past, we have eaten at McDonalds and Carl's Jr.
Yes, the now six-year-old usually wins (off a bracket based on colors or team mascots.)
This year, the winner gets to pick the flavor of ice cream for family night.
Here's to hoping the my brackets better than past years. (Because right about now is when Girl Scout Samoas ice cream by Dreyers comes out.)
Oh, and good luck Utah.