Monday, March 14, 2011

March Madness

For those who are not sports fans, March Madness is college basketball's year-ending tournament.  Most fans, including me, will be watching men's college basketball for the next three weeks.  A smaller number, also including me, will be watching women's basketball.

Ohio State's men's basketball team will start the tournament ranked #1 in the country and the University of Connecticut's women's team is also ranked #1.  Both also won their conference championships.  The UConn men's team won the Big East tournament and the Ohio State women won the Big Ten championship.  So, I have four good chances for favorite teams to go deep into the tournament.

Although I have lived in Hartford for three decades, I worked in Ohio for six years, until last summer.  My loyalties are divided.  I expect to log many hours in front of the TV in the coming weeks, changing my shirts back and forth from blue-and-white to scarlet-and-gray.  Go Huskies!  Go Buckeyes!

23 comments:

SRQ said...

Good to know where your allegiance lies, Jack. I'm thrilled and amazed my Michigan State Spartans made it to the Big Dance after their dismal season. As for your Buckeyes, I'm always happy in these situations to root for a Big Ten team --- as long as it isn't Michigan. Go Green!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Oh oh! Methinks you're going to end up a raging schizophrenic within two weeks. The only cure, methinks, is for you to quit college basketball cold turkey.

But seeing as how that probably ain't gonna happen, maybe you should spend more time on the golf course. Or break your TV.

I remember seeing something about UConn. It was in a navy movie, I believe. The captain of the sub says to his exec, "You've got the con."

Kate said...

A true basketball fan!

Lois said...

Sounds like you are going to have an exciting three weeks. Have fun!

Sharon said...

YOu are a dedicated basketball fan! Go team!

Halcyon said...

You can be sure I will be watching March Madness. My colors are crimson and blue. :D

Rock Chalk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susie said...

Did you see that BU actually made it?!
(Add a third team to that list!)

Cindy said...

Have fun!

cieldequimper said...

Enjoy!

RedPat said...

Enjoy - I am not a big basketball fan but do love sports so can relate to your anticipation of exciting times ahead!

joo said...

I'm not very sporty person, but I love this photo!

JM said...

Very cool shot! Enjoy, Jack! :-)

VP said...

I don't know much about basketball but I know something about divided loyalties in other sports!

Regina K said...

My favorite time of the year, March Madness. TV at it's finest. Go Jayhawks....

Peter said...

I know nothing about this basket ball tournament, but I would perhaps hope for a win by Ohio State. I worked indirectly for them, in Columbus, during summer 1965!! :-)

Farmchick said...

We are UK fans here and the guys love March Madness.

Randy said...

Have a great time! Fun shot!

Lynette said...

Have yourself a fine ol' time, Jack! Best wishes to your teams. I don't have a horse in this race.

Tash said...

When I went to USC, UCLA was the champion in basketball... The most exciting game I ever saw was when SC won by a point (or so) against the Bruins. The other most exciting TV game was when Yugoslavia beat USSR in the 1968 Olympics (for the Silver). Wish you enjoyable March Madness...I will be spending my time on different frivolities. I do like the sound of both names - Buckeyes, Huskies...can't go wrong with either.

Tash said...

PS - according to my previous post on Torrance Ariport, it was named Zamperini Field in 1948 -- must of not been publicized as such until the '80s.
http://palosverdesdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2008/12/take-off-at-zamperini-field.html
Very cool about your late father-in-law's connction to Torrance Airport. I met another person thru blogging, who grew up in PV and whose father had an aiplane there.

Gunn said...

Have FUN!:) smiles from me i Stavanger.

Cezar and Léia said...

Cool moment there and I like that sign in the hat!
Léia

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Clever shot, whoever the photographer... There is a concentration of basketball fans in your neck of the woods and I hope that one of your teams makes it to the end.

Love the remote in your hand!

G