The NCAA basketball games have just ended, but that’s another tradition my family has. Every year – for the last 4 or 5 years now – we have set up a family pool for the men’s bracket. We run in it Yahoo (where our family group is set up – yeah, we have a family group in Yahoo where we can share info & news. It started before most of my older cousins & aunt and uncles got on facebook, but is still used because some of the family – *cough* my parents *cough* – are scared of Facebook and will not join). Usually we get about 8-ish family members to join, but this year we had 13 in the men’s bracket. AND this year we started a bracket for the women’s tournament!
The best part is the prize. The winner of the men’s tournament gets milkshakes from all the losers. Unfortunately, I never seem to remember to pay up to the winners because we all live in different places. But I will be paying on them this year because this year I WON! And I know NOTHING about the basketball teams in the tournament except that I recognize many of them from previous years. I beat people who actually watch basketball games that AREN’T for the tournament! Of course it helped that this year’s final four was kind of crazy…
Unfortunately, I did not win the women’s tournament. That prize is high fives. 😦
Do any of you watch the games? Do you make picks for the tournament?