The promise to *you*.

I do not have a bracket; I will not have a bracket; and I will not bore the life out of you about the bracket that I do not have.

No applause, just throw money. Hey, why not? I gotta get the money together to have an iPad2 for next year’s Republican convention somehow.


  • BigGator5 says:

    Write a book. I bet you could sell it.

  • Demosthenes says:

    ‘Tis a pity. I had actually been looking forward to the possibility of a bracket from you. I sure would love to see you say things like “And in this matchup, I picked the 14 seed over the 3 seed because I really like their uniforms better. Snaz-ZAY.”

    And then you getting it right would be the other half of the fun…

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Demosthenes: funny story. I once played a football pool to lose: I figured that if I could show that I was consistently getting the results wrong – worse than anybody else – then I could sell my picks to the highest bidder in the last week. I mean, all you’d have to do is reverse the names, right? So I’m up to week six or seven, and it’s working like a charm. Bottom of the list, every single darn week. I figured that I could get ten bucks for the picks, easy (note that the money wasn’t the important thing, here).

      Then one week something like seven or eight long shots came in, and I had all but one of them.

      It hurt the poor guy to give me that week’s pool. Not because he didn’t like me; but there was a definite hint of SAN loss going on there. And I never could get back to having truly crappy picks.

  • Brian Swisher says:

    What is this “bracket” of which you speak?

  • Finrod says:

    Heh. I usually don’t post my own brackets, but I have been making my own flat-ASCII 80×66 bracket page for quite a while now. Why 80×66? Used to be, back when computer printers still printed on fanfold paper, that the standard page size was 80 columns wide and 6 lines per inch, which worked out to 66 lines on standard-sized paper. Hence 80×66 fit onto one page perfectly.

    Nowadays you have to fiddle endlessly with the margins and getting rid of the other crap everything seems to want to print with everything, not to mention convincing it that no, I Do Not Want A Proportional Font, I Want A Fixed-Sized Font.

    But I do it anyways, cause I’m just that way.

    If the NCAA ever goes to a 96-team tournament, I’m screwed. As it was with them going to 68 teams I had to stick the First Four games in the upper-right and lower-right corners, cause I couldn’t hide all of them inside the brackets like I could just the one game when it was 65.

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