Sunday, March 08, 2009

Beware the Ides of March

It's almost that time of year again... time for thousands of people who know nothing about basketball to risk the odds and pick the teams they think will win and lose in the NCAA Basketball Tournament. In previous years, Frank and I have faced off. This year will also see some new faces adding their brackets to the battle. You'll have to wait to see who else will challenge me and Frank. You'll find out who at least two of them are in this week's episodes of the Wildcat's Lair.

In the meantime, I wanted to let the readers of the Lair get into the spirit of the competition. Just for this occasion, I've created a special wallpaper for "Bracket Battle 2009." I've even created three different sizes, one of which is designed for you widescreen users.

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The fun starts in just seven days on the infamous Ides of March (that's March 15th, for those not up on their Latin and "Julius Caesar") when the teams selected to compete in the tournament will be announced. From there, you'll get to watch the drama play out within the Wildcat's Lair as we find out just who's bracket will be the ultimate winner.

Since things can change daily with these bracket battles, don't be surprised if I post a few extra episodes along with the regularly scheduled ones for Wildcat Wednesdays and Frank Fridays. I'll also post some updates on the score in-between each round of the Tournament. The previous Bracket Battle in the Lair in 2007 included four brackets between me, Frank, Hip and Uncle Kerouac. I won that year's battle, but the odds of winning will be even tougher this year with as many as six brackets in play.

Hope you enjoy the wallpaper. The fun begins next week in the Lair!


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I look forward to the antics. I will post an entry next Friday with a link :o)

Beth said...

I recall previous years' battles, and this is shaping up to be even more epic. I'm a little scared...! ;)