Well, I missed the deadline for getting in my bracket — both to the McCain site and the, uh, less licit arrangement in which I was asked to join — by a few minutes. I have no excuse. I was busy working, which is, of course, no excuse.
But I went ahead and filled it out anyway, so that you can see, once again, how lousy I am at prognostication.
Oh, and if you’re worried that I’m cheating even the slightest bit, I can assure you without fear of any credible contradiction that there is no possibility of that. I haven’t the slightest idea how the first games are going, or even which ones are the first ones. I just raced through the form, looking at the names and the seeds, and writing down winners.
If you doubt me, you don’t understand the extent to which I do not follow sports. I’ll tune in to the league playoffs and World Series as long as the Braves are in the running, and I will pay some attention to the NCAA IF I have filled out a bracket and IF my teams are still in it — which I won’t even investigate until the first games have been played.
I could have turned my bracket in tomorrow to the ool-pay, and nobody’s money would have been in danger. Unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of pull with the local mob.