Idiots here's some more help!
It is time to start to focus on March Madness!!! So based on USA Weekend's Brian Tucker's Article, I will give my own spin and call it The Idiot's Guide To The NCAA Tournament Office Pool! This will be a 5 part series, with a new blog everyday with a new rule! So imagine yourself at the water hole at work. All of a sudden that new guy runs up to your face and shoves a bracket and demands that he gets your picks in 5 days. Don't worry! Just follow Rule #2 on Day 2 of Anthony E.'s Idiot Guide To The NCAA Tournament! (Not available in stores, but you can find it exclusively on the Complete Idiots Guide To Sports Group Blog for free!) and by the fifth day, you'll pick yourself a winner!
RULE #2: Pick at least one, and no more than four, teams that you've never heard of.
There is nothing maybe in all of sports that is as moving as a huge upset. Some player from an institution small enough to fit in your basement (even if you don't have one) will pull his jersey over his face in disbelief when he sinks the game winning shot, whereupon the shot goes in it will unleash a riot of fans (more than can fit in even your house) that will storm the court as the opposing sidelines go wild, as well as bringing the middle aged coach to tears and on his knees, all adding to the emotional outburst from 18-22 year olds that you thought only possible in movies. The big bad legendary program's players will just stand around watching in disbelief. Until you have seen this scene, you won't believe it. And the best part is it always happens in the NCAA Tournament, in the first round usually, and it's always smart to pick at least one, but no more than four of these upsets. If you are wrong, no one will look twice, but if you are right, you will reap praise as the resident Dicky V of the office, (or the guy who rolls dice excessively.) And don't worry about which nobody school you pick. Whether your reasoning is you think Bradley is a sexy name, or you just can't resist picking a school that actually fits in your basement, your reasoning is just as good as anyone else's guess. So go ahead. You won't be sorry! (I picked VCU last year over Duke. It works trust me!)
So there you have it. Day 2 Rule 2. You are now 2 steps closer to picking a winner! Tune in tommorow, same place, to get Rule 3!!!
(In no way are these rules a guarantee that you will pick a winner. Nor that you will win any type of monetary reimbursement for your time and lack of effort in filling out those lines with names you probably never heard of. But since you probably are NCAA TOURNEY-handicapped, what better option do you have? So try the Idiot's Guide!)