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God help me, I'm a homer!

So here we are.  The brackets are released and I'm like a kid 2 weeks before Christmas with a Toys R Us catalogue. 

Hmm, lets see...I want the Voltron castle, the Thundercats Thundertank, ohh - that Cobra jet that looks like a SR-71, and a subscription to Nintendo Power...

 

Now, even as a kid, I KNEW I wasn't getting any of those things but that didn't stop me from staring at the picture with kids happily holding their brand new action figures blowing up bad guys.  It didn't stop me from KNOWING that if I had that LEGO pirate ship my life would be complete.  I circled these items until the pen tore through the page and only at that point I would lay the tattered catalogue open on the kitchen table underneath a pack of my parents' cigarettes (Tarrytown 100's).

 

This is completely analogous to me filling out my bracket every March.  I know, I just KNOW KU is going to flame out.  Mizzou will probably make a splash but then get their asses handed to them when they face a healthy UConn.  Oklahoma and Blake Griffin will dominate Tyler Suckboro but Ty Lawson will rip out the hearts of Norman.  I KNOW it.  But it doesn't stop me and my pen from dutifully circling those names every time they appear on the bracket.  In my delusional Christmas/NCAA dream, I have KU and Mizzou playing in the Final Four and KU beating Oklahoma in their only shot against Blake Griffin in the finals.

 

So just as I did as a kid, after my bracket has been pondered, and circled, and tattered, it is now sitting on my coffee table under a pack of Camels...

 

Merry Marchmas!

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