Well, I have a term paper to revise and a final paper (something like seven pages) to write for Humanities, all due on Friday. I really don’t feel like doing either of them. However, both are required to pass the class. That leaves me no choice… I must procrastinate!
I was just taking a break from my revisions to watch some March Madness. Unfortunately, my bracket is hopelessly busted already. Two of the four teams that I picked for the Final Four are already eliminated. I figured that a three and a four seed would make it pretty far. I didn’t plan on an upset by a 13 seed or a total collapse in all facets of the game either. All this means that, barring an upheaval of major proportions, there is no chance of me winning $10,000 from ESPN. There’s always next year.
Another thought on the tournament… Why did they do away with the easily identifiable regions (ie, East, South, Midwest, and West) and replace them with cities instead (this year we have Chicago (Midwest), Syracuse (East), Austin (South), and Albuquerque (West))? First of all, the old regions were a lot easier to spell. I believe that most Americans would have difficulty spelling Albuquerque. Also, the regions are hardly regions anymore. Now part of the Albuquerque bracket plays their games in Cleveland. Of course, we all know that Cleveland is right next door to Albuquerque, right? Actually, there are 1602 mi between the two cities according to MapQuest. Why do they even try to call them anything anymore? It is now nothing but a humongous bracket that has ties to nothing geographically. There are no more advantages to being placed in one bracket or another. No more "Illinois should have been placed closer to home that the West. The tournament committee should have recognized their accomplishments this season more." Now it really doesn’t matter which region a team is placed in, except for which teams are in the region with them (ie, the Syracuse region is considered by many to be stacked the year.)
Well, I guess that I better get back to Humanities. These papers will only get done if I work on them. All I can say is that the distraction was welcome. Maybe now I’ll crank my music to keep my mind occupied.