March Madness

For those of you that don't know, I recently  (well about 7 weeks ago) took a position working for my father-in-law (here on out- FIL). Today, he comes up to my desk and throws a piece of paper down and says "give me $5". Ummm...what? What the hell is this? He informs me that it's the bracket for March Madness. Apparently, each year the office does a pool to see who can get the most correct answers on the bracket. I politely tell him no after laughing at him for even thinking this is something I would want to do. My luck is horrible and I know nothing about basketball. He says that the girls in the office always win and for me not to be worried. I'm then like "ummm...John, if I do this, I'm just going to look up the team colors and decide who I like better". He walks away. 

Not even 5 minutes later he comes back and says, Josh took 2 brackets. Are you freakin' kidding me?! LOL- Thanks Josh, now I have no clue what I'm doing! I don't have a problem paying $5 a week for the race pool. I know exactly who races and I know what I'm getting myself into with that. Basketball? Not so much....

So, who wants to help? I'll take any advice I can get. I'll promise to love you forever and ever!

And... for those of you interested, I now work with Josh, FIL and my mother-in-law. I see FIL everyday, Josh works in another part of the building and MIL only comes in the office a couple of times a week. It really has helped me and FIL's relationship. We are finally starting to communicate.  I'm very pleased with the position and I think we will all be just fine and won't kill each other.


  1. Do not let Villanova go past the second round. My alma mater and they are disappointing lately. Always pick at least one upset - like a 12 seed over a 5. That's all I got. :)

  2. I pick my bracket every year based on things like whether I know someone who went to a school and whether I like that person, and whether the name is fun (like Gonzaga). hehe. Ohio State ("my" team) is strong this year but I don't see them winning the whole thing. It really is a crap shoot - you never know!

  3. LOL @ Lissa...yeah Nova has made me sad lately :(

    Going along with MT's idea, here! http://img.slate.com/media/47/110313_SNUT_mascotsBracket.pdf

  4. I think someone posted on TTGP the other day a link with school colors/mascots for picking brackets. You might google it.