Wednesday, March 16, 2011

From the Sports Desk: March Silliness

Not one Typing Monkey staffer pays attention to NCAA basketball. None of us could even be considered casual sports fans. Sure we know who's playing the Super Bowl each year and we like to watch a boxing match from time to time, but professional sports, let alone college-level, are not on our radar.

It's just not a thing here.

Holly Allen and Josh Levin's "Let's Go Blue Team!" article from Slate, and the accompanying 2011 NCAA Tournament brackets, are for those of us who have no idea what teams matter on the road to the Final Four.

In a nutshell, they've created NCAA brackets but instead of listing it by the school names, they've provided one based purely on mascots/logos and another even more abstract bracket based on team colors.

Here's an example of some of the face-offs:

Let's not mince words -- that bear is going to destroy the Trojan warrior. The bear is smiling at the thought of tasty man-flesh. And I'm sorry Hamburglar, but that alligator will munch you like regular-size fries. Maybe after that the bear and alligator can just be friends and maybe open a detective agency.

Hurry and fill yours out so we can compare notes and then forget to pay attention to the actual outcomes of the games.