Tuesday, March 17, 2009



My big brother is off at his farm and said he wouldn't be able to complete his NCAA bracket this year. So he let me do it for him. That's a lot of pressure because he has always done well. I made all the picks (my daddy wrote them in) and posted it here, on my blog. I figured it was the best way to get it to him, and now he can follow along during the whole tournament and see how he's doing.

He has Maryland going all the way. I watched them a lot on TV and they won some big games down the stretch. I've watched the coach and he seems like he gets uncontrollably mad when they don't do well. So I figure the players will do good or else their coach may go berserk and someone might wind up dead. No one would want that.

And I picked some upsets, too, cause I heard there are a lot of them in the tournament. Like Morgan State to beat Oklahoma. OK, it was a sentemental pick because, you see, the school is close to my farm, Autumn View a few miles away in Mt. Airy. All the dogs on the farm, like Cody and Cherokee and Milk Toast and Gizmo, will be pulling for Morgan State, and so will I and now also my big brother.

And I picked Binghamton to do good too. My big brother visited there a while ago and he told me all about it. He said it was a dreary place and so I figure there isn't too much to do there if you're a basketball player but practice. So they'll be ready for Duke, I'm sure.

So good luck to my big brother.


Gary Williams said...


Your big brother is in good hands. I promise we will do well this year and maybe go all the way. But I don't know what you mean by 'go berserk.' I have always comported myself in a calm and dignified manner.

Go Terps!

Your friend and admirer,
Coach Williams

big brother said...

Dear little Tommy,
First of all, I would like to say that I appreciate the effort you put into my bracket. I know you are a very busy pooch, wtih lots of snoozes and kongs to catch-up on.
Your logic on choosing Binghamton over Duke is interesting. However, I don't think you understand the meaning of the rankings of all these teams. You see, you picked two #16 teams to upset a #1 seed. Judging by the fact that this upset has never taken place in the HISTORY of this tournament, I find the probability for it to happen TWICE in one year quite low, not to mention even once this year.
Also, you seem to have quite a bias for teams in Maryland, your home state. I know this is your first NCAA bracket ever, but next year you need to put sentimental values behind.