March Madness

Skyler looking at Bucky

Bucky, (top left sitting on New Yorker magazine) and I live in North Carolina, and in March, it is all basketball, all the time. NCAA  March Madness…it sweeps the country.  We are in the ACC here, so we had our ACC Tournament, here in Greensboro (for the last time until 2020?),  then the action moves to  The Big Dance, The Sweet 16, The Final Four and the inevitable conclusion.  Everyone, even President Obama,  fills out their brackets, and naturally, cause it’s March Madness and college basketball, there are always exciting turnovers and unexpected wins.  Then, shaazzamm, it’s April, and we start dyeing our Easter Eggs,  Mama got very amused one year when a small school from Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, PA, won the  National Championship, because around here, if it’s not Carolina, Duke, NC State, etc, nothing else exists.   Heck, when we go to Fala To The Rescue Day , deep in SEC territory, some of my pals are wearing their Auburn, Alabama and Georgia outfits to match their hoomans attire.  So maybe two years ago,  Lehigh wins the Championship, and everyone here is saying…WHO?…oh my god, their uniforms are horrible,  THEY LOOK LIKE UPS DELIVERYMEN ….and Mama is smirking, cause  down here, if you say my kid is going to Smith College, Princeton, MIT, Sarah Lawrence,  Brown University or lord help you, Lehigh, cause you want to go to an excellent, low profile school with one of the top Engineering programs in the country, you might as well call Ghost Busters.  Just sayin’.  Mama lived in Alabama during the Charles Barkley years, met Bear Bryant, AND George Wallace ( but that is another story for another blog) and while she doesn’t physically fill out a bracket, she has one in her head. So today, we figured that everypawdy who is not a sore loser would be watching the Duke game ( Duke can be puke to other ACC school fans), and it would be the PERFECT time to run to the store for a few things.  And it was –  The Twilight Zone had descended. So within 10 minutes, start to finish, our shopping was done and we were back watching Duke…who we don’t think is puke.  And yep, Duke advanced.



  1. indyandlucy · March 22, 2015

    Who knew you were such a sports fan? Our hooman cousins are OU as in University of Oklahoma fans but our Mom cares less about sports.


  2. Patty Brown · March 22, 2015

    I guess I should tell you now, Skylar, when football season comes around I root for my Ohio State Buckeyes. Yea, you might remember last year’s team, they beat Alabama! Our BB team is young so we didn’t even make it to the sweet sixteen.


    • Skyler Braveheart · July 31, 2015

      Patti, I don’t know. I hope I did not make this sound as if I was the reason for her second opinion, because I was not…I just sent some links that could be useful. Not sure that they had time to read the info.


  3. vangobes · March 22, 2015

    Patty Brown, do you make Buckeyes? Our Aunt Susan Hall Wilson makes them for football season..they are so good!


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