However, as I write this, March Madness has come down to the Final Four of Louisville, Wichita State (who took out my beloved Buckeyes), Syracuse and some team up North.
The NCAA Tournament — where seemingly everyone gets involved by filling out a bracket — is one of the highlights of the year for this huge basketball fan.
But what makes this time of year even more special is the fact that SOOO much is going on at the same time in the world of sports.
Besides basketball, you had Opening Day in Major League Baseball. And this week, starting Thursday, The Masters golf tournament begins in Augusta, GA.
Oh … and college football spring practices have begun.
Certainly, there is a plethora of items and issues to talk about around the old water cooler.
But the hottest topic for my family has been the NCAA Tournament. Since our kids — now fine young adults — were small, our family has had its own little bracket contest.
Top prize? Bragging rights, baby!
Early on, I dominated the event winning it — if memory serves — 47 times.
This year (again, as I write this) I am still in the hunt for the title. I haven’t won for several years now … feeling it is important to let others have a chance to experience the great joy in winning.
Unforunately, for my son Landry, he has yet to experience anything but the agony of defeat.
While several female family members have won the title over the years — even when basing their picks on team nicknames or colorful uniforms — Sir Lancelot has come up empty.
Well, this year, he is currently in second place heading into the Final Four.
Gotta say, I’m sort of rooting for him to finally break through. Heading into the Final Four, he needed Louisville to win its semifinal and for one of the other teams to beat Louisville in the Final.
As you read this, you already know how that turned out. Kinda weird, eh?
Suffice it to say, if Landry prevailed, you may see some sort of championship banner outside The Vista offices this week.
If he didn’t? Well, it’s on to the next big thing … maybe his favorite golfer will win this year’s Masters.
This time of year, you really can’t go wrong.