Friday, March 17, 2017


Currently in Kerrville TX (Low 60 Partly Sunny and Pleasant High 80) 

"12 Hours, 16 Games, Sore Butt" that's how Bob described yesterday.

Beginning with an 11:15 a.m. Central time tipoff between Princeton and Notre Dame and ending with Nevada versus Iowa State, Bob watched 16 ball games yesterday on four networks.

Bob was correct on all 8 games for the afternoon session on the ESPN Tournament Challenge. For the evening session he was correct on 7 games, including correctly picking Iowa State (his alma mater) to beat Nevada. 15-1 is the best Bob has ever done, currently in the 99.2 percentile.

A couple of observations. Bob noticed a difference watching the games in the Central Daylight Timezone. When we are in Goodyear, in a state that does not abide by daylight savings time, the games start 2 hours earlier but more importantly, end 2 hours earlier. The last game ended last night at about 11:00 p.m. so Bob didn't wind down until about midnight. Winding down at 10p is easier for sure.

Even with a sore butt March Madness is the best sports time of the year. There weren't any buzzer beaters and only a couple of upsets, one in the afternoon session with a 12 (Middle Tennessee) beating a 5 seed (Minnesota). The evening session upsets includes Xavier (11) over Maryland (6).

One other thing we noticed is that the commercials for March Madness are much, much better than the ones we saw for the Super Bowl. The Capital One commercials with Charles Barkley, Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee were very funny. The Navy Federal Credit Union commercial was also very good. There were also a lot of Jersey Mike commercials and they do have great subs.

Bob does it all again today, 16 games in 12 hours beginning with Oklahoma State versus Michigan, probably one of the more entertaining games of the day. He doubts he will do as well as he did today but time, and a sore butt, will tell.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo

1 comment:

  1. We didn't watch them all, but we sure did make a big dent in them. I picked Iowa S also. Our family bracket looks like this...Paul and Me tied for first, Kelly/Dave tied for 3rd, and Carrie bringing up the rear. Dang VT! And what about Middle