It is well documented how little I like basketball. Watching tall men shoot baskets in between long successions of fouls is a soul-sucking activity for me. But I like sports in general and I dislike college ball slightly less than I dislike the NBA and I can get into championships of just about any sport (minus the NBA - seriously, I find it so unlikeable) because I like to see people win. So on Sunday night, for the first time in my life, I filled out one of those March Madness bracket thingies. I was down at my parents house for Sunday dinner and the topic came up and suddenly there I was trying to choose between Wofford and Wisconsin. I don't even know where Wofford is. In fact, I've never even heard of Wofford.
So while my family was discussing team stats and players and stuff I chose my teams based purely on which one has the better name. So Wofford, obviously, makes it to the second round. It actually makes it all the way to the Final Four. Along with Lehigh, Gonzaga and Purdue. I have Purdue winning the whole thing because, along with have a funny name, it has the single greatest mascot of all time: the Boilermakers. You cannot deny that kind of power.