Thursday, March 18, 2021

Pick 'Em Like You See 'Em

It wouldn't be March if there wasn't a little talk of basketball brackets.

My family sorely missed the entertainment of the tournament last year so everyone was in for another family pool this year.

A few things have changed since the last family pool in 2019. Most notably is the ability by some older members, like my dad, to find the correct online bracket. He had some trouble but was resourceful enough to send me a PDF of his bracket so I could enter the information for him.

While adding his teams of choice I noted a few missing slots so I called him for clarification- although I knew he would obviously pick Loyola, Chicago over Clemson.

My dad went to Loyola High School in Baltimore. I assume it was there that he met his first Jesuit priest. Boy, they made quite an impression on him.

His final four? Gonzaga, Georgetown, Villanova, and Loyola Chicago- all Jesuit Universities.

And for the win, he has Gonzaga...sorry Sr. Jean.


  1. I love the tone of this - in support of your dad getting his bracket right. And then..."sorry, Sr. Jean." Laughed out loud.

  2. The love for your dad really comes through in this. You just reminded me to call my parents tonight!

  3. I love that he was resourceful enough to create and send a pdf, but couldn't find things online. lol! I don't know anything about basketball, but your post was still fun to read!