Like everyone else in the world, Frank filled out his NCAA bracket before the Dance started yesterday.
His Final Four were:
- East Bracket – The North Carolina State Wolfpack
- South Bracket – The Gonzaga Bulldogs
- Midwest Bracket – The Butler Bulldogs
- West Bracket – The Wofford College Terriers
He had University of Kentucky at the bottom of his bracket … along with Villanova, LSU, Davidson, University of Cincinnati and Arizona. I explained to him that Kentucky had gone the entire season without a loss – he shrugged it off. I told him that we had a possibility of a championship game featuring two teams of Wildcats! He put his paws over his ears and started in with the “Yip, Yip, Yip, Yip, Yip” (which I think means, “Na Na Na Na Na” in Beaglese).
I asked him why Cincy was at the bottom – his reply? “They’re the Bearcats!” When I tried to explain that they’re not really “cats”, that it’s an entire different animal species, he simply wouldn’t hear it … “I’m not taking any chances,” he said. If Frank is anything, he’s thorough!
He didn’t take it too well when LSU beat NC State yesterday – imagine a tiger beating a pack of wolves? Shameful! He’s holding out hope that either The University of Georgia Bulldogs or the University of Albany Terriers take the East Bracket now, adding to yesterday’s bracket busting. But he’s laying all his biscuits on Gonzaga at this point.
Frank couldn’t do any worse than I did with my picks. I’ve already lost one of my Final Four in Iowa State. My other three? Arizona, Kentucky and Virginia, but I haven’t had the heart to tell Frank that I’ve picked the Wildcats (Arizona, not Kentucky) to beat Virginia in the championship … so …
(And he is totally pissed that there isn’t a single beagle mascot in the entire Dance. He keeps hoping the Charlotte School of Law will someday field a team. Their mascot? The “Legal Beagle”.)
Go Beagles! Fight That Bail! Appeal That Sentence! Nope, doesn’t quite have that “ring” to it. Sorry, Frank.
Frank is very upset with me – I misread the Tiger / Wolfpack score. NC State actually won! So Frank’s still got three of his four “Dawg” teams alive. (If one of them wins the whole shebang, he is going to be very difficult to live with!)