Busted Brackets

20 Mar
Sad Frank

An “All Wildcat” NCAA Final? Please! Let that NOT happen!”

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.


Go Beagles!!!!

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.




Edit 3/21/15

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!)


Posted by on March 20, 2015 in Frank Speaks


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5 responses to “Busted Brackets

  1. Carol

    March 20, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Legal Beagle… I love it! But tell poor Frank that the CATS are probably going to go all the way this year (says an admittedly biased Kentucky housecat).


    • ustabe

      March 20, 2015 at 11:30 am

      Carol, my bracket is dead in the water, so I’ve decided that I’m going to root for Kentucky from here on out. Given that it’s been almost 40 years since it last happened, I’d love to see them go undefeated this season. It’s not going to be easy, even getting out of their own bracket (I think they’ll have to face Notre Dame in the regional finals). I still think Arizona has the best chance to beat them … whichever way it goes, it should be a great game!

      Enjoy the rest of the Dance. Good luck to your team.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Carol

        March 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm

        I’m sorry about your bracket. My Little Mom is a graduate of Iowa State (and Kentucky). But I’m glad to hear you’re rooting for Kentucky now! Let’s hope this is their year. Though you’re probably right about Arizona being Kentucky’s biggest threat. But what do I know? I’m a cat.


    • ustabe

      March 20, 2015 at 11:31 am

      Frank, on the other hand will NOT be rooting for Kentucky. If it does turn out to be an “all Wildcat” final, he’s gonna insist that I take him to the dog park! :o)

      Liked by 1 person

      • Carol

        March 20, 2015 at 12:01 pm

        I hope — for Frank’s benefit, of course — that you’ll be making a trip to the dog park when this is all over 😉

        Liked by 1 person


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