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NCAA BasketballWeird But True

A Confession Regarding My Wildly Successful NCAA Bracket


I have never made an NCAA bracket before. Despite attending a university that, uh, used to have a pretty good team (Go Wildcats! …Maybe next year!) I have never been super interested in college basketball. So when my office decided to have a friendly March Madness bracket pool, I wasn’t sure if I knew enough to successfully fill one out. It’s fun to be a joiner, though, so one evening I registered with our office’s ESPN group and this popped up:

Aaaaaaaahhhhh! I had no idea where to start, but luckily ESPN.com has an ingenious little drop down menu that lets you look at celebrities’ brackets for inspiration. And that is how I ended up importing Nick Lachey’s bracket into mine, without changing a thing, as a joke. I just wanted to fill out a bracket quickly, so that I could say I had participated. Here’s a screenshot of “my” bracket:

It’s been nearly a week, and here is a screenshot of our current standings:

Oh, nooo. Nick Lachey’s bracket is crushing it. I remember vaguely, from casual viewings of “Newlyweds” and extremely close readings of features in YM magazine that Lachey is a pretty big sports fan. I didn’t realize that he was also a genius. I understand that it stinks to work hard on a bracket, only to have That Guy/Girl who knows literally nothing about NCAA basketball beat you, but I hope my officemates can find solace in the fact that they’re not being beaten by me — they’re being beaten by a pop/R&B/reality TV legend (?). Sorry, office! And thank you, Nick!

[Photo via Shutterstock (by Yuri Arcurs)]


  • phr2963

    wow that “Patricio!” Guy must really suck! Let’s all make fun of him….

  • Kythun13

    yeahhhhhhhhhhhh love Nick.. hes a hugeeee sports fan.. smart thinking!!

  • Jjuyf45

    Nick is def a legand… this is classic. Im going to do the same thing! haha

  • Billyjean99

    Go Nicky! ♥

  • Mrslachey(iwish)98

    Wait can you really win your office pool cheating haha atleast you went with Nick he def knows his sports.

  • 98fan

    Baby let me love you to the 98th degree lolz  love nick l!!

  • Anonymous

     People, you’re missing the most important aspect of this post: Glenny Diamonds. *shine on you glenny diamond*

  • Ajatmom

    I think Nick would be a great sports commentator!  You picked a good one!


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