Kehaar’s Psychic Picks
It looks like I’m not going to win $5 million dollars from Yahoo for my NCAA Tournament picks. Winning the $5 mil requires picking all 63 games in the tournament correctly.
I started off the day 8 for 8. And then USC tanked against Kansas State. They blew my bracket picks out of the water. There’s a bright red streak through my Midwest region where USC flamed out. I had them going all the way to the final 8.
This is what happens when I rely on my psychic powers to choose tourney winners. I mentally weigh each match-up, trying to picture the name of each team in the next round. I alternate the names in that space until one outweighs the other. Then I pick.
I’m 10 and 2 so far. USC hosed me and it’ll cost me in later rounds. BYU also let me down by losing to Texas A&M but I had BYU out in the second round anyway.
I did pick Duke to go to the second round but I would’ve been perfectly happy to have them bust my bracket and lose to Belmont. Belmont did their best but came up a little short, God bless ‘em. Maybe next year. I still have Duke going out to West Virginia in the next round.
I typically call quite a few upsets in the early rounds of the tournament every year. I don’t have the feeling that there will be a great number of upsets this year. The tournament feels a little top-heavy to me. About the biggest upset I have projected is 7th seeded Miami over 2nd seeded Texas in the second round out West. Actually, I have Miami going all the way to the Final Four. If they make it, I may start my own 900 psychic hotline.
If they don’t make it, my later rounds will look increasingly silly. My Western regional picks will be a shambles. Of course, they could be redeemed in the Final Four as I have UCLA finally bouncing Miami and taking on UNC in the final round, UNC having beaten Kansas to get there.
If UCLA makes it, this will be their third Final Four in a row. It seems like they’re due for a win after losing to National Champ Florida twice. I hate to break it to them, but I predict UNC will take the crown this year. I liked the way they celebrated (or didn’t celebrate) their win in the ACC Championship game. They were very business-like and seemed focused on the coming task rather than the task behind. It bodes well for them.
And I’m sure that’s my psychic powers talking.
I’m sure it’s not any kind of bias whatsoever.
Update: Barak Obama also picks UNC over UCLA. I’m taking that as good karma. You can take it however you’d like.
I can’t believe I did this, but somehow I picked George Mason over Notre Dame. If current scores hold up, I’m going 13-3 on the day.