It’s only Day 1, but the President’s Barackets is ahead of 98.2% of entries in ESPN’s March Madness Tournament Challenge! President Obama only got two games wrong, though one was Ohio State that he also picked to on to the Sweet 16 so he won’t be getting that game right. He picked some sweet upsets, though, like North Dakota State over Oklahoma that was the first true upset of this tournament given the other “upsets” were teams known to have fairly competitive squads. Someone said North Dakota State was the “best team nobody knows about”, and they at least proved that in one game. We’ll see how well they do the rest of the way.
The POTUS is beating me for now, but for now is the key part of that phrase. I am a mere one game behind, but still ahead of 90.4% of the entries. I also have one team picked to go to the Sweet 16 that’s not going, Oklahoma. Obama has been analyzed to pick well in the first round, especially for upsets, but a little more suspect in the latter rounds, though not that suspect given he usually does pretty well to still beat the majority of entries.
Bring on Day 2!
Wouldn’t that be the ultimate Olympics story? If somehow between now and then, North and South Korea could get their act together, likely with help with other nations, to be unified. That way, there wouldn’t be a spectre of a North Korea over the Olympics all the time.
Of course, lots of people would say that’s a ridiculous dream, but how many Olympic dreams are ridiculous when they begin? If there’s one the thing Olympics should do, it should encourage you to dream bigger. If you can’t imagine something happening, then get a bigger imagination.
There’ll also be those who say Korean unification isn’t an Olympic dream, but dreams to me, are dreams. We’ve seen more remarkable change in our life time with the reunification of Germany, disbanding of others for independence where there should be with people of their own identities.
So why not a Winter Olympics in 2018 in one unified Korea?
In Pyeongchang, Korea.
The deal to move the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg seems to be all but done as I write this. I’m going to gamble that it will happen in writing this post and move on to the next big question of whether the new Winnipeg team should be called the Jets?