Win a bracket contest and first prize is "write a 1000 word essay that bumps actual Cards news off the front page during tournament week." What's second prize, a guest spot on the Kige Ramsey Show?
I skew a little old and wonky to go 1000 words in this venue, but how about some highbrow trash talk about why I have some edge in brackets of basketballing:
Brackets are a combination of numbers, basketball knowledge, and proper motivation.
Numbers: I chose the name "statprof" to post on a sports website. I won't win every time, but let's just say you're in my house.
Basketball knowledge: Hoops are in my blood. Here's my grandmother, captain of the UofL women's basketball team in the 20s (true):
Motivation: Once you own one of the prizes people hand out for winning brackets, you want to own them all.