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Why I won the bracket challenge

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):

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Motivation: Once you own one of the prizes people hand out for winning brackets, you want to own them all.

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