I've been doing a little bit of Twittering, rather than editing posts. Follow along here.
After a brief bit of drama from 14-seed uber-Cinderella Georgia against Xavier, it's been 3-for-3 on chalk this afternoon, including 2 relatively non-competitive games (including a 5/12 between Temple and Michigan State).
Every year I'm hit with the same conflicting sensations during the first afternoon:
Would I rather have my pick be right or to see an upset? Watching Xavier (who I picked) against Georgia (great story, 14-seed), that was in full effect.
Given the slim chance that any of us have of winning our various pool groups -- and the power of the collective enjoyment of seeing upsets, I think you have to subjugate your personal interest in being right for the greater good (and fun) of seeing upsets.
If you pick an upset AND root for an upset THEN get that upset, presumably that's the ideal scenario...
But the contrary is true, too: If you pick an upset AND root for an upset BUT your underdog loses? That's just the worst.
Enjoy the late-afternoon set, everyone. I'll pop in, and feel free to add in your own comments.
PS: I love CBSSports.com's "VIP" line for watching on-demand video of live games. I particularly like the detail where they show me where I'd be if I WASN'T a "VIP."