You know what awaits you next Monday when you walk into work or check email first the first time: invitations to NCAA bracket contests.
Around here, there's so much interest in pro sports that college sports take a back seat. But like just about anything in its championship season or time period (ask yourself how much soccer you've watched since the World Cup), it's hard not to get interested in college basketball in March.
And bracket games make it even more interesting. Especially when you win.
So we offer a rare product endorsement today to help you. Andrew Clark, a UMass grad and Suffolk University law student, has written a clever and concise guide to filling out an office pool called "Bracketeering." He has correctly picked four NCAA Tournament winners in the last six years, and offers guidelines to help you choose sides that range from simple and obvious (don't pick a 16 seed over a 1) to fairly complex (calculate a team's "created-possession margin").
The book can be purchased at the publisher's web site.
The main contributors to The Buzz are:
- Matt Pepin, Boston.com sports editor
- Steve Silva, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Gary Dzen, Boston.com senior sports producer
- Zuri Berry, Boston.com sports producer