So this past weekend was one of my favorite weekends of the year. It was the opening weekend of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, more commonly referred to as March Madness.
This past weekend is my favorite for a few different reasons. Typically it's around St. Patrick's Day, I know it was a little later this year, but whatever. So there's beer to be consumed and St. Patrick's day along with basketball games, provide a good excuse to drink. For me, the tournament also represents the arrival of Spring, even though we had snow on the ground yesterday. And each year, here at the Palace we fill out our brackets for house bragging rights.
But maybe more than anything else this past weekend reminded us of hope, and what it's like to live in the moment.
Every year a little unknown team takes on the big boys and captures our heart with their display of brotherhood, or what it's like to be a true team. They give us hope by showing us that anything is possible even when others say it can't be done, or we can't win. And with each tournament win by the Florida Gulf Coasts of the world we see the youth of America dancing and celebrating, living in the moment, knowing they just slayed the giant.
And every year, it reminds me that I suck at pickin' the winners.
So, how's your bracket?