Dad went to a place called Las Vegas. From a dog’s point of view it doesn’t sound that great. Dog’s don’t like to golf and they don’t know the first thing about gambling. However, there is something that I am a little bit curious about and it’s the college basketball tournament they call March Madness. This is when all of the top teams in the country have a big playoff to see who comes out on top.
I don’t really know that much about how to make a bet but if I could, I think I’d put some bones on a few teams that I would consider my favorites. The University of Connecticut is still alive in the tournament so I’m pulling for them. Why? Because they are the Huskies.
I’m also happy to see Tennessee do well because even though they are the Tennessee Volunteers, their mascot is a blue tick coonhound named Smokey.
The Butler Bulldogs have been good in recent years but they unfortunately didn’t make the tournament.
The North Carolina State Wolfpack won a play-in game just to make the tournament but lost to Saint Louis. What the heck is a Billiken anyway?
The Gonzaga Bulldogs did well in beating Oklahoma State but then folded against Arizona – twice as bad because they are the Wildcats – boo! The Wildcats are among my least favorite teams. Others in the tournament this year that I don’t like are the Villanova Wildcats, the Pittsburgh Panthers, the Memphis Tigers, the UW-Milwaukee Panthers, the Weber State Wildcats, the Kansas State Wildcats, the BYU Cougars, the Texas Southern Tigers, the Kentucky Wildcats and the Oregon Ducks.
There are some teams that I like a little more than others just because they are almost dog-like. For instance, I like the Michigan Wolverines so it was okay that they beat the Wofford Terriers. I can also give a pass to the Wisconsin Badgers, the Baylor Bears, the Mercer Bears and the UCLA Bruins.
I’m not a big fan but I have some male dog friends who like the Stanford Cardinal. Not so much the nickname as much as the mascot which is a tree! I was sorry to see the New Mexico Lobos (Spanish for wolf) lose to them.
So that’s how I break down the tournament. It makes as much sense as some of the logic Dad comes up with. I have to pull for Uconn to go all the way and make us dogs proud. I hope Michigan can reach the finals. They might have to beat two ‘Cats, two Dogs, a cow (Longhorns), and a Gator to win it all!