Every year I attend the NCAA Men’s Final Four with my father. Of course, no avid final four fan can resist filling out a bracket and entering their office pool or the bracket contest sponsored in the local paper. So, like I’ve done for the past 19 years, I filled out my bracket and entered the contest.
My father thought three of my picks were pretty good: Kansas, West Virgina, and Duke. But he just shook his head when he saw I had picked Butler. As it turned out, I did pretty well, except for Kansas. I had also picked Kansas to win it all, so I didn’t give my bracket much hope.
You can imagine my surprise when I received a call a few weeks ago from the Rapid City Journal notifying me I had won the local contest for the winning bracket! I am applying $500 prize money to next year’s trip to Houston!