As it turns out, just one person in the Idiots’Hoopla 2016 group picked Villanova to cut down the nets. And one historic, buzzer-beating three point shot later, that prescient soul stormed past the rest of the field into the annals of Idiots’ fame. Congratulations Inflatable Sharks for your canny prognostication. You are the lucky winner of a subscription to either Idiots’Books or Bobbledy Books. Please drop me an email to identify yourself and name your prize.
As for the rest of you (especially you woebegone UNC fans out there), better luck next year.
I will now memorialize the top ten finishers, each of whom has won a sort of prize in beating Robbi, proving (for the time being, at least) that picking one’s bracket by imagining how the mascots might match up is not the way to end up in the winner’s circle. No, that path is blazed by being fortunate enough to cheer for the team that cuts down the final nets.
Which is to say, hats off to you, Inflatable Sharks.