Selection Sunday

Posted: March 10, 2012 in Uncategorized
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For years I challenged the kids in my youth group to compete with me….to try and outpick me with their own March Madness bracket.  Anyone who did better than I would get a free meal with me at a fast food restaurant of their choice.

It wasn’t that I was all that good – althoughI did okay.   (I am a college basketball fan – a long-time member of Big Blue Nation! I grew up in central where people learn their basketball before they learn to talk.)   It just didn’t matter. I got to share an experience with a bunch of students for the month of March. It had legs to continue year after year. Bragging rights were a big deal. Sometimes the most unexpected people won. Posting the bracket copies on my office door created a lot of traffic on Sundays.

And every time I lost, I won. I got to take a student to dinner….and they got to brag about it.

Selection Sunday is tomorrow. Feel free to steal the idea and change it to fit!

  1. Mary Ann Jacob says:

    Our immediate family has done an online bracket challenge for several years now (since we added son-in-laws to the family who love basketball!) It’s a fun thing to do; the winner only gets bragging rights! Go Big Blue!! (and Murray State!)

    • halhamilton says:

      We do that now as a family too, Mary Ann. A couple of years ago David was perfect in the first round and only missed one in the second. But then things fell apart for him. I haven’t won the family bragging rights in several years!

  2. Jeff Blake says:

    Go Big Blue!

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