Todd’s Nods: Fantasy Sports
Imagine this miracle, folks.
Finally, sometime long into the future, a No.16 seed in the NCAA overtakes a No.1 seed in the first round of the college basketball tournament after one-seeded teams collectively combined to go undefeated for several centuries.
The unknown underdog university(Losers) came from basically nowhere with a defensive plan to stop the best team in the country. UNC? Duke? Syracuse? Mount Royal University? (It’s tough forecast ing the future.)
Led by the three-point shooting of Player X, a dairy farmer’s son from a small town, the underdogs kept the game close right until the end when Player Y drove to the basket hard and got fouled for the bucket and the extra point.
Confetti rains from the ceiling as the arena empties out onto the floor.
Player X of the underdogs told reporters that this was a dream come true.
“I just played basketball for the girls and the easy schedule. I never thought that I’d ever put on Cinderella’s slippers,” he said.
Meanwhile, the one-seeded team players are left sitting cross-legged where play finished. The captain admits after the game that he was blown away.
Fiction? Yes. However, stranger things have happened. Forecasting bracket busters is the best part of the annual spring tournament.
Kick back, relax and enjoy the show.
Enjoy March Madness, folks.
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