There’s a lot of ugly stuff going on in the world right now – maybe that’s always been the case, but it sure seems uglier these days. And it’s my job to read and write and talk about it, so, unfortunately, it tends to color my outlook, despite my instinctive optimism and my unshakeable faith.
But there’s a time and place for everything – even basketball. I’ve never been a big NBA fan (likely because I’ve lived in a town without an NBA franchise for most of my life), but I enjoy college hoops – and I adore Tournament Time.
I’m one of those nerds who fills out multiple brackets – usually across multiple pools – and then I watch all the updates and track the wins with my multi-color felt-tipped pens. Even when I was in the hospital awaiting the birth of my daughter (21 years ago Wednesday), I passed a lot of the time tracking my brackets.
I don’t know why exactly I enjoy it so – I just know that I do, and that we could all use a break from the gloom and doom. So if you’re a tournament fan like me, give yourself that break. Grab your brackets, trade the everyday madness for March Madness, enjoy the Big Dance, and…have a ball.
Daisy’s ready to cheer on the Tigers! #MIZ #ncaatourney 🏀 https://t.co/3A6ZEiltkR
— Spring Is in View-sieQ 💐🍀🌷 (@SmoosieQ) March 16, 2023
This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Friday, March 17th. Audio included below.