Ok, Pop quiz: What significant sporting event happened yesterday? Long-time readers of this blog will know the answer. Yes, you got it, it was Selection Sunday: the day when the college basketball teams are selected for the NCAA tournament. Watching this March Madness kick off broadcast is a tradition in the Mahaney home. (This year’s tournament is bitter sweet for us though, and you can read why over at CJ’s blog.)
Yesterday was an unusual Selection Sunday as CJ was returning home from the Ligonier Conference and didn’t get home until last night. So Chad had to watch the event by himself. Thanks to me, he almost missed it! I thought it came on at 7pm and was prodding him to study for a science exam with me (such a typical mom I am!). But he double-checked the start time (which turned out to be 6 pm) and science was soon forgotten.
After the selections were made, Chad emailed brackets to all the family members. “Just remember who won last year” I told Chad (in case he had forgotten, I was victorious over all!). “Mom, Florida is not in the tournament this year, so you don’t have a chance!” I reminded him that I didn’t win because I chose Florida. I won because I am a woman and I have intuition on my side. I’m good at these selection things.
But really, it’s not the winning or even the tournament that is important, is it? Traditions (yes, even sports traditions, ladies!) are a chance to make fun memories with my son and the rest of my family. But still, I wouldn’t mind having you all root for me again this year. Can I count on your support? Thank you my friends, and Go Hoyas!