If you have boys, or a husband, or a sports fanatic daughter, or yourself, you know what this post means simply by the title.
I didn't know what March Madness was until my boys were old enough to LOVE college basketball. Now all we need to do is here the opening notes of the theme song, and they all grin... hugely.
NCAA championship tournament begins tomorrow with the round of 64.... 32 basketball games stretched over four regional venues. Then we close the weekend with the round of 32.... Four days of non-stop basketball coverage and Who's Who in the name of collegiate hoops.
We do brackets. Brackets are sheets with EVERY game listed and you pick the winner and toss a bill into the "pot"... Winner take all. Each round is scored by points. I've had to do that. Seth has done that. Luke has done that.
You know what?
Now Yahoo does it FOR US! We enter our choices in a Yahoo page, we give all the people the password and they enter their choices. And then the computer establishes winners per round.
I wonder if that's going to take some of the fun out of the whole thing? No more red pens, no more totaling up points per round...
Sometimes I think technology impersonalizes too much. Everything is push-of-a-button easy. And this is a nice thing because my kids are scattered now, and it's easy-peasy...
But I'm not so sure it's the same because instead of that fun back-and-forth via phone or computer e-mail, we can just one-click into Yahoo and see our scores.
What do you think? Has technology made us more impersonal?
Oh, food???? Grinning!!!! Chips, dip and pizza from Caraglio's, of course!