Ladies and gentlemen, I can officially declare that I have the worst March Madness bracket on the planet.
Iowa lost Monday afternoon in the Round of 32 to Oregon, and I’ve now lost 75% of my Final Four picks before even getting to the start of the Sweet 16. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Think I’m kidding? Let’s run down the damage. I had Illinois over Iowa in the title game and Ohio State and Alabama filling out the rest of the Final Four field.
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Right now, Alabama is my only Final Four team left. At this point, my tournament is nothing more than an unmitigated disaster.
The sad thing is that I was wildly optimistic heading into the games with my Final Four picks and the title game.
I truly thought Iowa could hang with Gonzaga in the event of a rematch. Instead, they won’t even survive to the Sweet 16!
Rapid reaction to the NCAA Tournament bracket:
I’m feeling CONFIDENT the Final Four will be Iowa, Alabama, Ohio State and Illinois. #MarchMadness
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) March 14, 2021
I don’t even want to tell you all how much money I’ve managed to lose since Sunday morning. Let’s just say my girlfriend might have to start picking up dinner tabs.