An article in The New York Times sums up my sudden interest in college basketball this season: “With each win and each day that draws March closer, it becomes more apparent that when the N.C.A.A tournament begins, George Mason could become this year’s George Mason.”
A young couple named Mike and Tanya are my Mason connection. They made sure I was aware of the Patriots’ winning streak and invited my wife and me to their home to watch the BracketBusters game on Saturday night. GMU overcame a 13 point deficit to beat Northern Iowa, 77 – 71. Experts feel that George Mason stands a good chance of getting an at-large bid to the Big Dance, even if they hadn’t expanded it to 68 teams.
Mike, who runs a website called GMUGear.com, gave me a t-shirt to wear during the end of the game. If the Patriots won, as they did, it would become my lucky shirt for the tournament. Tanya baked a lemon cake and decorated it with green sprinkles. While we were enjoying the cake, Tanya told us about a bizarre viral video that hit the web shortly after the Super Bowl. See for yourself: