Big Win for the Green and Gold

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.

Wearing my new "lucky shirt" from GMUgear.com as GMU wins the 2011 BracketBusters game over Northern Iowa Green & Gold cake to eat during GMU BracketBusters game 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:

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