Today begins the official, unofficial beginning of March Madness. Well, actually it is official, what used to be called Play-In Games are now known as First Four which is certainly not to be confused with the Final Four! Having spent most of life in Connecticut, I have always been a Huskies fan and there was a point in my life (read in between marriages) when I would spend several evenings and Saturdays in my town’s local bar and pizzeria, drinking and cheering along with recent and not so recent alumni of UCONN and fellow fans.
That was then, and that was a long time ago! I casually name-dropped Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight and the Final Four but the First Four? Oh well, today is the day that the Madness begins and unless I’ve misunderstood this term (and that is SO POSSIBLE) I think in the next two days, 8 teams are going to play off or Play-In and then there will be 4 and they will be the First Four. Okay, so who cares? The real question is will the Orangemen defeat Dayton in the second round? Many of the brackets I’ve looked at have predicted Syracuse will lose! Oooohhh is it really all about momentum? They had a phenomenal early season and maybe if we all pray hard enough, wish hard enough, send enough positive thoughts their way and light a few candles AND wear orange (of course), maybe we will see them in the Regional Semi Finals. And from there, well Dallas here we come!
So what is a UCONN Huskies fan doing promoting the Orangemen? Well you just gotta listen to BRACKETOLOGY as interpreted and sung by TWO ABSURD. Dick and Bob Chancia are identical twins who grew up in Utica, New York, both attended Syracuse University and both had careers in Advertising and Art Direction (each on separate coasts)! AND NOW, these two extraordinarily talented guys have turned to writing and performing some really crazy, or let’s just say absurd songs! Now how or why two Italian guys from upstate New York are writing and singing RAP songs is….well absurd!
Syracuse fans are ageless and seasonless; so although they wrote this unbelievably-rhymed RAP called BRACKETOLGY in 2012, it is still spot-on in 2014! I hope you’ll enjoy it, the link is below.
If you enjoyed this little ditty, you should check out their web site: http://www.twoabsurd.com