A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.


south-florida-airball-2012-ncaa-tournament-terrible-basketball-shotsIt is with a heavy heart that I am informing you that I will not be hosting a NCAA pool this year.

I’d love to blame my decision on the pool being a major “time suck” – and it is – but that would not be entirely accurate. Quite honestly, my heart is just not in it this year. I have been doing this for some 20 odd years, starting off with a custom built spreadsheet and 10 entries, faxing the results nightly to the current website with over 450 entries. And who knows – I may find that I missed the and resurrect it again the future – I did let he domain name auto renew. But for now, we are giving it a rest.

My biggest regret – besides not seeing Mike Hippo win the pool (5-10 entries each year!) – is the lack of a donation to charity. I for one took the money I would have spent on brackets and gave it to a charity – Moe’s Promise – Battling Breast Cancer. I encourage you to do the same if you are so inclined. Please consider the charities suggested by last year’s champion Mr. Dicko – Gleaner’s Food Bank – or runner up Suzie Kirkland – insideOut Detroit Literary Arts Foundation.

Thanks for the support through the years.
Enjoy the tournament and good luck!

Facebook comments:

4 comments to Airball

  • Jeff

    is anyone else running it or was it a true 1-man show??

    • otisredn

      Jeff, as far as the pool was concerned, yes it was a one man show. I did have a friend – Matt Pietrangelo – contributing some content for the site, since I don’t no dick about basketball!

  • Steve B

    Major bummer! 🙁 This is by far the greatest bracket ever! Thank you for letting my family, friends, and myself be a part of it. Hopefully, you bring it back next year.

    Good luck in your brackets!!

    • otisredn

      Steve – thanks for the kind words. And for the brackets over the years. As far luck in this years brackets – thanks – not sure I enter any however. As I have repeatedly stated – I don’t know dick about college basketball!

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>