My editors told me this year that they wanted me to make the official picks for Bleacher Report. I thought they should have gone with that one lady in the office who makes her picks based on which coach has the best hair, but I appreciated the honor.
This bracket, as expected, is wide open. So many possible Final Fours. So many upset possibilities, especially in the second round...err...Round of 32.
Before we get to my picks, know that last year I was dumb enough to go chalk with my Final Four. I'm still picking off the scars from the constant ribbing I got from radio hosts that week.
So this year I didn't even come close to going chalk. In fact, I have one coach in the Final Four who basketball fans love to make fun of. And he doesn't have great hair either.
Here are my picks, motivated by logic and that voice in the back of my head that said "don't go chalk, you sissy."