MARCH MADNESS!!!!!!!!! Now here is some basketball scoop….
RUMOR HAS IT THAT THE PHRASE ‘MARCH MADNESS’ WAS COINED BY HENRY V. PORTER IN 1939 TO DESCRIBE AN ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TOURNEY. BRENT MUSBERGER FIRST USED IT DURING NCAA COVERAGE IN 1982 CAUSING A LEGAL BATTLE ALMOST AS INSANE AS THE PLAYOFFS!
EVERYONE FINALLY WORKED THINGS OUT AND THE MADNESS WAS OFFICIAL! THERE ISN’T A GOOD RECORD OF WHO FIRST CALLED THE PLAYOFFS “THE BIG DANCE” BUT IT DOES DESCRIBE THE ACTION!!!!
SPEAKING OF BIG DANCE….CHECK THIS OUT!!
I’m not allowed to speak during the tournament, which is a LOVELY time for me to do internet shopping without troubling anyone……win/win……..
Here are a few examples that a wife can use to try to ‘speak’ to her husband during this critical month….
- Honey, while I’m out my friend Susan is going to drop by to pick up a book I borrowed. Keep your head in the game, and remember: when someone like Linda Cohn shows up at the front door, pass her this “playbook” and tell her “good game.”
- Would you rather have chicken or steak tonight, Dear? The steak does have the higher 5-ranking, but #12-Chicken may just pull out the upset tonight? What’s your pick?
- Listen, I’m really concerned about Johnnie’s eyesight; it seems to be affecting his schoolwork. We better hurry and get him to the doctor before he ends up like that guy on SportsCenter–what is the deal with that guy’s eyes anyway?!
- Sweetheart, we really need to hurry and get our taxes filed. Right now there are quite a few companies who still have time to take on our account–here’s a list of the Sweet 16. But if we don’t pick a firm in the next few days, we’ll be stuck with the Elite 8, or then the Final 4. And if it comes down to the Finals, the last Two won’t even consider working for us unless we can predict our Adjusted Gross Income within 2 points.
Choose your words carefully….hum the ESPN theme song ….. be creative! And if all else fails….LEAVE FOR A MONTH! HE WON’T KNOW YOU’RE GONE! Just leave plenty of drinks in the fridge, and chips on the table. This could be the much needed YOU time….work it, sister!!