Get inside March Madness with SI.com's Luke Winn in the Tourney Blog, a daily journal of college basketball commentary, on-site reporting and reader-driven discussions.
3/21/2008 01:25:00 PM
Day 10: Grandmama & Mangino Thank You For Playing
OMAHA, Neb. -- Former UNLV star Larry Johnson and KU football coach Mark Mangino don't actually endorse this blog, but I did track them down, paparazzo-style, inside the Qwest Center on Thursday. (By first-round NCAA site standards, they are both considered big celebrities.) Our third annual readers' pool had 8,152 entrants as of Friday morning -- almost enough to fill up half of the Qwest Center. Fifty-six of the poolsters had perfect brackets on Day 1 of the dance. The SI Bracket Challenge Application lists Jason Koropatkin of Hartford, Conn., as the top dog of that group, even though, to the best of my knowledge, his perfect bracket was no more perfect than the other 55. (I did not fare as well, going only 13-of-16 and ranking 1,685th. "Expert," indeed.)
If you're near the top and think you have a chance of winning this thing, be sure to friend the blog on Facebook so we can track you down.
• For those of you who have been following the Tourney Playlist (curated by the folks at Gorilla vs. Bear): Day 10's track is Destroyer's Foam Hands, which is not about fan gear, but nonetheless is a quality tune.