Quick heads up to you all: there's this contest being put on by CBS and Lenovo called Last Fan Standing, where 64 bloggeurs are entered into a tournament and vying for a title. It corresponds with the NCAA tournament, you know, survive and advance, and people who get to the Final Four get some awesome prizes. Of course, we're only mentioning this because I entered, and got chosen for the round of 64. Hooray hooray.
So, what does that entail? Well, all that an entrant has to do is write a new blog entry for each round that they're alive. Sounds easy enough, right? Now, here's the catch: everybody is assigned to their own team in the actual tourney, which means going to the next round has nothing at all to do with your writing and everything to do with what team you're assigned to.
My team? Kansas, motherfuckers. For. real.
So what does this mean to all of you? Well, if you sign up (It's free and I'm sure there's a way to make sure they don't send you any "commercial offers" or whatever), you can vote for me as the top blogger. Winner gets a new laptop. I could sure use a new fucking laptop. Also, I signed up as Oops Pow Surprise, just so OPS could ride one last time.
As for the style of writing I'll be providing, let me remind you: how I do has nothing to do with what I write. As such, in my first entry, I discuss Winston Churchill's game of kings (college basketball), the rebounding habits of poisonous spiders (poor at best), and the inherent difficulties of bear hockey (they don't understand the goalie position).
Now, as far as Kansas goes, if they make the Final Four, I get a trip to Vegas. This means one thing: KANSAS CANNOT POSSIBLY GO TO THE FINAL FOUR THIS YEAR. Adjust your brackets accordingly, people. The prizes past the Final Four are immaterial, because as sure as Evan Turner is the Villain, Kansas will lose to Ohio State. That's the way it works.
So all that aside, please, do an old man a favor and go check out Last Fan Standing and send many votes my way. I'm serious about that laptop. I want it.