And now Buzz Fagan.
Who's Buzz Fagan? Legendary CBSSports.com newsroom editor Buzz Fagan is the latest American hero to sport the mustache. That's what happens when you make a bracket bet with me. I take that back. That's when you somehow fill out a worse bracket than me.
I had Georgetown winning it all, vs. UCLA in the final. I also had Texas in my Final Four. And UNC. I'm not s-m-r-t. I mean s-m-a-r-t.
As for Buzz, well, this is what happens when you fill out your bracket in "10 minutes tops." His Final Four was UNC (nice pick), Texas (OK, I did that oopsy too), USC (LOL) and UConn (ROFL). Luckily my D.C. bias wasn't as harmful as his New England bias.
So we deemed the month-long tourney Mustache Madness and the loser had to sport the 'stache for a week. Harnessing the awesome power of apples, I grew a manly beard in preparation for losing (I did have Georgetown after all).
(My "biological" father was either Robin Williams or a Chia Pet. C'mon mom, make with the truth.)
But if not for Kansas' win over UNC, I was Mr. Mustache for this week. And I was getting ready. I did all my usual errands -- from grocery shopping to Oriental massages -- in preparation of going from work to home from home to work with as little human interaction as possible. No mas for me. I can do normal things -- except shave. As you can tell my beard is uber-manly, and it's taking over my life.
It's so long, small creatures are nesting in it.
It's so face covering, I don't need sunblock. (face covering, yeah, that can't be a real term)
It's so manly, Stetson is asking me to pose for ads.
It's so greasy, I'm a hockey player.
And as assistant managing editor, staff writer and Power Ranker Lyle Crouse says, "with great beard, comes great responsibility."
However, George Maselli, says it's "serviceable," as in Matt Chico "serviceable." Phooey.
Plus, I really stand out in the office -- in that HR wants to talk to you sort of way. Never! And lay off my stapler.
I do plan on sporting a sympathy 'stache Friday when I finally take razor to beard. But if there are two things this tournament has taught me they are: never pick against somebody with a name that reads Stephen but rhymes with Geffen and always ask not what your beard can do for you, ask what you can do for your beard.
Anybody wanna wager on the hockey playoffs?
On to the best four blogs...around!
Dick Vitale alongside Chick Hearn in the Basketball Hall of Fame? Battling my inner demons
is getting delivery tonight.
Intentional fouling has The Blog to End All Blogs ticked off -- and claiming Kansas' win is artificial. Can't agree with that. If it's allowed within the boundaries of the game's rules, it's just strategy. You want to restore the integrity of the game, strip away two timeouts and stop letting the coaches micromanage the last two minutes. Let the kids play it out and execute what they've practiced all season.
Covering the bases breaks down early season surprises who just may keep the hotness going.
I was planning on doing a Western Conference hockey preview today, but the 'stache had to be talked about. So while I'll say Calgary has Cup potential written all over it, Gumby's Rocky Mountain Rants makes a case for the Avs.
Klick of the Day
I'm not sure whether I want this guy putting together my Royale with cheese, but I like his style. (courtesy of Sean's Spontaneous Loquacity)