Every single year, I am a glutton for punishment. Spring blooms as winter ceases, but I’m not giving up on the best prop-bet dumpster fire known to all sports fans as the March Madness Bracket. I only like to complete one bracket, mostly because I don’t need to be reminded just how wrong I can be in different parallel universes. My life doesn’t need to be a collage of different outcomes that don’t work, as if Doctor Strange is judging me in particular in “The Avengers.” However, every single year, I think I can determine the diamond in the rough underdog just as much as I figure I know the clear favorites. Sometimes I’m on point and I have that feeling that “I knew something someone else didn’t,” which we all know isn’t even close to the truth. Other times, I make a pick in the round of sixty-four and I’m destroyed immediately, deep into the sweet sixteen or even elite eight. Full disclosure, I bet on my gut completely this year and just ignored all conventional wisdom. Here I am to share the glory, the pain, and the “yeah, that surprised nobody” decisions with all of you. This is my open invitation to judge me on my take of college basketball.
Eric is a University of Delaware graduate with a degree in English. While in school, he began writing for different publications such as The Highlight Network, Amps and Greenscreens, and he did color commentary for the University of Delaware Men’s and Women’s lacrosse teams throughout the 2013 season as an alumni. Prior to being featured with Philly Sports Network, he began a pro-wrestling podcast with a childhood friend called the Totally Over Podcast. As an avid sports die-hard for all things Philadelphia, Eric is also a proud supporter of West Virginia University.