Madness Roundup

In case you missed it, the MSU women’s basketball team upset #1 seeded Duke to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.  Yeah, they were playing on their home floor, but that’s the way things go sometimes.

Obviously, the men are also in the Sweet Sixteen against Kansas.  My brother and I have the standard $1 bet riding on the winner (yes, this goes against my rules of not betting on my own team, but it’s really just a “fun” bet anyway).

The Washington Post’s Beer Madness is down to the final two.  Oddly enough, they are the same final two that I picked LAST year: Troegs Hopback Amber Ale and Ommegang Hennepin.  I think it’s going to be hard for Ommegang to win, just because it’s kind of a funky beer, a saison farmhouse ale, whereas the Hopback is a more traditional American amber, hoppy but balanced, no funkiness.

Finally, the Washingtonian’s Burger Bracket is down to the Final Four as well: Chadwick’s, BLT Steak, Elevation, and EatBar.  I’ve only ever had Elevation, and I honestly don’t think it should rank in the top four, but apparently they have fans.  I’m pulling for EatBar, because our friends own the place, and they are awesome.