I’ve never been a fan of college basketball, but I am a big fan of mascots. Thus, I’ve taken the idea from Slate and ran with it (though frankly, they’ve done a much better job than I do). Forget “bracket-ology,” studying rosters, strength of schedules and a given team’s record on the third Tuesday of every month when it’s rained in the 90 minutes preceding tip-off. Forget rankings, conference tourneys and what the Vegas odds makers. THIS is how March (Mascot) Madness is going to go down: in real life, which mascot would eat/maim/runover the other?
You’d better hold onto to your black and gold socks, Mizzou fans, because I have the Jayhawks losing in the first round!