Mars' Hill March Madness
A bracket of random TWU things.
I ran a sports blog with a friend of mine back in high school. Our favourite thing to write about was always March Madness; not necessarily because we both loved college basketball (we did), but because we could make up 64 item brackets of non-sports things. We did 64 canned soups, 64 fast food burgers (that one nearly sparked a fist fight), and 64 pieces of lawn care equipment, to name a few. Naturally, when I first took the job of Sports Editor at Mars’ Hill, I wanted to revive my dumb bracket ideas from high school and translate them to Trinity Western University.
I had the bracket made up and ready to go and then whoops, Selection Sunday 2012 fell on the same weekend as Volleyball nationals. I had to axe my favourite article and make it wait; and finally, that wait is over. What you see on the next page are 64 random things that are at least tangentially related to Trinity Western organized in four brackets of 16 and ranked from one to 16, just like the real life basketball bracket.
In honour of President Jonathan Raymond’s impending retirement, I have decided to make him the first ever number one overall seed in the Mars’ Hill March Madness, an honour I am sure he will hold in higher esteem than all his other accomplishments in his illustrious tenure at TWU. There are also things in here that are terrible. Items that were a colossal waste of time like, oh I don’t know, the TWU Lip Dub, are in here as low seeds. Remember that the real basketball bracket doesn’t necessarily take the 64 best teams; they automatically qualify small conference champions. Likewise, the Lip Dub, in spite of being awful is in because it won the Colonial League or something.
No worry though, the Lib Dub has to face the ever adorable Werdal kids in the first round; the equivalent of putting the Spartans up against an NBA team. Some matchups are co-ordinated, others are done at random. Fill out the bracket yourself or vote for the matchups online. Follow along with the voting and see how your own bracket fills out. Together, we will find out what is the best arbitrary random thing about TWU.