As you may have guessed, my plans have had a modest change to them this season. A sequence of real-life emergencies (yes, plural) have more or less taken me away from all free time (which includes even following the sport on a day-to-day basis). As it turns out, family health and employment end up being more important than college basketball, although it's debatable. I thought I could fake my way through November and then pick up steam in the blog in December; real life decided naaaaaaah.
I've more or less had to abandon sports consumption, and only now can start playing catch-up. Literally as I look right now, Kentucky is 5-13? The hell happened there? Duke is under .500? Why is there a toothpaste ranked #13 in NET? This is the level of knowledge I am currently operating at.
It's fully my intention to publish the annual bracket prediction on Selection Sunday (a personal streak dating back to 1997 and a blog streak of 2014). But I'm going to be coming from a very sideways angle this time around. This is going to have to be much more haphazard. It might make an interesting social project, to see if intense knowledge of the sport is required for Bracketology.
I dunno if there'll be daily recaps. Although it'd be hilarious to go back to November, with February eyes. Might be some intrinsic value there. I'm probably going to try and start with conference deep dives, and compare the eyes of a person who has just the numbers with the eyes of people who've seen the season play out.
God willing, I can carve out some time this weekend to do this.