There’s a fine line between someone who has a life altering gambling addiction and someone who likes to just have fun. I live my life straddling that line.
March is the most fun month of the year. I love the brackets. I love the crazy games. I love the unknown. Probably most of all, I love gambling on all that stuff. This year, I will probably have my brackets entered into at least 5 different bracket pools. But before I go any further I have a mini-rant. If you fill out more than one bracket, everyone you talk to this March despises you.
“I had Buffalo in the Final Four in ONE of my brackets…”
As a March Madness veteran, I respect the purity that is college athletics… LOL. What I mean by that is, fill out one bracket and stick with it. You will have more respect from people even if your bracket blows. Below is a look at my Elite Eight through the Championship so you guys will all know how bad I am at this or proof that “I called it” when it actually happens. NO COPYING!
The bracket pools are awesome. This year I learned about something even more awesome. Squares. Unlike the BDAB Bracket Pool, I will be keeping 0% of the money for my first ever March Madness Squares… unless I win of course. The squares work the same as Super Bowl Squares, only you get 61 games to win! What a way to scratch my gambling itch all the way through March!
So you got your bracket pools and you got your squares… Done right? WRONG. Starting Thursday, I will also be gambling on individual games and even some parlays (multiple games to win more money). I use a site that will remain un-named so that the FBI doesn’t figure out about my off-shore accounts.
March, a gamblers Christmas that lasts 3 weeks long. It’s a betting paradise.
With all that being said, gambling is a serious problem that can get you into a lot of trouble financially. Not to get all preachy, but if you are going to partake in any sort of gambling this March, or ever, set yourself some realistic limits. A good rule of thumb for me is to never make a bet expecting to win anything and if you do end up winning, great! Any money I put out this March, I’m fully expecting to lose and I know it will not affect my family.
Best of luck to everyone on their bets this March. Lord knows you are going to need it!