This Week…The Madness of March

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This Week…The Madness of March


No, I’m not referring to the Ides of March or the time change. Larry and I look forward to March Madness every year…when brackets are built one day and start to collapse the following day.



One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it. Knute Rockne

This year both of our teams (KU and UH) went in as #1 Seeds along with Alabama and Purdue. 



The key is not the will to win ... everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.
Bobby Knight


KU is trying to be the eighth team to win back-to-back National Championships.

The reasons why I love team sports, especially college level, go beyond athleticism.  Those who participate in sports learn how to be team players.

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. Bruce Lee

They gain confidence in their own abilities and learn that support is there for them when they fail. 


There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do. Derek Jeter 

As of now, my bracket is being held up with hope and team spirit. A few more losses by my picks and I’ll need a dump truck to haul off the pieces. 

I don’t hate anyone, at least not for more
than 48 minutes, barring overtime. 
Charles Barkley



Have a fun weekend!

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Comments (21)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy.... I'm all about team work. That being said, I can't say I follow any teams during March Madness, although I am aware that Purdue lost yesterday to a school I'm very familiar with as many of my high school friends attended FDU.

Mar 18, 2023 05:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker i have to admit that Larry and I had to Google to see who FDU was!!! 

Mar 18, 2023 12:38 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib LOL, Kathy! That's because you and Larry are not from the New York/New Jersey area.

Mar 19, 2023 05:35 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Love college sports! Just can't beat it for the excitement, the teamwork, the support of fans for the game.

Unfortuately we've got a long rebuild for my Men's basketball LSU Tigers, BUT

Kim Mulkey ( from Louisiana Tech and Baylor success) has turned Women's Basketball to a real team and very exciting to watch.


Mar 18, 2023 05:32 AM
Kathy Streib

faye schubert it's interesting how teams come and go, especially now with the transfer portal. 

Mar 18, 2023 12:39 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - while I have been known to have an association with madness at times, I haven't ever competed in choosing brackets or witnessed the collapse of them.  Of course, there was a time many years ago when the headgear I was instructed to wear by my orthodontist created its own collapse of my limited social life as a pre-tween.  Of course, I digress. . .

Enjoy the games - as if I understand it - it's not over, until it's over.  Or someone sings or something like that.

Mar 18, 2023 05:33 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs I knew some kids who had to wear that headgear. That's at terrible thing to do to a young teen. 

Mar 18, 2023 12:41 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Great information.  Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend, and here's a GOOD LUCK to your favorite College Basketball Team in MARCH MADNESS! I did hear your Houston Cougars have an unfair dis-advantage, due to playing Auburn in Alabama today.

Mar 18, 2023 06:25 AM
Kathy Streib

Bill Salvatore - East Valley I get so nervous watching the game. I haven't checked to see if our two injuries will be able to play. 

Mar 18, 2023 12:42 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Mar 18, 2023 06:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® Thank you. Hope your weekend is going well. 

Mar 18, 2023 12:42 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, I don't follow basketball at all, have no idea what schools are in or out.

Mar 18, 2023 06:59 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox I feel the same way about hockey!

Mar 18, 2023 12:43 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The upsets took center stage and out of millions that filled out brackets, less than 1,000 are still viable. Losing a 1 and 2 in the first day is historic.

Mar 18, 2023 07:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva I couldn't believe Purdue lost!  My neighbor was not happy. 

Mar 18, 2023 12:44 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There have been some huge upsets already and sadly my team was one of them and it causes me to lose a bit of interest in the tourney, haha.

Mar 18, 2023 07:39 AM
Kathy Streib

I know what you mean Brian England KU plays at 4 and UH at 6 so it will be a nerve-wracking afternoon. Sorry about AZ. 

Mar 18, 2023 12:45 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I saw a number of teams were eliminated Kathy, so there are lots of unhappy fans to start off with.

Mar 18, 2023 08:04 AM
Kathy Streib

 Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400     It's hard if you're a #1 seed and go out in the first round. That's the one thing Larry and I didn't want for KU or UH .

Mar 18, 2023 12:46 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, I had Purdue and Arizona and both lost, I missed my tradition of being at a sports bar for Thursday and Friday with my Grandkids in from Ohio.


Mar 18, 2023 08:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm I may take a look at my bracket later today. It was ugly yesterday. 

Mar 18, 2023 12:47 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I appreciate that you and Larry enjoy the sport together Kathy Streib . The only time I watch a sport on TV it's Vikings football but I always watch alone. I seldom watch more than a quarter BUT if my spouse would sit down with me I'd enjoy more of the game.

Mar 18, 2023 09:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Bob "RealMan" Timm it's more fun that way, isn't it. We going to watch the USA play Venezuela tonight in the World Baseball classic. 

Mar 18, 2023 12:48 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

Back in the late '40s my dad played hoops for Wichita State, so I grew up with basketball.  I don't follow it now but I did see on the news that Arizona and the number 4 seed both lost in the first round.  That had to be a huge bracket buster!

Mar 18, 2023 10:10 AM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® the biggest upset was  Purdue!!!!  VA lost too. 

Mar 18, 2023 12:50 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I like your quote selections.

I was sorry to see the UVA loss.

Enjoy the games.

Mar 18, 2023 11:33 AM
Kathy Streib

HI Roy Kelley Thank you and yes, we saw that VA lost. Hello to Chef Dolores. 

Mar 18, 2023 12:51 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I do not follow the UCONN Men much, but I watch all of the UCONN Women games.  They finally have most of the team back, so I think their chances are pretty good.

Mar 18, 2023 12:43 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto I've never gotten into watching women's basketball. 

Mar 18, 2023 06:26 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

You post has a nice collection of quotes, accompanied with beautiful photos, Kathy.

Mar 18, 2023 04:32 PM
Kathy Streib

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat 

Mar 18, 2023 06:27 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Michael is enjoying March Madness and has been catching the games in between working outside today. I do like Charles Barkley's quote, Kathy, that is a good attitude to carry!

Mar 18, 2023 05:40 PM
Kathy Streib

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! I love watching him during March Madness. He's funny and real. 

Mar 18, 2023 06:27 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy loved your post and the comments from Charles Barkley and Bobby Knight are so true, Endre

Mar 18, 2023 10:31 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I don't know anything about March Madness - I've never gotten into basketball. That being said, I like the excitement in your post and the quotes!

Mar 19, 2023 08:01 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

I enjoyed your post, and in particular the quotes and photos, but can't say I am into basketball very much.


Mar 19, 2023 01:22 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

It all means nothing to me. LOL

I heard there was some big upset, but it really doesn't mean anything to me.

Great quotes!

Mar 20, 2023 09:48 AM