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March 21, 2013

Eko Picks The Winner Of March Madness

It’s that time of year again.  Even if you don’t follow sports, it is tough to avoid the hoopla – in your office, at home or on tv – surrounding March Madness.  Every March I spend hours agonizing over picking the perfect bracket for the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship
It’s that time of year again.  Even if you don’t follow sports, it is tough to avoid the hoopla – in your office, at home or on tv – surrounding March Madness.  Every March I spend hours agonizing over picking the perfect bracket for the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship and EVERY March my bracket is terrible.  This year however I have a secret weapon.

Rhodesian Ridgeback, adventure

“You rang?”

Eko has always been my lucky charm, so I figured it was only fitting that he pick my bracket for me.  I mean, if an octopus correctly predicted the outcome of the World Cup, a little old college basketball tournament should be no problem for Eko.  In order to get the most accurate predictions possible, I set up a very scientific method for how Eko would choose his bracket.

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I first wrote each team’s name on a piece of paper (yes, I know I have the handwriting of a pre-schooler).  Then I placed a treat next to each one

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Next, Eko examined his choices

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Then, after much contemplation, Eko made his choice

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Miami it is!

Rhodesian Ridgeback, march madness

Eko accidentally took part of the experiment with his treat, but hey, mistakes happen when you’re doing science

Eko was more than happy to help me pick teams over the past few days.  Things went well, with one MAJOR exception.  Eko picked against my alma mater in the first round!

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Eko, how could you!?  I even tried to rig it by putting a bigger treat on the Notre Dame side.  Oh well

March madness, dogs

Here’s the final result of the official Mr. Eko 2013 March Madness Bracket

As it stands, Eko has Syracuse beating Wisconsin for the title.  I think he made some questionable choices, but I also lose my pool every year to kids who pick teams based on uniform color, so what do I know?  Look for Eko and me on ESPN next month for the segment, “Dog Picks Perfect Bracket!”

Comments for Eko Picks The Winner Of March Madness

  1. Will, this is adorable! I can admit that I know nothing about basketball, but I think Eko’s really onto something! Bonus points for his flawless execution of the scientific method!

  2. Ha ha ha! Glad to see that Eko wasn’t falling for your dubious practices. This will be so interesting.

  3. This is amazing!!! GO CUSE! and go Eko:)

  4. Hey, it worked for Paul the Octopus during the 2010 World Cup … but please don’t tell Eko that I am comparing him to an Octopus 🙂

  5. I’m not good in prognoses… all my lottery numbers were wrong. I think Eko can do it better than me. Hey your green sunglasses are coooool!

  6. Eko looks as though he took that experiment with all the seriousness it deserved 😀 D’you think he could pick the winning lottery numbers for us this week?

  7. Gizmo says:

    Sorry Eko but there’s a definite problem here…Miami is gonna take it all this year…Go Canes!

  8. emma says:

    Sorry, us dogs are very honest…no lying, so if he did not pick your team, he was just being honest even though it might be hard to take and shame on you for trying to bribe him 😉

  9. dcamel84 says:

    This is the greatest thing ever!! Eko really put some thought into his picks… lol

  10. TV? Wow! since we have no March madness in our house you will have to remind me when you are on! Yea!

  11. onebluedog says:

    Eko is good at science! Now I hope this experiment will yield favorable results 🙂 And that is so cool that you guys are going to be on television!!

  12. My husband will die if Eko is right!

  13. Kate says:

    “Doing science.” Haha! This is the best thing I’ve read all week. I wish I was more into college basketball. My alma matter wasn’t much of a big sports school, but I imagine it’d be fun regardless. (And, let me add: Eko wears green quite well.)

  14. harrispen says:

    Good luck. I think Eko will do as good a job as anybody could.

    Cindy

  15. Eko, you’re a rock start! Don’t let anyone else tell you differently.

  16. LOL, it’s about as scientific as anyone else. Good one!! good luck.

  17. Eko looks like he was taking it all very seriously!

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