I’m not dealing with the expansion to 68 teams, so the games that played on Tuesday and Wednesday aren’t going to be counted. Maybe I’ll think of something for those games next year, but not this year. Also, this gives you more time to send me a bracket: Thursday at 9am EST/12noon PST instead of Tuesday at whatever time. (I don’t know, do I look like I know anything about this tournament except to pick random teams?!)

Which is to say, if you see this, send it in now.

I will give you my usual hint: don’t pick 16 over 1! Someday it will probably happen, but … chances aren’t so good.

Also, here is Obama doing his picks: so chalky! I mean 4 #1’s in the Final Four? It’s happened, as you all know, but not too often.