Tuesday, March 13, 2007
The March Madness Meme
Yes, that's right, boys and girls - It's March Madness time again. Don't know what this is about? Well, it's a marketing ploy, that actually works. This refers to the annual national college basketball tournament in the USA. And, I admit that even I get caught up in the hype.
I remember back in college (Oh no! Not another college reference!). The first full day of the tournament (Thursday) is usually a national holiday on college campuses across the country. It's college basketball on TV almost from dawn to dusk (depending in which time zone you live).
Of course, you want to win the entire thing. But, for those who don't know, the last four teams in the tournament, are proud to call themselves, "The Final Four." Ah, memories. Anyway, where's the meme part, you ask? Well in re-living these memories, I thought of a meme that I think wil be interesting....
You can call this, "The March Madness Meme," or, "The Final Four Meme." Here it is: Name four colleges/universities. That's it! Isn't that simple?
It can be your Final Four teams. It can be a college or university that you went to or are going to. It can be a school you would have wanted to attend and why. This meme is pretty flexible. Without further ado, here's my list:
THE Ohio State University: My parents told me that I would flunk of school and never get into medical school if I went here. And, they were probably right. I would have loved to go there, though.
University of Notre Dame: I know Ms. Emergiblog likes this choice! I took a tour of the campus during football season there -- what a great atmosphere! What can I say, I had twelve years of Catholic school education, and I had a lot of friends going there. Oh well, I guess, was not meant to be.
University of Santo Tomas (Philippines): I don't know how good their basketball team is but this is where my father went to school. Now, that would have been interesting to see my father as a college student.
Georgetown University: I dunno why this choice. I think I just wanted to be in the movie St. Elmo's Fire. Yes, a closet Brat Pack fan. All those movies were classic 80's movies - Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, etc.
That's the meme. Have fun with it. I'm wondering how many schools around the world people will name. I'm not tagging anyone. If you feel like taking up this challenge, that's great. If not, that's fine, too. Finally, GO BUCKS!
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