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NCAA tournament live blogging and live wagering!

NCAA tournament live blogging and live wagering!

Greetings, fellow sports fans and gambling addicts! I'm Kevin Van Valkenburg, and once a year, The Sun actually pays my salary while I spend two straight days blogging about the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament in my bathrobe while my wife looks on with considerable scorn.

Isn't America a great country?

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Today really is one of the greatest days in all of sports. It's one of the rare times in our culture when we openly embrace sports wagering and celebrate it with office pools all across the country, despite the fact that it's essentially a billion-dollar illegal enterprise. Heck, even our President fills out a bracket, despite the fact that he can't spell Syracuse. (Seriously, I hope Robert Gibbs doesn't have to take the fall for that one. I like that guy.) I'm not sure anything brings us together as a country like wide-scale gambling on the NCAA basketball tournament. Once again, let's take a moment to congratulate the cronies who run the BCS for depriving us of a similar opportunity during football season in the name of preserving the glorious tradition of the Poulan Weedeater Bowl and the Outback Steakhouse Bowl.

Anyway, I'll be blogging all day and into the night in this spot, attempting to teach my 3-month-old daughter the proper meaning of Cinderella.

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You see, Sweetheart, Cinderella isn't a princess who leaves behind her glass slipper after a make-out session with a gross boy. She's a mid-major basketball team with a crafty point guard who just won Daddy $50 with that jumper in Jon Scheyer's face!

I'll be blogging in the style of a running diary, complete with time stamps and lots of bad jokes, so check back every half hour or so for new updates and recycled jokes. And remember, I'm technically on the clock, so as far as you (and my editors) know, I'm blogging completely sober.

Here is to the American dream! 

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