I love brackets.
And dare I say, I don’t believe they should be limited to college basketball in March. So, I propose March Madnessing everything!
Here’s why it makes a great date night — you can pick things that you both enjoy doing, watching, eating, etc. and have a friendly debate till you determine the winners of each round — and ultimately the winner of the bracket. Plus, unlike NCAA tournament play, you don’t have to wait for weeks to find out the winner. You could determine so many winners in one evening if you felt like it. (It’s also a fun way to pass time in the car!)
All you have to do is draw or print out a bracket, and seed it with 8 or 16 of your favorites in a particular category (such as “best ice cream flavor” or “best airport to have a layover”…there is no bad category), and then go to town rationalizing the best of each match-up!
I’ll leave it up to you to how technical you want to get in seeding your brackets 🙂
Here’s some brackets I want to make to determine the all-time best:
- Public Transportation System
- Episode of The Office
- Family Vacation
- Small kitchen appliance
- Dim sum dish
- Pizza Place
- Song from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
I think these could provide some lively conversation in our house!
So, how about you?
What are you going to bracket?
Let me know!
P.S. As far as my own personal ice cream brackets go, currently my top two contenders are my perennial favorite Blue Bunny Mint Chocolate Chip and Tillamook’s White Chocolate Raspberry Yum. They’re still battling it out in case you were wondering.
P.P.S. For your convenience, here’s a blank bracket you can download.
ILLUSTRATION: ANNIE LIAO