Every Selection Sunday, the College GameDay crew is on the air in the studio when the NCAA tournament selection committee reveals the bracket to the public. And, as we sit in our studio chairs, we are asked by our producer to supply our picks for each game, and to supply them within five minutes.
We don't have time to check out the tip times, locations or pods or to contemplate any factors other than our knowledge of the game and the teams gathered over the course of the season. As the bracket was revealed, Kara Lawson and I were on set with Scott Van Pelt, and Stanford Steve asked us for our Final Four picks in the green room. Then, Stanford Steve pilfered my bracket and left me empty-handed as I scrambled to the Bracketology set sans bracket.