Is the Pope Catholic?
My brackets are broken. In one of my brackets, I had Gonzaga playing Georgetown for the championship. As you sports fans know, that is not going to happen. Both have been eliminated.
It probably was not smart to get a new pope right before the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The teams from Catholic schools are not doing so hot. I don’t blame Pope Francis for accepting his position, but I do blame the Vatican selection committee for its timing. You don’t change coaches or, apparently, popes, right before March Madness.
Notre Dame is out already too. However, Creighton and Marquette are still in it. If Creighton, my alma mater, beats Duke today, I will take it all back and credit Pope Francis.
P.S. This is written after the game. Creighton lost! That is exactly what I was worried about. What good is it to have a Jesuit pope if a Jesuit school can’t beat, get this, The Duke Blue Devils? Blue Devils! Come on! That ain’t right!
P.P.S. This is written after Marquette beat Miami in the Sweet Sixteen, moving into the Elite Eight. Maybe the Pope is starting to pay attention and get involved.
P.P.P.S. This is written after Marquette lost to Syracuse. It is finished.
P.P.P.P.S. I checked to see whether Louisville is a Catholic school. It is not.