With the NCAA tournament going on right now, there's been a lot of discussion in the family about how we choose for whom we root. During the tournament it's a bit easier, because usually we root for Carolina if they're playing and for the underdog if they're not. However, this year we've had to use the full flowchart of our system, since Harvard got in for the first time since my grandmother was pregnant with my father. Go Crimson! (Sadly we didn't make it past the first round). Go Tar Heels!
So, I hereby present to you the Vaughan family rooting algorithm:
If Harvard = yes, root FOR
Else, If UNC = yes, root FOR
Else, If dook OR yale = yes, root AGAINST*
Else, root FOR underdog
* In cases where dook and yale are playing each other (a rare occurrence), root for the building to collapse. Or for a tie. A tie that results in the inability to win any games for the rest of the season.
What do I do if Harvard plays UNC (which has happened twice in women's NCAA play in the last 20 years)? I root for Harvard AND UNC, hoping Harvard will win but not being upset if Carolina does. The DH points out that this is partly because in the Harvard - UNC - not dook/yale - underdog formula, in a Harvard/UNC matchup Harvard is nearly guaranteed to be the underdog. (Squash, fencing, crew notwithstanding).
Knitting peeps, never fear, there is much knitting going on. I'll try to post some of it this weekend!
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