Brandon Kahler – 2014 Roundball Oracles Champion
That being said, I’m proud that this is the first time in the storied 10 year history of the Roundball Oracles that somebody that shares my DNA has been able to hoist the unnamed championship trophy.
Past winners have included co-workers, high school locker partners, former roomies, father-in-laws, and once… even a woman!
So I’m excited this year that somebody with Bennett DNA coursing through their veins will be the reigning Roundball Oracles Champ! All is right in the world.
I know that there is a fair chance that you are wondering: “That is great, but I’d really like to know how some of my other favorite Oracles fared this year. I really root for Russell Kennerly. I like underdogs. He is like the Mid-Major of the Roundball Oracles.”*
So without further adieu, I present to you the final ranking of Year 10 of the Roundball Oracles!
|3.||Paul Golden||235||41||Michigan State||DNP|
|8.||Andree Jauhari||210||38||Iowa State||28th|
|9.||Derrick Gorshe||208||38||Iowa State||14th|
|10.||Carrie Baier||205||37||Michigan State||19th|
|13.||Nate Miller||203||36||Iowa State||DNP|
|14.||Frank Meiners||201||38||Michigan State||11th|
|16.||Corey Faust||200||36||Iowa State||7th|
|17.||Humble Narrator||196||36||Iowa State||33rd|
|21.||Carla Stensland||189||35||Iowa State||DNP|
|25.||Elizabeth Nordeen||181||35||Iowa State||21st|
|29.||Tim Peterson||175||34||Iowa State||22nd|
|30.||Becky Perkovich||175||35||Iowa State||27th|
|35.||Will Baier||147||23||Iowa State||34th|
This year might have been the closest year ever. It literally came down to Wisconsin’s last second shot rimming in and out, giving Kentucky the victory in the Final Four. If that shot drops, Micky wins.
But the shot didn’t fall and Micky waits another year, while Brandon’s name is carved onto the List of Immortals!
Roundball Oracles Champions
2014 – Brandon Kahler
2013 – William McAlpine
2012 – Lowell Davis
2011 – Carrie Baier
2010 – Mark Wolfram
2009 – Mark Wolfram
2008 – Mark Wolfram
2007 – Tim Peterson
2006 – William McAlpine
2005 – William McAlpine
However, there is 1 more bit of business before I let you go about your merry business. In the pre-tournament post I indicated that I might create a travelling trophy. I am not doing that… at least not yet. I did award a trophy for last place this year. It is an experimental tradition. But I may in the future present a last place trophy to the lowest placing adult that gave full effort to win.
This year’s winner…
Sara Lockner… the Best Loser
*Inside joke that 3 people will get and 1 of them doesn’t even subscribe to this blog!