It's March Madness time! This means that everyone who understands college and/or basketball is talking abougt college basketball. And betting on college basketball. Hell, even I am running a charity brackets fundraiser for the Women Thinking Free that you should totally join for $10 and help support a kick ass organization and I don't understand college OR basketball.
I'm not a big gambler. I did play poker… pretty much non-stop… for a few years. But I didn't think of poker as gambling-gambling. Gambling-gambling makes me confused and nervous and even when I win, I'm not really sure what to do with that feeling.
But there's still a funness about it. I understand the rush of winning a big pot. I mean, who doesn't want to come into a bunch of practically free money? And there's the thing where you pretend you're competing with friends… and you can get all competitive over things that are totally out of all of your hands. And you bond and laugh and drink and everyone is happy. Especially the one who wins all the money, and that person buys everyone drinks.
I don't really have anything deep and thoughtful to add to this intro right now. It's mostly just a ploy to plug Vax Your Bracket, a fundraiser for the Women Thinking Free Foundation where you can win money or Hug Me swag.
So, let's just get to the question.
Do you gamble? Do you think gambling is for suckers? Is poker gambling-gambling? Did you buy in to the WTF fundraiser yet? Are the odds of losing just the price you pay for a good time? Do you do charity gambling…. like the WTF's Vax Your Bracket? Was it a good move to pick Baylor to win it all?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3pm ET.
Image courtesy Women Thinking Free's Vax your Bracket March Madness charity fundraiser.