Unrelated. Long story.
Nevertheless, inside Bracket Town, which goes from Friday at noon until sometime Monday when they run out of Fs, ticket holders can experience everything from 3-on-3 tournaments to autograph signings to skills challenges in several of the 80-plus NCAA sports.
Sadly, napping on the couch does not appear to be one of them. So, I don't predict any personal success in these challenges. It seems my greatest skill does not lend itself to scholarship opportunities.
But for many of the expected 10,000 Bracket Town fans who possess far greater athleticism than I, there will be plenty of opportunities to slam-dunk basketballs, kick soccer goals, and crack home runs.
And for my equals who would rather test the limits of their liver than those of their muscles, there's even an adult beverage lounge setup by BleacherReport. You know, because Mommy needs her medicine.
Of course, this is all just one large part of an already action-packed weekend.
In addition to Bracket Town, Centennial Olympic Park will be hosting free concerts from My Morning Jacket, Sting, Dave Matthews Band, and more.
Which is great, save for the fact that somehow getting home from downtown will require a catapult. And I'm not sure how I feel about being hooked up to a machine just to bypass traffic.
So, a bunch of us are just sticking around and taking it all in.
Because this is the Final Four, and this is MY backyard.
"Diane, help me find a port-o-john."