march (candy) madness.

8 03 2011

The madness is upon us.
Selection Sunday is this weekend.

I LOVE this time of year.
March Madness!
We are about embark on a journey similar to the children of Israel.
“And they returned from searching of the land after forty days…” (Numbers 13:25)
Ok, well I guess it’s nothing like that journey.

January & February have been slow at the store.
We were brainstorming some ideas the other day during our meeting and my cousin Ty mentioned we need to do a HUGE candy sale. (it’s definitely time to get some of the candy moved out).

Last year I set up a march madness bracket with Book of Mormon characters.
This year?

Welcome to March CANDY Madness-

I broke our candy section down into 4 categories:

I chose the top 16 selling candies and seeded them 1-16 accordingly.
64 candies all vying to be the National Champion.

You can come by the store and pick up a bracket (or print this off and bring it in) and fill it out with which candy you like the best. I will then look at all of the entries and assign each candy points based on how many rounds it made it through the tourney.
The person whose bracket wins the most points (based on how close there bracket is to the general public tally) will win a prize (to be announced soon)

I love stuff like this, so it was really fun to create.
Let me know what you think!

? What candy do you think will win?

integrity wins today.

7 03 2011

Over 200 players on the rosters of the top 25 NCAA football teams have run into trouble with the law.

Those same 200+ players played full seasons last year and many will be returning this season.

I know I’ve covered the Brandon Davies situation several times now, but permit me another post. The situation continues to gather attention and the comments continue to amaze me.

Time Magazine wrote a great article: “Brandon Davies: Is BYU’s Premarital Sex Controversy Good For College Sports?”

What an interesting title.
Davies did NOT break the law.
He did something that on most college campuses is an everyday occurrence, premarital sex.

The willingness of BYU to police poor conduct is sharply at odds with other college programs. At Seton Hall University last season, for example, a basketball player who caused an accident while driving under the influence, causing an injury to the other driver, was suspended for only eight games. This year, a top player from Robert Morris University got a four-game penalty after a drunk-driving incident. In February, two players from Marshall University were charged with battery over a bar fight; they played in a game the next evening. Schools often let athletes off easy for on-field transgressions too. Two seasons ago, a University of Florida football player intentionally gouged an opponent’s eyes. He was suspended for a half.

I am proud to be a Cougar.
I am proud to have been part of a university that helps boys become men.

The analysts have ruled us out of a Final Four run.
Those same analysts have told the world that we are truly a beacon of light in a world of misconduct and unethical practices.

“I give unto you to be the light of this people. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid…” (3 Nephi 12:14)

? What are your thoughts on student athletes and rule breaking?

march madness.

9 04 2010

Oh yeah! It’s done!

I know that Duke has already claimed the championship (lame) but we crowned a new champion this morning in seminary!

We finished off the Book of Mormon March Madness!

Helaman & the 2000 stripling warriors are the champions!

I actually thought Captain Moroni was gonna come out on top — but the class thought otherwise! There was some debate on the final and it was closer than expected, but the majority felt that if Helaman and his sons could go fight the Lamanites and not have ANYONE die, then they could definitely handle the Gadianton Robbers.

“And it came to pass that there were two hundred, out of my two thousand and sixty, who had fainted because of the loss of blood; nevertheless, according to the goodness of God, and to our great astonishment, and also the joy of our whole army, there was not one soul of them who did perish; yea, and neither was there one soul among them who had not received many wounds.” (Alma 57:25)

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