For the second year in a row, my Downtown Detroit Luxury Loft is holding March Madness Bracket Competition for me and my neighbors—which, along with a little friendly competition, is a great way to make new friends in the building!
Alright. As far as I’m concerned, ‘friendly competition’ is an oxymoron. If it involves a score or a time, and if I’m personally involved, there is no such thing as ‘Second Place’ or ‘Runner Up’: in my world, those are just other names for ‘First Loser.’
But that’s not the case when it comes to March Madness and my Luxury Loft’s Leasing Office’s Bracket Competition.
For the second year in a row I had a FAB-ulous time filling out my brackets. And, yes, that is a reference to U of M. Can you guess my alma mater and team?
And, for the second year in a row, my brackets got busted a bit early. Thanks Wisconsin. Because, yes, until we go head-to-head, I go all in for the Big Ten.
Which is a lot like the city I love to call home.
There ten times ten restaurants and bars that cater to me and my neighbors, but they don’t compete with one another. Each has unique offerings, from haute cuisine to craft beers.
I have four professional sports teams within walking distance of my loft: but they don’t try to cut each other out, in fact two of them share an arena. And on Opening Day, there’s a party at The Opera House!
And while I know there are supposed to be ‘seasons’ for the theatre and for musical productions, it seems like there’s always a new show to see within a few blocks of my loft.
As it happens, I’m currently tied for First Place with another neighbor in the Lofts of Merchants Row March Madness Bracket Challenge. And while in my world that would usually mean I would be coming up with another name for a tie (which does rhyme with die and probably should be determined by sudden death), instead I’m enjoying talking about the games with my friends from the building and meeting new neighbors in the elevator after each round of our building’s Bracket Competition scoring is posted!
Which makes going into the next round even Sweeter.
The truth is, since we all get to have fun talking about and watching the games together, and we all get to get together at all the incredible eateries, bars, arenas, and venues just outside the front door of our Downtown Luxury Loft, we ALL WIN!