In October 2017, a corner of the office had an MLB Playoff bracket for $1, so I had the Houston Astros going all the way. I got laughed at for being hometown. Just as I got laughed at when I wore my Astros hat to this Pumpkin Lantern Blaze thing and took the Metrorail back home, which stopped by Yankee Stadium where my Astros lost 1 to 8. But guess what?
Astros won it all.
And I won $4 instead of $8 because I had to split the pot with some other dude.
(Quick aside: My roommates, my good friend Joe and I sat in the bleachers at Yankee Stadium for the 2015 AL Wild Card game and we got boos, food and slurs hurled at us throughout the entire game. And the Astros won. And that's when I decided I'd root against the Yankees against everything ever for the rest of time.)
Anyway I happened to be in Texas for my other good friend and former copywriter's wedding, so I got to see the parade with my eyes and my other other good friend Caroline.
Here are some pictures to relive the magic.
This year, I filled out an NBA Playoffs bracket at work and guess who I have winning it all?
That's right, the Houston Rockets.
And guess how much money I'm going win?
No, you're actually wrong, I'm the only one who filled out a bracket so it'll just be me. It's a very sad situation.