Matthew Raycroft

Matthew Raycroft

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Having been at the University of Massachusetts during the John Calipari years, I have totally fallen in love with College Basketball. I love the rankings, the bracketology and the single elimination tourney. The first four days of the tourney, when they go from 64 to 16 are greatest four days in sports.

In 2005, a group of seriously devoted East Village Hoopsters and I founded The Church of Bracketology in New York City, which I was named the Reverend. Since then our little group of 8 has turned into a nationwide social group of fans. We don't dig too deep into breaking down the stats of a game, but enjoy it from our own eyes - the fan perspective. I have since been ordained and have actually married people.

We came together with a need to have friends who enjoy the hoops, the comradery, and making fun of JJ Redick's poetry. (Oh, and we make t-shirts...lots of them!)

I am also a devoted citizen of Red Sox Nation and have been since 1972.

While baseball and college hoops are my top sports, I do also follow Liverpool Football Club (I know I never walk alone.) Naturally, I follow the NE Pats (since I am from NE originally) but I started watching football when Tony Dungy was coaching at Tampa Bay, so I have a soft spot for those Bucs.

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  • The Rant posted 2624 days ago

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    It has been about 10 months since I have been on Bleacher Report so I am back..please check out my story