It's that time of year when even people who care nothing for basketball the rest of the season are peer pressured into putting $10 into their office pool and randomly selecting teams in a bracket. That's right, it's MARCH MADNESS.
Truth be told, we kind of like March Madness. Even with very little prior knowledge a person can get pretty far with their bracket off beginner's luck and lord it over their coworkers or family members until the luck runs out in the Elite Eight when they have Nashville State Community College going all the way. We turn into sports enthusiasts, trash talking like we know what we're doing and saying things like "UGH GONZAGA YOU BUSTED MY BRACKET."
Well, we wanted to bring the fun to Nashville coffee shops. We have so many good ones, you guys, but which ones are the best of the best? Which ones have what it takes to go to the 'ship? (that's short for "championship," in case you're less into sports than we are and don't know the lingo.) We're going to find out.
Here's where you come in:
1) If you want to enter to win a FABULOUS PRIZE (a.k.a. some fun items we pick out from the winning shop mailed to your door), fill out a bracket! Download the bracket here, fill it out and email it back to us at coffeeshoppersblog at gmail dot com. DEADLINE FOR BRACKETS IS TUES. MARCH 24 AT NOON. *Living in Nashville is not required. Beginner's luck, remember?*
2) If you don't care about FABULOUS PRIZES just vote so other people can win them and so that your favorite shop gets the glory it deserves. (We're starting on 16, because both of us have day jobs and ain't nobody got time for 32.) We'll vote on the elite eight next week and so on. DEADLINE FOR VOTING ON SWEET 16 IS TUES MARCH 24 AT NOON.
It's your civic duty.
Don't forget to tweet and share this post with the hashtag #NashCoffeeMadness to get others to vote for your favorites! We want to make sure each shop gets its fair shake.
May the best shop win!