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St. Patricks's Day Events S
By Alicia Adamczyk, Weekend Roundup Editor ( Photos by Adam Glanzmai

This weekend, Ann Ar- There are five diffe
bor will be (pub) crawling on tap and no cov
with drink and food spe-
cials for St. Patrick's Day.
While green beer will be a
staple at fraternities across And if you'
campus, bars and restau- 21 or the bars a
rants are also offering St. scene, there a
Paddy's-inspired fare to get of other events
you in the Irish spirit of the ebrate over the
day. If you're over 21, these
are for you. If you're look- Friday, March14
ing for something else this
weekend, skip ahead to the Innovators and Be
Campus Events section. dent Entrepreneur
The Michigan Dai
G e TMichigan Assoc
Communication S
A self-described "U of hosting an ent
M Landmark," Charley's ship panel begin
doesn't exactly need public- p.m. at 420 Mayn
ity for its specials and will be
an obvious choice for many Wild Wild UMix
students this , weekend. Yee-haw! The C
Lauren Irvine, a bar- Campus Involve
tender at Charley's, said have Western-the
Irish Car Bombs, Dirty flatable activities
Girl Scout shots and Dub- week's UMix,
lin Iced Tea will be on spe- at 10 p.m. in tI
cial Monday. Irvine recom-
mends the Irish Car Bomb. Saturday, March
TEDxUo]M 2014
The theme of t
Dominic's, a favorite for TEDxUofM event
students and Ann Arbor res- the Grain. It begi
idents in the warmer months a.m. at the Pow
of the year, reopened Mon- for the Performi
day. Students yearning for
the homemade sangria are in Shamrock It!
luck: University alum Olivia There will be a
Horn, who works at Domi- night breakfast bu
nic's, suggested students or- Michigan Union,
der the Green Sangria, a sta- tivities and a sc
ple of the establishment's. "Frozen." The e
from 9 p.m. to
Conor O'Neills
Sunday, March 16
If you're in the mood
for an authentic Irish ex- Men's Basketball
perience, head to Conor Championship
O'Neills on Main Street, Root for the M
where there will be a live Blue (assuming
Irish music - including wins on Fridaya
musicians playing the bag day) at the Big T
pipes - all day, starting at pionship this we
7 a.m. and accompanied by
traditional Irish dancing. As Monday, March1
always, there will be plenty
of Guinness to go around. Count Your Luck at
the Blue
Arbor Brewing CO. As part of its St
Blue program, w
Arbor Brewing Company motes responsible
will also open at 7 a.m. with habits, the Univ
a special breakfast menu have green done
and happy hour until 11 a.m. and Stay in Blue

er all day.
re under
ren't your
re plenty
to cel-
est: A Stu-
ship Panel
ly and the
iation of
tudies are
ning at 5
ard Street.
enter for
ment will
med in-
at this
he Union.
his year's
is Against
ns at 9:30
er Center
g Arts. .
free late-
ffet in the
trivia ac-
reening of
vent lasts
Big Ten
taize and
and Satur-
'en Chai-
nd Stay in
ay in the
hich pro-
ersity will
ts, water

Lauren Irvine makes a Dublin Iced T

Specials Selectior
n, Daily Staff Photographer T h erace
WeekendRoundup Columnist
How does one billion dollars
jP sound?
Selection Sunday is this week,
and 64 teams will be given the
chance to dance their way to Arling-
ton, Texas. Who will cut the netting
inAT&T Stadium and return home
with an NCAA Championship tro-
phy in their hands?
But more importantly, who will
be on the edge of their couch April
7 and learn they'll never have to
work aday in theirentire life? That's
where the billion dollars cotnes into
ea at Good Time Charley's. play.
Quicken Loans, a Detroit-based
online retail mortgage lender, has
partnered with Yahoo Sports to give
anyone with a perfect March Mad-
ness bracket a share of one billion
dollars. If you win, you can receive
40 annual installments of $25 mil-
lion or take an immediate $5s1 mil-
lion lump sum payment and earn
the rest later. Who's the couch bum
Now, there is no bulletproof
algorithm to correctly pick 63 game
results. Think about it - there are
more than four billion bracket com-
binations, and you'retrvingto battle
the odds?
Last year, the favorite team was
d Dirty Girl Scouts are the drinks the number-one overall seed, Lou-
Time Charley's. isville, which beat Michigan in the
final. This year, though, there isn't
really a clear-cut leader. Lots of
teams are playing well, and even
the best hit a stopping point. For
instance, Syracuse was a favorite
to go far in the post season when
they were 25-0 in February, but the
Orange suffered an embarrassing
7 first loss of the season on Feb. 19 to
Boston College, the second to last
team in the ACC.
This makes brackets even more
difficult because you have to try and
predict ifa team will go through a
dry spell, and the "Cinderella Story"
teams go fro underdogs to top
Last year was actually madden-
s Dominic's St. Patrick's Day ing. Florida Gulf Coast, a 15th-seed,

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 5A
for $1 B
made it to the Sweet Sixteen. Mean-
while, Wichita State upset first-
seeded Gonzaga in round two and
cruised its way to the Final Four
after overcoming second-seeded
Ohio State. This year, Wichita State
will enter the NCAA Tournament
34-B, the first team to do so since
There's no telling what could
happen in the tournament, but
here's some food for thought if
you're partaking in the bracket
madness this season:
First: Pick all number-one seeds
to make it to at least the second
round, They have never lost against
the 16th-seed, and it is extremely
unlikely to ever happen. And don't
throw all the number-one seeds
in the Final Four, because it's only
happened once since 1985.
Second: Making accurate picks
relies on research - compare season
records, RPI rankings that compare
strengths of schedules and general
team and playerstats, such as points
per game. It's also important to
look at coaches - what's their track
record in the tournament and how
many national titles do they have
under theirbelt?
Third: Winning teams mainly
come down to the stars that make
them. Former guard Trey Burke,
who earned National Player of the
Year, put Michigan in the spotlight
last year and was the team's foun-
dation. This year the torch seems
to have passed to sophomore guard
Nik Stauskas.
Each team has its star and these
stars make championship teams.
That said, the winner of a matchup
could come down to the team with
the better main-man to look to in
high-pressure situations.
Then again, anything can hap-
Countless factors affect the mad-
ness of March, but in reality its
entirely based on luck with relative-
ly little skill. But I still spent more
time on my bracket last year than I
did on my college applications. Hey,
with one billion dollars now on the
line, who wouldn't?

Dublin Iced Tea, Irish Car Bombs an.
du jour for St. Patrick's Day at Good I

Special: Tne Green Sangria.
At the Daily, we're
always looking
for NEW, creative
(If you've been searching for a
curated Blues Spotify playlist
by American Culture Prof.
Bruce Conforth, we even have
that covered.)
Check it out


Getting a little festive never hurt anyone.
there are plenty of ways
ay STEPHANIE SHENOUDA to be festive and over-the-
Daily News Editor
top without covering ev-
St. Paddy's day is the ery inch of your body in
only day that we can con- green paint and adopting
done going green in Ann a cheesy accent for the day
Arbor, so you'll definitely - unless you're into that.
want to go all out. It's a Even though it's only
great day whether you projected to be about 39
plan to hit the streets at degrees this weekend,
the top of the morning or you can't let a little thing
are going to practice your like the weather get in the
best jig on the rooftops at way of your festivities.
night. It doesn't matter if Unless your coat happens
you don't have a drop of to be green, you're going
Irish blood in your veins, to have to employ some

accessories for your daily
dose of green, lest you get
pinched all day long.
The Weekend Round-
up staff scoured Ragstock
and came out with our fa-
vorites. Be as creative as
you want; there's no need
to be super fancy or spend
a ton of money. Even don-
ning a green glitter hat like
the one we found for less
than $5 will get you feel-
ing jolly and ensure you
stand out in the crowd.
Green leis and necklaces
can be layered to create a
funky look that suits you
and bowties are fun and
festive. If you still feel
your look isn't leprechaun
worthy, you can pump it
up with other accessories
as well, the greener the
And if you're Irish by
blood, then this is your
day! Show your pride for
everyone to see with a fun
button, like we've selected
above. No advice on solic-
iting kisses though, that's
on you.

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