Well, this has been an emotional ride.

As with my real bracket, most of my most cherished picks lie in a steaming heap of charred wreckage, but such, I guess, is life.

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After a prolonged, tied battle between Waving Back At Someone Who Wasn’t Waving At You and Start Laughing At Inappropriate Time; Can’t Stop, Waving won, and we are headed to the elite eight. There are several intriguing match-ups here. The high-concept When Only One of You Thinks it’s a Date takes on the more specific Going For a Kiss When the Other Person Wants a Handshake. Restroom conversation, which has been sweeping everything in its path exactly the way the Duke team didn’t, takes on another moment-to-beat in the form of Forgetting The Name Of Just One Person You Are Introducing. Let’s see what prevails!

Vote early, vote often, check back on April 2!

Alexandra Petri writes the ComPost blog, offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day. She is the author of "A Field Guide to Awkward Silences".