In my early days of filling out my brackets a lot of influence came from whoever's team mascot I liked better. This wasn't always a bad strategy, however, especially in the case of Gonzaga. When I found out that my aunt and many of her family members went to Gonzaga it only increased by support for the team. Then, when my cousin announced she would attend Gonzaga to become a nurse it became mandatory to support the bulldogs, and before I knew it I was repping their gear as they were busting my brackets.