NCAA Finals with #ExperienceBuick

NCAA-Basketball

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I like sports. I like football. I love baseball. I love basketball. But I rarely get a chance to sit down and watch a game. It is just not something I do too much these days.

Gorgeous day for #springtraining #baseball great spot for the Mariners vs. Diamondbacks! #my_365 #my_365_mwa

A photo posted by Andi Fisher (@andi_fisher) on

But when I get an opportunity to go to a game or games, like I recently did when I headed to Phoenix for spring training, I definitely take advantage of it and soak up every ounce of enjoyment!

That is why the last couple of weeks my excitement is practically visible palpitating as a vibration under my skin…

I am heading to the NCAA Final Four and the Championship in Indianapolis!!!!! [That’s college basketball for anyone who needs a translation.]

NCAA-Headquarters
Photo credit: Marcy Kellar

That’s not me in the photo above (it’s Marcy Kellar doing a jump in front of the NCAA Headquarters), but that IS totally how I feel about heading to Indy!

The #ExperienceBuick bloggers are gathering once again to celebrate the brand, the business and the experience of Buick. Buick has been a proud sponsor of NCAA college sports for years.

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For me it is an opportunity to visit a new city, one that I have actually wanted to visit for quite awhile. It is for purely nostalgic reasons, but what can I say? I have worked in the corporate world for over 25 years and my first office job was at the age of 19. I was hired by my [now] best friend to work 20 hours a week and I loved it.

I loved everything about corporate life and very quickly moved from part time to full time. The company was headquartered in Indianapolis and from that time I have wanted to visit the city where some of the first executives I was exposed to came from.

Indianapolis-Pyramids
Indianapolis Pyramids, Photo credit: Jimmy Baikovicius

And now here we are! An impending trip to Indy and a weekend full of basketball with a new group of friends. I will be online (of course!) reporting throughout the weekend [mainly] on Instagram and Twitter so be sure to follow along and look for the #mwa_ncaa, #mwa_indy and #experiencebuick hashtags.

If you are checking out the games during office hours, Buick has brought back their “Boss Button” which allows you to very quickly change your computer screen to a definitely-not-basketball-related presentation!

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Go to the NCAA Live website to watch the games and activate your Boss Button when needed!

And what is March Madness without a little external competition? The #BuickExperience bloggers are competing in our own bracket competition where things are heating up! I am absolutely not going to brag (and with a serious knock on wood) look who is in first place (for the moment)!

#ExperienceBuick Blogger bracket

In addition to seeing all the college hot shots making some, well….hot shots, Buick is hosting a bracket challenge of their own with 16 skilled basketball fans showing off their own sweet trick-shot skills. Their bracket challenge is live on the Buick.com website.  Each week, website viewers vote on their favorite trick-shot from the match-ups – and each week trick shots will be eliminated until they have a winner.

How about you? Are you watching the games? Will you be checking out the finals? Have you been to Indianapolis? Have any tips?

Experience Buick ProjectThis post was written in conjunction with the #ExperienceBuick project I am participating in with Buick throughout 2015. Despite the compensation, all opinions – as always, are my own.

44 Comments

  1. krystel
    March 21, 2015

    that sounds like fun you get to visit a new city 🙂

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 23, 2015

      @Krystel, thanks, I am really excited about that aspect of the trip!

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  2. jen
    March 21, 2015

    This is wonderful news!! Have fun, Andi. They’re so lucky to have you in their cadre of bloggers!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 23, 2015

      @Jen, thank you my dear, I am looking forward to it!

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  3. Lois Alter Mark
    March 21, 2015

    Can’t wait to see you – and celebrate YOUR victory! With Villanova now out of it, I’m going down fast. Sigh …

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 23, 2015

      @Lois, champagne is on me!

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  4. Lisa at Grandma's Briefs
    March 21, 2015

    Woo-hoo! I’m so happy for you. What a fun trip it’ll be! Enjoy! (Yeah, like you needed ME to say that in order to remember to enjoy it, right!?)

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 23, 2015

      @Lisa, every bit of encouragement helps! I’ll take it!

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  5. Roz Warren
    March 21, 2015

    Not a basketball fan. But having grown up in Detroit, I AM a Buick fan.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 23, 2015

      @Roz, yay! I am enjoying getting to know the brand and so far I like what I see!

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  6. I’d have to agree with Roz, since I lived about an hour away from Detroit for many years! My son goes to Georgetown and I don’t even know if they are playing, in or out or…who knows!? Enjoy your trip, that sounds like fun!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 23, 2015

      @Christina, Georgetown is in and one of my favorites! I used to live in DC and loved watching Patrick Ewing play there!

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  7. Jamie
    March 23, 2015

    Sounds like a really fun experience! I know a lot of people who would love to be at one of those games!!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 23, 2015

      @Jamie, I definitely don’t take it for granted and will enjoy every second of it!

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  8. lauryn hock
    March 23, 2015

    Whoever you are with must be lucky… I hate watching sports with my guy!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 23, 2015

      @Lauryn, would you believe my hubby doesn’t like sports??!! I am officially the guy of the family!

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  9. Michelle
    March 23, 2015

    Sounds like you’re off on a super fun adventure! Have a fantastic time!!!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 23, 2015

      @Michelle, I think it will be, thanks for your warm wishes!

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  10. Krysta
    March 23, 2015

    I have to say that for someone who loved playing the game in HS… I really don’t get into watching basketball anymore. NOW BASEBALL?! That’s literally a whole other ballgame. However, I love new cities and traveling, and it seems like a great opportunity for you! Congrats and good luck!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 24, 2015

      @Krysta, I love to watch nearly every sport live! LOVE baseball too! At 5 foot even I never had a chance to play basketball, but I always loved watching it in HS.

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  11. Stephanie
    March 24, 2015

    That sounds like alot of fun! I am not super into watching games on tv, but I always enjoy getting to see one in person. Enjoy your trip!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 24, 2015

      @Stephanie, agree, it is so much funner to watch them in person and be part of the crowd and the excitement of the game!

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  12. Christine
    March 24, 2015

    I have been watching some of the games because of the hubby, but I went to WVU so I was soooo glad they won their last game! Go WVU!!! (and have fun on your adventure!!)

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 24, 2015

      @Christine, it is so much funner when one of your teams is in!

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  13. Jess Benoit
    March 24, 2015

    This sounds exciting!! I’m not a sports watcher but I’m excited for you!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 24, 2015

      @Jess, thanks, there are definitely going to be a lot of non-sports-watching activities too so it should be fun!

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  14. Corina Ramos
    March 24, 2015

    My husband and son were talking about the finals and all this stuff about brackets…it’s confusing. I like to the watch the game but you’ll lose me if you have to explain anything to me :).

    This sounds like a great opportunity for you! I can’t jump that high so how about a high five ;)! Have fun dear!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 26, 2015

      @Corina, I don’t understand the mechanics behind it all, I leave that to the math people, I just pick who I like as a school! I will take the high five!

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  15. Jaclyn Anne
    March 24, 2015

    How fun!! I love visiting new places 🙂

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  16. Breanna
    March 25, 2015

    I love the picture jumping in front of the fountain i believe it is! Such a great fun shot. And visiting new places is always a blast! March Madness!!!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 26, 2015

      @Breanna, I need to learn how to do great jumping shots like that! My friend Kristin Luna of Camels and Chocolates is a pro I need to get tips from her!

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  17. Alexandria
    March 25, 2015

    I can’t say that i keep up with sports. I grew up watching them with my father and we had seats for almost every sport, but then I met my husband. We were watching football once and he said “home run”. So .. basically we gave up sports in our household!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 26, 2015

      @Alexandria, my father watches sports on TV and we went to lots of baseball games as a family growing up, my first hubby was a sports nut and we watched everything on TV and went to lots of games as well. But with my current hubby he is not a fan, so I have adapted, but I still do love to watch live games!

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  18. Sagan
    March 25, 2015

    So exciting! Sports aren’t really my *thing* to watch, but I know a lot of people who would go crazy for this 🙂

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 26, 2015

      @Sagan, it is not something I do every day, but I do enjoy and with 11 other bloggers it is going to be fun just to hang out!

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  19. Lauren
    March 25, 2015

    I am SOOOO jealous that you get to go to the final four and watch Kentucky win it all 😉

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 26, 2015

      @Lauren, Kentucky is my pick to go all the way, so let’s cross out fingers!

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  20. Ronda
    March 26, 2015

    I like sports too, but I’m only interested in it if it’s live. I don’t like watching it on tv.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 26, 2015

      @Ronda, basically I am the same way. I watched them on TV when I was younger, but I just don’t have time. I do really love to see them live from time to time though!

      Reply
  21. Diane @ Vintage Zest
    March 26, 2015

    Ooh, good luck in the pool! Being first is almost more nervewracking, because you know you gotta stay on top!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 27, 2015

      @Diane, I know! It’s killing me, everyone is gunning for the position!

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  22. Tania
    March 27, 2015

    I hear you loud and clear Andi! I LOVE basketball too and will be checking out the game. Enjoy! 🙂

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    1. Andi Fisher
      March 27, 2015

      @Tania, we will be enjoying them virtually together!

      Reply
  23. Suzanne Lamoutte
    March 29, 2015

    Gotta admit I’m a bit jealous that’s going to be awesome. Have a great time! I LOVE basketball.

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