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Ovechkin’s 2014 bracket. (Photo: @Ovi8)

Last year Alex Ovechkin filled out an NCAA tournament bracket. It was — what’s the word? Creative?

In an anxious explosion of arrows and circles, Ovi picked Kentucky and Alabama to meet in the title game. I’m sure there were reasons. Or not. Who knows? It’s Ovi.

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Ovechkin’s 2012 bracket.

After the intense scrutiny on Ovi’s 2012 bracket, Monumental Network smartly cashed in with a segment of their own on Monday. (By the way, I would love to hear what the players thought of the earthquake.)

Gone was the crumpled up paper. Gone was the nonsensical arrows and circles. Instead Mike Vogel and Alex Ovechkin spoke for nearly 10 minutes and filled out a huge, pristine, laminated bracket.

Ovi’s personality still shined through. I direct to Ovi’s reaction when the wonderfully follicled Vogs told him that he’d win a billion dollars if he got every selection right. I’m really hoping that doesn’t happen now. I like seeing him play hockey and stuff.

The star of the video, I believe, was Ovi’s abbreviations for the schools (and the burritos thing). Apparently VIR is going to win it all after beating LOU in the title game. And, you guys, Ovi is confident FLO is coming out of the first round.

Anyways, check out the video and enjoy. Ovi, you so crazy.

Also, please read Dan Steinberg’s post on this same topic. It is way better than mine.

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  • Chris Cerullo

    He also called ‘Iowa State’, ‘Lowa State’ lol

  • Sweedish Meatballs

    Once he hears one billion his eyes lit up

  • Ash

    “Burritos or Stanford?” is my new rallying cry.

  • A_Shoe

    Also, GW is apparently abbreviated “Wash.” Haha, fantastic and GO COLONIALS.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    Here are some of my favorite moments.

    Ovechkin on picking Ohio State: “I hear the girls there are pretty cool.”

    Alex Ovechkin on the possibility of winning a billion dollars: “I NEEED IT RIGHT NOW I NEEEEEEED IT!!”

    Ovi: “New Mexico vs. Stanford. Burritos or STAN-ford.”
    Vogs: “Smart guys. Smart guys vs. burritos.”
    Ovi: “Uhhhh. Burritos most hard working guys.”
    [Ovechkin fills in pick for New Mexico.]

    Ovi: “Michigan State vs. Detroit.”
    Vogs: “Michigan State vs. Delaware.”

    Ovechkin on picking UNC: “Maria gonna have a tournament in North Carolina so let’s do this one.”

    Ovechkin fills in Iowa State: LS

  • knxvil

    Flummoxed by the inclusion of the University of New Mexico AND New Mexico State on opposite sides of the bracket, Ovi declares, “Mexicans again!”

  • Kelli

    I like that Florida is now Flo. Just like an old lady.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    ..

  • Jared

    I don’t want to take ALL of the credit for Ovi picking my alma mater to win it all, but I will take most of it.

  • Myan

    LOL this is awesome…I wonder if Ovi knows that there are 2 Carolinas and that Maria is playing in Charleston, SC. There’s no WTA tournament in NC!

    On another note, good to see her back in time for clay court season :)

  • Beach Konis

    He inadvertently wrote “Puke” the second time picking Duke. Automatic winner for best moment of this video.

  • holtbysaidno

    Wahoo-wah!

  • Clint Petty

    “North Corlina” best. <3 Ovi 4ever

  • Lawrence

    Haha I love to see ovi let loose on the camera again. After all the bashing the media has done to tame his personality, its us as the fans who suffer from it :( .

  • Brouwer Rangers

    Sleeper best exchange

    Vogs: “Who told you that, Dave Steckel?”
    Ovi: “Yeah.”

  • Brouwer Rangers

    Also did he mime a coin toss to pick between Villanova and Connecticut at 4:55?

  • Rhino40

    Winning a Billion Dollars might not be such a bad thing…Ovi could then buy the Caps outright and fire GMGM, and assemble [the] pieces he needs to win [the] Cup.

  • Rhino40

    As a Progressive® customers, I agree that she is attractive…in a vaguely bizarre sort of way.

  • Owen Johnson

    We are… Marshall! Oh wait, we didn’t make it this year? Damn.
    Go Hoos!

  • Sacey

    It makes sense that he’s picking three letter abbreviations; that’s what the NHL does.

  • Julie R

    Last year was not 2012….just saying… you should have said, “TWO YEARS AGO…..”

    “Last year Alex Ovechkin filled out an NCAA tournament bracket. It was — what’s the word? Creative?

    In an anxious explosion of arrows and circles, Ovi picked Kentucky
    and Alabama to meet in the title game. I’m sure there were reasons. Or
    not. Who knows? It’s Ovi.”

    Kentucky didn’t even make the NCAA Championships in 2013.

  • Sarah

    Totally agree. When I was new to the Cyrillic alphabet, I made lots of mistakes, but never any half that awesome. Even his fails just improve things. Like now you can say, “That makes me want to duke.”

  • Nomo

    Love Ovi !!!!! hahahah best )))))

  • http://www.twitter.com/jennrubenstein jennrubenstein

    my boy stecks knows what he’s talking about. go bucks.

  • A NAME

    Did you see the video of him making his picks? it’s hilarious! He calls Delaware Detroit and when asked to pick New Mexico State vs San Diego State he says “more mexicans?” since he already picked New Mexico over Stanford (because he likes burritos he said). The “host” of the video cannot wait for it to be over. http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/24491552/video-alex-ovechkin-fills-out-ncaa-bracket-picks-virginia-to-win

  • Jimmy P.

    His Final Four is still alive. Unlike 2 of mine which had Kansas or Syracuse winning it all (other 2 has Louisville or Arizona)
    .

  • Shaun Phillips

    Nope, just creepy.

  • Shaun Phillips

    Guess we’ll find out next weekend. :) Go Spartans!