It's March Madness and everyone is bracket-mad.
Me? For 39 years, I've calendared the Boat Race and chosen Oxford.
It's a pretty safe bet. As The Telegraph remembered in its obit of longtime Boat Race announcer John Snagge (1904-96),
On one occasion the engine of the launch broke down and Snagge was left saying "I don't know who is winning. It is either Oxford or Cambridge!" - words which stuck to him over the years, he said, like a tin can tied to a dog's tail.My system is a good one. I've been right 25 times: 65.7%.
The 2017 race is April 2.
The Mansfield College 1st VII, Trinity Term, 1980