March Madness Meets Love and Basketball!

It’s starting already. No it’s not the MAD dash to the doctor for the flu epidemic, nor is it the MAD shopping rush to the mall for Easter. To some, it is indeed a bit distracting, but to others it is the most fascinating concentration of basketball EVER!

It’s the MARCH MADNESS MINDSET!

And for one day out of this mad, chaotic season we’re mixing love and basketball together to create a Mad Scientist concoction of fun, connections and possibly a little bit of clarity for the ladies(we LOVE clarity guys)around this mystic game.

The ladies are going to learn a little about how to relax and embrace this month of madness and the gentlemen are going to learn a little about how to release and be just a tad bit more ‘aware’ that the rest of the world (us ladies) still exists.

Friday, March 22nd at 8:00PM inside of the Marriott Downtown at Circ. Get ready to experience a NEW atmosphere of appreciation and love for basketball!

**Ladies:
Do you want to learn the inside scoop about what creates complete, unbridled basketball absorption in men during this month?
Have you ever wondered what it would take to co-create a vibrant, sizzling relationship with a serious sports enthusiast?


**Gentlemen:
Want some quick tips for balancing your love of ‘the game’(basketball , that is) and the budding relationship with that special someone in your life?
Want to flex your March Madness Muscles as you teach the ladies some of the key elements of the games?

Let’s face it, life is all about taking chances. If you are ready to take the risk needed to rise to the top like a “Cinderella Team” then it’s time to join “The Elite” for “The Big Dance” of your life.

This is different…Yeah, I know. But you MUST do something a little different in order to get different (better) results. Enjoy a night of casual dining in a fun, chill atmosphere, mixed with love and basketball 'situational' trivia. Experience the fun, low-key March Madness Mindset Mini Bootcamp along with Cathy Bishop and her Fit To Date Challenge Team.

P.S. Ladies, we will learn about brackets and how to fill them out( I have pink ones for you!). We’ll also learn about the Cinderella teams, Seeds, Elite 8, Tiers, The big dance and more!

P.P.S Gentlemen, just bring your ‘A’ Game!

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  • Cathy

    Thank you ALL for showing up and bringing your 'A' game! I had a fabulous time & I'm sooo glad you came out and supported even with the logistic challenges. Good times watching the games, great March Madness lessons learned (Bracketology 101 was a success!), scrumptious food(hot carrot cake), and engaging(Fit To Date) discussions! In my book, you are ALL the 'Elite, #1 Seeds' of the PBNC Team!

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all when you get here and if you're lost txt me[masked]

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so late but almost there

    March 22, 2013

  • Cathy

    Ok thanks! We're here...games on...Go Villanova!

    March 22, 2013

  • Gerald

    Cathy, got hung up at Work. Will arrive home after eight.

    March 22, 2013

  • Ganeen

    I'm stuck here at work and will not be able to attend. I was really looking forward to meeting up with everyone and learning some more about basketball. Maybe next time :-(

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work late.

    March 22, 2013

  • Cathy

    Thank you! Feel better Mónica! Family first Paula! This just in: I will also have for you "The List" 'The Top Ten Ways Love is Like Basketball!

    March 22, 2013

  • Paula

    family is visiting :-(

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry...change of plans

    March 22, 2013

  • Cathy

    You ALL have such fantastic energy around March Madness!!! @Raymond- Thanks for the parking link & your kind words, but this is less of a show and more a night of eating, drinking & March Madness game viewing! @Marcia- I've been assured that there'll be TV audio!

    Note: Circ is not a sports bar. TVs are behind the bar area...they are NOT big screens.

    @Joseph-It is free! The time I reserved for the event, 8pm, does not coincide with the Villanova game start time of 7:30pm. You can come early & sit right at the bar and watch it. We'll probably all gravitate there right away anyhow.

    @Stephanie- I was so looking forward to your wonderful energy. Hope your daughter feels better sooner!

    @Gerald - Thank you so much for stepping up as my co-host and adding your March Madness insight and expertise!

    Please remember to update your RSVP...

    See you tonight @ 8!

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ATTENTION ALL: Just a couple of things; (1) You all are going to love Ms. Cathy and the show that she has in store for you. (2) It is Center City and as we know parking is a beast. GO FIGURE!.....For parking
    go to the following url: philadelphia.bestparking.com/. I look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow. PEACES!

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any parking suggestions? Thanx.

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • Joseph

    This event is free.. I don't see any charge for it

    1 · March 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      For you Joe, it $100. lol

      1 · March 21, 2013

  • Stephanie Wilson/ E.

    May not be able to make it daughter is sick joy of the single motherhood

    1 · March 21, 2013

    • Gerald

      I know how single parenting is. Mine is sick too. I hope she feels better soon.

      1 · March 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awww poor baby, I feel you and I dont have any kids lol

      1 · March 21, 2013

  • Joseph T.

    Belmont was one of my upset specials...but they ain't lookin that great early on..

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did we confirm the TVs are providing audio? I really can't guarantee I'll be there if I can't hear the Kansas vs. Kentucky game.

    1 · March 21, 2013

    • Joseph T.

      Kansas vs Kentucky? U must be talkin about an ESPN classic game! Lol

      1 · March 21, 2013

  • Joseph T.

    Let the madness begin! Great win by LaSalle tonight!

    1 · March 20, 2013

    • Cathy

      Yay Joseph has a win!!! Anyone else??

      March 21, 2013

    • Joseph T.

      Actually, those first 4 games ain't on bracket. I'm just a rabid big 5 fan!

      1 · March 21, 2013

  • Gerald

    Gonzaga is done. Southern shook that a@up!

    March 21, 2013

    • Joseph T.

      Gonzaga ain't played in like 2 weeks (no conf tourney). They were prolly just rusty. I think they get it in gear next game

      1 · March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm 7 of 8. I didn't give Wichita St. (my home town) credit for beating Pittsburgh. I thought Pitt would advance. So far, Louisville is doing me proud!

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gerald. You spoke too soon. Even I had Gonzaga advancing this round. They didn't shoot well, so Wichita St might just give them a run.

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i hope i can score..

    2 · March 21, 2013

  • Gerald

    Cathy, how about we just ask folk to explain their bracketology method and those who want to learn more can just grab the person on the side. We can all put in a dollar and the method that people likes the most wins the pot. Or something else to make it interactive.

    1 · March 19, 2013

    • Gerald

      Monica, if you are serious, I here's what you do. First choose the teams in the top 25 of the last poll. You will want to choose the highest ranked team. If considering a team outside the top 25, if the teams are close -8/9 matchups for example, or if you have no clue about power rankings, then go with the team that had the best record over the last 10 games...top 25 teams get the edge. Otherwise, go with the mascot who would kick the other mascots butt in a street fight. LOL

      March 21, 2013

    • Cathy

      No worries Monica! In the past, I watched my Sports Agent boyfriend as he watched college ball but I never filled out a bracket. I know more about the 'D' league. My 'bracketology'­ strategy is just short of being ridiculous, but it's a start for my first one. Ready to learn and have FUN!

      March 21, 2013

  • Joseph T.

    Hey, is anyone doing any bracket challenges?

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I did Yahoo.

      1 · March 19, 2013

    • Cathy

      That's good! I looked at a few but put off entering. I'm keeping my eye on your Marcia...and learning:-)!

      March 21, 2013

  • Cathy

    I LOVE you guys already…we’re going to have a good time!!! @Marcia and Sheronda – YES ladies, we are watching the game! Circ is not a sports bar but there are TVs in the bar area. @Joseph – As you can see, the ladies will be set for the challenge. So... BRING IT! @Stephanie- Great, I love it!! The pink brackets are a cute touch but really meant as a bit of humor(smile). See you there!

    March 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Actually, the tournament starts today.

      1 · March 19, 2013

    • Gerald

      Yes. Those are to fill the empty spaces in the field of 64. I guess that counts in some pools though.

      1 · March 19, 2013

  • Gerald

    Good point Cathy. We can still educate them... and laugh along the way in loving support. Lol

    March 19, 2013

  • Stephanie Wilson/ E.

    ok so I had a blond moment for the longest time I really thought we are going to watch the movie Love and Basketball, lol

    1 · March 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Stephanie, you're too funny.

      1 · March 19, 2013

    • Stephanie Wilson/ E.

      but honest lol

      3 · March 19, 2013

  • Cathy

    @Gerald and Marcia - These are both important questions! Originally, this meetup was planned for a non-game night so neither of these were even considered.

    Still, l think we can achieve enjoyment from both watching the game and, as time allows, a little Bracketology 101(nice one) as well as Love & Basketball trivia. This is not my usual structured dating workshop. It's a casual gathering to unfold as it may.
    Marcia, I'll confirm with Circ about the TV volume for Friday. And YES lady, the First Four starts today....Woo Hoo!!!! Hmmm, we can post our picks each day for 19th, 20th & 21st right here ---your thoughts?

    @Stephanie - lol! If this were on a non-game night we might even have explored your 'blonde moment' and at least watched some clips of the movie. Love & Basketball was chosen as a theme for this meetup because, as a Dating Consultant, I often get tunnel visioned and can connect just about anything to dating & relationships...(smile).

    March 19, 2013

  • Stephanie Wilson/ E.

    I don't need a pink one, i love BB ball

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are watching the games right?

    2 · March 15, 2013

    • Sheronda N.

      If not actually watching the games I'm out! Lol

      2 · March 17, 2013

  • Gerald

    Sounds fun and entertaining. I may bring baskets of Tylenol for the headaches that will ensue.

    2 · March 13, 2013

    • Gerald

      Cathy, I can be bribed with quality dark beer. Sure, I would be cautiously delighted to explain the brackets. Just tell the ladies to leave the darts at home - hence the caution. LOL

      1 · March 14, 2013

    • Cathy

      Gerald....thanks for taking on one of the most important tasks of the March Madness Mini Bootcamp! Note to self: Dark beer---YES. Darts----NO. Got it! I'll check in with you before the event.

      March 15, 2013

  • Joseph T.

    Sounds pretty interesting. Count me in...

    2 · March 14, 2013

    • Cathy

      Hi Joseph! It's going to be a BLAST! Glad you're in...

      March 15, 2013

  • Khalilah

    Is there a fee to attend this event?

    1 · March 14, 2013

    • Cathy

      Hi Khalilah! This is a FREE event but space is limited so I am glad you got your RSVP in before we closed it off. Food and drink are available for purchase and I encourage everyone to partake.

      March 15, 2013

  • Cathy

    Join us at Circ inside of The Marriott Downtown. I have enjoyed this spot for the past 3 years as one of my premiere locations for dating coaching meetings with Philly's busiest professional singles. Come out, mingle and have some FUN!

    March 13, 2013

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