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Loving the Madness

March 21, 2013 - Seth Staskey
There's absolutely no better sporting event on the calendar than the NCAA Tournament. And it's not close.

Obviously, some would argu the Super Bowl, but that's just one game. In the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, there are 67 games and the entire nation is glued to the entire event. From the opening tip on Tuesday night in the First Four until the National Championship Game in a couple of weeks, everyone has bracket fever.

During the course of the next three weeks, keep track of how many times you hear cliches such as "survive and advance," "my bracket is destroyed or totally screwed up," You'll also hear things like "I can't believe I picked (Fill in the blank) to make it to the Final Four, I should have known not to trust them."

Each year, I watch countless college games from November until March and you feel like you've got a good grip on what's going on when the brackets are set, but even then there are always games that shock the world.

If you don't think the tourney captivates the entire country, take Thursday afternoon's games for example. Marquette had to rally past Davidson. If that game was being played in my front yard any time of the year outside of March, I wouldn't pay one bit of attention to it. However, in March, it becomes a hot topic because of the excitement of the tournament.

So, settle in and enjoy the next three weeks because it'll be finished before you know it. As unfortunate as that sounds, there will be baseball and the Masters coming up soon.

Sports just never stop. It's awesome, isn't it?

 
 

Article Comments

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Thoughtful

Mar-23-13 8:36 AM

The character, depth, and connectivity to the various teams is so diminished by the bolting of underclass players to the NBA. To me, this has left college basketball as lacking in recognition of stars for four years, no true dynasties, and extreme pressure on coaches to recruit rather than build long term programs. Just look to Kentucky this year as a prime example. sorry, I am unable to gather the excitement that you have.

 
 

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