It’s March Madness Time!
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It’s that time of year! Sports fans are picking college basketball teams and creating brackets for who they believe will be champions. Every spring this event is awaited with much anticipation. An article titled ‘The 23 Rules for Winning March Madness’ from The Wall Street Journal gives tongue-in-cheek tips for those who are interested in participating in on the fun.
Some of these tips include:
- You will lose to someone who has never watched an NCAA basketball game in his or her life. You will also lose to a 7-year-old, a golden retriever and a lobster.
- You’re totally allowed to go into your bracket at any time and change all of your picks. This is what your boss has done for years.
- Yes “Bracketology” is a word. But it is also a felony to say “Bracketology.”
But for those who take the excitement a little more seriously, it is a way for basketball fans to get close to the action. If you’re not into basketball, the fuss can seem confusing but as Doug Bradly put it in his article
“It’s the equivalent of the Super Bowl, World Series and Mardi Gras all rolled into one”
68 college teams fight to be called champions of March Madness and fans try to predict who it will be along the way.
HowStuffWorks.com helps to explain how a committee picks teams that will participate. There is criteria that teams must have to be considered like rank in national polls and Conference record. “For those teams that aren’t invited, there is no appeals process.” It’s a tough fight to get into March Madness and the committee picks the most deserving teams.
The Facebook page for March Madness has over 200,000 likes and 19,000 people discussing the topic. Fans also are linked to pages helping them create their own 2012 bracket. Check it out to start your own!
Needless to say, this isn’t some fad that will soon fade away. Sports fans will be on the edge of their seats to see who will win this year.