Please don’t tell me you actually followed my bracket. What were you thinking? What was I thinking? Well I can’t quite explain that, but I can tell you what we’ve learned.
There is nothing better than the first weekend of March Madness.
The opening round of the tournament featured ten games decided by 5 points or less and three go into overtime. St. Mary’s out of the WCC with a roster made up of mostly Australians took out #2-seed Villanova looking to make it back to the Final Four. There were buzzer beaters and great plays galore. None of that however, compared to Northern Iowa knocking of the overall top seeded Kansas Jayhawks in one of the most shocking upsets this side of Chaminade.
Wall-to-wall basketball where every possession matters only comes around once a year and reminds us all of why we watch. It’s everything College Football isn’t and while simultaneously botching that sport’s postseason, the NCAA tournament provides the single most exciting sporting event in our country.
That also ties into our next lesson… Read more…