Oh, March Madness. The time of the year when basketball fans are glued to their television screens and thousands of people stare at a sheet of paper thinking things like: yes, surely Butler will be able to defeat LSU in the first round, and Memphis will roll to an easy victory over Cal St. Northridge for sure. Or maybe that's just me!
Yeah, Butler was one loss I took in the first round of the NCAA tournament. A few more teams got crossed off the bracket by the end of the first day, but that's the fun of it! I always pick a good amount of upsets in the first few rounds because I love how they make things interesting. Of course, the trick is picking the right upset... and often times the upsets that happen aren't the ones I picked!
But hey, you never know how the bracket is going to turn out in the end. Last year I managed to overcome the loss of my early upset picks and win our station pool. That was one sweet pat on the back to earn! We'll see if the rest of the tournament helps me to pull off another victory this year.
Either way, I'll be glued to the television for the next few weeks. You can't help it when there's just one game after another and all of the rest of the scores are scrolling across the top of the screens... they do call it the madness for a reason!
So now we pose the question: is there a method to your madness? If you want to give away the secret as to how your win your bracket challenge every year I want to hear it! Of course, I can't guarantee I'll use it, but I would love to hear how other people try and decipher the tournament. And if I manage to win again this year I'll be sure to pass along the good news!