For those out there who are unfamiliar with brackets and all things March Madness, I hope you’ve enjoyed living under your rock.
But for real, this is the best time of the year for all those fanatical college basketball fans. And for the moderate fans out there like me.
This is when the NCAA men’s basketball tournament begins. This is when the crazy reaches epic levels, where anxiety levels peak, and when miracles happen.
You predict each of the 67 games (if you count the play-in games) all the way up to the Final Four and the championship game. Hopefully, you pick more teams right than wrong. Or possibly your bracket is busted after the first day.
Did a 16 seed really beat a 1 seed last year? UMBC (which stands for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County) upset Virginia 74-54. The lowly Retrievers took down the mighty Cavaliers.
Who knows what might happen this year? As last year showed, anything is possible once the games start. You could be in the top 1%. Or your bracket could be dead in the water after the first round.
But that’s why they play the game.