Break out the brackets and get your highlighters ready...March Madness is upon us, as the 2010 NCAA Tournament starts tonight.This is my favourite time of year from a sporting standpoint, considering there's no other event I enjoy as much as this tournament.
Yes, the days are gone when I would spend time down in the Carolinas enjoying the first couple of rounds of the tournament. As are the days where I would book off the first Thursday and Friday of the tournament, and just sit in my recliner and watch all of the first round games. But my passion for the tournament hasn't waned at all...I still devour every minute of basketball in March; I still run the bracket pool at work; I still live and die my my beloved Duke Blue Devils.
Now, this time of year, as the brackets are out, there are usually a multitude of OTHER bracket competitions hat come out from various publications and websites. Brackets to determine the best teams, TV shows, songs, hottest women, hottest men, etc... all become popular this time of year. So, having said that, what I'm going to try and do for the duration of the tournament, is to feature a number of different bracket competitions. If I can find enough entertaining ones to do it daily, I will...but I would expect there to be a new one every couple of days. I hope you'll all participate when I post one, and list your results in the Comments section.
Now, with regards to the 2010 NCAA Tournament, if you haven't already filled out a bracket, print this off and fill it out. Then, head to the Comments section and tell me your Final Four. I don't want your winner. I don't want your 12-seed beating a 5-seed. I just want the four teams you have making the Final Four. Whoever gets the most will win a prize. I will take submissions until Thursday at noon.
Also, in an exciting first for me, Lucas and I are filling out our brackets together tonight. Lucas will be filling out his first bracket on his own, without any help from me. I will be explaining the seeds and what they mean, but it's all up to him. I'll list both of our Final Fours in the Comments section.
Let the Madness begin! And if you're a college basketball maniac like me, enjoy the clip below.