That's right... Its the MOST wonderful time of the year! Christmas in March? KIND OF! :) March Madness!!! The name says it all. There is the pure insanity, the Madness, that the tournament promises every year. There is the excitement and energy, the Madness, that the players, coaches, and fans exude during the tournament. It’s amazing how the meanings of one word can define something so perfectly.
8 reasons why I love March Madness... in no particular order!
1. Selection Sunday. Who’s in? Who’s out? Selection Sunday answers all the questions everyone's been asking for months and provides us with one other favorite thing about March Madness: brackets!
2. Brackets. Being a part of an NCAA pool gives people a reason to invest in each and every game of the NCAA tournament. Sure, they don’t really care about Oklahoma St. or St. Mary’s, but they for sure are going to root for them if they picked them in their bracket.
3. The Schedule. Basketball, basketball, basketball, and MORE basketball! :) Thirty-two games in two days! Enough said.
4. First Round Upsets. What other sporting event gives you the opportunity to root for a team you’d barely heard of before they appeared on your bracket? It doesn’t matter that you couldn’t find the school on a map. You’re going to root for them to topple one of the sport’s giants anyway.
5. Cinderella. There's something enchanting about the underdog. If the shoe fits, wear it.
6. Buzzer beaters/Game winners. In just a few ticks of the clock, players, coaches, and fans can go from jubilation to desolation. It’s a moment in sports that few others can match.
7. Intensity and Enthusiasm. The intensity and enthusiasm displayed by the players, coaches, and fans is candid and sincere. There is so much on the line during March Madness. It’s the culmination of all the hard work players and coaches have put in throughout the year. No annual sporting event, not the Super Bowl or the World Series, can match the passion of the NCAA Tournament. March Madness is quite simply the single greatest annual sporting event year in and year out.
8. One Shining Moment. If you haven't seen this, it's a must see. The One Shining Moment video is easily one of my favorite highlights of March Madness. It’s a bittersweet moment that allows fans to relive the amazing events of the previous weeks, while coming to the realization that there's an 11-month wait until March Madness strikes again.
In honor of years past... my "March Madness Wall(s)"!
Let the MADNESS begin! :) Love, love, love it!
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