This time of year is the best in college
basketball, because everything is on the line and famous broadcaster Dick
Vitale is in top form! Last year’s exciting tournament was highlighted by
an intense Villanova-North Carolina matchup, in which the Wildcats won a
buzzer-beater from downtown.
It all starts on March 12, which just so happens to be Selection Sunday
this year. The committee reveals what 68 teams are in the Big Dance and in
which region each team is competing. Make sure you make a bracket and
compete against your friends! This is a very popular time of year for
sports and gambling enthusiasts alike!
TRIVIA: Can you answer this funny, yet interesting question?
In terms of odds of the event occurring, which is least likely to
Being hit by a meteor
Going to the emergency room for a pogo stick related injury
Getting a perfect NCAA March Madness bracket
Getting a royal flush in a first hand of poker
(scroll down for the answer)
The college basketball season is a lot of fun to watch. The conference
tournaments are even more fun to watch, but even that pales in comparison
to the excitement and frenzy of March Madness. The players and coaches know
that it all comes down to this, especially for those with title hopes. One
loss and it’s all over. For those of you who make a bracket, and possibly
put some money down on it, you could be stressing just as much as the teams
actually competing on the court!
Corporations lose roughly $1.9B to unproductive workers during March
Madness, according to
The first round—after the play-in games—features 32 games across two days! It’s action-packed and full of college basketball, which is a dream for many! You’ll likely be at work when the games are going, so if you couldn’t get off for the games, there will be sites offering radio streams of almost all the games! Hey! Don’t contribute to the roughly $1.9B mentioned above! Listen to the game while at work, and then once you get home, watch as much as you want!
FUN FACT: A No. 1 seed has never lost to a No. 16 seed in its first game. NEVER!
Once we get through the opening weekend, we get into the trenches of the tournament, where it’s time to get your friends together! Talk some trash, enjoy some food and beverages, and of course, enjoy some college basketball. Here are some common March Madness terms you should familiarize yourself with if you’ve never watched it before.
Sweet 16: Refers to the final 16 teams in the tournament.
Elite 8: Refers to the final eight teams in the tournament.
Final Four: Refers to the final four teams in the tournament.
The teams are putting it all out on the court and you should put your all
into planning an awesome March Madness viewing party! Check out our
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TRIVIA ANSWER: 3 - Getting a perfect NCAA March Madness bracket