Tourney Time

It’s that time of the year again. The NCAA Division I basketball championship tournament is arguably the second most celebrated sporting event in the United States, behind the commercial spectacle that the Superbowl has become.

March Madness is as American as it gets as far as crowning a champion in a sport. Conferences big and small send their best to compete. Obviously, the talent levels in first round match ups can greatly vary, but it’s the fact that the little guys can play, that teams from obscure conferences can dream big.

The heap has two brackets going, and I wanted to share them with you. First is my Facebook one, courtesy of CBSSports.

facebook bracket

facebook bracket

 An all Big East Final Four? What am I thinking? I guess it just ended up this way after makin the choices between teams. We’ll see how I fare.

And the ESPN Tournament Challenge Bracket, where I am competing with readers and writers alike at Rakes of Mallow.

ESPN Bracket

ESPN Bracket

 Sorry if it’s a little hard to make out. This one has UNC winning it all. Yes, I know. Sell Out. This one has a few more upsets, but I like the FB one because it has the possibility of having that All Big East Final Four.

Well, 12:20. Time to start watching from work! 😀

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