The teams have been selected, and the field is set for another 68 team NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament.
It’s an event that has people who can’t agree on politics, religion, or almost anything else, getting together to pick their brackets or watch the tournament on TV.
It’s not just a major revenue generator for sports bars, but is also a sports extravaganza that overshadows all others while it’s underway.
Among observations I’ve garnered over the years is that;
A) Too much time will be spent by the sports talking heads this week about who should have gotten in but didn’t, or which teams should have been kept home from the Big Dance.
B) Millions of American workers will spend time their bosses think should be spent more productively filling out brackets, only to find their office pool prizes won by people who know the least about college basketball.
C) The first round games will include some real dogs, and just enough upsets, to blow up most of our brackets before the first week of the tourney is in the books.
D) At a minimum, the men’s tournament is a nice diversion at a time when we’re shivering through early March, waiting and hoping, for spring to arrive.
That’s the way I see it.