For weeks, eager bracketologists have had their pencils poised, erasers ready and theories exhaustively thought out.
So, immediately after the NCAA Tournament Committee’s Sunday night selections, bracketologists quickly prognosticated and filled out their brackets.
These rabid college basketball fans eschewed sleep to compare selections with those of friends, co-workers, loved ones and even total strangers on the internet.
March Madness Bracketologists
By early Sunday evening, March Madness bracketologists began to speculate about the always dangerous Kentucky Wildcats, the gritty Cincinnati Bearcats, the powerful Michigan State Spartans, an overvalued Syracuse squad, an erratic North Carolina team, the unpredictable Duke Blue Devils and the tournament’s #1 seeds Virginia Cavaliers, Villanova Wildcats, Xavier Musketeers and Kansas Jayhawks.
The debates didn’t stop there and certainly continued late into the night.
The same fans probably pondered the fate of a seasoned Purdue Boilermakers squad, an exciting Arizona Wildcats team and the always pesky Wichita State Shockers.
Can Gonzaga Reach Another Final Four?
As expected, college hoops fans begun to postulate who will be this year’s bracket buster and whether a perennial favorite and mid major Gonzaga Zags team can return to a second straight Final Four.
History reveals that every college basketball fan has a hunch. Most will have theories. But, all will be mesmerized by the madness. Yes, March Madness has descended again upon a wanting college basketball crazed America.
Eager bracketologists, like those pictured in the above comic, best capture the exuberant fans that embody this maddening spring illness that intoxicates NCAA college basketball fans each year.
Man or woman, young or old, rich or poor, Republican or Democrat, former jock or just a fan, bracketology appeals to the masses and discriminates against no one.
Everyone can fill out a bracket. And, anyone can pick a Cinderella.
The avid and toothy college basketball fans in this comic are confidently filling in their NCAA tournament brackets.
Chaotic Spring Malaise of March Madness
It’s obvious they’re eagerly embracing the annual chaotic spring malaise of March Madness. How fun. How exciting. How maddening.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson often asks in his clever Discover Card commercials, “What’s in your wallet?”
Well, let me pose today’s questions to both experienced as well as budding college basketball bracketologists.
Who’s in your bracket?
Let the madness begin. Embrace March Madness!
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MIKE – thee ultimate talking head on sports!