March 24, 2004
is no method to March Madness
basketball brings chaos and fun
showers bring May flowers, but what does March bring?
Madness, pure madness March Madness that is.
The beauty of the NCAA tournament is its unpredictability.
You never know which team will come out on top and which
teams will hit the road home.
March Madness is jam packed with surprises, and just when
you thought your bracket was a surefire and 100 percent
unbeatable, your No. 1 prediction loses in the second
round, dashing your hopes ... not to mention, ruining
your bracket. Take Kentucky for instance. They were predicted
to be the strongest team entering the tournament, only
to be knocked out by ninth-seeded Alabama-Birmingham.
And then there was Stanford was is the key word
until eighth-seeded Alabama shattered all Stanfords
hopes to stay on the road to the Final Four. Only two
No. 1-seeded teams and two No. 2-seeded teams are headed
to the Sweet 16.
Accordingly, like all fairy tales, the Cinderella story
must come to an end sometime. Gonzaga lost its glass slipper
to Nevada, this years Cinderella story. Next year
Gonzaga should think about going back to being the underdog,
then maybe theyll go somewhere in the tournament
rather than out the door.
Not only is March Madness full of upsets, but this year,
the first and second rounds happened to be during Spring
Break. With no classes to interrupt our intake of the
beginnings of the tournament, we watched every upset and
game while sitting, relaxing and doing absolutely nothing.
Life is great ... and so is college basketball.
Now that Spring Break is over, classes and work should
revolve around basketball during the remainder of the
tournament. More so, March Madness should be in the running
to be considered a national holiday.
March Madness is complete craziness, though at times,
bittersweet. In the words of ESPN personality Dick Vitale,
Its awesome, baby!