Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Today’s March Madness

March Madness is one of the most exciting times of the year for basketball fans. College basketball teams from all over the country compete against each other during the winter to try and get invited to the March Madness tournament. The tournament begins in early March with sixty-four teams evenly split into four groups. Each group consists of sixteen teams which are ranked from one to sixteen. The first round has thirty-two games and the second has sixteen games. These first two rounds take place in four days. The third round has eight games and the fourth round has four games. These two rounds also only take four days. The fifth round has two games and the last two remaining teams verse each other for the National Championship. Basketball fans all across the United Sates fill out brackets trying to predict the winners of each round and game. It is very difficult and some websites offer a cash prize for a perfect bracket. March Madness gets better every year.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoy March Madness just like many do around our country. Its exciting to cheer for your favorite teams. March madness becomes a social thing as well because during the month of March every time you walk into a bar or restaurant there is a college basketball game on. It brings people together to watch the games and make their predictions with the brackets and pools. I tend to enjoy watching the college teams play more because they are playing because they want to, not because they are being paid millions of dollars. The college teams play with more hearts and I think that’s why March Madness is so popular, because you actually want the players to succeed.