March Madness is one of my favorite times of year. I spend hours planning my bracket, trying to predict the upsets and the must-wins. This year, I am very lucky to be on spring break during the first round which allowed me to watch almost all the games on Thursday and Friday. I sat on the couch, bracket open in one window on my Macbook and the always-updating Yahoo scoreboard in another window. The current game on CBS was on my HDTV, making me feel like I was in the arena.
Every game is exciting during March Madness. Seeds, records, and previous losses mean nothing- it’s luck, determination, and blind faith that lead Cinderella teams to the elusive second and third round. I may not know the players from a school like Drake or Sienna, but their hustle and will to win have me cheering for me like they are my own alma mater.
I am easily pulled into cheering for the underdog, whether it busts my bracket or not. I love seeing that tiny school, the one no one has ever heard of before, taking down a school like Duke or UConn. It’s the magic of the madness and it keeps me on the edge of my seat for hours at a time!