Ok, award season is over… time to start caring about basketball.
As the wife of an avid sports fan, the spirit of competition has been something I’ve grown to very much enjoy. From baseball to football to hockey, I’ve found myself looking for ways to engage myself with athletics, whether it be by joining fantasy leagues or taking in a live game—everything short of actually playing. However, around this time of year, it’s always a little bit easier to immerse oneself into the sports world. The time when everyone and their kid sister gets involved. I’m talking about March Madness.
I realized a handful of years ago that this is the best time of year for people like me (a.k.a people with limited sports knowledge). Why? Because no matter how much you watch ESPN or track players throughout the season, the March tournaments always end up being fairly unpredictable. It’s amazing how many upsets there always are.
With that said, there are multiple ways to approach the tournament bracket. We have our own techniques, of course. Inspiration for picking who will go to the final four can be drawn everywhere from steadfast design principles to high school memories. Here are some we suggest trying when you go to “design” your winning bracket next week.