The ball is tipped, and there you are. It’s March, and NCAA March Madness is upon us. This time of year is the best for college basketball fans. One of the reasons why I love the month of March. This season may be the most unpredictable as oppose to recent years. There is no clear cut favorite like last year with Kentucky. Will Duke win back to back titles? Will there be any major upsets? Who will be this year’s Cinderella story? Can UWM make it to the big dance? All those questions will be answered in the coming weeks.
Another popular thing about March Madness is the filling of the bracket. We all love to predict who will be the four teams in the Final Four and who will be the national champion by the beginning of April. I have also gotten the love of predicting the results of the tournament. For the players, they all want that one shining moment. In my opinion, the one shining for the fan is to guess the “perfect bracket.” Unless you can travel through time and steal a sports almanac, I don’t know if you can guess the “perfect bracket.”
In recent years, I have seen people even take on challenges to win money to guess the “perfect bracket.” In my opinion, I don’t think anyone can win these challenges. The whole tournament is unpredictable, anybody can lose in any round of the tournament (from the play-in round to the National title game). I find these challenges to be near impossible to win. No one can really guess the perfect bracket when literally anyone can lose at any time.
In a way, people may do it just for fun, or if they feel lucky. For me, predicting the outcome of the tournament is fun and hoping to one day get it perfect. I don’t need to compete in a challenge to win money to feel satisfied. But that’s my opinion.