The Best and Worst of March Madness

Chris VarnerCorrespondent IFebruary 19, 2008

Well, it's almost tourney time and the nation has already been declared in a recession. So you wonder in about a month, or so, how much worse is it going to get?

You're probably going to have about one million people slouched over at their desks crying in joy or agony. People will be bracket-watching minute by minute, and being as un-productive as possible; mostly because they have to know if they are winning in their bracket tournaments or if they should just give up, pack it in, and start making side bets on who's actually going to win it all because their pick got dumped by some small school that hardly anyone has ever heard of.

In case you're wondering I'll be rooting for my Tarheels.

However, I know that they have more injuries than a blind person trying to get out of a room made of razors. It's going to be great to watch and root for the tiny schools like Creighton, just because you wanna see the upsets go down (unless you need them to lose in your bracket, then see above comments). These upsets are great because it proves that talent cannot always match hard work and desire.

I hope that this month comes to a close soon, I'm jonesing for the tourney and I know that I'm not the only one. Rivalry games, upsets, blowouts, buzzer-beaters from 48 feet away, full court alley-oops, and undiscovered talent—what a rush.

Hope you're ready because the madness is coming, and it's coming soon!