The Three Worst Things About March Madness

Nick TysonCorrespondent IMarch 29, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 27:  Tyshawn Taylor #15 of the Kansas Jayhawks dunks against the Michigan State Spartans during the third round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Lucas Oil Stadium on March 27, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

I will be honest, I am not a college sports fan.  I really don't try to act like I am either.  If I am going to talk about NCAA Basketball at this time of the year, I'll sure as hell read up on what I'm saying as to not sound like an idiot. 

With that said, here are my three least favorite things about March Madness.


1. Who's in Who's out. I really find the selection process ridiculous, and I do not think winning the conference should guarantee a team admittance into the tournament at all.

Every year there are quality and above quality teams left out who have a right to be in this tournament. If you are going to combine all the different conferences into one tournament, you have to have a fair way to decide who makes it and who doesn't. Do I have a way to do this?

No, but someone must find a new system


2. Overrated seeds. How does a team like Dayton (11) beat West Virginia (6) by eight points? Or Arizona (12) over Utah (5) by 13? Yes, there are such things as upsets, but these losses are almost ridiculous compared to their respective seeds. 

Clearly a team seeded seven spots ahead of its opponent should at the very least lose a nail-biter?


3. March Fans. March NCAA fans are perhaps the most annoying fans in any sport.  I am talking guys who go out and make a bracket, and then talk to you about it like they are experts. Like they have been following the teams throughout the entire season. 

Ask them to name a player on the team and they look at you like your speaking a foreign language. 

Everyone has experienced this and knows exactly what I am talking about. I personally cannot stand it, especially when you look at the bracket and it does not have a single upset throughout the entire tournament.