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10 Things to Reconsider About Your 2013 March Madness Bracket
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There's nothing wrong with filling out your bracket as the regions are being announced.

It's a Selection Sunday pastime like no other to curl up on the couch with a blank bracket and pencil—only a fool would fill out a bracket in permanent ink—and have the whole thing covered in chicken scratch less than 15 minutes after the pairings are revealed.

You don't actually want to submit that bracket to anything other than memory, though.

A lot of people view their bracket as something that needs to be finished as quickly as possible to avoid second-guessing themselves into making a poor decision.

But you're smarter than they are. You know there are scores of things you may have forgotten or neglected in the heat of passion.

Here are 10 important things to take into consideration before turning in that official bracket. And in case you've already permanently ruined your first bracket, you'll find the necessary links on the last slide to help you hit the reset button.

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