Now That I Think About It, I Already Miss The NCAA Tournament

Jake LivinstonCorrespondent IApril 18, 2009

DETROIT - APRIL 06:  Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels cuts down a piece of the net after they 89-72 win against the Michigan State Spartans during the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game at Ford Field on April 6, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

It began with 65, then 64, to 32, down to 16, then to eight, and then there were four, the two best, and finished with one.

The NCAA tournament is over, and has been for about two weeks now, but the aftershock still remains.

The buzzer beaters, the story lines, the intense match ups, the coaching clashes, and even the CBS theme music thrills me to no end. But now college basketball season has entered its dormant stage and we will have to wait until November for these aspects of the season to be renewed and given new life.

College basketball is a game like none other; nobody really knows who will end up as the National Champion until someone is cutting down the nets at the Final Four. Anything can happen in March, and I mean anything. Upsets are a common theme in the month that comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.

No other sport or league can boast as many shocking twists and turns in its regular season and postseason. College basketball is made up of upsets and they lurk at any and every corner of the season.

There is just something about college hoops, besides the aforementioned aspects, that makes it unique, but I can't seem to put a finger on it. There's something special that draws millions of people to watch the games and gets people everywhere talking about it.

And now I miss every part of the season. While it's a smooth transition into baseball season, the Masters, and the NBA and NHL Playoffs, none of those match March Madness, though the Masters sure was entertaining.

The MLB season is just starting and enjoyable, and the NBA and NHL Playoffs take too long. The NCAA Tourney defeats all of those sporting events.

I, even on this very day, am attempting to recover from the end of the NCAA tournament by taking in a heavy dose of baseball and basketball. The only problem is that it doesn't always work and I am stuck thinking about the 2009-'10 season.

It was only two weeks ago that the season came to a close, but I can't help but wait for the next season.

But don't worry about me. No need to, I'll be fine with watching plenty of baseball, the NBA and NHL Playoffs, the NFL Draft, even the World Series in October.

There's nothing quite like seeing a buzzer-beater in the NCAA tournament, much less five or six of them. There's nothing quite like filling out a bracket and slowly watching it get demolished and busted. There's nothing quite like watching 10 hours a day of college hoops. There's nothing quite like the NCAA tournament. 

 But don't worry about me. No need to, I'll be fine with watching plenty of baseball, the NBA and NHL Playoffs, the NFL Draft, even the World Series in October.

I'm sure that I am not alone, but I still miss college basketball. But now, on second thought, there's no need to miss college basketball too much. There's plenty of sports to fill up my summer schedule.

But that CBS theme music will be what kills me the most. Heck, I have to wait all year to hear it played over and over again.

Do they have that on iTunes?