“March Madness: Where everyone’s an expert.”
If there’s anything the NCAA tournament teaches us college basketball fans, it’s that we know nothing.
We fill out our brackets, chatting with buddies and explaining why we think _____ State will knock off ________ University in the second round. Everyone wants to be right—to be the bracket-whisperer who paid attention this year and knows their stuff.
But the early rounds are long gone. We’re in the thick of March Madness, and given the way this year’s tournament has panned out, the odds are high you need a fire extinguisher to put out your burning bracket and a big hug.
While we can’t give you those things (blame the legal department), we can give you some fancy statistics and facts to drop about this year’s tournament while you’re watching the next game with your buds.*
Hey, you might be losing the bracket pool, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sound like you’re winning.
*Figures current as of March 31, 2013.