College basketball’s national championship tournament is the most exciting event in collegiate competition. Its fan base and following are unmatched, and the buildup to and through the tournament are unlike anything in athletics.
And at this time of year, basketball fans are envisioning the NCAA tournament's past, full of memories of buzzer-beaters, break-aways and the bracket busters.
The following is a list of 68 reasons why our culture craves March Madness.
It's complete with stats, facts, players, teams, ideas and a lot of general information about the NCAA tournament, making this your one-stop resource for all you would ever need (or maybe even want) to know about it.
A lot has changed just since last year’s tournament, so to make sure you have all the information, make sure you read through to the end, not to mention the argument ammunition that you’ll have over your idiot friends and know-it-all co-workers messin’ up your office pool.
Unfortunately, the only bad thing about the Big Dance is that it’s only once a year, in March. At least this year the tournament format is a little bit larger than before.
We, as fans, will not complain about that.