We are officially less than three hours away from the greatest weekend on the sports calendar tipping off. I don’t know about you, but I agree with warmach1nex over at Reddit. This is how I feel:
I’m sure you feel the same way. If, however, you have any last minute March Madness needs before the first game tips off (Murray State-Colorado State at 12:15 ET on CBS!), I bet we’ll have you covered with the links below:
Need a printable bracket that you can keep track of the NCAA Tournament with? Well here you go:
- Printable Bracket for 2012 NCAA Tournament – PDF, via NCAA.org
- Printable Bracket for 2012 NCAA Tournament – PDF, via ESPN.com
- Printable Bracket for 2012 NCAA Tournament – GIF, via ESPN.com
I realize that with all the newfangled technology and sports websites that do it for you this is akin to keeping score at a baseball game, but it’s still fun! And we’re old fashioned here at MSF.
Bracket Predictions and Pools
If you want last-minute assistance with your bracket predictions, I posted my Four Factors-based picks here. In addition, I posted my gut feeling picks as well, which vary rather significantly from the stats-based picks.
But the predictions you really want to pay attention to are Andy’s, and here they are.
Most importantly, make sure you join the MSF Bracket Challenge. We’re not playing for money or prizes, just pride…which is really the most valuable prize of them all.
Make sure you click on and bookmark this link. It’s Andy’s Viewer’s Guide for today’s games. He’ll be doing one every day this weekend. You have tough choices to make in terms of which games you watch. Make sure they are informed choices.
And as far as viewing information goes, you’re of course fine at home. Just have CBS, TNT, TBS, and truTV at the ready. But if you’re out and about you need mobile access to the NCAA Tournament, which comes via March Madness Live. Don’t spend the $3.99 they require for it though. Here is how to get March Madness Live access for free legitimately, thanks to the folks at CokeZero.
Fun March Madness Links
And finally, don’t miss these terrific articles posted by members of our team this week. You’ll surely see the highlights as the next three weeks go along. Make sure you know the context.
- The 8 Most Elite Individual Performances in NCAA Tournament History
- The 16 Sweetest Upsets in NCAA Tournament History
- The 10 Most Memorable March Madness Moments of All-Time
- Jon’s Top 10 College Basketball What if… Series
Now go exuberantly enjoy the games…like Tom Izzo.