Dear readers, you know that my favorite time on the sports calendar is March.
While a very small part of my excitement comes from Spring Training and my fantasy baseball drafts, 99.5% of my excitement is for the greatest sporting event in the world: March Madness.
So won’t you join me, lots of other MSF readers, and a bevy of sports bloggers from around the web, in this year’s MSF Bracket Challenge?
Sure you will: click here to register.
You will not only be competing for pride, but also for a newly released paperback copy of Seth Davis’ book When March Went Mad, which chronicles the famous 1979 NCAA Championship game between Magic Johnson’s Michigan State Spartans and Larry Bird’s Indiana State Sycamores, a game that changed basketball forever.
You love the drama of the conference tournaments.
You love the suspense of Selection Sunday.
You love the wall-to-wall action from Thursday to Sunday on the tournament’s opening weekend.
You love Greg Gumbel and Seth Davis in the studio breaking down the action.
You love the inevitable upsets.
You love Gus Johnson.
You love Bill Raftery and his mantoman.
You love how the games (usually) get better and more competitive as each round passes in a Darwinian quest for a championship.
And, of course, you love the One Shining Moment that caps it all.
But perhaps more than anything, we all love the endlessly entertaining challenge of filling out my bracket and predicting how this unpredictable event will turn out.
And we especially love competing against friends to see who (gets luckier!) knows more about college basketball.
So test your wits against me and many of the writers from MSF, as well as bloggers from Paneech.com, Detroit4Lyfe, The Global Sports Fraternity, The Dugout Sports Show, Sparty & Friends, Foul Balls, and Thunder Treats. They have all joined to compete for 2nd place; you should do the same.
Oh, and did I mention that bracket trash talking is fun too?
If the links to the MSF Bracket Challenge on ESPN.com don’t work for some reason, here is the info:
- Group name: Midwest Sports Fans
- Group ID: 6872
We look forward to seeing you there. And kicking your but.