The field of 68 is set thanks to CBS’ dynamite hack crew of Seth Davis, Doug Gottleib, and Greg Anthony. All the debating about who got snubbed, screwed, mis-seeded or headed for an early exit won’t change who is playing beginning Thursday (“First Four” or not, the tourney begins Thursday). Filling out the brackets is an American past time. More people probably fill out brackets than watch the Super Bowl, or drive cars, or watch Presidential debates.
The FanSided team has put together a printable bracket to facilitate the American obsession with picking games that are impossible to pick.
But there is one thing that makes it so fascinating and keeps me and the rest of America coming back to the frustrating mess which is my/our bracket/s year after year. The upsets and intense games are great. The accessibility of every game adds to it as well. No matter you how little you follow college basketball normally or this year specifically, there is always the alluring possibility that you could pick the best bracket ever.
It is highly unlikely. But not following any of the 68 teams in the tournament seems like a more fool proof strategy than listening to Seth Davis’ predictions. Print out your March Madness bracket now, and be the smartest person in your office, dorm, and America.
Use the hashtag #FSMadness all tournament long