Tuesday, February 28, 2006

It's THE Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It's March Madness!!! Fifteen conference tourneys kick off this week, with most of those being one-bid leagues. So it's win and your in, lose and go home. Scarcely an NIT birth to be found with the losers of these conference tourneys so any hope of postseason play rests in winning these Social Mixers that lead to the BIG Dance.

There is no better postseason in sports than the NCAA tournament and this is the preamble. Click the title for a link to The Bracket Board blog where TBB has brackets for all 30 conference tournaments that will be updated. The One Stop Shop TBB has created is for basketball nuts, not the casual/faint of heart fans.

I'll focus much of my attention on the Sun Belt conference where my beloved Western Kentucky Hilltoppers play, but all the tourneys are fun to watch. With as many sports cable channels as there are, they really should try to show round by round action as much as possible. It's just fun to watch teams play for their postseason lives.

Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN radio played the clip of the Austin Peay announcer's famous call after APSU lost on a controversial goal tend call in the Ohio Valley Conference championship game some years ago. If you've never heard it, look it up on the net. It's great.

Enjoy this magical time with friends, family, or cardboard cutouts. Just watch and enjoy.

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