The 2013 NCAA Tournament

I want to start by saying that my favorite sports event is The NCAA Tournament. I love college football, and the NCAA Lacrosse Tornament too, but nothing beats March Madness! When that first Thursday rolls around, I have to have a radio or T.V. on, no matter what.

There are rivals, upsets, stars, unknowns, unlikely heroes, underdogs, and great performances that make some of these games instant classics. This is drama that no other sport can create!

What is wrong with it?

Simple...the powers that be are bent on ruining it! They hope that by making all of these illogical changes , that more money will come in. Thaey should look at the greatness that is the Big Dance and learn from those who cut open the goose that dropped golden eggs.

I always welcome change when it is change for the better! I thought that introducing the single play in game was a great move. It gave 2 underdogs a chance to play into the Big Dance, and then take on the overall number 1 seed. That was great for the sport!

Now, they have the first 4 and are calling it the first round! What? Its not the first round, it is a play in! Why do the dim suits in the NCAA always have to put marketing stunts ahead of the product? We are the fans and consumers! I demand the return of the play in game and the end of the first 4 and the illigitimate new first round!

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HSchneider 3 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

I totally agree, Mike. I love the tournament but I call the first round, the first Thursday and Friday. Not the play-ins. By the way, I had Indiana going to the championship game. Congratulations on your Syracuse win but ugh it hurt my brackets badly.


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MikeSyrSutton 3 years ago from An uncharted galaxy Author

Thanks HS! It takes a big fan to say that!

The first round has got to be among the best 2 days in sports! To take it off the first Thursday and Friday and put 4 bums against each other is absurd! Thank you for your input!

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