The NCAA Men’s College Basketball tournament officially started back on Tuesday, but it’s not until Thursday when all the real action starts.
It kicks-off 12+ hours of Day 1 coverage that’ll see the favorites continuing on, underdogs pulling off the upset and lower ranked teams positioning themselves to become “America’s Darling” as a “Cinderella” team. To me, it’s one of the best days in all of Sports and may be considered as the greatest day(s) in Sports throughout the entire year. There’s nothing like watching the field of 64 be cut down to 32 and then from 32 to 16 by the end of a 4-day stretch.
What other days in Sports can counter what the opening days of the NCAA Men’s College Basketball tournament brings?
Hockey has the Stanley Cup and the Winter Classic(s), not really a day long event and one that doesn’t match the opening of “March Madness.” Basketball has the NBA Finals and NBA All-Star Weekend, both don’t even hold a candle to the excitement of “March Madness.” Baseball has the World Series, Opening Day and the MLB All-Star Game, Opening Day may be the closest to the “March Madness” hype than any other event we’ve discussed so far…but it doesn’t match up to the opening rounds. There’s only one sport, “shockingly” enough, that may compare to the opening rounds of “March Madness,” that being the NFL and the Super Bowl.