The fun of March Madness is an intangible most struggle to adequately describe. Those of us who are sports fans become a bit "mad" throughout the entire process regardless of our affiliation. In fact, most of the time our teams have been knocked out quickly during the playoff process.
Let me start with this, I had the opportunity to attend two games during the Big 12 Tournament. This was amazing for two reasons: 1) Even though I have been in Kansas City for 12 years, I have never managed to attend a Big 12 Tournament game. 2) With Mizzou leaving to go the SEC, there will never again be a reason for me to attend a Big 12 Tournament game! What a storybook ending to spend my first time watching my beloved Mizzou Tigers win the Big 12 championship. For those of you who are not Mizzou fans, this season has been the kind that is astounding. Based on where we were a year ago, the struggles the school/team/players/coach had throughout this process makes it rather incredible that we ended the season with a Big 12 Tournament victory! Go Tigers!
So...when March comes around, this is my fun. This is what I enjoy watching and discussing. You start with the selection, fill out the brackets, enter the pools, and count your wins. At the end of the process, you have shared a national traditions with many, many others. Here is to March Madness - and Go Tigers!