Next to the Olympics and World Championships, the NCAA “March Madness” Basketball Tournament is my favorite event.
It’s simple… all you have to do is go 6-0 on 3 consecutive weekends to win the National Championships. So Go Hard or Go Home. It doesn’t matter if you are 27-0 or 18-12, just throw out all your damn stats and start with a fresh slate.
When I was in High School, the NCAA Basketball Tournament had 32 teams. Then that grew to 48 teams by College, and then 64 teams by the time I graduated University. Since 2001, a 65th rank team entered the Basketball Tournament with a “play-in” game. How long will it be before 128 teams make the Tournament?
Who can ever forget the 1985 NCAA Basketball Tournament when 8th ranked Villanova defeated #1 Georgetown with Patrick Ewing? This is the video I show to my athletes because it just demonstrates anyone (or any team for that matter) can win on any give day. Throw out those damn stats. Let them play hard for 40 minutes, and give 100%. Same goes for the 4x400m relay.
The 2010 NCAA Basketball Final Four
Selection Sunday is here!
On selection Sunday, Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and Syracuse got top seeds for the 2010 Division 1 NCAA “March Madness” Basketball Tournament.
Now, with the beauty of iDashboards, you can have all the stats in real time.
To view the current brackets, as well as the last 3 years of historical data (2008-2010), go here:
Mouse over each of your favorite team, and you can see the entire series of games highlighted.
When the tournament begins on
Thursday Tuesday, you can get a great analysis of the game details. (Do we really care about the Arkansas Pine Bluff and Winthrop “play-in” game outcome?) No #16 seed has ever defeated a #1 seed since the field was expanded to 64 teams in 1985. But there’s always a first time.
The tournament is a single-elimination format with no consolation games. If this were the Olympics, you would have the 2 losers of the semi-finals play in a useless “bronze medal game”. Interesting concept for more TV revenue!
Who will go 6-0?