Let The Games Begin

Tonight, March Madness begins and faithful (as well as non faithful) basketball viewers everywhere plan to have a front row seat either by their television or up close and in action live.

Last year, an average of 11.3 million viewers were supposedly watching over the entire span of the tournament. Although those numbers may be high to you and I, they were a little lower than usual.

Along with the thrill of watching your favorite team and following along comes with filling out the NCAA March Madness brackets. Although some people choose to print out the form rather than fill it our online, reportedly, “40 million Americans will fill out more than 70 million brackets and wager approximately $9 billion in bets on the tournament alone”. In a quick comparison, only $3.9 billion is bet on for the Super Bowl. That, folks, is a lot of money lost and earned depending on if you’re the lucky winner of all those bets or not.

If you’re the true lover of basketball that you may say you are then you would know that;

  • The tournament spans over a two-and-a-half-week time span.
  • The championship game is April 3rd.
  • There will be 67 games played and aired on television in total.

Although the internet answers just about every question under the sun, it doesn’t answer who the true and only champion will be. Based off of what you have heard and seen this year, who are you choosing as your all true champion? Did you fill out a bracket? Are you ready for the most intense two and a half weeks of play ever known? I guess time will only tell but for now, let the games begin.


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