March is one of my favorite times of year for two reasons. The first is that Shamrock Shakes are available at McDonalds. I LOVE Shamrock Shakes!! The mint, the cream, the deliciousness. I wish they sold them all year, but March is the only time to get them.
The second reason I love March is that it is time for the NCAA Basketball Tournament, or March Madness. This is my favorite sports event of the year-even more than the Super Bowl or the Stanley Cup Finals. I love it so much because it is so unpredictable. A small school like Butler can go to two straight Final Fours and someone that nobody has ever heard of can become a basketball immortal like Bryce Drew did in 1998.
You can vote for the best players and teams in NCAA history right here. You can also watch some of the greatest moments in tournament history including Christian Laettner’s famous jumper to beat Kentucky in 1992.
This is a weird year for the tournament because usually there are a couple of teams that are head and shoulders over everybody else, but this year that has not been the case. Kentucky and NC State were ranked in the top 10 when the season began, but they are not even in the top 25 now, while Gonzaga is ranked number 1 for the first time in school history. Overall, 5 teams have been ranked number one this season. So it’s been a topsy turvy year this year with no clear cut favorite going into the tournament. I’m hoping that Gonzaga can pull it off, but if not then I am hoping for lots of excitement and upsets. Hope you all have a great time watching this year’s tournament (with a Shamrock Shake of course!)