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Why do we love March Madness?

The First, Second and Third Rounds of the 2014 Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament have come and gone.

Why do we watch it with such fervor? What is it about this tournament that captures our interest and passion?

Some of it is gambling, some of it is the drama, some of it has to do with underdogs and some of it has to do with watching Goliath fall.

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Inside Sports: A Brief History and Explanation of NCAA Basketball’s March Madness

NCAA College Basketball March Madness

In early March we start to hear things like; bracketology, RPI, eye test, automatic bid, Cinderella, sleeper, dark horse, and it all means that the Madness of March is approaching.

A time, when for a brief moment at least, in the United States, everyone is connected to their media devices wondering who will win in the NCAA Basketball Tournament and how it will affect their bracket and what each win or loss will do to their standing in the office bracket pool.

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February has been Widely Considered a Wasteland in the American Sports Landscape, It’s NOT

1995 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover with Daniela Pestova

For some reason, February has been widely considered a wasteland in the American sports landscape. This is because most American sports fans look at February as a pause between the National Football League’s Super Bowl and Major League Baseball with a stopover in College Basketball for March Madness. But that is not the case, far from it. There is plenty of sport to go around in February for the American sports fan, even more for the worldly sports fan.

Below are 10 reasons February isn’t the sports wasteland that most seem to think it is. Because there are plenty of things for sports fans to get excited about.

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Defining “Inning”: A declassification of the word (Using Baseball terms in Football)

A Football Inning

Yesterday in the Ohio State v. Wisconsin football game, the head referee, in his explanation of overtime, described it as innings. It was one of the simplest and shortest explanations of overtime in college football I’ve ever witnessed.

We know that in college football’s overtime rules each team gets to play offense and defense at least once, so it is very easy to comprehend them as innings. But where does the word innings come from?

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