Monday, March 14, 2011

Three March Madness Bracket Tips From An Amateur Expert.....


There are certain things in life that we will never claim to be. While we obey most of the laws of the land, are we law-abiding citizens if we have a little case of lead foot? Very few men will consider themselves culinary experts because they make one hell of a sloppy joe.

I will never admit to be an expert on March Madness. Then again, this time of year....who really is?

For the first time ever, you will have only one day to fill out your bracket of 68 teams and choose what team will embrace that "One Shining Moment". With the sure fact that most people who fill out a bracket does not watch a lot of regular season college basketball, we each have our own unique way of picking the games. Some rely on the national experts since they are the few souls that watch every conference and every team in the NCAA tournament. Some rely on what our friends and co-workers have picked already. Others choose the more fun "whose mascot would win in a fight" method. There simply is no correct way to go about filling out your field of 68, because the odds of a perfect bracket are astounding. In fact (according to, after the play-in games starting tomorrow (TUES), there are 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 possible brackets.

While I am not any sort of expert of the college game, here are three tips I always go by when picking my bracket.

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