Opinion: March Madness grows more popular as years go on

If Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, then March Madness is the second.ncaa basketball big

You don’t have to agree with me, but it is kind of a big deal when it comes to the sports world.

If you are like me, you get excited at how there are about four games happening at one time, seemingly non-stop for two days.

After that, the tournament becomes kind of boring.

Admit it, March Madness sells so much because of the major upsets that can happen.

The only time people care about the games is when their favorite team is playing, a major upset occurs, the Final Four or the underdog is making a Cinderella run for the title that usually ends after one more game.

People pretend to care about the other games, but unless you still have a bracket intact, the games are meaningless.

Regardless, it is a time that is kind of a big deal.

I can vividly remember coming home from school and there being practically non-stop basketball happening at my grandmas.

My family would have our own bracket tournaments on top of getting in on family workplace tournaments.

In high school, we had a bracket tournament, too.

Instead of money, the winner would win a day that they got to go out to eat lunch.

It is an event that allows people the opportunity to get together.

There are the pros who try their hardest to fill out the perfect bracket (a 1 in 9.2 quintillion chance according to Google).

There are also the ones who don’t know a thing about basketball, so they pick teams based on the mascots, colors or favorite numbers.

However, when they break it down, people love to get together and watch to see how they did.

It almost becomes a self-assessment in ways.

If nothing else comes from the tournament, you have more kindling for the fireplace.

NCAA March Madness brackets almost signal spring.

It truly is one of those things people just kind of need to experience.

The suspense the games create are so addicting, everyone wants to get involved.

Still don’t think it is a big deal?

Think about how many companies pile onto the whole March Madness theme.

Reese’s, Coca-Cola and Allstate get involved with marketing pitches all centralized around the tournament.

Not only that, but these ads are out every year.

Why? People understand them.

These advertisements must work or they wouldn’t do it.

It is almost scary to think how popular the tournament is, and with every upset the tournament gains more and more popularity.

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