The Art of the Bracket


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NCAA Tournament brackets have been around for years and have became intertwined in the fabric of American society.

The tradition of brackets date back to the Wimbledon tennis tournament. When the NCAA Tournament started, filling out brackets became a hit

Now everyone wants to pick that perfect bracket. It’s not easy. Only a few in the country can. There are hundreds of variables to take into account. What if this guy gets hurt? Does this team even have a chance?(probably) Did their star player get a goodnight sleep?(yeah, really).

People today are bracket crazy. Us sports nerds print out 20+ brackets each year and try to find the all the possibilities for each game. We nerds are crazy for this. Whether you draw your own for your friend’s pool, print it off the web (click here for printer friendly bracket ), draw it up on Microsoft excel, or be more like President Obama and use a white board and marker, the art of bracketology is not lost.

I personally, can’t wait till the tournament. Just the hype around everything and the incredible games. The tournament this year is going to be even more fun because of the even more likely hood of close games and upsets if the tournament is anything like the regular season.

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About Kevin Bridge

I am an undergraduate student at the University of Tennessee majoring in journalism and electronic media. I am one of the co-founders of The Backfield Press.

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