UPDATED: CONTINUE USING THIS THREAD FOR FRIDAY'S GAMES. I'LL MAKE A NEW THREAD FOR SATURDAY/SUNDAY GAMES.
March Madness starts today. It's my favorite sporting event of the year. My bosses know that if my team is playing during work hours, I will mysteriously disappear for about 3 hours. I've arrived at a sports bar before 10 am to make sure I could get a recliner and sit on my rear for eight hours trying to watch every single game. In short, I embrace the madness.
I love college basketball.
I love the first round upsets, pulling for underdog teams never before heard of.
I love hearing Gus Johnson go crazy calling a close game/upset.
I love yelling at the TV when CBS decides to switch games.
I love bonding with complete strangers while watching Duke and/or UNC lose.
I love seeing a score on the ticker and trying to remember which team I chose in my bracket.
I love the amount of time wasted at work by everyone, including the bosses.
I love when the least likely person wins the office pool.
And yes, I even love the cheesiest song of all time, One Shining Moment.
So in honor of this most magnificent of events, I present this old-school classic (yes, it has cheerleaders, but it's the original 80s video in resplendent glory - forgive me):
So please, use this thread if you would like to discuss the first round games. The usual DTOUR rules also apply.