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March Madness

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by pork pie fox, Mar 19, 2015.

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  1. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    This may be a very short thread, but I wondered if anyone else on here followed college basketball in the US? I assume there may be only our US based Foxes who do, but I love March Madness and thought I'd start a thread about it in case anyone else does.

    Does anybody else on here fill in a bracket?
     
  2. Robin127

    Robin127 Well-Known Member

    I can't really get into basketball but where I live it's the number one sport, above American Football. It's blue and white here all the year round.
     
  3. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    And big expectations in your state this year too. I must admit, I've got UK winning it all in my bracket.
     
  4. Jimmy Lad

    Jimmy Lad Member

    Love basketball. Big Leicester Riders supporter. Have heard of March madness but not really aware of it. Doesn't get much coverage over here
     
  5. Robin127

    Robin127 Well-Known Member

    It is huge over here, one of the sporting events of the year. I can only go by where I live (no NBA team anywhere near) but college basketball is bigger than the professional game in Kentucky. It does help that the University of Kentucky is one of the powerhouses of the college game. If you want to follow it try this link, I don't know if it will work in the UK though.

    http://www.ncaa.com/march-madness-live

    As I mentioned, I'm not too interested and a comedian over here once said of basketball "Why don't they just give both team 80 points and play the last 30 seconds?"....that just about sums it up for me.
     
  6. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    There's a lot of coverage on ESPN, which is under the BT Sport package. March Madness is basically the nickname given to the NCAA tournament, which decides the national champion. It's a great format and is always full of tension.

    I find it way more interesting to watch than the NBA, mostly due to the fact that in the NBA the regular season is over 80 games long, lessening the importance of each game.
     
  7. drew

    drew Active Member

    I follow UofA Wildcats a bit , been to a couple of games when i'm in Tucson.
     
  8. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    They're looking good this season, although being in Kentucky's section is a tough draw but I think they could give them problems.
     
  9. drew

    drew Active Member

    Good win over Ohio for the Wildcats, my sister in law said they played horribly first half though.
     
  10. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    That's the second Ohio school they've played in a row (Ohio State, then Xavier). Big test now with Wisconsin, but it should be a good game.

    Kentucky looked brilliant last night though, they're still the team to beat.
     
  11. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    And, boooom! There went my bracket.
     
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