These days everywhere you go, you hear ‘March Madness’, ‘Brackets’, ‘Sweet Sixteen’. So, what do these terms mean? Has your co-worker been talking about it? And you have no clue? Well, idintknowthat is here for your rescue.
March Madness is an excitement of NCAA associates to compete and earn a top stop in Men’s and Women’s college basketball tournament during the month of March every year.
What is NCAA?
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is an organization which organizes athletic programs of many colleges and universities in United States and Canada.
What Happens during March Madness?
64 college teams are added in a knockout brackets. You lose, you are out. During the first weekend these 64 teams play to knock out their opponents. Only 16 survive. They are called as ‘Sweet Sixteen’.
Next weekend, these 16 teams play in knockout round and at the end of that weekend 8 teams survive. The ‘Elite Eight’.
They now play in the next round to come down to ‘Final Four’ and ultimately the ‘National Championship’.
What is so exciting about this?
Every year millions of people try to guess the winner of every round by filling out brackets before the start of the ‘March Madness’. As there are several upsets every year the guessing game becomes one of the toughest in the world.
The chances of guessing the correct bracket are 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 as per some mathematicians. I bet you didn’t read the whole number.
Still you will try your luck, won’t you?