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back of the napkin #71

64 to 32 to 16

March -- that time of year when the seasons begin their dance from winter to spring. Great time. Love to watch the changes in nature

But there's another "dance" that catches my attention during this time of year.  It's a madness -- March Madness.

It's the NCAA Basketball Tournament -- and it's my favorite sports event. After the regional tournaments have been completed, the NCAA takes those results and calculates who will attend "the Big Dance".  And then it gets wild.  People pick the teams they think will win at each level of the tournament. In four days, the first two rounds are played and the field of 64 teams is reduced to 32, and then those 32 are reduced to 16 teams.

My niece got me started, then we encouraged my sister to get involved. We each have our favorites. Mine is Villanova. My sister is a great fan of University of North Carolina (UNC). The only thing I know about my niece is that she HATES Duke. Vehemently.

So it's down to "the Sweet Sixteen". Next weekend, the 16 will become "the Final Four". The following weekend two games will determine the two teams to play in the Final Game.

It's simply madness! I love watching it - and I get mad sometimes when the team I may have picked get's beaten by the team I didn't pick. But, man, is it fun!



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