2 posts tagged college basketball
I wasn’t born into a sports-fan family. Earlier generations did not instill my devotion to the University of Connecticut Huskies, my antagonistic feelings toward Duke and Syracuse, or my idea of a perfect evening: NCAA tournament opening weekend, all-you-can-watch buffet of games on multiple TVs at a sports bar, preferably with a big platter of wings and an IPA in front of me. Back in the late 1980s, a friend and I watched as UCONN made an improbable run in the tourney, and that was it: I was hooked for life. And although you might find me on any given day in January or February quite happily watching any given regular-season game between any given opponents, the madness that is March represents the pinnacle of the year. The best thing? You don’t need to be a die-hard fan to enjoy it. (Case in point: our tournament-inspired topknot throwdown.) Here’s your guide to making the most of the most wonderful sports event ever.