It’s March and most basketball fans know that means it’s time for March Madness and time to fill out those brackets. Filling out brackets is frustrating for everyone, even the experts. A person could watch college basketball all season long and fail to fill out a bracket correctly or a person could not watch a single college basketball game all season and get most picks correct.
Here are five lessons I have learned from filling out March Madness brackets in the past:
1) Don’t always pick the higher seed.
A higher seed team may obviously be the better team but that doesn’t mean that they are always going to win. March Madness is all about upsets and Cinderella story teams. Teams that you may have never heard of can go and knock off prestige teams such as Duke or Kansas. It’s called March Madness, anything can happen.
2) Don’t pick your favorite team to win it all.
We all have our favorite team that we want to win and we pick them to win the NCAA Tournament every single year, but always end up disappointed. Picking your own team to win the tournament every year gets your hopes up for that team to win and more than likely they aren’t. Every once in awhile they might but not every year.
3) Even the experts don’t get it right.
The experts, whose careers consist of them watching and analyzing college basketball can’t predict what is going to happen in the NCAA tournament. Don’t get frustrated when you don’t pick correctly, it happens to everyone.
4) Be careful when betting money on your bracket.
Of course we all love to bet from time to time and it can be fun but be careful. Don’t get too carried away with betting on the NCAA tournament. You may think you know a lot about college basketball but that doesn’t mean you can predict how a team is going to play on a certain night. So, don’t bet too much money.
5) Don’t be the person who fills out their bracket based on uniform or mascot.
Come on now, the color of the uniforms or the mascots have nothing to do with whether a team is a good basketball team or if they are going to win a game. But, I guess some people do get lucky using this method.
The NCAA Tournament is unpredictable, don’t get frustrated and have fun.