My Obsession with March Madness

For many, March feels like a sleeper month, but for me, it is electrifying. March contains one of the funnest sporting events of the year, NCAA March Madness. This single elimination tournament has spurred so many different copycats, including the best copycat, Persephone’s own Middlemarch Madness. What is more fun than having an actual winner of something? Unlike the mess that is college football’s post season, college basketball’s tournament gives us an easy solution. 64 teams enter, 1 team leaves. It is the best, usually least bloody, Thunder Dome.  Read More My Obsession with March Madness

Dispatches From Ladyblogland: Entertainment Edition

Greetings, one and all. Shall we take a stroll through a few internet neighborhoods and see what’s been happening in Ladyblogland? This week’s feminist dispatches center around our entertainment.

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Ladyguide: How to Follow, Enjoy, and Talk About College Basketball.

Have you seen the IT Crowd episode where Moss and Roy use a computer gadget that feeds them lines about football AKA soccer in order to fit in with first the post guy and then some men at a pub? Like that app, this post will bring the knowledge to talk about college basketball’s “ludicrous displays.” Whether you just want a cheat sheet or you’re genuinely interested in getting into the game, this compendium of phrases and terms is for you. Read More Ladyguide: How to Follow, Enjoy, and Talk About College Basketball.

NCAA March Madness: It’s Not Just for Fans Anymore

Hello, hello! I come to you with a proposition! We are just days away from the first tip-off in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Don’t listen to Andy Williams –  THIS is the most wonderful time of the year. And it’s a wonderful time for both fans and non-fans alike: when filling out brackets, expertise is not in any way a boon. That’s the beauty of the tournament: while perennial favorites can make deep runs in the tournament, underdogs like Butler can make big waves to the surprise of all the experts. So, let’s fill out our brackets (link below the cut) and duke it out for ultimate basketball glory. Oh, and if you’re new, I’ll show you the ropes with great enthusiasm.

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