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March Madness Day 1: Bibbidi Bobbidi Bracket Busters

Friday, March 20, 2015

 

Round one was a field day for the tournament's cinderella story teams. The first day, to no one's surprise, left the majority of the country with either a shattered plasma screen or a fire place full of college memorabilia. The tournament is taking no prisoners, and is laughing in the faces of the men and women falling to America's fortuitous victors. 

Opening day was full of surprises. First, UAB defeated predicted Final Four team, Iowa State.

The UAB Blazers, led by William Lee, used their size and paint presence to upset the cyclones. Next, Georgia State and former Louisville Cardinal Kevin Ware bewildered a huge BIG 10 conference team in Baylor. Now, anyone who has a soul was rooting for Kevin Ware after his gruesome leg injury that made the world gag in last year's March Madness, but by no means did they expect them to win.

Shame on us. Following, UCLA upset SMU from an 11 to 6 seed standpoint, and 10th seed Ohio St. rolled over VCU by attacking the rim relentlessly.

On the other hand, there were the teams that did exactly what they were supposed to. Kentucky had no mercy on Hampton, and why should they? After all, they are here to make a statement. Villanova beat up on Lafayette like they had taken their sister-school's lunch money. Although, our more promising selections had a little fun giving the country a good scare. These teams left it to the final seconds to decide they wanted to win. The UNC barely held on to walk away from the wiz-kids over at Harvard, NC ST. took the cake from LSU, and Arkansas seamlessly left Wofford in the dust.

After one day of back-to-back madness, over 99 percent of participants have parted ways with their one-way ticket to fame and fortune. But it's time to get back up on that horse America, and rally together for another day of emotional heartbreaks and head games from your nagging mistress, good ol' March Madness. Sit back and enjoy the misery, soak in that sweet sweet sadness.  
 

 

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