March BadnessAre you a fan of college basketball and crave the NCAA Tournament? Could you not care less about brackets and office pools? Do you think the "Big Dance" is a reality show on the CW? Perhaps you fall somewhere mid-spectrum. Either way, I think I found a new way to enjoy March Madness with March Badness.
Regardless of your opinion about the tournament, Boers and Bernstein from The Score (670-AM in Chicago) have brackets for everyone. Without question, this is my favorite radio program next to my old college radio show. Last Friday afternoon, Boers and Bernstein tipped-off the "Tournament of Bad" with a special play-in game. How does it work?
The "Tournament of Bad" is simple. The guys developed a field of 64 divided into four regions just like the NCAA. Well okay, a field of 65 if you consider the play-in game. Each match-up consists of two things (people, items, fan base, abstract concept, etc.). The "team" that advances is the "most bad" of the two. Here's an example.
Friday's play-in game featured a match-up between "Having a hole in your sock" versus "Relish." Personally, I can tolerate having a hole in my sock, so I would vote via text or the website for relish. The final results had "Having a hole in your sock" advance. They are now the 16 seed matched up against top seed "Slacks."
Interested? Here are a few additional first round match-ups.
Matt Abbatacola Region
The Tyra Banks Show (6) vs. Mama's Family (11)
Generic Soda (7) vs. Blue Collar Comedy Tour (10)
Dan Bernstein Region
Bobby Knight Fans (8) vs. Paula Deen (9)
Bozo (3) vs. Stuart Scott (14)
Terry Boers Region
Bike Messengers (2) vs. Garbage Throwing Cubs Fans (15)
Airport Security (6) vs. Oprah's Big Give (11)
Jason Goff Region
Gary, Indiana (4) vs. Butterscotch (13)
Coogi Sweaters (7) vs. Northwestern Basketball (10)
Download your own printable brackets, and may the most bad win. Come to think of it, I'm not sure how my old college radio show missed the cut. I'll have to send them old air-checks for next year.