Ed’s Take–March 16, 2011

It’s time for March Madness, and I love it!

Though I made my mark in football, basketball has been a huge part of my life. I played it through high school, and both my brothers and sister played through college. My family has always had “hoop dreams,” and now my sons play too.

No matter if you have a team in the NCAA tournament or not, most people have some connection with the tournament by participating in a bracket pool. It’s amazing to me how big that trend has become. I’m guessing the internet and the opportunity to take part in online bracket challenges has fueled that growth.

I could study the teams all day and still have my bracket go haywire by the end of the first weekend.

How about you? Do you fill out a bracket? What method do you use to pick your winners: In-depth study? Pick all the higher seeds? Go by uniform colors and mascots?

Tell me what strategy you use!