NCAA March Madness things to hate – get off my lawn

Grayson Allen drinks Mountain Dew

March Madness is here! No single month of the year exemplifies our culture’s need for gambling more than the month of March. The NCAA tournament is everything you would want in sports, incredible competitiveness, underdog narratives and of course hated opponents. It’s all the aspects of terrific story-telling in a 30 day-ish, 5-round meal. But with every meal, inherently there are aspects you love and hate equally…or possibly hate more than your soul would ever allow you to love.

Haterade in full affect

Since we’re all haters at our core, here’s who you can feel free to hate on during the month of March.

Even his mom thinks he’s kinda ehhh

1. The Duke Blue Devils,but more accurately it’s their senior guard and overall rich-kid asshole, Grayson Allen.  Doesn’t he just look like the kinda guy that needs a smack to the grill? He’s essentially the reincarnate of Christian Laettner, minus the blonde highlights. Duke is a perennial Final Four school, which is annoying enough by itself, but Grayson Allen is a 10th year senior (seriously he was a freshman in like, ’99 right?), who has tripped 3 opposing players over the last 2 years AND threw a dirty hip-check to another last week. If that isn’t bad enough, after every incident he’s acted like a fat kid who got caught stealing cookies from the cookie jar, “who me?” and “I didn’t do it” faces are the only expressions Grayson has to offer. Feel free to hate on Duke and Grayson as much as your soul will allow.  

2. The play-in games. The four games before the REAL GAMES that determine which little school that no one has ever heard of, or big school that sucked this year, gets to play in games that actually count. The 8 teams that didn’t quite make the tourney but somehow kinda made the tourney play to see who gets two 11-seeds and two 16-seeds? I’ve never understood how teams that barely squeaked into the tourney, by accident, could somehow get an extra game in order to be an 11-seed in a bracket ranked above teams that won their conference out-right? How much sense does that make? I don’t know what the answer is to this stupidity, maybe have the play-in winners always be the four 16-seeds? Anyway, who cares…..unless Radford somehow beats Villanova in the first round, then this is scenario is awesome AND I LOVE IT.

Small school shout-out..and a headband

3. The NCAA/FBI investigations. Seriously, who cares at this point? EVERY D-I school on the planet has been paying players under the table since the mid-80’s in some way shape or form. It’s not a new occurrence, Blue Chips was made in 1994 and He Got Game was made in 1998  for God’s sake. The NCAA “amateur status” players is a broken and archaic model, don’t hate the player…hate the game.

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4. Crying fans. I get that it’s a funny moment, but I mean come on. Ok, ok I will admit I still laugh at the kid from last year who looked as if someone stole his Playstation controller mid-game at the same moment that his puppy died while his favorite Power Ranger got beat down with Harry Potter’s sword-stick thingy in a pool of Spaghetti-O’s……..or whatever these kids are into these days.

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5. People that don’t understand how to fill out a bracket. It’s not complicated, you pick a winner for each game and write it down next to the game. That’s it. THAT’S the  solution to the mind-blowing puzzle. Choose by team name, geographic location, mascot, team color, or some random family connection. Truthfully, you all have as much of a chance as a college basketball analyst. 

When does he come back?

  • Sidenote to this one, if you don’t watch college hoops all year and then annoyingly talk like you’re an ESPN analyst because you read Joe Linardi’s article this morning and watched Bracketology on the World Wide Leader, just shutup and sit down. Enjoy the games, root for whoever you want, but don’t regurgitate something you read and try to pawn it off like it’s your idea. Don’t be that guy.




NCAA March Madness guide for basketball idiots

originally posted here

  • written by Myron Medcalf
  • ESPN Staff Writer

March has arrived.

And with the new month comes the commencement of the greatest postseason tournament in sports. Yeah, the World Series is fun, but we all know the Milwaukee Brewers ain’t taking down the Yankees in seven games. The Golden State Warriors should skate to another NBA title. The New England Patriots still run the AFC.

But Middle Tennessee could make a run to San Antonio. Who? Exactly.

The NCAA tournament is built for the underdogs.

And we’re here to prepare you for the pending whirlwind. With this survivor’s guide, you’ll walk into that NCAA tournament party feeling omniscient.

The stars are here:

Marvin Bagley IIIDuke Blue Devils
Duke’s lead actor is a 6-foot-11 freshman with the most versatile set of skills in college basketball. He’s not afraid to handle the ball, go to work in the paint, take a 3-pointer or run the floor and score. He led Saturday’s comeback against North Carolina — Duke outscored the Tar Heels by 20 points after halftime — with an uncanny 21-point, 15-rebound, two-block effort.

Deandre AytonArizona Wildcats
Imagine if Shaquille O’Neal could hit the occasional 3-pointer. In most cases, any comparisons to one of the most powerful centers in NBA history would draw justified criticism and questions about the author’s credibility. But Ayton, a freshman from Nassau, Bahamas, is 7-foot-1 and 260 pounds. The most freakish prospect at his position since O’Neal is averaging a healthy double-double this year. He could go Anthony Davis on the field and carry Arizona to the Final Four.

Luke MayeNorth Carolina Tar Heels
We like our stars to possess imposing physiques and cocksure personalities. Well, that ain’t Luke Maye. If you put all the top players on the court for a pickup game, Maye would not stand out. But the lighthearted, subdued star is an All-American and the key to UNC’s evolution this season. He entered Saturday’s game against Duke averaging 17.9 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game, while connecting on 46 percent of his 3-pointers.

Devonte’ GrahamKansas Jayhawks
The 6-foot-2 guard leads a Kansas squad that just snatched its 14th consecutive Big 12 championship, a record for Division I schools. He’s a potent guard who averages 17.7 points, 7.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game, while connecting on 42.6 percent of his shots from beyond the arc. Against zone defenses, he has made 48.7 percent of his shots, an “excellent” mark, per Synergy Sports.

Jalen BrunsonVillanova Wildcats
The smartest player in college basketball commits turnovers only about once every 10 trips up the floor. Brunson is solid everywhere: at the free throw line (81 percent), 3-point line (40.5 percent) and on isolation plays (52.2 percent, per Synergy Sports). He’s the confident leader of a serious contender for the national championship. He’s not an above-the-rim threat, but he’s savvy and wise, a point guard worth watching.

Never leave the room when these teams are playing:

Villanova head Coach – Jay Wright

Villanova Wildcats
On Selection Sunday, Xavier will probably secure one of the four coveted No. 1 seeds. In two matchups this season, Villanova beat Xavier by a combined 40 points. This is a Villanova squad that has the same qualities Jay Wright’s team boasted when the Wildcats won the title in 2016. Small ball is the new chic style, and no team in America plays it better than Villanova, a squad with three players 6-foot-5 or taller who’ve made at least 39 percent of their 3-pointers. This is the most exciting and efficient offense in the country, and it could rumble through the field in March.

Virginia Head Coach – Tony Bennett

Virginia Cavaliers
Tony Bennett’s team plays a defensive style that’s led to numbers we’ve never seen in the analytics era. The Cavaliers (.839 points per possession allowed) are ranked first in adjusted offensive efficiency on Check this: 13 squads have failed to score more than 50 points against Virginia in a 40-minute game. It’s a gradual decline for opponents when they play Virginia, a team that plays the slowest pace in America. Fifty-point outputs and a slow tempo are a turnoff to some. But Virginia’s unmatched ability to submit opponents and force them into folly is a beautiful thing to witness. This is the most daunting defensive matchup in the field.

Michigan State Head Coach – Tom Izzo

Michigan State Spartans
Tom Izzo’s team’s greatest asset is its interior depth. He has six players who are 6-foot-7 or taller, a revolving fleet of size that’s the anchor to a defense that has held opponents to a 38.4 percent mark inside the arc, the No. 1 team in America. You combine that with a 6-foot-11 lottery pick named Jaren Jackson Jr. who made 43 percent of his 3-pointers in Big Ten play, a 6-foot-7 Wooden Award candidate named Miles Bridges and a squad that has connected on nearly 42 percent of its 3-pointers this season, and you have a legit contender. The Spartans, who lost to rival Michigan in the Big Ten tournament semifinals, are one of the most fascinating products in the field.

Wichita State Head Coach – Gregg Marshall

Wichita State Shockers
Sunday’s loss to Cincinnati was just the second setback since Jan. 20 for Gregg Marshall’s squad (the other was at Temple on Feb. 1). Six players on the roster are averaging at least 8.4 PPG and 10 players average 4.8 PPG or more. The Shockers are led by Landry Shamet, a point guard trying to play his way into the first round of the NBA draft. He’s made 44 percent of his 3-pointers this season, and Wichita State generates a whopping 1.21 points per possession with him on the floor ( This is a team with an explosive, diverse offense and a smooth point guard who leads the attack. Fun squad to track in March.

Duke Head Coach – Mike Krzyzewski

Duke Blue Devils
In recent weeks, Mike Krzyzewski’s squad switched to a zone and commenced a late burst that culminated with a win over a North Carolina team that Duke outscored 49-29 in the second half on Saturday. Wow. The last time Krzyzewski made a similar transition to zone with a talented roster that has struggled on defense (10th in the ACC in adjusted defensive efficiency during league play, according to, he won a national title with the 2014-15 team. He has two lottery picks in Wendell Carter Jr. and Marvin Bagley III. And when they play their best basketball (see: second half of UNC win Saturday) the Blue Devils are hard to stop.

Squads on the rise:

Murray State Racers
Murray State, which just captured the Ohio Valley Conference title and the automatic berth attached to it, has lost just one game since Jan. 11. The Racers are led by versatile guard Jonathan Stark (21.8 PPG, 41 percent from the 3-point line, 89 percent from the free throw line), and the team connects on more than 37 percent of its 3-point attempts. Dangerous underdog.

Tennessee Volunteers
Rick Barnes has manufactured a magical season in Knoxville. His team is 10-2 since Jan. 17. The Vols have made 38.1 percent of their 3-pointers, too. They’ve beaten Purdue and swept Kentucky. With Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams, the Vols can play with any team in America.

Gonzaga Bulldogs
Mark Few lost key players from a team that reached the national championship game last year. This current Gonzaga crew is different but equally potent and stacked with matchup nightmares. The Bulldogs boast players like 6-9 Johnathan Williams, who can guard multiple positions and play inside and outside. Killian Tillie, a 6-10 NBA prospect, has made 46 percent of his 3-point attempts this season. This has been a promising finish for a team with just one loss since Christmas entering the WCC tournament.

Michigan Wolverines
At some point, we’ll begin to recognize John Beilein as one the game’s top coaches. Against Michigan State in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament, Moritz Wagner — a 6-11 big man who connects on 39 percent of his 3-pointers — struggled in the first half, but the Wolverines hit the switch in the second half of a key victory. Behind Wagner’s team-high 17 points, Michigan defeated Purdue on Sunday to claim the Big Ten title and take a nine-game winning streak into the tournament.

Missouri Tigers
Cuonzo Martin’s squad was left for dead after Michael Porter Jr. suffered a back injury that cost him all but two minutes of the regular season. Yet it seems that the Tigers sit comfortably in the field of 68. They’ve made 39.5 percent of their 3-pointers. Jontay Porter, Michael Porter Jr.’s younger brother, is helping with 9.8 PPG and 6.8 RPG. And big brother could come back for the SEC tournament. Watch out for the Tigers.

Don’t the bet the farm on these frustrating teams:

Kentucky Wildcats
This ain’t the typical one-and-done crew John Calipari assembles in Lexington. They’re long and bouncy, and these Wildcats can overwhelm teams with their athleticism. But you never know whether you’ll get the squad that launched a successful comeback at West Virginia in January or the team that forgot to defend the 3-point line in a loss at Florida on Saturday.

West Virginia Mountaineers
The Mountaineers are one of two teams in America that can say they’ve defeated Virginia. But they’re a more reasonable foe when their rabid Press Virginia defensive style fails to stall opponents as intended. The same team that beat Virginia couldn’t handle a Texas team on Saturday that did not have three of its top six scorers.

Florida Gators
There are two Florida teams. Good Florida hits 3-pointers from the parking lot and beats teams like Gonzaga and Cincinnati. Bad Florida gets swept by South Carolina and loses to Ole Miss on the road. We’re not sure which one will show up in March.

Texas A&M Aggies
The promise and peril of Texas A&M was punctuated by one stretch in Saturday’s win over Alabama, which gave the Aggies a 7-3 record in their past 10 games. In the final minute, TJ Starks was ejected after he got physical with Collin Sexton. It was a silly play that ruined Texas A&M’s momentum, but it also highlighted the problem with this talented roster: The Aggies might not be disciplined enough to get out of their own way in March.

Oklahoma Sooners
When Oklahoma beat Wichita State, USC and Kansas, Trae Young and the Sooners were praised. Young looked like the clear favorite to win the Wooden Award then. Now, we’re looking at a squad with just two wins since Jan. 30. The Sooners are playing poor defense, and that could thrust the program into a dangerous opening-round game. We know how high they can go. Their early wins proved as much. But Oklahoma’s floor is quite low.


I Think I’m Gonna Be Sick


The man with the best bracket and most points racked up among the 3 million brackets submitted to Yahoo sports made a terrible, terrible mistake.  He forgot to pick a champion.

$50,000 in prize money on the line, and he did not pick a champion.

James Kiki’s nailed some early upsets, he had seven of the Elite Eight teams correct.  He has a perfect Final Four.  He is tied with two other people for first overall, just three games away from a $50,000 grand prize.  James Kiki will not win. Here is his bracket.

“I don’t even want to think about it,” Kiki told

Ready to get even more upset?

Kiki, a South Sudanese refugee who works for a nonprofit in Syracuse, says he’d never filled out a bracket in his life, and only did so because he saw he could win $50,000.

But he was challeneged by Yahoo’s somewhat unintuitive picking system.  Kiki says he forgot about his bracket—“I’ve been watching the games, but I didn’t even know what teams I picked”—but only realized how well he had done, and how he had screwed up, when he was flooded by messages from other Yahoo users telling him how stupid he was.

I think I’m gonna be sick.

NCAA Opening Weekend 2016 Was The Best EVER


In the poetic words of the quadrophonic-Blaupunkt philosopher Ebby Calvin LaLoosh“I want to give him the heat and announce my presence with authority!”

The opening weekend of the 2016 NCAA Tournament could not handle the “heat” or the “authority” that would be announced to us all between Thursday’s opening morning session games and the final horn of the last game on Sunday night.

From the very first tip-off, the looming quaff of embarrassment and humbling defeat filled the arenas as well as our TV sets.  It was obvious that no higher seed was safe, no chair would be left un-turned, no dog un-scratched, no cat un-ignored (cause seriously, who gives a shit about cats) and no human being unimpressed.

Capped off with the MOST INCREDIBLE COMEBACK in the history of college basketball on Sunday when UNI lost a 12 point lead to Texas A&M in the last 40 seconds which ultimately lost them the game.  This has LITERALLY never happened before:

But before we get too deep into Sunday, let’s talk about everything that lead to that culmination of cold-blooded-ness.


Thirteen total upsets (according to seeding) occurred in the first round of the tournament, matching the most ever in tournament history.  If the 2-handed dunk by Cincinnati’s Octavius Ellis as time expired had been 1/16th of a second quicker, there would have Fourteen upsets in the first round of the tournament and cats and dogs would be living together in perfect harmony with humans as their pets as the world would be plummeting into an alternate reality (Trump’s poodle for President 2016 – Bark The Vote).

Middle Tennessee State took down Michigan State in the first round!  Michigan State was the predicted NATIONAL champion of about one-quarter of ESPN and Yahoo! brackets submitted.  Who the hell is Middle Tennessee State!?!?!?  They’re the winningest college basketball program in the state of Tennessee over the last five years…….yes, I’m serious (123-49).  That’s who the hell they are.

This year’s 10 wins by double-digit seeds is the most in NCAA tournament history (there were nine in 2001 and 2012) — this comes in the third year since the NCAA overhauled how it seeds the tournament (great work fellas) as it seeks to place teams where they naturally belong, bucking the trend of rules such as when conference teams can meet in the tourney, which often required movement of a team up or down (again, solid work guys).

Wichita State was a play-in game, but somehow after stomping Vanderbilt 70-50 they became an 11-seed and matched up with Arizona (6-seed) in the first round??  I STILL need someone smarter than me to explain that gorilla-math.  How does a play-in game become an 11-seed?  There are conference champs that are 14, 15 and 16-seeds?


But I digress, Wichita State shouldn’t have been a play-in game.  They should have been an at-large bid and been seeded accordingly.  They proved me right by handling Arizona (over-seeded) 65-55 in the first round.  Only to meet there demise by an every-game-improving Miami Hurricane squad.  Seriously, if you don’t know about Jim Larranaga’s boys down in South beach…’re on notice now.  They’re the real deal, the next round will be heavyweight punch-fest with Villanova.  I’m talking drunken-hillbilly-haymaker fight that lasts a week.  Nothing but HUGE punches thrown and nobody going down (they can’t feel pain, cause drunk hillbillies are magical creatures….like Bridge-Trolls or Orcs).


Stephen F-ing Austin.  Seriously, where the hell is this school?  No one knows, even wikipedia has a giant question mark with a half-smiley face come up when you search for Stephen F. Austin.  Yet somehow the 14-seeded Wrestle Mania fan-school beat 3-seeded West Virginia, who was EVERYONE’S “sleeper” Final Four team (ok, admittedly that was a big sub-reference for a bad and obvious joke, Wrestler: Steve Austin to University of Higher learning Sephen F. Austin, gimme a break, I don’t get paid much for this shit).

The 4th-seeded Cal got stoned and forgot to play against 13-seeded Hawaii.  Two of the four total 14-seeds won in the first round, two of the four total 12-seeds won in the first round and one of the 15-seeds won in the first round.  Ok, ok now I’m just sputtering out of control……reel it back in.

Second round action:

Notre Dame met up with Stephen F-ing Austin in round two (fight!), leading to another last minute, last second, last breath before death winning shot:

That was the only bucket of the game for Notre Dame freshman Rex Pflueger (?), who is averaging 2.5 ppg and hadn’t made a field goal in a game since the Fighting Irish’s regular season finale against NC State on March 5…….March…..(dramatic pause) Madness.

(7-seed) Wisconsin over (2-seed) Xavier made my head explode and even made Bill Murray look sadder than Chevy Chase:

The former greens-keeper turned pro, about to become the funniest meme in recent history:

FINALLY we’re to the Northern Iowa game.  Ok, here’s the set-up:  UNI won it’s previous two games with last second buzzer-beaters….read that again.  They won they’re conference tournament with a last second buzzer beater:

Then they upset (6-seed) Texas with an UNBELIEVABLE half-court shot to win it:

Goosebumps.  Straight goosebumps.  Northern Iowa has more luck than the Irish and more piss and vinegar in their veins than an Italian bare-knuckle boxer.

Fast-forward to late Sunday afternoon, Northern Iowa is now taking on (3-seed) Texas A&M.  The Panthers (awesome) are in control leading 69-57 with 44 seconds left in the game, looking like yet another giant-beater story is about to unfold.  It was at this point that UNI decided to quit playing defense or rebound the ball or even inbound the ball safely.  I’ll let the video speak for itself:

The Aggies made six field goals in the final 34 seconds of regulation, the same number they made in the entire first half.  This lead to 2 overtimes and an eventual win for A&M, what will be forgotten is the fact that UNI had the game won in the first overtime and then lost 2 of their main players to fouls.  But none of that will matter, this is now the “how to:” video example forever on how to NOT close out a game out correctly.  Northern Iowa is the Shakespearean tragedy of a basketball team over the last 2 weeks:

The quality of mercy is not strain’d,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.

  (as we all roll our eyes at the jarring amount of pretentiousness in quoting Shakespeare whilst talking college hoops)

An incredible first four days of the tournament, an UNREAL beginning to the greatest time of every year.  Just like a terrible horror flick, I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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NCAA Tourney Update

At about 330pm pacific time, every college basketball bracketeer on earth collectively yelled out profanities after watching the Yale 1%ers upset the Baylor Yellow Highlighter Markers 79-75.  

NCAA Yale Baylor Basketball

Makai Mason had a career-high 31 points, including six of Yale’s final nine points, and the No. 12 seed Bulldogs held on to upset 12th-seed Baylor.  Yale (23-6) earns its FIRST EVER NCAA Tournament victory. It comes in its first appearance since 1962.

Then, the greatest, “Popovichian” postgame answer to an ass-clown reporter’s question about rebounding:

Fast-forward to just 10 minutes ago and we have another BIG-TIME #12 over a #5 upset!  Two overtimes, a double-digit deficit overcome late in the second half, a buzzer beating three-pointer to send it into the first overtime and there you have it.  The University of Arkansas-Little Rock has taken down the Purdue Boilermakers 85-83 with Derek Fisher (UALR Alum) in attendance.

Insert your Pur-DON’T joke here.


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St. Patty’s Day Irish Whiskey Rankings


Two things we love on this perfect mish-mash of a highly alcoholic-cultural day with the greatest basketball day in sports history: Irish Whiskey and March Madness.

Here’s 11 great reasons to throw-up today and call in sick tomorrow:

  1. Paddy; $20, 80 proof

Paddy’s from Cork, if that sort of thing means anything to you, and it’s triple-distilled, as are most Irish whiskies. It’s very smooth and easy to drink, though a bit light on flavor, with hay and Triscuits atop a bit of nutmeg and not much else. Paddy is fine whiskey, particularly for the price, and it’s probably the strongest last-place finisher in any Drunkspin ranking. Sorry, Paddy, but we can’t all win. Or finish second-to-last.

  1. Kilbeggan, $26, 80 proof

Kilbeggan is slightly better than Paddy due to a deeper flavor profile, with some sweet corn and cinnamon notes that make it one of the more bourbon-like of the Irish whiskies in this lineup.

  1. Teeling Small Batch; $37, 92 proof

This was partially aged in used rum barrels, and it shows. I like rum, but the molasses and vanilla flavors were overpowering, without much real whiskey character underneath. It tastes objectively pleasant, though: rummy and slightly floral.

  1. 8. Jameson; $28, 80 proof

Jameson is the most popular Irish whiskey in America by a preposterous margin. It outsells second-place Bushmills by more than 10 to 1. That’s crazy, sure. But just because its market dominance isn’t justified by a strict qualitative accounting doesn’t mean Jameson sucks: This isn’t a Irish Jose Cuervo situation. Jameson smells like vanilla, candied orange peel, lemon, and pepper; it’s simple and clean but assertive enough to be worth the effort, and you should absolute accept it every time it’s offered.

  1. Bushmills; $25, 80 proof

Bushmills is from Northern Ireland. I like it because it tastes like apples, toast, cinnamon, and wet pine bark, with a light tropical hint underneath.

  1. Glendalough 7-Year Single Malt; $40, 92 proof

This is the entry-level bottling from one of the newest Irish distilleries, founded in 2011. It tastes somewhat harsh, boozier than 92 proof ought to, but I was won over by the relatively complex flavor profile featuring sweet orange, lemon, cinnamon, pear, pistachio, and wood.

  1. Powers; $32, 80 proof

Powers has a unique chocolate, cherry, and caramel flavor, along with cinnamon and a touch of clove.

  1. Tullamore D.E.W.; $28, 80 proof

So the D.E.W. represents an old distiller’s initials, which is nice, but feel free (by which I mean, feel obligated by decency) to pronounce it “Dew.” It opens with a strong, sweet vanilla and butterscotch aroma, with cherry and faint pine needle notes emerging with time. And this is weird, but hear me out: I swear I pick up a little mustard seed? Good stuff.

  1. Jameson Gold Reserve; $70, 80 proof

Of course it’s good, it costs $14 a gulp! But, price gripes aside, the caramel apple, cinnamon, vanilla bean, oak, indeterminate spice, and light toffee work very well together, and I’ll happily drink this any time someone else is buying.

  1. Tullamore Dew Trilogy 15-Year; $75, 80 proof

Another super-deluxe model, this one is a blend of whiskies aged in sherry, bourbon, and rum barrels. It tastes like butterscotch, orange blossoms, maybe even mango, definitely cashews, and smoked honey. It’s bonkers and delightful, and I would likely feel that way even if they hadn’t sent me a small sample bottle.

  1. Redbreast 12-Year; $55, 80 proof

Sweet and spicy, with vanilla, black pepper, plum, anise, and molasses. I will very rarely advocate that Drunkspin readers spend this many of their own dollars on a single bottle of liquor, especially one that’s only 80 proof, but here’s a plan: Get yourself a bottle of Redbreast and have two ounces on the 17th of every month for a year. You’ve done so many worse things with $55.

Two And A Half Minutes Of A Terrific Waste Of Time

This video is for every single person/kid/adult-when-drunk-at-a-park that has ever recreated a buzzer beater with no one watching.

We’ve all done it in our driveway at some point, “3……..2………1………the shot is up……….IT’S GOOD!  IT’S GOOD!”

Is watching a grown man at an empty park, in the rain, recreate 13 different March Madness classic buzzer beaters with actual footage edited in a waste of time?

Yes, probably.

Should you be doing something more productive today?

Yes, probably.

Will you watch this again a second time and now fall deep into the youtube pigeon-hole of classic buzzer beaters and NCAA March Madness and then cry uncontrollably as you enter the realm of “One Shining Moment” montage videos over and over again for the next hour?

Yes, definitely.

March Madness is officially here.


March Madness – How To Get Out Of Working All Day

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Here is the official March Madness bracket, in case you don’t have time to do any googling on your own.

‘s Tournament time once again, and with three No. 1 seeds and some big names getting play started on Thursday afternoon, chances are you’ll want to watch the games while you’re away from your house or your nearest television. Fear not, as it’s easier than ever to watch every game without being near a television.

All NCAA Tournament games can be streamed online with NCAA March Madness Live. There’s also an NCAA March Madness Live app for iOSAndroidWindows 10Amazon, and Roku, so you can watch every game, even if you’re not at home or near a TV. March Madness Live has also added Chromecast support this year, so there are more ways than ever to get the game onto the TV.

It should be noted that March Madness Live requires authentication through your TV provider login. You can also check out the games through online television providers like SlingTV and Playstation Vue. Those services also require a signup, but you don’t need to go through a standard provider.