I’m sure you’re all familiar with the ritual ; the crazed research. The last minute xeroxing and faxing. Weighing loyalties against rational thought. Playing hunches. Knowing there’s one sporting event that will dominate your consciousness over the next few weeks to the extent that all other cares and concerns, family, professional, etc. will be neglected. Office managers and company CFO’s will cringe when they consider the millions of work hours squandered, while moralists like Phil Mushnick will decrey the pervasive influence of gambling.

But enough of that. How’s your NIT bracket coming along?