An open letter to the College Basketball world as we get ready to celebrate March Madness

It’s been a little over two years without an NCAA Tournament. It’s been hard. At times it didn’t seem like we would make it to Selection Sunday. But, here we are. We’ve officially made it to Selection Sunday. All across the country, people once again have hope and excitement for something bigger than themselves. Since last March, things haven’t felt the same. As a country, we’ve been battling a virus that has affected everybody in some capacity.

Despite all the odds, we’ve made it and, that alone is a reason to celebrate. Selection Sunday has always been a special day. It’s always been a day that has stood for hope and a new beginning for 68 College Basketball programs from across the country.

As College Basketball fans gather in living rooms across the world to watch the Selection Show together on Sunday, we must realize the sacrifices that have been made for us to enjoy the beautiful game of College Basketball. This season would not have been possible without the hard work and sacrifice from the student-athletes, coaches, and support staff within those programs. Without those folks, this season doesn’t happen at all. Those are the people who gave up everything just to put a smile on our faces and bring a sense of hope and normalcy to our lives.

To the College Basketball fans across the country, enjoy this moment and celebrate. Trust me. Your mental health will thank you for enjoying the upcoming NCAA Tournament in the great state of Indiana. Sure, it’s going to be weird for most of us who are used to traveling with our teams in March. But we can’t dwell on that. Create new memories with friends and family this March and cheer like heck for your team to win a National Championship on April 5th. If your team doesn’t make the NCAA Tournament, that’s okay. You can adopt a Mid-Major and cheer for absolute mayhem.

Lastly, to the College Basketball media folks, let’s come together as one and provide the College Basketball world the best coverage to date. Let’s not make the main focus about Covid. Let’s enjoy this moment with the fans and players. Let’s also stay away from the doom and gloom news. Our readers and listeners from across the world deserve that from us. For example, if a kid test positive, so be it. The show goes on. It’s crappy and frustrating, I get it, but these people have heard enough bad news for one year. Let’s flip the script and, let’s help these people enjoy March Madness to the fullest.

College Basketball is in the best shape it’s ever been in. As we approach the NCAA Tournament on Friday, celebrate every game, have a watch party to watch the games with your family and friends, it’s those memories that will last a lifetime.

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