NCAA Tournament Upsets: Why They Play Is Why We Watch

Posted by Ben Rosenbaum on March-25-2010 Add Comments

Don't lie. You know you love it.

So what if your favorite team is out? So what if your bracket is now being used as hamster cage liner?

When these upsets emerge, we all can't help but smile and say, "Awesome."

This year's upsets have been nothing short of astounding—from Ali Farokhmanesh and Northern Iowa upending Kansas, to Murray State at the buzzer, or Big Red making opponents see red.

Whether any of this year's Cinderellas have the stamina to make a run similar to George Mason's in 2006 is a topic for a different article.

This article—this article is about why we watch.

Why these 64 teams captivate us, wow us, and make some of us lose our hair and curse the Gods.


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