So I have never been in to the online bracket game. I admittedly know nothing about basketball. I’m that random girl that is paying more attention to the songs playing at half-time than the actual game. That being said, it is not surprising that I have never filled out the online NCAA bracket.
My family had never really been into it either. My brother was the online exception, my 14-year-old sister (well that would be a little weird if she was into that), my mom…..um not a chance, and my dad just talked smack about all the teams throughout the entire tournament.
However, I came home this Easter to find out that the only one to not fill out a bracket this year was me.
The point is that this NCAA bracket that everyone fills out every year has become not just a fun little gamble game that every other person fills out, creating a competition with their office. Little girls are doing it (again aka my sister) and people are thus glued to their phones, their iPads, the TV, and ANYTHING to broadcast the game.
Over 6o million of people fill out brackets now. Filling out this bracket has become a natural “social norm.”