Thanks to The Washington Post, March Madness has been spiced up with NCAA tournament emojis.
Each team in the field of 68 gets one, typically of the "scowling mascot" variety. Sixteen teams who narrowly "missed the dance" also get one.
Surely, that will cheer up Illinois fans.
The full set is pretty solid. Some, like Louisville's, are pretty spot-on replications of the team's mascot. Others, like Manhattan's and Hampton's, had to get a little more imaginative to bring a jasper and a pirate to emoji form.
Great work by The Washington Post—yes, instructions for downloading the emojis are included, too.
- Mike Fiammetta