Hey friends, hope you've managed to sneakily watch the tournament games at work today! Pete Blackburn here with you this afternoon (and tomorrow morning, too!) while Andy is out of the office. Feel free to send any links or feedback my way on Twitter - @PeteBlackburn.
The Madness Has Begun
The Round of 64 is officially underway, which means that there will be plenty of madness right around the corner. Heck, we've already had our first upset, as UAB managed to beat Iowa State in a thriller Thursday afternoon and the Georgia State Panthers toppled Baylor and their own coach at the same time. You can keep track of all of the tournament's biggest plays here. It's not ALL about the basketball, though, because the tournament is also a good way for fans around the country to one-up each other when it comes to antics and support for their favorite schools. Luckily for you, we've compiled some of this year's craziest superfans among the field. (Click here for full-sized gallery.)
Dale Hansen's Latest Brilliant Monologue
There may not be a better sports media personality who tackles social issues in sports better than Dale Hansen. The Dallas sports anchor has delivered some very poignant thoughts on a variety of topics in the past— including on Michael Sam and, more recently, racist signs at a high school basketball game—but his latest monologue ripped the Cowboys for their signing of Greg Hardy this week, and it was spectacular.
Relax, Guys ... It's Only Spring Training
It's not too often you see a baseball player get thrown out of a spring training game, but A.J. Pierzynski and Joe West are the two perfect personalities to come together and make that dream reality.
P.M. Lovely Lady of the Day
The scintillating Eva Mendes, who became one of the hottest moms in Hollywood last year after giving birth to her and Ryan Gosling's first child, is a fine candidate for today's LLOD honors. This week, the 41-year old actress revealed some interesting tips to maintaining a happy relationship. Among them? Never wear sweatpants. Preach, Eva. (Click here for full-sized gallery.)
Stop. Doing. This
Kentucky has yet to play a game in the NCAA tournament, but one Wildcats fan has already gone ahead and inked up a 40-0 National Champions tattoo. Will this trend ever end?
Dudes Are Dudes
I've watched this Vine a ridiculous amount of times and I still have no idea what point North Florida coach Matthew Driscoll was trying to make here. Biggest bro coach in college basketball?
Pursuit of Perfection
After an undefeated regular season, the Kentucky Wildcats are carrying college basketball's best record into the NCAA Tournament. After this video posted to their Facebook page, they're also riding the country's coolest hype train.
Arriving In Style
Georgia State coach Ron Hunter showed up to the Round of 64 on a scooter after tearing his achilles while celebrating his team's tournament berth last week.
Odds and Ends
DeAndre Jordan barked during Wednesday night's Clippers game... Bill Simmons had some very harsh words for Dick Vitale and Jim Boeheim... The most anticipated sneakers of Spring 2015.. .Get acquainted with the gorgeous sideline reporters of the NCAA Tournament... NBC analyst Mike Milbury suggested the San Jose Sharks should send Joe Thornton, second among the NHL's active points leaders, to the minor leagues... Here's the rumored plot for HBO's 'True Detective' season two.
Terrifying Avalanche Rescue
Here's some horrifying GoPro footage of a skier scrambling to save his buddy who was buried in an avalanche. Thankfully, they managed to dig the poor guy out in time. He actually ended up writing a blog post about the near-death experience.
A New Chapter
Get excited for a whole new slate of wild March Madness action by remembering the best moments from last year's tournament.
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