Basketball Fans Fired Up For March Madness


By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) After the Superbowl's over, millions of sports fans slip into a kind of depression.

But for them, a sure sign of spring is college basketball, which is what March Madness is all about. That's when more than 60 college basketball teams go head to head to find out who's best in their sport.

Eric Schindler, Manager of Buffalo Wild Wings, says, "It's the only time of year when you have mass sporting events in the same sport going on at one time, other than the Olympics, which is only every four years.  It's a lot of fun, it's a lot of excitement.  If your team's in, you're going to have a great time."

Schindler indicates that March Madness is one of the biggest sporting events of the year. It's a great time, and sports fans plant themselves in front of the tube for days at a time.

Schindler says, "With March Madness, it's the final end of the year for college basketball, it's the biggest event in college basketball.  It's 68 teams now that take over the next three weeks.  The focal point is really all on them.  Other sports become miniscule at this time of year, because of the impact of this tournament." 

The NCAA's Final Four games will be held Saturday, April 6th and the final game will be played Monday April 8th.
CBS will be airing the games for the official brackets of March Madness beginning this Thursday. In fact, you can see those games – instead of KMVT's News at Six – the next two Thursdays and Fridays.

Mar. 19, 2013.

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