March Madness is arguably the most glorious annual event in sports, and it all centers around a simple tournament bracket that’s most easily and enjoyably digested at one time.
That’s why the tournament’s annual “Selection Sunday” reveal is so egregious. It’s a two-hour TV program (thankfully, “only ” 90 minutes this year) that lards copious amounts of bloviation and advertising around something that most sports fans would prefer was just posted online at an appointed time.
Last year, however, an anonymous vigilante threw themselves upon the gears of this money-making machine by leaking the 2016 bracket halfway through the TV reveal. Now 2017 Selection Sunday is upon us in two days. Could we be due a repeat? Read more…
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