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2020 Blogger So Dear Bracket Challenge

Time to get creative

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Baylor vs Syracuse Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

This week was supposed to be the best week in the calendar year. Today we should be building our brackets and debating which teams got snubbed and which teams are definitely getting upset (and complaining about how once again Wake won’t be taking part in March Madness). Thursday, we should be glued to our TVs from noon until midnight, just to go sleep and do it all over again on Friday. Unfortunately, none of that is happening because the NCAA Tournament was cancelled due to health concerns, and that absolutely sucks.

Seeing as this is a sports website and basically every sporting event until college football starts back has been cancelled, we don’t really have much to talk about—at least for the time being. That means it’s time to get creative. So while we anxiously await an announcement from the Athletic Department, it’s time to dust off The Simulation™ and try to kill some time.

This time, I am going to use College Hoops 2k8 with updated rosters on the XBox 360 the advanced, state of the art simulation algorithm to see who can rightfully claim the crown of 2020 National Champion. The bracket will be based off Joe Lunardi’s final Bracketology bracket from March 12th. But, what’s the point of a bracket if there’s not a bracket challenge? I have attempted to put together a way for you to build a bracket and play along if you want, because it just seems wrong to let March pass by without someone making a bracket. You can make your bracket here (keep in mind I threw this together in a day).

I hear what you are saying. Yes, it does seem like a big waste of time. But literally everything is cancelled and until Wake announces what they’re going to do with the head coaching position, a big waste of time is all we have. And if we do get something to discuss in the next couple of days, this can always go on the back burner. So play a long, or don’t—either way I’m going to use this to avoid going insane.