The March Madness Cometh
Can you feel it? That tingle in the air? The smell of freshly-polished hardwood? The hum of printers as fresh blank 64-team brackets (with the last 4 teams hastily scribbled in the corner) are printed, just begging to be filled out as Championship Week concludes. Soon we'll know the cast of the annual drama that is the March Madness NCAA Tournament, and you KNOW we're excited for it here at the shop. Every big sports event has its own unique excitement, and the excitement of the tournament is one of the very best. But first we have the drama that comes before the drama - the infamous Selection Sunday. There we'll all see who makes the cut, and who doesn't make it to the tournament. Of course we'll have our eye closest on the Virginia schools - RVA's beloved VCU Rams will of course be there, and we could see an exciting tournament appearance from the JMU Dukes! And then the brackets will REALLY get rolling. The matchups will be analyzed, the rankings criticized, and bold upsets predicted. And, of course, someone in your pool will fill out their bracket without looking and will win it all. Them's the breaks. But what we love more than anything is the intense fan spirit and love of basketball that March Madness brings with it. We love seeing people come to the store looking for some new gear for their favorite team - or gearing up for the team they've predicted will win it all. And of course we'll be cheering on the Rams with the rest of RVA, and doing our part by providing all the Rams gear necessary to properly rock the black and gold. Ah, March Madness. We've missed you.