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Ways for Everyone to Enjoy the March Madness

The best part is that you don’t have to be a sports fan to get in on the March Madness action. Check out these ways to experience March Madness for both the basketball-lover and the less-sports-enthused.

For the Basketball Lovers
You’re probably familiar with filling out brackets—the process consists of predetermining the winners for bragging rights. Brackets should be filled out by now, but if you haven’t simply start from wherever they’re at in the games. It’s never too late to get in on the fun. Plus, it’s more fun to watch the games when you have somebody to root for.

Before you fill it out, you should know what you’re up against. If you’re rooting for a true underdog, statistics show some bad news. According to ESPN, it has been 20 years since a No. 16 team has even come within one possession of beating a No. 1 seed.

But remember, anything can happen in March Madness. Fill out your bracket and settle in for the long-haul.

For the Less-than-Enthused
Is basketball not really your thing? No worries. You could also fill out a bracket based on which name you like best, your favorite mascots or simply the color of the jerseys.

But if you’re really not a sports fan, develop a bracket of something completely different (think Super Bowl vs. Puppy Bowl). All you need to do is pick a category. It could be something like types of cereal, fruit or even brands of clothing. Then, put all of the options into a bowl. Draw for the winners, and you’ve created your very own bracket. Get a group of friends to participate in your very own March Madness tournament.

Bringing it All Together: Meal-Time Banter
Like all great things in life, meal-time is the perfect time to bond over any event. Celebrate the big dance with the ones you love over the food you love. Go out on the town for a victory dinner for the winner, or schedule a weekly meetup to talk about where you’re at in the standings.

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that through through the dawn of time, food has had the power to bring people together. Gather, eat, talk about why your bracket will dominate—but remember that it’s all in good fun.