Many people don’t realize it, but the NCAA College Hockey Tournament is timed exactly to give you, the bracket loving public, another shot to fill out a bracket, albeit a completely different one. What you know about college hockey matters little; most of you who fill out brackets for basketball don’t know shit about that either. What you do need to know is that college hockey is chock full of awesome rivalries. For example, the opening round game in the West region features North Dakota and Wisconsin, two schools who have a hatred of each other all the way back to the old days of the WCHA. Now that the WCHA saw most of its big school depart for the NCHC or the newly-formed Big Ten (which balances out the football conference which will open next season with 14 teams by only having six) version, this tournament gives us first-round match-up that would have never been seen in previous year. That means you don’t have to wait for the Frozen Four to see a scene like this:
Thankfully, it is a later-day group of Sioux supporters that give us the best college hockey bracket out there. To enter, you need to sign up, but that’s free. So you really don’t have a reason to do it, unless you are some sort of wussy Wisconsin Badger fan.
There’s another reason to get in on this bracket. You can never say you could take out the Dubster if you don’t sign up, and that’s not such a tough task, given my slavish loyalty to the rink-bound exploits of the artists formerly known as the Fighting Sioux. Of course, since the PC police have waged war on the North Dakota mascot, I’ve got an alternative…
If they can’t be the Fighting Sioux, why not the Fighting Who? So, now that I’ve maxed out on British television references, and I’ve gone 100% nerd here, perhaps it’s time to get down to the Dubsism bracket picks.
Go to Sioux Sports and sign up (el freebo) and try to take out Dubsism’s bracket. If you don’t want to fill out a bracket, then at least grab a water bottle and take your best shot.