Many of you, like myself, are following the Tournament in conjunction with a bar or office pool. The dirty little secret of college basketball is that its popularity stems from the ease in which people can bet on the sport, and the tawdry little scandals that have attached themselves to the sport are notorious. However, I bet there are very few of you out there (particularly the dozen or so who have reached this site through a Google search for "USC Song Girls") who are taking part in this type of pool. Like those who attempt to organize "Dead Pools", this sort of thing is really a cry for help.
An outsider look at college sports