Why Should You Care About March Madness

WDET’s Bre’Anna Tinsley asks Metro Detroiters what they enjoy most about March Madness.

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Upsets. Seeds. First round, Second round, Elite Eight. Final Four. These terms mean nothing to me. So, when I was assigned to cover a story about March Madness I had no idea what I was going to do. And when I started, I honestly didn’t care much about the event. Why should I? Why do people even care about a bunch of college kids chasing that orange ball? When most of them won’t even make it to the NBA? So, I went out and asked a few fans why they are excited.  

March Madness begins Thursday. Michigan State will play its first game here in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena on Friday, March 16 at 7:10 pm. 

Sports to me is the last great reality show. It’s not just the games. The games are exciting enough. But it’s the storylines. If you take a little bit of time to get to know the characters and you get to know the players and you get to know the teams you read up a little bit and you see their stories. And what’s led to those games then it becomes a more meaningful experience. 

– Seth Davis, CBS Sports Analyst


  • Bre'Anna Tinsley
    Bre'Anna Tinsley is a reporter for Detroit Public Radio, 101.9 WDET. She covers city government and housing, as well as co-hosting the "Detroit Evening Report" podcast.