I am peripherally aware of the entire “March Madness” thing related to a basketball tournament, but even as a non-sports fan I find it a bit odd. What amazes me is the emotional attachment so many people seem to have with their colleges. For me, going to college and graduate school was just an interaction with a service provider.. I gave them money, they provided me with some educational services. It was no more meaningful or emotionally fraught than my relationship with my dry cleaner. I can understand locals rooting for the home team but people who moved away after school and haven’t been back for twenty years? It’s inexplicable to me.