It finally happened, a 16-seed upset a 1-seed and everyone’s bracket is absolutely destroyed.
Remember where you were tonight because history happened. For the first time ever, a 16-seed won an NCAA Tournament game. UMBC not only beat Virginia but ran them out of the building in one of the most shocking March Madness games we’ve ever seen.
No one saw this coming, certainly not the hundreds of thousands of people who filled out their brackets and had the Cavaliers standing at the end. There’s no way to quantify this loss or articulate its magnitude.
Something like this can only be articulated in tears, and Virginia fans were weeping as time ran off the clock in one of the most historic games in NCAA Tournament history.
Those are going to go in history books someday. Usually, this happens later in the tournament, but the shots of crying fans have never been more relatable. Those tears are washing away the hopes of so many brackets throughout the world, and never before has pain like this been felt so universally.
Maybe Virginia was going to lose eventually, and perhaps your bracket was going to get busted in a later round. Think of it as tearing off the band-aid and just getting it over with quickly.
Remember that you only paid for a bracket that’s been busted, not tuition to attend Virginia and forever have to live with this shame.