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Enjoy the Underdogs, while you can

This coming weekend is the best of the year -- there's nothing better than a No. 15 or 16 seed flirting with immortality.

Updated: March 16, 2004, 10:50 AM ET
By Tim Keown | Page 2 columnist

We're coming up on the best weekend of the year and the weather where I live simply won't cooperate. It's 85 degrees and gorgeous -- horrible weather for the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. If you're facing a four-day stretch of snow, sleet or some other hideous meteorological malfunction, consider yourself lucky. You get to stay inside without guilt.

Here's what I love most about the first round: Absence of reason.

The best absence-of-reason moments come in the first ...

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