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Merry Madness, everyone!

Forget about the Super Bowl, the first four days of the NCAA Tournament are our real unofficial national holiday.

Updated: March 21, 2005, 12:07 PM ET
By Brian Murphy | Special to Page 2

They call the Super Bowl America's unofficial national holiday. But after four days of Catamounts and double overtimes, of 12 seeds and Patriot Leaguers, The Cooler is at the point of believing the first four days of the NCAA basketball tournament are our real national holiday. The first four days of March Madness have achieved a Christmas-level vibe.

At Christmas, we have carols. In March, we have the CBS theme music.

At Christmas, we have Santa Claus. In March, we have Verne ...

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