For college sports fans, there are few days that hold as much anticipation as Selection Sunday—when the NCAA announces which 68 teams will compete in its men’s basketball tournament.. RELATED: Free download: 11 Essentials for a Stellar Online Newsroom.
While fans criticized CBS for turning what is normally a 30-minute show into a two-hour torture fest, Twitter user @RICHIE posted a photo of the full bracket. As picks matched his bracket, users began to take note:
Bracket leak guy is the hero America needed
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) March 13, 2016
Debates over some of the controversial picks were occurring online even before CBS had made official announcements. Eventually, teams accepted the leaked bracket as fact:
Teams yet to be announced seem to be accepting the bracket leak as legit, per a few texts. Already studying their leaked opponents.
— Luke Winn (@lukewinn) March 13, 2016