For sports fans, Christmas is mid-March to early April, a three-week saga that provides an adrenaline rush unlike anything else offered by pop culture. The only thing that has dampened the effect has been the departure of Gus Johnson, the most awesome play-by-play man ever, from the CBS team. (Seriously, that guy could make any game ten times more exciting.) But not even the departure of Gus will stop us from crawling back year after year to fill out bracket after bracket, slavishly following the score of every game during those first four days, watching leak after leak appear in the ship as the losses mount.

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I have been something of a silent supporter of Tumblr over the past several months. At first, when I just gave Tumblr a mere glance, I didn’t really understand why anyone would opt for Tumblr over other blogging platforms like Wordpress that are infinitely more customizable. But over time my Wordpress site, The Attack Zone, has developed into something more and more specific, at least in terms of application: it functions as the place where I do my long-form writing, those crazy think pieces and “big lists” (as I refer to them in my head) that always have to do with entertainment in some way.

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