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The most Irish of days is also the first day of the NCAA Tournament? Sláinte!

My heart is bursting.
My heart is bursting.
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In what should come as a surprise to absolutely no one who knows me, I dig St. Patrick's Day. I celebrate it with great vigor regardless, but today...man, today is special. Not only is it a day to honor Ireland, it's the first full day of the NCAA Tournament.

As much as I love football, I happen to think that the NCAA Tournament is the single greatest event on the sporting calendar every year.  Accordingly, I plan on combining two things I dearly love throughout the day, perhaps with a Guinness or three mixed in to keep me in the right frame of mind when my bracket inevitably busts before nightfall.

Should you wish to discuss your picks, or how glorious it'll be when Shaka Smart leads the Horns past Texas A&M and Oklahoma en route to the Final Four right here at NRG Stadiu, or how breathtakingly sharp Pat Forde is, or anything else related to March Madness, or just St. Patrick's Day, let it fly below. Enjoy the day.