In our lead story from Los Angles, we're helping to guide you through NCAA March Madness. From celebrities to office co-workers, everyone is in on the action, and now you can be too!
It's tip-off time for March Madness, and that means one thing: lots of basketball. Bring that spirit into your home with these 12 hoop-centric finds. From pacifiers and arcade-like games to sporty dolls, you'll find something for every kid and age. Click through to get your budding basketball stars bouncing and dunking both on and off the court.
In honor of March Madness, we're turning our focus to the basketball court this week. While celeb tots may not have an allegiance to collegiate teams just yet, they seem to love taking in NBA games (courtside, of course) with their famous moms and dads. We've scouted some of the sweetest shots of celebrity hoops fans cheering on their beloved ballers.
One of the first heralds of Spring has sprung: March Madness kicks off today! Whether you're even paying attention to the college basketball event, you can still get into this slideshow. With b-ball on the brain, I've been reminiscing about my favorite basketball players from the big screen. Check out the characters I would put together for the ultimate cinematic dream team!
We're happy to present this excerpt from one of our favorite sites, YourTango.
I love me a neck-and-neck basketball game, live for that giddy feeling before the NFL playoffs, and would never miss a Slam final between Rafa and the Djoker.
I'm just a girl with a deep appreciation for the magic that takes place on field, ice and court, and enjoy dishing with other women who feel the same way. Oh, you do, too? Well, we're pretty awesome girls, which has got me thinking during this March Madness frenzy. I might be a little biased, but . . .
I totally think guys should date us. Right? We're each kind of a great catch. (Wink, wink.)
So, if you know Anthony Davis is No. 1-seed Kentucky's freshman phenom or that you should never count Tom Izzo's Spartans or Coach K's Blue Devils out, this is for you: reasons to date a girl who loves sports. But feel free to send it out to dudes en masse as a reminder.
- You get to watch the game without distractions. Dating a girl who loves sports means you won't be helping her rearrange furniture or be taking a trip to see her parents on a Sunday afternoon. There will be no nagging to go shopping when your team has the ball with 3.3 seconds left. She'll be watching the game, too. And in fact, if you say something to break her concentration, you will be promptly shushed.
- Two heads are better than one. You two can pool your vast knowledge of college basketball to make bracket predictions and destroy your colleagues. The satisfaction of knowing you were oh-so spot-on is fabulous, but a cash prize doesn't hurt either . . .
- She'll let you vent. Cannot believe the coach of your favorite team burned through three timeouts in the first half, running out by the end of the game? Need to yell about how the best player choked, missing four free-throws in crunch time? She'll let you share your concerns. Just let her vent, too, OK? She'll be just as peeved.
Finish reading the rest of the story on YourTango: March Madness Time: 5 Reasons to Date a Girl Who Loves Sports
Written by Jenna Birch for YourTango.
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