The 5 Stages of Losing Your March Madness Pool to Someone Who Has Never Seen a Basketball Game
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Noah Kaufman
June 22, 2017

March means two things: green shoots that signal that spring is on its way, and the NCAA College Basketball Tournament known as March Madness (which kicks off March 18). If you work in an office anywhere in America, it is likely that you will be in a March Madness pool. It is even more likely that the pool will be won by someone who thinks Michael Jordan still plays for the Bulls, and may not know that the Bulls are a basketball team.

Here's what you'll go through:

Stage 1: Denial

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Stage 2: Anger

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Stage 3: Bargaining

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Stage 4: Depression

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Stage 5: Acceptance

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