Plenty of reasons to love tourney time

Updated: March 19, 2009, 11:51 AM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

Thirty-three games this week (hey, the opening round counts), so 33 reasons we love the NCAA tournament:

1. The leader of the free world hates the BCS but loves the playoff format of March Madness. President Barack Obama even filled out a bracket for us. (I'll give him this much: He's no homer. The prez didn't pick Washington, D.C.'s, very own American University of the Patriot League over Villanova.) Watch -- he'll win the White House office pool but have to give all the cash to ...

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