March MADness: Things that make us mad bracket   

Updated: April 8, 2009, 9:49 AM ET

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They call it March Madness but Florida State-Wisconsin gets us fired up, not mad. If you want true March Madness with an emphasis on mad, check out this bracket of things that turn our faces as red as Bob Knight's old sweater until steam comes out of our ears as if someone just asked Jim Calhoun a question about his salary.

EAST REGION
ROUND 1
ROUND 2
ROUND 3
ROUND 4
ROUND 5
1 Alex Rodriguez
16 Jim Cramer
1 Alex Rodriguez
8 Republicans
1 Alex Rodriguez
5 Octomom
5 Octomom
6 Bernie Madoff
5 Octomom
8 Republicans
9 Democrats
5 Octomon
12 Hall of Fame voters
5 Octomom
13 Manny Ramirez
4 Terrell Owens
13 Manny Ramirez
6 Bernie Madoff
11 Clay Bennett
6 Bernie Madoff
3 Players who don't hustle
6 Bernie Madoff
10 Wall Street executives
3 Players who don't hustle
14 Players who take steroids
7 Oil company executives
10 Wall Street executives
10 Wall Street executives
15 People who text while driving
2 People who use cell phones while driving
15 People who text while driving

MIDWEST REGION
ROUND 1
ROUND 2
ROUND 3
ROUND 4
ROUND 5
1 Freeway on-ramps
16 Child car seat requirements
1 Freeway on-ramps
8 Traffic
8 Traffic
13 Still nothing worth watching
8 Traffic
2 Ticketmaster
8 Traffic
8 Traffic
9 Taxes
5 Airport security
12 Airplane seats
5 Airport security
13 Still nothing worth watching
4 Mandatory digital TV switchover
13 Still nothing worth watching
6 The BCS system
11 The subprime mess
6 The BCS system
3 Gas-guzzling SUVs
6 The BCS system
2 Ticketmaster
3 Gas-guzzling SUVs
14 Bottled water
7 Long, cold winter
10 Drought forecasts
7 Long, cold winter
2 Ticketmaster
2 Ticketmaster
15 Cable companies

SOUTH REGION
ROUND 1
ROUND 2
ROUND 3
ROUND 4
ROUND 5
1 AIG bonuses
16 Player salaries
1 AIG bonuses
8 Red Sox ticket prices
1 AIG bonuses
5 Bailouts for the wealthy
1 AIG bonuses
10 Stadium beer prices
10 Stadium beer prices
8 Red Sox ticket prices
9 Yankees' new ticket policy
5 Bailouts for the wealthy
12 Welfare for the poor
5 Bailouts for the wealthy
4 Wall Street
4 Wall Street
13 Your 401(k)
6 $4 cups of coffee
11 $9 glasses of wine
6 $4 cups of coffee
3 Rising college tuition
3 Rising college tuition
10 Stadium beer prices
3 Rising college tuition
14 Rising unemployment
7 Gas prices
10 Stadium beer prices
10 Stadium beer prices
2 Mainstream media
2 Mainstream media
15 Bloggers

WEST REGION
ROUND 1
ROUND 2
ROUND 3
ROUND 4
ROUND 5
1 Telemarketers
16 Spammers
1 Telemarketers
8 PEDs
1 Telemarketers
5 Owners demanding new stadiums
1 Telemarketers
14 Slow Internet connections
1 Telemarketers
8 PEDs
9 PSLs
5 Owners demanding new stadiums
12 Long lines for stadium bathrooms
5 Owners demanding new stadiums
4 NFL Sunday Ticket policy
4 NFL Sunday Ticket policy
13 NFL blackout policy
6 Guys who take softball way too seriously
11 Guys who don't take softball seriously enough
6 Guys who take softball way too seriously
14 Slow Internet connections
14 Slow Internet connections
7 Nonstop stadium noise
3 Twitter
14 Slow Internet connections
7 Nonstop stadium noise
10 Mascots
7 Nonstop stadium noise
2 World Series games ending after midnight
2 World Series games ending after midnight
15 Monday Night Football games ending after midnight

FINALS
SEMIFINALS
CHAMPIONSHIP
WINNER
5 Octomom
8 Traffic
8 Traffic
10 Stadium beer prices
8 Traffic
10 Stadium beer prices
1 Telemarketers


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