Every year basketball enthusiasts sit in their favourite chairs or in their most comfortable spot on the couch to enjoy hours and hours and hours of college basketball. It’s amazing, it’s enjoyable, it’s all of the best moments that you could hope for in 3 weeks of action.
But, if you aren’t that person, you might be a March Madness Widow. You might feel like you are alone, bored, and left without the hangout partner that you normally have.
If you are struggling with March Madness Widow Syndrome, we have 5 things that you can do from March 14 to April 3, 2017 – give ‘em a shot!
1. Create An Awesome Playlist!
Just like the mixtapes we made from our favourite cassettes and the radio, a good playlist still holds all kinds of value!
If you’re looking for simple starting points – we recommend using Spotify or YouTube to start curating your list of songs and mixing and matching until you get the perfect selection to suit your mood. Give yourself something to dance to, something to relax to, or something that just plays as loud as possible while you sing along!
2. Share Music With Your Friends!
Music is best enjoyed as a shared experience. Yes, sometimes it’s great to be lost in a song, but sharing music with your friends is the best.
Here’s a challenge: Every day of March Madness post a link to a song on a friend’s Facebook or Twitter and invite them to send you one back. There are 12 games days over 21 days – that means you have a chance to really share the music you love, and hopefully get some back, with and from your music loving friends!
3. Make Your Summer Music Plans!
Whether you’re into the festival scene or single concert events, there are all kinds of options available for you in the summer. And the worst thing you can do is wait until the last minute to make your plans.
Most festivals have tiered pricing, so the earlier you buy – the better. And unless you love sitting in the back row or on the lawn, you should be buying tickets and setting reminders for the concerts that have you most excited when the weather warms up!
4. Watch Some Music Documentaries
Trust me, I know that not everyone is into documentaries, but there are some awesome films on Netflix that you should really check out if you love music.
If you’re looking for recommendations… here you go
☞ Neil Young Journeys
☞ History Of The Eagles
☞ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Runnin’ Down A Dream
I watched and really dug all three of those – and if you take a look I’m sure you’ll find a few more that you can get into!
5. Play Along!
If your partner or best friend or family members are in love with the tournament, give it a shot with them. It really can be a whole lot of fun.
Fill out a bracket, pick a favourite team, let yourself get drawn into the drama and excitement that the tournament provides. From buzzer beaters to Cinderellas, you might just find that you like the NCAA action more than you thought you would.
Please remember though, your partner may truly be invested in their team’s performance, so if they do lose on the way to the national championship, try not to rub their face in it too much.
And if you need more ideas, have a look back at the first 7 years of the March Madness Widow Survival Guide
The March Madness Widow Survival Guide – March 18, 2010
The March Madness Widow Survival Guide 2.0 – March 10, 2011
The March Madness Widow Survival Guide 3.0 – March 8, 2012
The March Madness Widow Survival Guide 4.0 – March 17, 2013
The March Madness Widow Survival Guide 5.0 – March 16, 2014
The March Madness Widow Survival Guide 6.0 – March 16, 2015
The March Madness Widow Survival Guide 7.0 – March 12, 2016