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Call to political action: Fill out your (women’s) NCAA brackets!!!

March 15, 2010 – 9:14 PM

By Laura Pappano

This year we expect Connecticut to march all the way to San Antonio — and then some. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t water cooler-worthy debate to be had around match-ups all over the bracket (not to mentioned good basketball to be watched). Anyone remember last year when powerhouse Tennessee lost to Ball State? (Bet they do!)

A few hours after Selection Monday has named Connecticut, Tennessee, Nebraska, and Stanford as number one seeds in their regions, it’s time to e-mail friends, co-workers and family —  and organize a bracket contest (view bracket here).

The NCAA has made it free and easy to sign up (they walk you through the process and even score it for you!). Everyone has until games begin this weekend to register their picks.

I was reminded why this matters about 30 minutes ago while listening to local play-by-play of the Celtics-Pistons game on ESPN and the announcer bemoaned that UConn “didn’t make the tournament this year.”

What do you mean they didn’t make the tournament? Was he kidding??!!!?

Oh, the Men’s NCAA Tournament.

It’s time to disrupt the belief that March Madness is all about the men’s game, that UConn mean’s Jim Calhoun’s team — and that women (and guys, too) can’t talk up and hash over the women’s NCAA DI match ups.

It’s time to vote. Get that ballot — I mean bracket — and register your presence.

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