How to Pick NCAA Brackets and Not Go Mad in March

Don't let college basketball brackets control you
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2009 1:03 PM CDT
Temple's Dionte Christmas is hugged by fans after Temple defeated Duquesne on March 14, 2009.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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(Newser) – Obsessing over your NCAA tournament bracket? A time-management expert tells Esquire how to keep the March Madness time-suck under control.

  • Admit you have a problem—possibly after someone tells you, "You really seem to be getting over-involved with this whole thing.”
  • Cut back. Sure, "cutting it out completely might be too radical a step." Limit the amount of time you spend on your bracket.
  • Replace your obsession with something else. Like, you know, work.