Best devices to manage your March Madness bracket
by Dan Kricke
It’s finally here! The irrelevant NCAA basketball season finally gives way to the fantastic NCAA Tournament on March 19th, and we can finally get down to brass tacks and figure out who the real number one team in the country is. But are you ready to manage and take care of your bracket? Have you done your homework? How will you keep up with the games? We’ve got a few ideas for you.
Secure a reliable mobile device
For hoops fans on the go, the best way to keep track of games is of course on your smartphone. Sure you’ll miss the live action, but whether you’re stuck at some event without real Internet access or your significant other is watching you like a hawk, it’s easy to take a peek at the scores now and again on your phone. Why, you could even use it as an excuse to upgrade to the iPhone 5. Apple is even offering 1 percent cash back on your purchase. That ought to cover the price of an apology gift for ignoring your spouse for a month, right?
If you’re lucky enough to have a bit more freedom, you can always grab a tablet. That way you’ll catch some video highlights as they occur, stream a game or two and still not be totally tethered to your home. Office Depot has good deals on tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, and they’re also offering up to 3 percent cash back.
Championship deals on laptops
Personally, I’m a ride or die laptop man. I want to keep my Twitter app open to follow the online conversation while I have separate tabs for video highlights and a big scoreboard all in one spot, maybe even while I’m sitting on the couch and watching games on my TV. For those like me, I’d go with an HP laptop from Best Buy. After all, the 3 percent cash back they’re offering should cover the buffalo wings and drinks you’ll want on the opening tip-off weekend at the very least.
A little basketball, fried food and cold drinks – it almost makes March bearable.
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