And the winner of the HOTSPROTSTAKES Bracket Challenge is…

Folks, after three weeks of exciting college shoot hoops and everyone hoping they would win the world’s most prestigious basketball prize, the HOTSPROTSTAKES Bracket Challenge has come to a conclusion and the winner is… Continue reading And the winner of the HOTSPROTSTAKES Bracket Challenge is…

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Could Loyola Chicago’s run to the Final Four mean more at-large bids for mid-major schools?

It seems like the big schools get all of the at-large bids, but could Loyola Chicago’s run open the eyes of the selection committee and open the door for similar schools? Continue reading Could Loyola Chicago’s run to the Final Four mean more at-large bids for mid-major schools?

I feel bad for these mid-major/small conferences that play their tournament at a neutral site

For some of these small conferences, like the MEAC, Big Sky, Sun Belt, and others, you turn on the game expecting a great atmosphere in some tiny gym with 3,000 seats where people are standing anywhere they can fit in…and instead they’re playing in what looks like an airplane hangar with 200 people inside Continue reading I feel bad for these mid-major/small conferences that play their tournament at a neutral site

The winner of the HOTSPROTSTAKES Bracket Challenge is…

Wow, what an NCAA Tournament it was folks.

Game after game saw legendary performances, memorable moments as multiple schools went deeper into the tournament than ever before.

And then the NCAA Championship Game happened, we all got mad, and North Carolina won.

But the real winner was our champion of the HOTSPROTSTAKES Bracket Challenge!

Without further ado, your 2017 champion was…

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Jarritos’ version of March Madness is the best one nobody is talking about

I don’t know if you grew up with Jarritos at your supermarket, but if not, I’ll give you a primer. Jarritos is a soda made in Mexico that uses 100% real cane sugar and natural fruit flavors to produce extremely unique sodas.

It’s also known for being packagedĀ in glass bottles and being extremely colorful. It can typically be found in the imported foods section of your local grocery store, although your options are usually limited to the big three of mandarin, tamarind and jamaica.

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HOTSPROTSTAKES staff reveals its NCAA Tournament picks

The NCAA Tournament is finally actually here after those play-in games, and we the basketball experts at HOTSPROTSTAKES.com are here to offer up our TAEKS on the madness.

Find out who we think will win it all, who will pull the biggest upset, or who we think is this year’s Cinderella team! Or just bookmark this and come back to roast us when all these picks are wrong following the Final Four.

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The NCAA Tournament is here, and I miss Gus Johnson

The NCAA Tournament has (sort of) kicked off with the first pair of First Four games being played last night, and two more set for this evening.

But the real feast of basketball doesn’t begin until Thursday, when the actual First Round gets underway and we have nothing but basketball for four straight days.

And while it’s officially been six years since his CBS Sports contract ended, it just feels weird not having Gus Johnson calling some of the games.

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