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The Day The Madness Died

Bye Bye Tournament Guys

NCAA Basketball: West Coast Conference Tournament-Gonzaga vs Saint Mary’s Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

College basketball always has the most abrupt ends to its season, but this…this is something else entirely.

One of the weirdest, gut-punchingest 24 hours in sports history culminated with the cancellation of the men’s and women’s NCAA Tournaments. The most fun weekend of the year, the weekend Free Ira Brown actually gets to see each other in person, the most fun annual sporting event just…gone.

And thus, dear FIBber, the tone in our final episode of the season starts out expectantly somber. But with the help of each other, a little perspective and quite a large amount of alcohol, our heroes find the energy to discuss the first time (some of us) haven’t been in a bar watching games together in over a decade, give tribute to our seniors and whether this season finishes as a success.

Those stories, plus we have a mailbag! You had questions! We had answers! Some of them even applied to the questions! Well…ish. It was late in the pod and we, uh, may have had a few.

We also decided, since we simply couldn’t go without breaking down ANY bracket, to take Joe Lunardi’s final bracketology of the season and run our own foolproof simulation to determine who won the national title. You may be surprised who won (or you may not…yeah, you probably won’t be).

And finally, since sports are all theoretical at this point, our final Top 3 of the season involves historical sports matchups we’d love to see.

All this and more on Free Ira Brown, THE Gonzaga Hoops Podcast. Do come hang out with us one last time this season, won’t you?

This one is . . .Very Long. So here are some landmarks:

News: 15:00

Season Eulogy Montage: 19:07

Lamentations: 26:35

Senior Tribute: 47:20

Hypothetical Tourney: 1:05:28

Mailbag: 1:32:15

Song - The Day The Madness Died: 2:09:20

Top Three: 2:18:02