In March, you may see some Americans going crazy, gambling, and insulting each other all at the same time. This is all because of March Madness, the time when Americans go crazy about college basketball.
So, if you’re interested in Americans sports, basketball especially, stay tuned to find out about the things you can say and do to go mad with the Americans around you about March Madness.
- high caliber skill – very high level of skill
- Amateur – non-professional, unpaid athlete, worker, or performer
- Alumni – those who have graduated, usually from a school or university
- Alma mater – Latin for “nourishing mother”, the school or university one graduates from
- Ribbing – playfully and jokingly insulting
- Sweet 16 – the final 16 college basketball teams in March Madness
- Elite 8 – the final 8 college basketball teams in March Madness
- Final 4 – the final 4 college basketball teams in March Madness
- Championship – the final game in a tournament which decides the best team or player of the year, like the Superbowl
- NCAA – National Collegiate Athletics Association, the organization which organizes March Madness basketball games