Friday, December 23, 2011

The Future Of Bracketology 101

For the past six years, we have spent more hours than we can count breaking down the "bubble."

It’s only fitting then, that the future of Bracketology 101 rests squarely on it.

Last November, Chris’s wife gave birth to their family’s first child, Ryan, and in late October, Craig’s wife gave birth to their first child, Jaren. Those new additions to the B101 family, coupled with the time commitments of our day jobs, have unfortunately left us with little to no time to devote to the world of bracketology. We still watch our fair share of games and we’ve kept up as much as we can on the college basketball landscape, but not nearly enough to analyze nightly games or put together and debate a weekly bracket.

(At this point, even Lunardi could probably come up with a better Field of 68 than we could.)

(OK…maybe not.)

In the last week or so, we’ve read several comments and received several e-mails wondering where we’ve been, and wondering if last year’s less-than-stellar final bracket had driven us into early retirement. The truth is we have two very important reasons why we haven’t posted anything yet this season. We can’t believe we are saying this, but bracketology – and the hours each week it takes to do it right – just don’t fit into our schedules right now. We’re not ruling out a late-season return, but in the near future, we won’t be adding any new content to B101.

To all of our fans and die-hard commenters, we already miss and will continue to miss all of the daily banter. We feel that over the last six years, no site has been better at debating all things bracketology than B101, and that’s because of the knowledgeable and passionate college basketball fans that visit every day. Don’t forget about us – we’ll let you know about the short and long-term future of the site just as soon as we figure it out.

In the meantime, enjoy the games...

Chris & Craig