So, you know how some college basketball coaches, eager to have a tournament win or two to impress the boosters, have talked about having a tournament that incorporates all Division I-A teams? Well, in Wisconsin, they're actually trying something like this: They're starting a tournament with a 224 teams in it.
Well, kind of. They have seven different divisions, and from a total of 434 teams, 224 make the tournament itself. As we try to imagine what the heck that bracket would like — probably similar to the Shawn Kemp family tree, we suspect — we think this might be kind of fun in general, for all sports. Heck, our boy Ron Zook could probably sneak one tournament win, maybe ... OK, probably not.
Verona To Division 1 Playoffs; WIAA's 224-team Field Set [Wisconsin State Journal]
(By the way, we find that picture mesmerizing.)