With March Madness right around the corner, ESPN recently released a commercial highlighting the… interesting moves of NCAA basketball coaches as they go through the gauntlet of emotion that is college basketball. It’s their own special dance, and what better song to set it to than D.A.N.C.E. by French electro duo Justice.
March is easily one of the best months ever. NCAA College Basketball is at its peak. Courts get stormed, crowds go wild and dreams either come true or are tragically shattered. The winter is ending and spring is just around the corner. Cherry Blossoms illuminate Washington DC. Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Fest take over Miami. Colleges throughout the nation go on spring break. Girls go wild.
We decided to do a little research and see what else has contributed to the madness of our beloved third month.
44BC – Julius Caesar is stabbed to death by Marcus Brutus, but Jimmy already knew that.
845 – Paris is sacked by Viking raiders (that just sounds funny)
1565 – The city of Rio de Janeiro is founded. Hot girls instantly flock there.
1781 – The planet Uranus is discovered by William Herschel (as opposed to just Uranus)
1801 – Thomas Jefferson becomes the first US president inaugurated in Washington, DC.
1845 – The rubber band is invented, giving rapper T.I. a career
1850 – American Express is founded… millions go into debt.
1889 – The Eiffel Tower is inaugurated. We’re not sure if it’s the position or the thing in Paris.
1896 – Ethiopia defeats Italy in the Battle of Adwa, marking the first victory of an African nation over a colonial power.
1904 – Dr. Seuss is born.
1923 – Greece becomes a republic. Malaka!!!
1931 – The Star Spangled Banner becomes the US National Anthem.
1933 – The film King Kong opens at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. But he still ain’t got shit on me.
1938 – Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.
MARCH 10 1940 – THE DAY THE WORLD WAS CREATED… the birth of Chuck Norris.
1953 – The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.
1960 – The laser is invented, club kids rejoice.
1961 – Fabio (Model and Actor) is born. But actually, it’s “Actor/Model and not the other way around.”
1962 – Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points in a basketball game. Then scores over 10,000 times at the after party.
1979 – Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty in Washington, DC
1980 – J.R. Ewing is shot on Dallas leading to the catchphrase “Who Shot JR?”
1983 – Taylor Hanson (from Hanson) is born… preparing the world for what will happen in 1994.
1994 – Justin Bieber is born.
And it finally makes sense. It’s Chuck Norris and Justin Bieber that make March so special. Case closed.