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Upside down, inside out as March Madness approaches

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The precipice of March Madness is here, with conference tournaments soon tipping off amid what has been a wide-open year in men's college basketball. There's an identity crisis happening in the 2019-20 NCAA men's college basketball season.
Up is down, down is up, and no team seems to really care about hanging onto the nation's top ranking in the polls.
A team from the Mountain West Conference could end up with one of the top-four seeds. The Pac-12 is barely a blip on the national radar, outside of the Oregon Ducks and Colorado Buffaloes. And the Big Ten could not only see the Penn State Nittany Lions dancing but the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as well. All while the likes of the North Carolina Tar Heels and the defending champion Virginia Cavaliers have suffered at the hands of a mediocre season.
This has all happened in the short span of the last four months and doesn't even touch on the fact the resurgence of the Big East, which has three teams in the top-15.
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Dropping in for a quick hello, plus a newsletter

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It's been a little quiet here on The Journey of Now blog so far in 2020. That being the case, it was time to drop in for an update and some pop culture sightings. Into the bag of tricks we dig, conjuring up a one-time reappearance of a good old fashioned newsletter.
More consistent posting will take place in the future. March Madness is nearly here so there will be plenty to discuss then. Then we have the Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo. And next fall I'll be continuing my series following the careers of the five quarterbacks taken in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft.
I am also working on a couple of bigger writing projects outside of the normal plays and novels. One is a dive into an underrated sitcom from the 1990's. The other is in the vein of the summer box office tournaments and favorite holiday film tournament from year's past. Be sure to keep an eye for these projects later in 2020.
For now, we return to a newsletter and a few things I've been wa…