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The best thing in sports is here my friends, yes I am talking about March Madness and the NCAA Tournament. Besides the Super Bowl, this is the only sporting event that people who have zero interest in sports pay attention to.

So imagine what it does for those of us who love sports? It’s more than magical!

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While each year the tournament is filled with surprises and upsets, there are two things that are almost guaranteed to happen each and every year.

#1 – Nobody will ever fill out a perfect bracket (but you can give it your best shot in our Family Deal Bracket Challenge).

#2 – The Michigan State Spartans will probably make a deep run in the tourney.

And as a University of Michigan grad, this hurts me…a lot!

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Think you have what it takes to fill out a winning bracket during March Madness?

Then join us for the 5th Annual Family Deal Bracket Challenge and compete for your chance to win a new Xbox One entertainment system!

5th Annual Family Deal Bracket Challenge

You’re officially invited to participate in our Bracket Challenge along with LaFontaine Employees, Customers, Friends & Family – even Ryan LaFontaine himself!

The Family Deal Bracket Challenge is free to enter, so make sure you let your friends know all about it.

We’re hosting the contest on ESPN.com and filling out your bracket couldn’t be easier.

Simply click here to get started, and make a note that the password to enter the challenge is “familydeal” (one word, all lower case, no quotes).

But hurry, your bracket has to be completely filled out before March Madness tips-off on Thursday, March 19th (Please note that you will have to create an account on ESPN.com to fill out your bracket.)

If you are new to the bracket challenge, or don’t follow NCAA College Basketball closely, we’ve put together a few resources for you to use before you make your selections.

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After completing a season long series of Fantasy Football articles, my bosses were so impressed that I was asked to write a weekly column covering the current hot topics of Detroit sports.

At first I wasn’t sure because I’m pretty busy with my regular job, but after minutes of negotiation I decided that their offer of not firing me if I did this was more than enough to persuade me to take the gig.

So now that Fantasy Football is over, I am going to dive right into the Detroit sports scene giving you the coverage you crave in an exciting and unique way.

I had hoped my first post would be about something happy like the hiring of Jim Harbaugh or a Lions playoff victory. But due to unforeseen flag pick-ups, plans have changed!

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So as we collectively sit back and bemoan the opportunity that was ripped out from under us by the poor officiating in our recent playoff (fix) loss at Dallas, that got me thinking – how does the Flax Fix of the 2014 NFL Wild Card Playoff game rank among the all-time worst calls in Detroit Sports History?

I’m going to warn you, reliving these 8 terrible calls may make you a little sad and angry all over again, so grab some tissues and a pillow to punch just in case.

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