Fans' elation at the NCAA tournament championship game and Opening Day was muted this week by the death of Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart.
We looked at almost 2,500 comments left by fans on recaps of Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games and identified the most frequent excuses.
North Carolina ranks No. 14 on the ESPN.com football list. The state finishes No. 17 in the pro ranking, No. 21 among colleges and No. 14 in high school football.