March is usually a pretty happy time for Nashville Predators fans. We’ve grown accustomed over the years to watching their favorite team take its final steps toward securing a playoff spot. This year things are different. With Colin Wilson and Patric Hornqvist still on injured reserve and Sergei Kostitsyn playing terribly, the team is closing in on its first losing season since 2008-09. It’s a good thing, then, that Fansided has a March Madness printable bracket to help you take you mind off how badly things are going for the Preds.
There are all sorts of good storylines to track with this bracket, especially if you’re a typical Preds fan who likes local underdogs. The MTSU Blue Raiders from down the road in Murfreesboro will be playing one of the tournament’s first games tomorrow night, and if they win they’ll make it into the full bracket of 64. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, just up I-65 in Bowling Green, have a tough road, too, facing No. 1 Kansas in the first round. I’ll be keeping track of those games as they’re going on and checking in with Busting Brackets for all the other news from the tournament. I’ll also be following the hashtag #FSMadness over on Twitter for real-time updates. Anything to take my mind off the Preds!