Behind the Bets: All hail college hoops!

If you've never cared about NCAA basketball before March -- start now

Updated: November 18, 2009, 3:44 PM ET
By Chad Millman | ESPN The Magazine

I've been lost in the fields of green, seats of gold, skies of blue and a miasma of covers and undefeateds and key numbers. I've been blinded by the cash cow that is football, king of all bets, the puppeteer of my keyboard strokes.