The real question at hand though, is how social can we take trash talking this March?
While it is certainly easier to turn to your friend sitting next to you, who happens to be an ACC fan, and politely discuss the Big East's absolute dominance in the tournament this year, social media will, no doubt, heighten the depth and breadth of your trash talking potential.
This is also the first year the second generation iPhone with the good ol' 3G will capabilities will allow people to check stats, manage their brackets, Tweet their disapproval and manage their Facebook fandom. (C'mon, how many of you diehard fans have already changed your profile pic to your favorite schools logo?)
A downside is that the CBS Sports Application will only work with Wifi connectivity on your iPhone, but it will serve as an extra medium to quell the madness beyond the two TV's you've set up in your living room, the laptop precariously propped up on your desktop PC's tower whose monitor rests at the edge of the table next to the never ending bowls of chips and salsa.
Whether you love our hate Tyler Hansbrough with a fiery passion, there is no doubt that you will find the comments and team trash talk and heated debates on Twitter as we get closer to the championship showdown. Of course, today's topic of discussion surrounding NCAA college basketball on Twitter is President Obama's bracket... UNC to win it all? Not a chance they'll get by Pitt in the Final Four!
Someone knocking your team? Support your school and reply so that all can hear! But remember the rules of any argument and bring some evidence to back up your point... you don't want to be THAT guy do you?
My name is Chase Colasonno. I was raised by wolves. I am now 24 years old, living in New York City in the East Village. My entire life has revolved around technology, consumer electronics, gaming and the culture surrounding it. From day one I was infatuated by Atari, in awe after seeing my first computer and addicted to a little thing called the interweb for a couple of years. The wolves not only taught me how to use a computer, but they are also very social animals… I know what you’re thinking, “Chase, how could a wolf possibly use a mouse?” Well, it takes two of them… hence them being very social creatures. While you may be doubting my childhood with wolves, I’m sure you’ll find it easy to understand that with my passion for metallic or plastic devices with screens or an internet connection and my fondness and lack of anxiety when communicating with people left me perfect for the tech PR and marketing worlds.