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NCAA basketball tournament time

Basketball Madness

If you have March Madness, come fill out NCAA basketball brackets - hurry, they're due by Thursday! Also time for fantasy baseball signups!

Superbowl on Fanfare

If you're watching the Superbowl, c'mon over to Fanfare!

World Series 2018 on Fanfare

Baseball fans come on along - Dodgers vs Red Sox, the MLB World Series chat and watch is happening on Fanfare.

Fall ball

Baseball! The heroes, the villains, the extra inning games. Come to Fanfare for all your baseball playoff discussion needs: first the division series, then the NLCS and ALCS (Brewers/Dodgers and Astros/Red Sox).

World Cup Final

Join today's livewatch and discussion in Fanfare for the World Cup Final!

World Cup 2018

Come share your excitement for the World Cup! There's also a bracket thread, and we'll sidebar Fanfare threads for livewatching as they go up.

NCAA basketball time

Hoop CloudsHoop Clouds by sclboston (cc by-nd)

It's March and that means college basketball! Did you see the historic upset last night? Come join the NCAA basketball discussion on Fanfare for the next couple weeks, and share your brackets on Metatalk.

Winter Olympics time!

CurlingCurling by BC Living (cc by)

Join us in Fanfare for the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, and for ongoing discussion of all the events of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics !

Superbowl

Unhappy owlUnhappy owl by krishna.naudin (cc by-sa)

It's Superbowl time! Come join in the Superbowl post on Fanfare -- for NFL football, and all the associated intra-Superbowl tv hoopla (ads, halftime, etc)

Slabs 101

slab upslab up by chris kuga (cc by)

Come ride the waves with not_the_water's great post about slab surfing

Getcher NCAA college basketball tournament brackets

Now, that is a bracket!Now, that is a bracket! by frankieleon (cc by)

The NCAA College Basketball Tournament is upon us, there's a Fanfare thread for live-watching, and Mefites are comparing predictions -- so hurry up and submit those men's and women's March Madness brackets if you want in.

Towering achievement

Concurs de castells Tarragona 2008 68Concurs de castells Tarragona 2008 68 by fer55. (cc by-sa)

Amazing pictures of the traditional Catalonian human towers called castells. Mefites share more background:

samelborp reports in from Catalonia: "... I went to the pla├ža de la vila (town's main square) to see them perform. One thing is to watch it in TV, but when you are there you realize what it takes to build those inmense human towers, the huge amount of people and how they arrange themselves..."

fuzz follows castelling too: "[Catalan tv] covers the Castellers every week as though it were a major sporting event. [...] it's amazing how the competition has intensified ... An 8-level castell was impressive a few years back; this time I got to see two successful 10-level towers."

In a 2005 thread, shoepal told how "I actually participated in a castelling (practice) event on a hot autumn afternoon in a small town outside of Barcelona. I was part of the base of the castle and had folks walking on my shoulders towards the center."

...and benzo8 on being a regular casteller: "us guys at the bottom may well have ten people directly on our shoulders, and maybe fifty-sixty people above us in total!"

Got that good soul in my feet

dancedance by bambe1964 (cc by-nd)

Put your dancing shoes on and take a trip around the world, in gusandrews's fascinating comment on the myriad ways social dance changes and spreads.

Doroteo Arango II reflects on one night at a famous dance club in London. "In 2002 I made a literal last minute decision, standing at the check-in line at the airport after a visit to my sister, to stay in London and see how long and how far I could make it with 100 pounds and basic English..."

Did you catch the incredible historical find, re-created Afro-Caribbean dance music from the 1600s?

What are some of your favorite transcendent, gives-you-chills performances? (And how about most amazing heart-in-your-throat sports moments?)

Conspire describes how this dancer's sign-language performance modifies lyrics and mixes languages to better serve the intended viewer.

FanFare goes to Rio

RIORIO by Isaias Fernandes (cc by)

Come join us on FanFare to discuss the Olympics! Tonight the Olympic Opening Ceremonies. All athletic events will be in the Olympic all-sports thread, and specific sports will be listed on the Olympics page as the games go on.

There's a MetaTalk thread for giving feedback on this experiment.

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