Monday, March 16, 2009

The Death of the Newspaper, Part 867

Here's another tradition that is rapidly disappearing in a post-newspaper world: the annual race to the newsstand on the Monday-after-Selection-Sunday to pick a copy of USA Today.

More years it was the only issue of the paper that one ever purchased (as opposed to the free issues left outside the door of your hotel room.)

The Monday issue traditionally has a pull-out that is devoted specifically to the 65 teams in the Tourney, with snapshot summaries and analysis. If you didn't get a copy by noon-time, many newsstands would be sold-out.

But in a internet world, all that match-up information is on-line.

And as of 10:30 this morning, hard copies of USA Today were still available.

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