Today is the first day of March Madness. It was also a terrible day for procrastinators.
CBS Sports, whose Bracket Challenge app and site is one of the most popular destinations for informal pools, crashed just hours before the first game was set to tip off at 12:15 p.m. Those who wanted to make last-minute bracket changes were out of luck.
As you can probably imagine, sports Twitter lost its mind.
Here's how the error message looked.
When you find out CBS Sports Crashed and you need to tweak your tournament bracket pic.twitter.com/ISZu00DlTU— T-Rex (@TRexRevenge) March 16, 2017
Twitter was not a fan.
Me: Lemme go make a crucial last-minute change to my March Madness bracket— sammy (@sammynnj) March 16, 2017
CBS Sports: *site crashes and servers never reboot*
It was a sad day for people with last-minute bracket tweaks.
Hope you don't have changes to your CBS bracket! Seems like that part of the site has been down for the past hour— Shane (@wattheheckmann) March 16, 2017
Is @CBSSports website down for anyone else who is trying to finalize their bracket, I mean, work?— Ben Kamisar (@bkamisar) March 16, 2017
#cbssports said eff your brackets! They sent out a "hurry up and complete your bracket" email when their server has been down all day lol— Danielle Fitzpatrick (@daniellefitz2) March 16, 2017
CBS' prompting to finish brackets before they locked rang hollow.
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