Unless we are engrossed watching a specific game, all the madness behind March Madness can feel a bit tawdry. It could very well be the most overwrought sporting event we follow—a whole jam-packed series with gambling so acceptably ingrained that every office has a betting pool. That being said, the games themselves have an intensity the NBA can only dream of capturing and there is always at least one Cinderella type story the stoke even the crankiest “it’s only a game” crank.

Sports Illustrated has a history of dropping a March Madness cover each year with an impressive dedication to photo illustration. This year’s is no exception, upping the ante with some Augmented Reality. Wave your smarty phone over the cover and up come six tournament videos perfect for filling those 30-second gaps between games. (spd)

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