Forget that piece of paper with the fancy cursive on it that you get for walking across a stage; the best part about attending college is then being able to support that college whenever it's a part of the NCAA Tournament.
Unfortunately for many Redskins players, one of life's greatest joys was taken away from them this weekend, as the majority of their alma maters that had qualified for March Madness saw their run come to an end.
Kirk Cousins and Jamison Crowder can no longer support tourney mainstays Michigan State and Duke, after both lost in the Round of 32. Same goes for Dustin Hopkins (Florida State), Martrell Spaight (Arkansas) and Morgan Moses (Virginia).
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Meanwhile, at least Kendall Fuller, DeAngelo Hall and Vinston Painter can all mourn the fact that Virginia Tech fell to Wisconsin in its opening matchup together. Same with ex-Terps Vernon Davis and AJ Francis. Su'a Cravens, on the other hand, has to sulk about USC's elimination all on his own.
As for the members of the Burgundy and Gold who are still smiling with the Sweet 16 on tap for this weekend? That group is led by a bunch of Florida Gators, including Jordan Reed, Matt Jones and Quinton Dunbar.
Ryan Kerrigan (Purdue), DJ Swearinger (South Carolina) and Phil Taylor (Baylor) can also still wear their old college gear with pride for at least a few more days.
Perhaps the saddest news of all, however, relates to Jay Gruden. His son, Joey, is a part of Dayton's roster, and the Flyers were taken down by an underseeded Wichita State team in the opening round on Friday.
March Madness can be really, really fun — that is, until it turns into March Sadness.