So Cal is taking on USF, no, not that one, the other other USF, tonight in a play-in game (now dubbed as one of the "First Four") for the right to play Temple (5). And, of course, it's all about the Go Bears tonight.
But what if real life had play-in games?
Bill and Rob have to win a competition for the right to date Sally.
Went through several rounds of job interviews? Congratulations, you've almost made it. Now you have a play-in interview against another candidate in order to get that job.
Lived an emotionally fulfilling life and now you're at St Peter's gates (note, I don't actually know how this works). Play-in game to see who advances to heaven and who drops down to hell. Hey, if it's such a big deal, you should have scheduled some harder challenges during your life. Maybe lost a job or something?