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The Reverse Buffett Bracket

With all due respect to Nate Silver and the 538 crew, anybody with an old TI-82 can invent an algorithm and build a statistical model and use other math jargon I’ve never heard of to predict the winner of every NCAA Tournament game… What would be really impressive, however, is to pick the loser of every NCAA Tournament game. Yes, it’s easy to push all …

First Four No More. Enter: The Bubble Bracket

Thinking your team qualified for the NCAA Tournament, only to find out they’ve earned a spot in a play-in game, is like being told your MLB team is headed to the World Series, but then you discover they’ve actually won a spot in a stick ball game in the parking lot. Nobody cares about the play-in games. March Madness is, and always will be, about …

Googled For You: What is Titanfall and Is It Awesome?

It’s a video game and yes, it is. At least it looks awesome. I have two little kids, which makes playing a video game pretty much impossible… Here are the bullet points: 1) Titanfall was developed by the guys behind Call of Duty, another phenomenal-looking video game series I haven’t had the time to play. 2) The trailer for the video game looks like a …

Public Relations Pain & Gain & Derek Rose

The phrase “Derek Rose’s brother said” should have never entered the sports lexicon. Derek Rose has a website (www.drosehoops.com). Derek Rose has a blog. He has a Twitter handle, a Facebook page, a YouTube channel… He has so many ways to communicate that if he wanted to make an announcement about his playing status in Chicago, it might take more time to decide the proper …