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Why Alexander Hamilton Is The Best Ghostwriter Ever

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By: Jon Finkel  I’m reading Ron Chernow’s immense, important and incredible book, Alexander Hamilton. You won’t believe me but the book has been sitting in my virtual library to read for about five years now, long before the new play became a Broadway and cultural blockbuster. It’s a behemoth of a book and deserves every accolade it has earned. His life and his rise to …

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 …

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 …

High Rolling: My Night As A Casino Host At The Seminole Hard Rock’s Blackjack Tournament – Yahoo! Sports’ ThePostGame.com

By: Jon Finkel “You’re only as good as your last comp.” — Henry Pisano, vice president of player development, Seminole Hard Rock Casino It’s Friday night and fists of black clouds are pounding the sky above the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Rivers of rain flow over the edges of the roof covering the main entrance, making it appear as if buses and …

March Sadness: Why the First Four Tourney Games Are Lame (and 4 ideas to make them better)

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 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. It’s a scam, a flim-flam, a way of cheating teams into thinking they’re going to …