The Legend of Razor Shines – My 8th Grade Song/Poem/Ode

I found this song/poem/ode to Razor Shines in a box of my schoolwork in my parents’ garage before I recently moved. It was an assignment from an English class in 8th grade. My friends, all baseball fanatics, loved it. My teacher was confused. Reading it now, and taking into consideration that I didn’t have the Internet to research Razor in the 8th grade, I’m impressed …

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 …