Hope you all enjoy
The only thing in sports fandom sweeter than winning it all is exacting delicious revenge in the process. Thus, my bracket has Michigan executing a satisfying and demon-exorcising “Revenge Run” to the title:
- Wofford – their head coach played PG for Beilein, and now dares coach against him in the NCAA tournament? Traitor!!
- Texas – 2005 Rose Bowl
- Duke – 2011, round of 32 (among many other things)
- Louisville – 2013 final
- Arizona – December 14, 2013 in AA (after UM led by 11 in 2nd half)
- MSU – beat us in the BTT final this year, then their fans talked about it as if we hadn’t beaten them 2X this year, won the B10 reg season title by 3 games, and gone 6-3 vs their seniors
(OK, the Wofford one is kind of weak, but...best I could do on short notice)
I know what you're thinking. "Rationality vs wish fulfillment," "Kenpom this, RPI that," BLAH BLAH BLAH.
SCIENCE tells us that the brackets will work themselves out at each successive step to allow for Maximum Revenge Extraction for Michigan - and we all know that SCIENCE CANNOT LIE.
As a wise businessman once said: “Today I settle all family business…”
Buckle up for the sweetest and most satisfying edition of March Madness ever...
Write your own algorithm for picking your bracket (or hard coding a Michigan victory). You can pull in all manner of stats and rankings, plus add your own special sauce.
Has default examples like picking by seed or at random, or increasingly based on seed in later rounds.
Nothing as silly as picking by SAT scores, but a chance to test your hunches on what is really going to matter.
Based in JS. I figured there was a decent enough programming crowd here to pass it along. Plus, there are actually basic JS lessons there too, if you are both into winning at sports *and* learning marketable skills.
Forgot to mention the prizes, the key one being $2000 hard cash for the valiant victor.
I saw the thread the other day about Indiana making the CBI, but I don't believe the information about them rejecting the invite was included. Fred Glass said, "we're Indiana. We don't play in the CBI." Unfortunately for them, they don't play in the NCAA Tourney either.
Is this the right move for them, or would it be better to let their young players get some experience?
Sorry if this has already been mentioned, I haven't noticed it though. I perused my Directv guide and it shows our game at the time I indicated in the headline, Tex/ASU follows our game on CBS. I hope this helps many of you.
Also Thursday for B1G Teams:
Dayton/OSU Noon Eastern on CBS
American/Wisc. 12:30pm Eastern TruTV
Delaware/MSU 4:30pm Eastern on TNT
GO BLUE!!!! WIN THE GAME(S)!!!
It's that magical time of year when the weather seems poised to thaw the cold of a brutal winter and March Madness is on the brink of wiping out all productivity I hoped to achieve at my job. At home, I spend my time trying to beat last year's wallpapers for the tournament. Here's a hint: I don't think (outside of another Final Four run) I can even come close to topping last year's bevy of well-crafted work I pulled out of my ass at 2 am. But, hey, I can try to at least give you something decent to work with. That being said, these are just some generic wallpapers I've been working on this week (yes, I know it's Monday...THIS WEEK...it's a sad obsession). Hopefully, you will enjoy at least one of these until I get a tournament-flavored treat ready for you. That is, if I don't collapse from sleep-deprivation before uploading them. Also, my keyboard and mouse are dying on me...
"We Focus" Desktop (1920x1080)
"Win the game!" Desktop (1920x1080) [Comic-style panel #1]
"How are we going to play?" Desktop (1920x1080) [Comic-style panel #2]
"Not just a shooter!" Desktop (1920x1080) [Comic-style panel #3]
Ok, so these were quick and fun. I enjoyed putting the three panels together to form one super widescreen set-up at home. As I mentioned above, hopefully you will find one or two to hold you over until the real wallpapers arrive with the tournament. As always, constructive criticism and/or suggestions for future wallpapers are welcome.