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  • Mitt Romney’s NCAA Bracket Was Almost Perfect

    04/08/2015 5:40:24 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 43 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | April 7, 2015 | CBS Boston Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) –It might just be the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament. Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican nominee for president, has never claimed to be an expert on basketball. But his March Madness bracket turned out to be one of the most accurate in the country, finishing in the 99.9th percentile. Romney correctly picked Duke as the national champion, nailed the Final Four and selected six of the Elite Eight teams. His bracket was leaked by a source to the Huffington Post. In 2012, Romney said he decided not to fill out a bracket because...
  • ESPN Creates PR Disaster By Refusing To Pay 6th Grader For NCAA Pool Victory

    04/08/2015 10:45:43 AM PDT · by drewh · 75 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 11:12 am, April 8th, 2015 | Joe Concha
    Guess how much ESPN is worth these days… A) $10 billion B) $25 billion C) $50 billion If you answered C, you win a gold star…which is about all that 12-year-old Sam Holtz of Illinois will take home after winning ESPN’s bracket challenge. One problem: Said challenge is supposed to pay $20,000 and a trip to Maui to a randomly-drawn winner among the top 1%. But because Sam is only 12, he’s ineligible to be considered for the prize. Rules are rules — that’s understood. In this case, Sam used his Dad’s email address to enter his picks. But ESPN...
  • Mitt Romney Nailed His NCAA Bracket, Remains in the Top 1 Percent

    04/07/2015 4:55:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    After all the upsets and buzzer-beaters, Mitt Romney remains in his element as a member of the March Madness 1 percent.
  • NCAA National Championship Wisconsin v Duke (+1, 140 o/u) CBS TV 9:18pm EDT thread

    04/06/2015 3:16:50 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 278 replies
    NCAA National Championship Wisconsin v Duke (+1, 140 o/u) CBS TV 9:18pm EDT thread
  • Wisconsin Breaks Kentucky Streak in Final Four Thriller -- 71-64

    04/04/2015 8:18:27 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 68 replies
    Link only
  • Kentucky cannot overcome Obama curse!

    04/04/2015 8:23:25 PM PDT · by bray · 48 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 4/4/15 | bray
    With all of the top players in the country Kentucky could not overcome the Obama curse. He picked them to win and just like Bibi, Wisconsin was able to win in a huge upset. Maybe he will pick Hillary.
  • Kentucky's perfect season ends with 71-64 loss to Wisconsin

    04/05/2015 1:05:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 4, 2015 | EDDIE PELLS
    ".....The hard-nosed Wisconsin Badgers did what nobody else could Saturday night — knocking off the Wildcats 71-64 behind 20 points and 11 rebounds from Frank Kaminsky and a clutch comeback down the stretch. Now, it's Wisconsin heading to the final to play Duke, an 81-61 winner over Michigan State in the earlier — and much less entertaining — semifinal. "It gives us another 40 minutes, I know that," said Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, who leads the Badgers to their first final since 1941. And Kentucky has a long ride home, finishing the season at 38-1 — two wins short of...
  • Final Four Thread Michigan St v Duke; Wisconsin V UK

    04/04/2015 3:39:26 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    Final Four live on TBS, TNT.
  • Wisconsin, Kentucky governors make friendly wager: Cheese, sausage & root beer vs. bourbon

    04/03/2015 11:35:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Fox 6 Now ^ | April 3, 2015
    MADISON (WITI) — Governors Scott Walker and Steve Beshear offered up a friendly wager on Friday, April 3rd in anticipation of the NCAA Final Four men’s basketball game on Saturday. Governor Walker bet an assortment of Wisconsin cheese and sausage, and root beer, that the Wisconsin Badgers will win, while Governor Beshear wagered Kentucky bourbon for a University of Kentucky Wildcats victory. In a news release, Gov. Walker said the following: “The Badgers have had an incredible season thus far and have represented Wisconsin admirably both on and off the court. As we face the Kentucky Wildcats in the Final...
  • NCAA president 'very pleased' with revisions to Indiana law

    04/02/2015 7:41:59 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    Argus Press ^ | 4-2-2015 | ap
    NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association is "very pleased" with revisions to Indiana's religious objections law that critics feared would lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians. Indiana lawmakers unveiled an amended bill Thursday morning.
  • UCONN COACHES PROHIBITED FROM ATTENDING FINAL FOUR

    03/31/2015 8:34:11 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 41 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 03-31-15 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act has disrupted the travel plans of UConn coach Kevin Ollie and his staff. They're boycotting the Final Four in Indianapolis and the annual National Association of Basketball Coaches convention that coincides with it in compliance with Monday's order from Gov. Dannel Malloy's prohibiting all state of Connecticut employees from traveling to Indiana.
  • The Bear and the Community Organizer

    03/30/2015 5:19:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Vladimir Putin scheduled the war to retake the Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – for the first half of the last Final Four college basketball game. He anticipated, correctly, that the President’s focus would be on his brackets instead of Russia’s plan to recapture its former glory. The signs were all there – prior aggression in Georgia, the invasion of Ukraine, the unscheduled “maneuvers” in both Russia and Belarus adjacent to the panicking Baltic States’ borders, the provocative military flights into their airspace and that of nearby Sweden. And the administration, fixated on pushing through its domestic agenda...
  • #BoycottIndiana: Keith Olbermann calls on NCAA to pull Final Four from Indianapolis over RFRA law

    03/27/2015 7:02:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 27, 2015 | Staff
    Add Keith Olbermann to the now trending #BoycottIndiana mob looking to punish the state over its new religious freedom law — a law that closely mirrors the 1993 Chuck Schumer sponsored, Bill Clinton signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act:
  • NC State player after upsetting Villanova: 'The (Expletive) wrong with Barack Obama?'

    03/22/2015 8:06:57 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 50 replies
    SB Nation ^ | Mar 21, 2015 | Rodger Sherman
    The first thing to do after you win a huge NCAA tournament game is CURSE OUT THE PRESIDENT ON LIVE TV!
  • Top-seeded Villanova ousted with stunning loss to NC State (Obama Jinx !!!)

    03/22/2015 5:37:31 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/22/2015 | staff
    The rims seemed tight. So did Villanova. The Wildcats missed so many shots — gimme layups, uncontested jumpers, airballed 3's — that it was no surprise the first thing to fall was their Final Four target. No wonder it came to this: The 'Cats were the first to go from a top seed to No. 1-and-done. North Carolina State, a program that authored one of the early chapters on March shockers, can add another stunner to the list: The Wolfpack are back in the Sweet 16.
  • UK Head Coach On His Team's Performance: College Basketball Not Communism

    03/20/2015 8:12:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Trent Baker
    On Thursday, University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari reacted to his team’s performance or lack thereof in his halftime interview during Kentucky’s game against Hampton, an inferior opponent.
  • NCAA Men’s Tournament Forecast: The Parity Is Over (Nate Silver's Stats)

    03/17/2015 3:55:32 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    fivethirtyeight.com ^ | 03/16/2015 | NATE SILVER
    Not long ago, in a galaxy not so far away from wherever Comcast placed truTV in your cable lineup, the era of the dominant men’s college basketball team was over. Last year, no team had more than a 15 percent chance of winning the NCAA men’s tournament, according to FiveThirtyEight’s pre-tournament forecast (Louisville was the best bet). In 2011, the nominal favorite was Duke, with a 22 percent chance. In 2012, it was Kentucky, at 27 percent, and in 2013, Louisville led with a 23 percent chance. While two of those favorites (Kentucky in 2012 and Louisville in 2013) happened...
  • Gambling and Government

    04/02/2014 4:40:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | John Stossel
    Did you fill out a March Madness bracket this year? In many states, if you put money in a pool, that's illegal! The NCAA website warns, "Fans should enjoy ... filling out a bracket just for the fun of it, not ... the amount of money they could possibly win." Give me a break. Americans bet more money on March Madness this year than on the Super Bowl. Politicians can't quite make up their minds about gambling: They approve certain casinos and promote state lotteries but crack down on sports bets and some charity poker games. It seems that government...
  • The Chatter: Governor bets bourbon on Final Four game; Ky. health exchange in national spotlight

    04/01/2014 5:46:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 4/1/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is betting bottles of big name bourbon on the Final Four game when the University of Kentucky takes on the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday in Dallas. Beshear and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made a friendly wager Tuesday on the game, betting items from the signature industries of each state. The Kentucky bourbon basket wagered by Beshear will include some of the state’s most well-known Bourbon brands such as Woodford Reserve, Maker’s Mark, Four Roses, Elijah Craig and others as well as glasses and apparel. If Kentucky wins, Beshear will receive a gift of some of Wisconsin’s...
  • Barack's busted bracket (Michigan St loses)

    03/30/2014 1:36:33 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 87 replies
    UConn beats Michigan State.
  • New Bevin ad clads McConnell in Duke gear (LOL!)

    03/27/2014 3:17:44 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-27-2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    March 27, 2014 New Bevin ad clads McConnell in Duke gear By Alexandra Jaffe Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) primary challenger, businessman Matt Bevin, is working to make sure McConnell is forever linked with the wrong team in the state’s bitter basketball rivalry with Duke University. Bevin is debuting a new ad during Friday’s Kentucky versus Louisville basketball game that features a cutout of the Senate minority leader bedecked in a blue Duke jersey. It’s a reference to a McConnell campaign video launched earlier this week that mistakenly featured a shot of Duke’s 2010 championship team celebrating their win — a...
  • Twitter Twaddle: Bill Maher Compares 'March Madness' to Colonial Slavery

    03/25/2014 10:30:05 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 21 replies
    On his Twitter page, Maher cracked “wise” on Saturday, comparing unpaid college basketball players to slaves in the American colonies: March Madness really is a stirring reminder of what America was founded on: making tons of money off the labor of unpaid black people — Bill Maher (@billmaher) March 22, 2014
  • Kentucky's Sen. Mitch McConnell: Go Duke Basketball!

    03/26/2014 5:49:28 AM PDT · by SterlingSilver · 12 replies
    The News & Record - Greensboro Ky - Associated Press ^ | March 25, 2014 3:32 pm | Associated Press
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Sen. Mitch McConnell's latest campaign video hit all the necessary Kentucky high points: horse racing, bluegrass — and Duke basketball? The campaign was scrambling this morning to remove an online video that features a split-second clip of Duke basketball players celebrating their 2010 national championship. The mistake comes as the basketball-crazy state of Kentucky prepares for the biggest game of the year. Kentucky and Louisville face off in the Sweet Sixteen on Friday night.
  • ESPN Rat Bracket Goes 15-1 on 1st Full Day of NCAA Tournament

    03/22/2014 3:39:44 PM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | March 21, 2014 | Tyler Brooke
    For those of you who still have perfect brackets after the first full day of the NCAA tournament, congratulations. For those who have already had to tear their brackets up, you might not like this video. The folks at ESPN decided to make an entire bracket based off a rat maze, picking the winners based on which rat finished the race first. The final bracket may feature some wild upsets, but through the first day of the round of 64, the rat bracket is 15-1—correctly picking every game on Thursday except for Pittsburgh taking down Colorado. With that 15-1 record,...
  • NCAA: #3 "Dukies" Just Got "Duked" By #14 Mercer 78-71 !!!

    03/21/2014 11:25:23 AM PDT · by Lmo56 · 112 replies
    3/21/14 | self
    Guess we can't call it the Duke Invitational anymore ...
  • BEN SASSE RELEASES "CONSTITUTIONAL MADNESS" BRACKET TO HIGHLIGHT OBAMA'S LAWLESSNESS

    03/21/2014 6:25:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 21, 2014 | Breitbart Sports
    Conservative Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse, who has been surging since being labeled the anti-Obamacare candidate, has released a "Constitutional Madness" bracket to highlight the lawlessness of the Obama administration. "Which is President Obama's worst constitutional violation?" the bracket says. "Make your picks!"
  • NCAA: #12 North Dakota State Beats #5 Oklahoma 80-75 !!!

    03/20/2014 7:28:47 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 44 replies
    3/20/14 | self
    Sweet !!!
  • Putin Redraws Russian Borders; Obama Unveils Bracket Picks

    03/19/2014 9:13:05 AM PDT · by Baynative · 37 replies
    news.nom.co ^ | 1/19/14 | staff
    From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt:Perhaps Obama Will Play the Fiddle at Tonight’s Democratic FundraisersToday’s Headlines, from Moscow…In a gilded Kremlin hall used by czars, Vladimir Putin redrew Russia’s borders Tuesday by declaring the Crimean Peninsula part of the motherland -- provoking a surge of emotion among Russians who lament the loss of empire
  • Moscow signals concern for Russians in Estonia

    03/19/2014 12:33:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 122 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Mar 19, 2014 | Robert Evans
    Russia signaled concern on Wednesday at Estonia's treatment of its large ethnic Russian minority, comparing language policy in the Baltic state with what it said was a call in Ukraine to prevent the use of Russian. Russia has defended its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula by arguing it has the right to protect Russian-speakers outside its borders, so the reference to linguistic tensions in another former Soviet republic comes at a highly sensitive moment.
  • President Obama's Final 4 revealed

    03/19/2014 2:28:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | 3/19/14
    President Barack Obama, the nation's first basketball fan, took marker to bracket with ESPN again at the White House and selected defending tournament champion Louisville, No. 1 overall seed Florida, top seed Arizona and Michigan State to advance to this year's NCAA men's Final Four. The paths Obama took to arrive at his 2014 Final Four, an event that has come to be known as "Barack-etology", were revealed on SportsCenter at 11 p.m. ET Tuesday. The president's complete picks -- this is the sixth consecutive year he's made them with ESPN's Andy Katz -- will be announced Wednesday on the...
  • Martelli's grandson steals the show (Cute March Madness Video)

    03/18/2014 4:22:47 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 03/18/2014 | Mike Jensen
    CBS asked for permission first. Staffers had seen Phil Martelli's grandson, Philip, right behind the St. Joseph's bench during the Atlantic 10 tournament, acting like . . . Phil Martelli. Would it be OK to make him part of the telecast? They should have asked: Do you mind if your 4-year-old grandson steals the show, even as the Hawks win the A-10 title for the first time since 1997? If you haven't seen Philip Martelli in action, you don't go online much, since the video went fairly viral. You missed the clip Monday morning on the Today Show and Good...
  • Obama Team Uses March Madness to Sell Health Care Plan

    03/16/2014 4:53:36 PM PDT · by kristinn · 41 replies
    USA Today via Florida Today | Sunday, March 16, 2014 | David Jackson
    USA Today articles are headline and link only.
  • President Obama Will Consider Executive Order to Get Indiana Back in the NCAA Tournament

    04/01/2013 10:57:20 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 19 replies
    His NCAA bracket a bust, President Obama believes he has a solution that will help salvage his predictions and his pride – Executive orders. Having recently used the power of the executive order to further his gun agenda, the President believes it can be used for other major policy issues as well. The first item on the agenda? Getting his pick for the NCAA men’s basketball championship back in the tournament. The President explained, “Getting the Indiana Hoosiers back in the tournament is not just a victory for any one party – it’s a victory for the American people.” Recent...
  • Twitter prays for Kevin Ware after horrible leg injury

    03/31/2013 5:42:39 PM PDT · by Bratch · 65 replies
    Twitchy Staff ^ | March 31, 2013 | Twitter
    Louisville sophomore Kevin Ware was taken from the court on a stretcher after a serious leg injury this afternoon during the NCAA Midwest region basketball final. It is terrible to see this happen to anyone, let alone an elite athlete in his prime. There is nothing to do but pray and hope this is not as bad as it looks: WARNING! Extremely graphic! Louisville player Kevin Ware breaks his whole leg on bad fall!
  • Obama plays golf, attends college basketball playoff game

    03/30/2013 6:27:08 PM PDT · by John W · 27 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | March 30, 2013 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama had the kind of Saturday that many men dream of having, playing golf and attending a college basketball playoff game. Midday found him at Joint Base Andrews, the Air Force base on the outskirts of Washington where Air Force One is kept. He teed off at one of the base courses with friends Marty Nesbitt, Marvin Nicholson and Michael Brush. After a couple of hours, enough to probably play nine holes, Obama had his motorcade whisk him to the Verizon Center sports arena, where Syracuse defeated Marquette to advance to the semifinals of the...
  • Caption Obama and Reggie at the Marquette-Syracuse Game Today

    03/30/2013 6:54:56 PM PDT · by mnehring · 49 replies
    Vanity
  • We Know Who Obama Isn't Rooting For In March Madness

    03/20/2013 6:33:54 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-20-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Or any of the other 11 months of the year...
  • President Obama makes his Final Four picks (Celebrity in Chief Alert)

    03/20/2013 4:22:17 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    President Barack Obama is picking Florida, Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State to reach the Final Four. President Obama filled out an NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN for the fifth straight year. On the women's side, he selected Baylor, California, UConn and Notre Dame to advance to New Orleans.
  • 68 NCAA tournament bracket facts

    03/18/2013 1:17:30 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    In the past three years, 54 of 198 (27.3 percent) NCAA tournament games have been decided by three points or fewer (or went to OT), the most in any three-year span in tourney history. Considering that, along with the unpredictable nature of things all season long in college basketball, we should be in for quite a ride during the next three weeks. So, if you like to consider historical trends -- some more recent than others  when you fill out your bracket, we've got plenty to consider … 68, in fact, in honor of the size of the tourney...
  • Louisville Claims Top Overall Seed (In NCAA Tournament)

    03/18/2013 5:01:36 AM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 74 replies
    ESPN.go.com ^ | March 18, 2013 | AP
    Louisville is the top seed in the NCAA tournament after a topsy-turvy season in college basketball, capped by another round of upsets over the weekend. That other team from the Bluegrass State won't even get a chance to defend its national title. While the Big East champion Cardinals surged to the top of the 68-team bracket released Sunday, joined by fellow No. 1 seeds Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga, the school that won it all a year ago was left out of the field. Kentucky was hoping the committee would overlook a dismal performance in the Southeastern Conference tournament, but the...
  • March is missing some "Madness"...........

    03/22/2012 9:30:00 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/22/12
    I miss Gus............The slipper still fits!!
  • Afghan Taliban Vow to Behead U.S. Soldiers, Obama Flies Off to Watch Basketball

    03/13/2012 7:52:47 AM PDT · by Qbert · 23 replies
    JWF.com ^ | Mar 13, 2012 | Jammie
    There apparently is no crisis too great to deter Barack “Hoops” Obama from his appointed rounds. What would it take to keep him from basketball? A terror attack on U.S. soil? I’m thinking even that might not do it. Following the rampage by an American soldier Sunday, Obama showed far more outrage than he did after the Fort Hood massacre. Still, even as events unfold today in Afghanistan, all systems are go for some March Madness. Taliban militants opened fire today on an Afghan government delegation visiting one of the two villages in southern Afghanistan where a US soldier is...
  • Hoopster-in-Chief Obama Offers NCAA Bracket Challenge

    03/12/2012 12:49:42 PM PDT · by bkopto · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 12, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    “Think you got game?” That’s the question President Obama is posing to sports fans in a new, online interactive contest aimed at expanding his re-election campaign’s contact list and collecting some grassroots cash. With the “Obama Bracket Challenge” on the campaign’s website, supporters can electronically make their picks for the 2012 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and see how they measure up against Obama. The president has filled out a March Madness tournament bracket each of the past three years during an interview with ESPN’s Andy Katz. He’s expected to do so again this year, and his campaign will...
  • Take the Obama Bracket Challenge - Think You Got Game?

    03/11/2012 7:48:42 PM PDT · by kristinn · 3 replies
    Obama for America ^ | Sunday, March 11, 2012
    Fill out your bracket below and see if you can beat President Obama's bracket predictions. It's college basketball time again — and as friends and co-workers gather around the water cooler to talk top seeds and Cinderellas, here's your chance to fill out a bracket with the President himself. And how's this for bragging rights: we'll publish a list of everyone who does better than the President here on BarackObama.com after the tournament is over.
  • Dog helps man pick winning NCAA tourney bracket

    04/04/2011 6:25:24 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | 4 Apr 2011 | Pat Curtis
    It’s safe to say not many people, when they filled out their NCAA basketball bracket, picked Butler and Connecticut to meet in the championship game. But, one person from Des Moines did – with a little help from his dog. Dan Bolsem has a 7-year-old Red Heeler he named Phoenix, a nod to both the city in Arizona and his admiration for the actor Joaquin Phoenix. The 36-year-old photo journalist at KCCI-TV has already won his office pool after using Phoenix as inspiration. “I had my dog pick all dog names,” Bolsem said. “If there wasn’t a team with a...
  • Final Four - NCAA Basketball Thread

    04/02/2011 2:27:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    VCU (11) v Butler (8) -3.5 O/U 110 - 6:09pm EDT CBS-TV Kentucky (4) v UConn (3) +2.5 O/U 110 - about 8:49pm EDT CBS-TV
  • Honest, bishop, the screwdriver was the barmaid's error [March Madness-Real Lds in Real Casino]

    03/28/2011 1:51:29 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 17 replies
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | March 27, 2011 | Mark Saal
    If I ever do decide to write a book about last weekend, they'll probably call it something like, "Fall From Grace: How a Good Mormon Boy Just Wanted to Watch a Little Basketball, But Ended Up Drinkin', Smokin' and Gamblin' the Weekend Away." I blame March Madness. The annual NCAA basketball tournament opened last weekend, and let's face it, some of us go a little crazy this time of year. Opening weekend alone features 48 games. Forty-eight. I did the math, and that many 40-minute games works out to 1,920 minutes -- a whopping 32 hours -- of basketball. And...
  • What Barrack's March Madness Tells Us

    03/27/2011 8:59:16 PM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 27 replies
    Barrack's March Madness bracket picks are a telling self-revelation. An amateur psychologist would have a field day. The doctor is in, and here is the diagnosis. 1) The man has no imagination. No vision. Zilch. Nada! He picks all predictable number one seeds to be in the Final Four. How original is that? For the first time in tournament history there are not even any number 2 seeds much less a number 1. His 2009 Final Four picks were all number ones too. The man is incredibly shallow. 2) He is bereft of the concept of personal struggle of the...
  • Obama leads in March Madness picks

    03/21/2011 9:31:45 AM PDT · by Qbert · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/21/2011 | Michael O'Brien and Cristina Marcos
    President Obama's probably hoping he put some money on his March Madness picks, if he hasn't already. After a weekend's worth of basketball, the president's picks are among the most prescient, after two rounds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Obama's picks rank at the 99th percentile on ESPN.com, and he leads a pool including his bracket and the picks of other members of Congress whose brackets were collected by The Hill. Following Sunday night's games, Obama's bracket had earned the most points, putting him, respectively, ahead of Sens. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Mark Warner...
  • The Real March Madness

    03/20/2011 3:01:09 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 23 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 03-20-11 | The Region Rat
    DISPARITY IN GRADUATION RATES BETWEEN WHITE AND BLACK PLAYERS Ten of the 68 teams that entered this year’s NCAA Tournament are not on track to graduate at least half of their players. A proposal by the Knight Commission ten years ago recommended that teams who do not graduate at least 50% of their players should not be eligible for post-season play. More than 90 percent of intercollegiate athletic teams meet or exceed this minimal academic standard, with one glaring exception: men’s basketball. Worse, there is a growing disparity between white and black players. At Kansas State in recent years, 100...