Not a Basketball Fan? (Neither Are We) Check Out This Bracket that Puts School Head-to-Head Based on the Scientific Research They’re Doing
It's March, and for a lot of people that means college basketball in the form of a big NCAA tournament. For even more people, it means a lot of other things being arranged into brackets to try to jump in on the "March Madness" madness. This might be our favorite version of that so far. It has school compete based on the scientific research they do.Read on...
Jimmy Kimmel Teaches You How To Fake An Interest in March MadnessMarch is a tough month for me because college basketball falls pretty much at the bottom of the list of things I'm interested in, but for weeks every year it's all anyone talks about. Although I've given up pretending to care about the NCAA tournamnet, others still put on a brave front. That's why Jimmy Kimmel made a video teaching us how to fake an interest in college basketball. Look like Dick Vitale* around your pals with these helpful hints.Read on...
Fellow Geeks Explain March Madness Using Only Star Wars Analogies [Video]The annual
mental health awareness eventcollege basketball tournament that is March Madness has officially descended on us once more, leaving plenty of us out in the cold without a clue as to what, exactly, is happening. If you haven't watched a game all year but still want to be able to engage your colleagues in conversation for the rest of the week, we've got a helping hand for you in this short video that explains everything you need to know about the NCAA's biggest event of the year in a language we can all understand: Star Wars analogies.Read on...
The Odds of Filling Out a Perfect NCAA Bracket Are Amazingly Bad [Updated]
It's that time of year again, when chances are that some of you have been finagled into filling out a bracket for the NCAA March Madness Tournament. While this probably made sense to our readers who enjoy college hoops, for many of you, it was probably just an exercise in being cornered by a co-worker who talked very quickly, handed you a sheet of paper and took five of your dollars, an experience much like being mugged but with less bruising. If you're intimidated, don't be. In the interest of taking the pressure off, it helps to recall that it is statistically impossible to fill out a perfect bracket, so you're just as well off having fun with it. Isn't that a load off?Read on...
A New Way To Geek Out Over March Madness
The NCAA men's basketball tournament is already kind of geeky. In much the same way that fantasy football affords football fans the ability to pour over quarterback ratings and yards after catch, March Madness is a joyous time for college basketball fans to nerd out over a team's quality wins and RPI.
In preparation for this year's tournament, the NCAA, in collaboration with Thought Equity Motion, has unleashed NCAA Vault on an unsuspecting population of procrastinating office workers and college students. According to Playbook, the service "contains full, commercial-free footage of 150 tournament games from the past decade — every Sweet 16 game on to the championship from 2000 through last year."
But that's not the coolest part:Read on...