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brooklynmutt:

President Obama’s NCAA Bracket.
His final four include Louisville, Ohio St., Florida and Indiana. He Chose the Hoosiers to win it all. 

Obama’s bracket is booooring. Your lowest advancing to the Sweet 16 is a 5-seed from the Big 10? You know you need a 12, Barry.
still gonna end up better than mine though

brooklynmutt:

President Obama’s NCAA Bracket.

His final four include Louisville, Ohio St., Florida and Indiana. He Chose the Hoosiers to win it all. 

Obama’s bracket is booooring. Your lowest advancing to the Sweet 16 is a 5-seed from the Big 10? You know you need a 12, Barry.

still gonna end up better than mine though

Mapping College Basketball Brackets

By-county maps of who the country wants to win each regional in this year’s bracket. It’s gorgeous.

Georgetown, UConn, Indiana, and Kansas

are the only teams outside of the ACC that have beaten both Duke and UNC since 2001.

ACC Men's Basketball Venues

I’m kind of surprised nobody made this quiz before, but there are three for the football stadiums.

Includes teams that will play basketball in the ACC after the dust settles in 2014. :/

Bracket Rule #38

Select one, and only one, team named [Something-that-is-not-a-state] State to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

The Life and Times of a Wrench Wench: Politics and March Madness

acciomarchmadness:

According to ESPN, President Obama has Kentucky, Ohio State, Missouri, and UNC as his Final Four picks for this years NCAA tournament.  They’ll air the interview that has all of the details of his bracket choices on SportsCenter tomorrow.  For the last two years, he picked Kansas to win it all, and they let him down.  In 2009, he picked UNC, and we won the championship.

Obviously, he should pick UNC as the NCAA Championship winner.  Not just because we’re awesome, but because it will help him politically.  Let me break it down for you:

  • North Carolina has 15 electoral votes
  • North Carolina is a swing state
  • In 2008, Obama won North Carolina by 0.32%, or 13,993 votes.
  • The staff and students of UNC are all likely to vote in this year’s election, and there are 41,442 of them.
  • Not to mention all of the alumni, and general Tar Heels fans.

While McCain won Missouri by only 0.15%, Obama shouldn’t blow his bracket trying to curry favor with them because a) they have fewer electoral votes than North Carolina (only 11), and b) they don’t care about basketball like voters in North Carolina do.

There is no chance of Obama winning Kentucky in the election, so obviously he shouldn’t pick them.

The only other vaguely reasonably pick from a political standpoint would be Ohio State. Ohio is a swing state with 20 electoral votes, and Obama only won it by 4.59% (258,897 votes) in 2008.  Now, OSU only has 92,661 students and staff, but they have a lot of statewide support.  Again though, Ohio State is more of a football school, and they’re less likely to remember Obama picking them as NCAA basketball champs.

TL;DR Obama should pick UNC to win the national championship for his bracket because we’re awesome and it will help him win North Carolina in the presidential election.

Update: Obama picks the Swing State University Tarheels to win the 2012 championship!

St. Brackets Day

Today is the most sacred holiday in my land. Who else is doing a bracket?

This Just In!: Rushing The Court, A Dangerous Tradition?

traditionthreads:

It has become sort of a tradition to rush the court or field at the close to an exciting win at home. This act obviously comes with a tremendous amount of risk, but still time and time again it appears that fans discard their worries and run in to join the celebration.

While fans are left to…

I propose the following regulations on rushing the court:

1. You cannot rush the court if you are ranked in the top 25 or have been to a Sweet Sixteen during the tenure of the seniors on your team.

2. The team you beat must be in the top 10 or a traditional rival that you have not beaten during the tenure of the seniors on your team.

3. Basically nobody in a BCS AQ conference needs to rush the court. Except maybe Northwestern?

4. Post-season exceptions can include upsets in tournament games and conference championships, but these still depend on the degree of upset and how long it’s been since you reached that stage of the tournament.

(Source: traditionthreads)