Senseless Sports Strategy: Subbing Out Players with Foul Trouble

In the process of getting geeked up for Cornell’s game against the much more talented and athletic Kentucky Wildcats, I started thinking of probable game situations and what Steve Donahue has to do to give his team a chance. After praying for the rain gods to bless Ryan Wittman, Louis Dale, and Jon Jaques as … Continue reading

2010 NCAA Tournament Proves Psychics Do Not Exist

Even Miss Cleo’s tarot cards didn’t get this one right. ESPN.com had 4.78 million brackets filled out and not one has all Sweet Sixteen participants. Only four predicted 15 of the final 16 correctly. According to the website’s tournament challenge, none of these entries belong to John Edward, Nostradamus, or Jean Grey. As for myself, … Continue reading

SI Using Jinx Power to Influence NCAA Tournament

SI all but admitted today in the “Hot Picks” section of its website that they are using their widespread powers of the occult to influence the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Most everyone has heard of the dreaded SI Cover Curse; a hex ranking almost as high as the Unforgivable Curses which the head warlocks of … Continue reading

'Nova Avoids Shame: Quasi-March Madness Avoided

Sorry Robert Morris, but Cinderella’s slipper does not extend to size fifteen. A fifteen seed has only advanced four times and each of those teams immediately lost in the second round. Robert Morris could not become the fifth fifteen seed to extend their time at the dance; instead their carriage ride home came early and … Continue reading