Killing the BCS?

posted on 2005-03-30 at 00:05:42 by Joel Ross

Fanblogs has a post about a new bill in Texas that would bar Texas teams from participating in BCS bowl games. Basically, the bill says teams have to participate in a playoff system to be eligible for post season play. Of course, it's mainly just for sh… more »

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Foul Strategy

posted on 2005-03-28 at 22:44:33 by Joel Ross

The Sports Economist has a post about foul strategy, but not what you would normally think. No, he's asking about the strategy of the team that's leading. He uses the MSU / Kentucky game as an example, which is why it caught my attention. First, the 12… more »

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The Weekend Games

posted on 2005-03-28 at 22:32:59 by Joel Ross

Given that I went to Michigan State, watching the games over the weekend was pretty exciting. MSU back in the Final Four is a great feeling, but even without that, the Elite Eight games were classics. On Saturday, you had 2 teams that should have lost co… more »

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Tourney Pool Manager: New Features

posted on 2005-03-22 at 00:26:06 by Joel Ross

Last week, we ran across a few issues with the Tourney Pool Manager, mainly related to how it downloaded results from our website. We issued a patch on Thursday night, and sent a notice out to our customers. Friday through Sunday seemed to run rather smo… more »

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My Updated Bracket

posted on 2005-03-22 at 00:11:34 by Joel Ross

I just posted my updated bracket over at the Tourney Logic blogs. more »

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NCAA Review - Rounds 1 and 2

posted on 2005-03-22 at 00:08:35 by Joel Ross

Well, due to a recent hospital stay, I didn't get any picks posted for round 2, nor did I get results up for round 1. I made the picks, but never posted them. Since I never made full picks, I won't bore you with the details, but there's a few games I'd… more »

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NCAA First Round Picks, Part Two

posted on 2005-03-17 at 23:11:45 by Joel Ross

Time for part two of my first round picks. C. Florida vs. Connecticut (-18.5): UConn will win, but not by 19.NC State (-4.5) vs. Charlotte: One more team that is a favorite as a lower seed. NC State, though, deserves a higher seed.Old Dominion vs. Michig… more »

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NCAA Tournament - First Round Picks, Part 1

posted on 2005-03-16 at 21:37:57 by Joel Ross

I've been waiting for the NCAA Tournament to start for, well, 11 months now! And it's finally here. We have less than 16 hours to go! So, I guess it's time that I make my picks. I haven't made many comments on seeds yet, so I'll do some of that too. I p… more »

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My NCAA Tourney Picks

posted on 2005-03-16 at 00:05:56 by Joel Ross

I posted my picks over at my Tourney Logic blog. more »

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NCAA Tournament Picks

posted on 2005-03-15 at 23:59:46 by Joel Ross

Before I give you mine, let's look at some people talking about the tournament. The Post Game has two articles (so far) about the brackets. So far, they've covered the Syracuse and Chicago regions. He predicts the same Elite Eight game I do in the Syrac… more »

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