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Kai’s NCAA Basketball Tournament Methodology: Method? We were supposed to have a method?

March 15, 2011 5 comments

My, how I love March Madness. It’s the perfect time of year for an ignorant jackass to win money from all those try-hards with “systems” and “knowledge.” The most intricate statistic I used to make my bracket was the seed rank, and that’s only because it’s right on the bracket and I couldn’t avoid seeing it. I really try to be as ignorant as possible—that way, when I predict that twelfth seed Richmond will make it to the Sweet Sixteen, I can shrug it off as a joke if they lose in the first round. But if they do make it there, I look like a God Damn Wizard (GDW). Read more…

Categories: NCAA

The Other Side of the Super Bowl

February 7, 2011 3 comments

This year, I spent the Super Bowl in a dirty living room in Toronto, drinking beer with a half-dozen people who like to watch football, a few who had no idea how the game is played and one hardcore fan-girl from Pittsburgh. She was very, very angry by the end of the day and didn’t appreciate any of the Roethlisberger-is-a-rapist jokes. Life was tough for serious Steelers fans last Sunday.

I’ll leave the analysis of the game to my able colleagues. If I were to offer my opinion on the game, it would be like an autistic person giving dating advice—but here are a few thoughts on Sunday’s entertainment. Read more…