Thursday, December 9, 2010


Check this out, from Hoopism: I'm sensing the makings of a KILLER Bulls poster.

Also, I went and used Wordle, the tool that created those things, and made one for our own li'l site.

Credit to Luke Winn's college basketball power rankings for sending me down this particular rabbit hole.

ESPN Playoff Machine

You should check out this fun little ESPN online toy. It projects the playoff field based on your picks for the remaining four weeks, as well as a number of factors such as home field, offensive ranking, or power rankings. It's definitely helping me procrastinate tonight, at THE SPOT (see picture).

FYI: According to Defensive rankings, the Bears would be the #1 seed. According to Power Rankings, they would be out of the playoffs. If there's one thing I know about Lovie Smith teams, it's that they feed off a lack of respect. So, expect victory.

My projections, by the way, have the Bears losing at New England this week, then beating the Vikings and Jets, setting up a thrilling battle in Green Bay where the winner gets home-field for at least one game (the 2 or 3 seed) and the loser comes in as the last wild card.

Triva: College Football Bowl Locations: By State

Here's a new quiz from Sporcle. Can you name the 16 US States that will have a bowl game played there this holiday season? I went 16-16, just saying.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Trivia: College Basketball Coaches Courts

There are four active NCAA coaches who have the floor of thier home stadium named after them. Can you name them?