I’m Betting (Literally) the NCAA Selection Committee Knows What It Is Doing

It was late Thursday afternoon, and my picks for March Madness were due early the next day. As I wrote in a previous post, I haven't really paid much attention to college basketball this year, so my picks were going to end up being completely random. So I decided to go with the quickest, most … Continue reading I’m Betting (Literally) the NCAA Selection Committee Knows What It Is Doing

If You Don’t Know Who the Patsy Is, You’re the Patsy

It's that time of the year where I play the patsy. It's March Madness here in the U.S., the annual tournament to determine the men's and women's national collegiate basketball champions. There's lots of betting during March Madness, and it's the only time of year I bet on sports. I participate in two pools, or … Continue reading If You Don’t Know Who the Patsy Is, You’re the Patsy

Imagine If This Had Been Played During the Lockdown

It’s one of the greatest moments in sports history. North Carolina had just tied the game at 74, with 4.7 seconds left. Villanova called a timeout. And this video picks it up from there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAepPm6nStQ As I watched the replay earlier this week, one of my first thoughts was how different this would have been … Continue reading Imagine If This Had Been Played During the Lockdown

If a Sports Game Were Played, and There Were No Fans There to See It, Did It Really Happen?

A recent Wall Street Journal article looked at the impact the coronavirus is having on the world of sports. As more American sports leagues prepare for the possibility of games without fans, which has become reality across Europe and Asia over the past month, there is one basketball player who says that sort of disruption would be … Continue reading If a Sports Game Were Played, and There Were No Fans There to See It, Did It Really Happen?

Why I Don’t Always Root for the Underdog

It's hard to do sometimes, to go against the grain, to not root for the feel good story competitor, the one who is clearly an underdog. After all, everybody loves an underdog. There have been many great sports movies that featured an underdog, and while the underdog may not always win, the audience is unanimous … Continue reading Why I Don’t Always Root for the Underdog