Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Well my gym came through and did a bracket for the women's tournament. Of course I found out that my girlfriend had written a note on the comment sheet a week or so ago imploring them to do so. But I guess it's good that they listen to members.
So now I actually have to fill it out! All my planning had been how to get them to do a bracket in the first place--I hadn't really thought about who to pick.
Anyone have any good tips?


Amateur said...

I also know almost nothing about basketball, so no tips.

Thought you might be interested in this. Somebody posted it on SportsFilter.

ken said...

ooo--thanks for the link. I am intrigued and will write about it soon. I don't know why I have this weird fascination with cheerleading. I never was one and don't ever recall wanting to be one past the age of 6 or so.
Anyway I know very little about b-ball beyond the Big Ten so I just chose based on areas of the country I like and threw in a few upsets for good measure.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that was an amazing article. I hope you post about it soon because I am dying to discuss it with you!

Meanwhile here are some loosely-connectely thoughts:

The article like that is so refreshingly British. You'd never read anything like that in the maintream American press.

The article also cited some intruiging sources. i'd love to read Go Fight Win, for example.

I wonder who was the British sociologist who yelled "what the f***" We've probably cited her at one time or another.

Fascinating about the conservatives' mixed and inconsistent feelings about cheerleading. Compare to their mixed and inconsistent feelings about proms.

I like reading about the alternative cheerleaders who appear at roller derbies and "wherever hipsters gather to knit, sip Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and bitch about the straights" But when exactly did PBR become hip like knitting?

Kudos to the Nirvana reference.