Why He's Doing It: He's in this and 15 other pools as a way to fill the void left by his high school basketball career. (They could've won Districts!)
How He Picks Teams: Based on a 55-point system he developed while skipping a week of work, which combines the analysis of more then 150 experts.
Where He'll Finish in the Standings: Just out of the money. But it's okay he "totally won" every other pool he was in.
Why He's Doing It: Not really a basketball fan, but his alma mater Something Something Directional State at Someplace (there may also have been a "Tech" in there) is in the Tournament for the first time in 50 years!
How He Picks Teams: He's picking the alma mater, the Fightin' Embarrassments, to win it all even though they're so bad they were slotted for the play-in game. The rest of the field will be picked by his cat.
How He'll Finish in the Standings: In second-to-last place but he would have won it all if he hadn't picked his alma mater.
He probably has a Phillies tattoo.
Playlist 13 Great Moments In Referee Failure
"The guy came up out of the Subway exit to street level and brushed into me trying to get ahead of me on the sidewalk," said Chara. "That's rude. So I shoved him backwards. I would have done it anywhere. It's not my fault that there were four flights of stairs behind him. It was just bad luck for him being at the wrong place at the wrong time. That's the way the game of life is."
The victim, who has yet to be identified due to severe facial fractures and bruising, also broke his neck, all of his ribs, his back, his pelvis, and both femurs. He also had his left leg torn off when he rolled all the way down the steps and into the path of a subway train.
Go to your College Park barber and ask for the "Mark Twain." (via Deadspin)
March 11, 2011 Column
Tweet of the Week
And Never Take a No. 2 When You're Jet-Lagged
From @JohnnyGWeir AKA figure skater Johnny Weir
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