5 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'basketball':

The best-laid plans of mice and men and girls who look like mice gang aft agley

I had intended to complete this blog post before March Madness began. And then I intended to complete it before March Madness ended. Neither has happened, so this year I'm bringing you my March Madness predictions (or rather March Madness hopes and dreams, because I know that my bracket is never realistic) after you all know the results¹. Exciting, right? Read on for more, MacDuff. ¹ If you are basketball fans, which, judging by the fact that you are reading my blog, I am assuming you're not....

srah - Friday, 10 April 2009 - 12:12 PM
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I don't know... I might just be a basketball machine.

It's time once again for Srah's Wholly Unknowledgeable Basketball Picks! You would think that after two non-consecutive years of doing this, I would start to develop some strategy, or get to know the playing styles of some of the teams that are in the tournament every year. Not so! I just pick the brackets. I don't watch the basketball, foo'. I have better things to do with my time, like... uh... well, very important things. Once again, I present to you (after the jump), my bracket-picking strategy, in all its glory....

srah - Monday, 17 March 2008 - 10:50 PM
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'Whaddya got there, the ol' leather pumpkin?'

Using my awesome psychic powers, which only fail me oh, about every day, I have determined that the 2006 2007 NCAA Basketball champions will be... Gonzaga University in a surprise win over Michigan State. Start dousing the couches! Things will be aflame in East Lansing the evening of April 2nd! I will not go into quite as much detail as I did in 2005, but this year, my bracket selection strategies include: "We work with their study abroad programs" (Butler, Virginia, Wright State), "They're nearby and if they win, then Ohio State is out of the tournament" (Xavier), "They have...

srah - Monday, 12 March 2007 - 5:13 PM
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Uneducated guessing

Here is the extent of my knowledge/made-up facts about basketball: Tall people play it. James Naismith invented it. He was Canadian. Converse used to have contracts to shoe the NBA. Now they just shoe ninjas. Here is the extent of my knowledge about the current state of college basketball: Division I college athletes are spoiled. Oh, and, um, I think Duke might be good. You always hear about them, don't you? So, of course, it follows that I am not (if the NCAA asks) entering a NCAA basketball pool. Yes, that's it. Not entering. Go away, nice NCAA. But I...

srah - Thursday, 17 March 2005 - 11:13 AM
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You'll be swell, you'll be great

Listening to a sports radio show on the way home from work last week, I decided that I wanted to be a professional basketball player in Belgium. Getting paid to live in Belgium sounds pretty good to me. Far from supporting my dream, my parents started pointing out various flaws in my plan, such as the fact that I am a 5'1" girl with no talent or interest in basketball and with a contempt for most athletes. I was horrified and disappointed that my family didn't support my decision automatically and tell me to shoot for my dreams because if...

srah - Wednesday, 2 July 2003 - 6:37 PM
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