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March 14, 2004

March Madness Blogger Style

It's time for March Madness. The NCAA gets a lot of things wrong (all the recruiting scandals, for one), but the national championship tournament is one thing they get very right. Exciting games, thrilling upsets. It can be very addictive. Of course the office pools make things a little more excting. Dmueller at Earth Wide Moth has set up this year's "blogging" equivalent. There's no cash at stake, just glory. Check out EWM for the details.

By the way, since the pool doesn't include the women's tournament, I'll send good vibes to my favorite women's team, the Purdue Boilermakers. Boiler up!

Posted by chuck at March 14, 2004 10:46 PM

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The gender lopsidedness of my setup has really been bothering me, Chuck, and there you go pointing it out! So now I'm going to root around Yahoo! to find a women's tourney pick'em. -DM

Posted by: Derek at March 15, 2004 8:47 AM

Oh, I didn't mean to imply anything like that at all. It's much harder to find women's brackets, in part because visibility is so minimal. I think ESPN2 has been airing a few women's games this year (my dad called me after Purdue won the women's Big Ten Tournament). It's too bad though. I know the Purdue women play exciting basketball, and it has been fun to watch their players develop over the years (unlike men's BB in which the better players leave after 1-2 years of college).

Posted by: chuck at March 15, 2004 9:26 AM

I had to look beyond Yahoo! to find a women's bracket, but I located one and set it up at ESPN.com. It's not as easy to follow the games; the men's tournament overtakes all of the national media coverage. So we'll see if anyone signs up for the women's bracket, too. Funny, when I made my selections in the women's tourney, ESPN's marketing algorithm peppered me with ads encouraging the purchase of Maxim and the SI swimsuit edition. Made me want to go back and register as a woman to see what they would try to sell. -DM

Posted by: Derek at March 15, 2004 9:51 AM

I decided to register as a woman, just to avoid getting Maxim ads. I opted out of almost all the advertising, so the only ad I remember seeing was for HP.

Posted by: chuck at March 15, 2004 11:09 AM

Looks like it's just the two of us in the women's pool. Guess nobody else was paying attention. That or our mentions of La. Tech and Purdue kept 'em walking by, figuring, "why bother, got no chance." Good news is one of us'll win the pool.

Posted by: Derek at March 17, 2004 9:27 PM