If you follow or even slightly enjoy college basketball or basketball in general than it’s a must you fill out a bracket “bracketology” . ESPN has folks sign up every year for this. This year it was sponsored by All State Insurance.
It is estimated that tens of millions of people fill out March Madness tourney brackets every year; 8.15 million brackets were entered in ESPN’s Tourney Challenge alone.
Over 60,000 brackets were filled out by Facebook users in Yahoo!’s Tourney Pick’em game  and Yahoo! was kind enough to share their data with us. We observe most users’ age, educational background, team and athletic page likes, location, and estimate the effect these have on how people fill out their brackets.
I signed up for one on espn. I did well but I didn’t win. I guess getting a rank of 435,107 with a PCT of 94.7 isn’t too bad out of 8.15 million. Although I didn’t win squat other than some bragging rights to the group I was in which only goes so far.
Oh well that’s the beauty of March Madness…. There is always next year to win the big one. It’s the closest thing we have to the lottery in Utah so I can always hope ha.
There are so many ways to guess, pick or choose who can run all the way to the end of the Road to the final 4. There isn’t a right or wrong way to picking and that’s all the fun in the madness… “Never really knowing” who could be this years Cinderella Like Wichita St. VCU years earlier among many other great solid teams. That’s probably one of the factors that really just entice and keep people so excited about March Madness.
The tourney really stress’s strategy for coaches, along with stamina for players. It’s one of my personal favorite times of year. Except football isn’t on ;/ But hey can’t win them all.
I picked Louisville and am glad they won, not because Kevin Ware broke his leg, but because Rick Pitino is a Great coach and made it to the Hall of Fame recently! He will also have a new tattoo soon. Good for the Cardinal Basketball program and team. They were fundamentally sound and played well as a team.
It’s a very big thing for the Cardinals to bring the title back to Kentucky a year after their in state dreaded Rival the “Kentucky Wildcats” did it previously. Shows how strong the East side of the country is in basketball.
Shout out to the Wolverines and Big 10 for putting on a hell of a run as well. They have a bright future with a solid 4-5 freshman on the come up
Written By Ryan Jensen
Mark Shurtleff has been in the Attorney General’s office for so long that you really have to dig back to remember everything that has happened through his tenor. The Salt Lake Tribune once again spells out how deep you have to go back and really just how close the Former and now Current AG’s office, Division of Consumer Protections Office, and Governor really are to business’s, MLM’s, and other side deals.
I find it amusing how quick Francine Giani and The Utah Dept of Consumer Protections is to point the finger and as they really try to blame and separate themselves from the AG’s office when really they operate with all the same attorney’s, they communicate frequently, share information among each other and other behind the curtain things the public has no idea about.
They know each other’s cases very well. A good way to draw it up Is almost like that evil 3 headed serpent that you have to attack. However they muddy the waters as much as they can so there won’t ever be any clarity from The Governor’s office, The Division of Consumer Protections or The Attorney General’s office.
They all abuse their powers, play the semantics, and blame the business’s. They need direct guidelines and rule. Not these vague laws that walk small business owners down a nasty path. The reason they are vague is so that these elected officials can walk both sides of the fence and it’s really disturbing.
I find it funny the Division of Consumer Protection is fining another business over a licensing issue instead of giving them a realistic fine “without the Shock factor” that is pro business, maybe like get them in compliance with the state first.
Who didn’t Green Tea pay off? Apparently Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow got paid for it? Is this why Francine Giani The Division of Consumer Protections always go behind the Attorney General’s back and fine the people they get money from? Jealously?…
There is a lot more that goes on behind the scenes that people aren’t aware of. When is Utah going to elect some re presentable and ethical politicians in Utah? Yeah that’s right… Even Francine Giani Plays the fierce game of politics and special interests in Utah right with the good ol boys.
I guess I won’t beat the drum much more on this post about Utah’s Corruption here in the State. I just find it sad no one has carried John Swallow along with his friends out of office as this mess continues to unwind. “including the Governor and Francine“
You have to be naive not to see there is a fine level of corruption in Utah. From the governor’s office, to the Division of Consumer Protection on over to the Attorney General’s Office.
Well written article on a bucket list by Lesley Carter
Written by: Ryan Jensen Salt Lake City Utah.
I would like to give a shout out to a good friend and a guy that has battled the rap streets a long time here in Utah.
Every Since I have known Alex Mamatuki which dates back to 7th grade which is now about 15 years previously from now in 2013, his passion has been rap, basketball, ladies among other good things.
Alex is a good guy and always there if you need him. He has done many good things for Utah’s underground battle scene. It’s great to see and hear him traveling more out of state and putting it down for Utahans. Along with getting some publicity. The guy works extremely hard on his raps and anything he puts his mind to.
Feel free to get a feel for one of his many different styles-
Mamatuki is quoted in the Salt Lake City weekly as saying “You have to be witty,” Mamatuki says. “Every flaw you can think of about yourself, flip it. … Make your weaknesses your strength.”
I hope Alex continues to do well as he has done for so many years! Good Job Homie and hope it comes big for ya!