Category Archives: Sports

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Number of NCAA Championships Compared to the Cost of Attending

Saw this on Twitter and thought I’d share, given that it’s March Madness. From their site:

With the cost of higher education rising every year, we wondered whether there was correlation between the numbers of NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships and the cost of attendance at these elite universities.

March Madness

Kentucky didn’t do too badly here. If #8 happens in a few weeks, will these numbers change?

Photo of extreme Kentucky fans

March Madness, March Malady

Photo of extreme Kentucky fans

Kentucky fans have The Madness all year long.

It could be a blessing or a curse, this obsession with college basketball. I should be fair, it’s really just Kentucky basketball but it’s truly an addiction as any member of the Big Blue Nation will attest.

And today… it begins.

What Does It Mean to Be From Kentucky?

I was sent this in an email and thought that some of you will find it accurate.

Proud Papa

The year is 2016 and the United States has just elected the first woman president who happens to be from Kentucky. A few days after the election the president-elect, whose name is Debra, calls her father and says, “So, Dad, I assume you will be coming to my inauguration?”

“I don’t think so. It’s a 10 hour drive.”

“Don’t worry about it Dad, I’ll send Air Force One. And a limousine will pick you up at your door.”

“I don’t know… everybody will be so fancy. What would your mother wear?”

“Oh Dad,” replies Debra, ‘I’ll make sure she has a wonderful gown custom-made by the best designer in Washington .”

“Honey,” Dad complains “you know I can’t eat those rich foods you eat.”

The President-to-be responds, ” Don’t worry Dad. The entire affair will be handled by the best caterer in Washington; I’ll ensure your meals are salt free. You and Mom just have to be there.”

So Dad reluctantly agrees, and on January 20, 2017, Debra is being sworn in as President of the United States . In the front row sits the new President’s Dad and Mom.

Dad, noticing the senator sitting next to him, leans over and whispers, “You see that woman over there with her hand on the Bible, becoming President of the United States.”

The Senator whispers back, “You bet I do.”

Dad says proudly, “Her brother played basketball for Kentucky.”

Find Golf Courses, Save Money and Keep Track of All Your Gold Scores

A friend of my came up with this cool idea. So what did he do? Instead of doing “nothing” he built it!

Avid golfer? You should check out DivotDog!

DivotDog helps golfers find golf courses and save money on their tee times. Golfers can also get statistical analysis of their game.

I think that’s pretty cool. How about you?

Enes Kanter Continues to Wait for Justice

The NCAA continues to delay a follow-up decision on Enes Kanter’s eligibility while making some of the most erratic decisions for Ohio State and Auburn football players. I don’t have the heart to go into great detail, others can do that for us.

What I do know is that this young man has been waiting on the NCAA for 259 days with no end in sight. This quote does come to mind. It comes from Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli.

All power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. All great men are bad.

There is no governing body above the NCAA; they answer to no one. Therefore, they can make up their minds as they please, that is, until the public outcry brings them down.

Update: Of course, the NCAA denies playing favorites

NCAA Takes Months to Rule Enes Kanter Ineligible

Free Enes!

If the NCAA didn’t have a monopoly position they’d be out of business. It’s interesting to see how an organization responsible to no one but themselves makes decisions that bounce around from the incredibly dull and mundane to the outrageously inept.

Tonight the NCAA ruled Enes Kanter ineligible to play basketball.

So where is the “official” rule that says how much money received by a person in a foreign country is too much money? Oh, so you’re saying there isn’t one? And you just made that up as you went along?!?

I thought so.