The Cheap Seat Eats Bracket Of Peril (Well, let me have just a little bit of peril?)

by A.J. Coltrane

It’s the Cheap Seat Eats (hosted by ESPN) tournament bracket! Match wits with the CSE writers! It’s free!

Up to three brackets per entry.



Bracket Name: Cheap Seat Eats

Password: TakeMeOut (As in, take me out to the ballgame, note that it’s case-sensitive, and there are no spaces.)


The […]

What Does That Mean, Really?

by A.J. Coltrane

From left to right: Team Name, Kenpom Rank (minimum, top 50), 3-point percentage and rank, free throw percentage and rank, 3-point attempted quantity and rank. The ranks are relative to all 347 Division I teams.

Then it’s me screwing around with numbers. The “Vol” is the Volatility of the team. It’s 3P% […]

What I’ll Be Watching, Saturday And Sunday

by A.J. Coltrane

A quick recap of the highlighed Thursday/Friday games and picks:

VCU/Wichita State (Pick Wichita):  Wrong! VCU won by 3 after leading by 10 for much of the 2nd half, 72-69.

West Virginia/ Gonzaga (Pick Gonzaga):  Wrong! Blowout by Gonzaga, 77-54.

Texas/ Cincinnati (Pick, pass):  Texas opened the game something like 1-10 from […]

Happiness is a…

By Blaidd Drwg

…pint or 3 of Pliny the Elder on tap, a comfortable seat and 2 TV’s to watch Duke lose to Lehigh, Michigan Lose to Ohio and a hell of a finish between St. Louis and Purdue. Thanks to Noble Fir in Ballard for hosting and Mrs. Iron Chef for joining me.

Overall, […]

What I’ll Be Watching: Thursday And Friday

by A.J. Coltrane

By request. The NCAA tournament games on the opening Thursday and Friday that I think will be the most watchable and/or interesting.

Full schedule here. All times Pacific.

Fab Melo has been suspended for the tournament. Adjust your brackets accordingly!

(12)VCU vs (5)Wichita State, 4:15 Thursday on Tru TV — VCU was last year’s […]

It’s The Most, Wonderful Time Of The Year..

by A.J. Coltrane

Ain’t she a beaut?

My favorite sporting event of the year, by far.

I will now go apologize to the Super Bowl.

The Big Dance – Sweet 16 Results Show

By Blaidd Drwg

I really need to congratulate myself. With Ohio St. losing, my bracket is officially done, before the Elite 8. I think this has to be a record for someone who was actually picking games with some degree of knowledge. There were some great games in the Sweet 16 – Bulter continues to […]

The Big Dance – Day 4 Results Show

By Blaidd Drwg

Not a good day for any of us. Losing ND further destroys my already miserable bracket. The ugly truth:

Coltrane Annie S Blaidd Drwg Winner Ohio St. Ohio St. Ohio St. Ohio St. Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Marquette UNC UNC UNC UNC Duke Duke Duke Duke Texas Texas Texas Arizona Kansas Kansas Kansas […]

The Big Dance – Day 3 Results Show

By Blaidd Drwg

Day 3 was an utter disaster for me. The ending of that Pitt game, well, lets just say I am never picking them again. It was a good day of hoops watching though – lots of exciting, close games to keep the viewing interest. I had a bunch to say about the […]

The Big Dance – Day 2 Results Show

By Blaidd Drwg

Day 2 was a much better day for picking games than Day 1. There were some tight games and fantastic endings. Memphis came within a last second blocked shot of pushing my record to 15-1 for the day and George Mason made a furious comeback to down the once Tops 5 ranked […]