Vegas, Day 0.

by A.J. Coltrane

We arrived in the casino on Wednesday, early evening. The late, tournament “play-in” games hadn’t started yet.

The game that interested me was Boise St. versus Dayton. I’d seen both teams recently and felt fairly confident that I knew what they were — that I had a good idea of their styles, strengths, weaknesses, […]

The Bracket Of Peril – 2015 Edition

by A.J. Coltrane

The Bracket Of Peril is back!

Link here.

The group name is Cheap Seat Eats. Password is TakeMeOut.

They made it easier to join this year. If you played in the group last year you can simply select “Rejoin Group”, and away you go. Up to three entries per person. Have some […]

2014 Bracket of Peril – The Results Show

By Blaidd Drwg

Well, this year’s “Bracket of Peril” was definitely perilous for all of the participants. Not only did no one pick the eventual champion UConn, no one in the pool had more than one final 4 team, and that was a just about everyone and we all had Florida. Most of our fates […]

2014 Bracket Of Peril Winners!

by A.J. Coltrane

For the first time ever (out of two events), the Bracket Of Peril has ended with Co-Champions! (Which sorta figures, given that none of us got any points in the Final Four or Championship game.)

The entries and jdomanic and email4tj will share a whole bunch of nothing!

Congratulations to our winners!


Thursday, March 27. The Tournament Continues.

by A.J. Coltrane

The boy cat surveys the landscape:

The girl cat is just happy that March is here, which means morning sun:

Back In My Day

by A.J. Coltrane

Excerpts from Ken Pomeroy:

I’ve tweeted about this a couple times, but it’s worth documenting in a more permanent location: This season, free throws were shot at a better rate than in any previous season in the history of college basketball. To date, my calculations indicate that D-I teams have made 69.82 […]

Vegas Thoughts, 2014

by A.J. Coltrane

I had pretty much the same year that I had last year — 22-14 (61.1%) on straight bets. I lost the one money line that I chose to play: Providence were 4 point underdogs against UNC and +170 on the money line, meaning that if Providence won outright then the money line […]

The 2014 Cheap Seat Eats Bracket Of Peril!

by A.J. Coltrane

It’s the 2014 Cheap Seat Eats (hosted by ESPN) tournament bracket! Match wits with the CSE writers! It’s free!

Same as last year:

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 […]

Bracket Of Peril Winner Is Annie S!

by A.J. Coltrane

Annie S. has won the Cheap Seat Eats Bracket Of Peril!

Annie correctly picked Louisville as the winner. The big bracket buster was Wichita State, which in retrospect maybe shouldn’t have been a shock — they lost to a very good Creighton team in their conference tournament prior to the big dance.


Tourney Wrapup II — The 3 Point Shooting Teams

By A.J. Coltrane

For purposes of Vegas/March Madness this year I thought it might be helpful to consider how 3-point dependent individual teams were during the regular season. Some of that screwing around was discussed in this post.

Below are the top 10 teams in what I called “Vol” (for volatility) in that post. Below […]