March 9, 2012

How do you fill out a bracket? (2012 Edition)

If you have never done a March Madness bracket before, don’t be intimidated … and certainly don’t feel like you have to have background knowledge to join the competition!  Here are some simple stats, tips, and tricks to help you fill out a bracket. Read it, ponder it, and then do what you want with it — a lot of it simply comes down to luck!

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July 19, 2011

What’s The Best That Could Happen?

When I was growing up in St. Louis we would often take a field trip to an amazingly cool children’s museum called. It was literally a huge house in suburban St. Louis where the rooms transformed themselves into scientific adventures where kids could learn while having fun. The most memorable of all of the exhibits was an indoor slide that took you from the third floor back down to the first floor once you were done exploring all of the rooms. The reason that it was so memorable, however, was because I was too scared to ride on it.

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March 13, 2011

How do you fill out a bracket?

Don’t know much about basketball? Don’t know anything about basketball? No problem. Filling out a winning bracket has little to do with knowledge of the game and a whole lot to do with luck. Case-in-point: over the past four years, we have done a mini four-person bracket challenge with our wives — who care nothing for basketball, generally ignore our brilliant advice about who they should pick, and instead choose the teams located in places they’d like to visit — and each year one of them has won! That’s made for a bit of misery at home as we’ve had to humble ourselves in the face of endless victory dances, but it’s still so fun to play we’re doing again — with all of you!

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February 2, 2011

Let it snow?

There is a certain beauty found in the natural world that very few remember to recognize. And once found, it can easily be forgotten among the emails, timesheets, and expense reports. For much of the year, nature is understanding and patient of us, but every once and a while it likes to assert itself and last night it branded us in a beautiful, majestic white color palette.

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