You have a problem: You love watching college hoops, but you also love being employed so you can pay rent and feed your freeloading family. Every March, these two loves come head-to-head in a battle for your attention. Slam dunks and buzzer-beaters vs. shelter and nourished children--it's too close ... More >>
It's the time of year for office pools and for articles about what's wrong with college basketball in general and the March NCAA tournament in particular. Most of the arguments for both are covered by Steve Wieberg in Friday's USA Today.
"Attendance, a key vital sign in any sport, is slipping in c ... More >>
Today is the first of March, a month that brings lions, lambs, ominous midpoints, yummy Italian pastries, and people grossly stereotyping the Irish by drinking cheap beer until they get shitty drunk. It also is the month for March Madness, the 6468-entrant (thanks Turner and CBS) tournament of colle ... More >>
Yesterday was fun, huh? The afternoon games produced four gems that will be cherished by their school's old, lonely alumni while on their deathbeds. First, Matt Howard helped Butler, last year's runners-up, beat Old Dominion (which we think is a decommissioned vessel from the War of 1812) 60-58 on ... More >>
viaGo ahead and turn Twitter off today, you'll thank us. There will be only two types of tweets: people talking about South by Southwest (or, "South by," if you're an insufferable nincompoop) and people talking about March Madness. Both of them will make you very angry. Just so you don't miss ... More >>
via ESPNESPN released Barack Obama's March Madness bracket today, along with a video of the president making his picks. Depending on your political leanings, you think this is either a lighthearted exercise showing the president is a normal guy, or a potentially catastrophic waste of time whi ... More >>
viaBig news! March Madness starts today! Well, the play-in games start today, which isn't very big news, but still: MARCH MADNESS! Tonight's juicy match-ups: UNC Asheville vs. Arkansas Little Rock at 6:30 p.m. and UAB vs. Clemson at 9 p.m. Both games will be airing on truTV, which used to be ... More >>
OK, kids, the following story is so appalling that we had to drop our plans to sit in a saloon all day and watch cricket and rush to the office to post it.
Basketball coach Bobby Gonzalez, fired by Seton Hall University basically for being a jerk, is now suing the school for violating its c ... More >>
The surest signs of spring are upon us: flowers blooming, scantily clad NYU students smoking in the park, and most importantly, coworkers who have never showed any semblance of sports fandom live-streaming basketball for the next two weeks and yelling at their computers things like "Cinderella!" "B ... More >>
Upset City! That's one less holdout to rough up in the back rooms of Capital Hill: Rep. John Boccieri (D) of Ohio has voted for the health care bill, putting Americans one step closer to health care that will supposedly piss them off less. Unfortunately, it's happening while they wait for the ... More >>
Recipe developers at major food corps are coming up with spicier and more complex recipes for the backs of food packages, such as Nestle's Sea-Salted Smoky Almond Bark or Betty Crocker's Chai Latte Cupcakes.
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Kraft plans to cut sodium levels in its North American product ... More >>
Your boss will understand.What could be more red-blooded and American than March Madness? How about celebrating said Madness at Hooters. The bust-themed chain is offering customers a "doctor's note" excusing them from work, signed by one "Dr. Hootie." You can get one today and tomorrow at you ... More >>
John Keogh with smiling colleagues, Jen and Nikki.
Amity Hall, the latest addition to a group of bars owned by two brothers from Dublin, Mark and Martin Whelan, quietly opened its doors just a few steps from its sister establishment, The Half Pint, late last year. Bartender John Keogh, who al ... More >>
Lehman Brothers weren't so happy about their whistleblowers. The "rock stars" of hedge funds aren't exactly proverbial Guitar Heroes. A 2.2 billion euro bonus went out to the "risk takers" of Deutsche Bank. CBS' March Madness ad money? Buzzer-beater quality stuff. And the new economic doomsda ... More >>
Knowing that our friend, Morning Joe's Willie Geist--"The Oracle of MSNBC"--is a big sports fan, we thought we'd check in with him about the NCAA's Final Four. Willie has fielded some questions from us before, so we're pleased he had time--between Indian-wrestling matches with co-host Mike Barnicle- ... More >>