After the Sweet 16 that saw a lot of people’s NCAA March Madness brackets busted a bit more with popular Louisville going down to Kentucky, President Obama’s Barackets’ can finally be declared busted. The President had picked Louisville to be in the national championship game so he has lost a lot of potential points to come. He is still ahead of 78.2% of entries, but it remains to be seen how many ahead of him picked Louisville to go so far. About 28% picked Louisville to reach the Final Four, which won’t happen for them, and 9.4% picked Louisville to be in national championship game. The thing we don’t know is how many are ahead or behind the Prez to determine how much he may or may not slide due to that bad pick.
I, too, had picked Louisville to get to the Final Four, but not to the national championship game. That’s a potential 160 points I can still pick up on the President if Arizona can get to the national championship game. My brackets are getting busted, too, but I’m still ahead of 93.3% of entrants at this point. The thing is, one game wrong now can wipe that lead away easily.
Despite many candidates vying for the role of Cinderella in the 2011 March Madness tournament, President Barack Obama’s Barackets remain super strong after the Sweet 16. The Barackets is still ahead of 96.8% of some 6 million ESPN Tournament Challenge entries because of the excellent upsets da Prez picked in the first and second rounds. However, the Barackets are now reliant only on Kansas, who the POTUS had picked to win it all.
The movie Alice in Wonderland has a lot of great images, and many of them are available online at fairly large sizes. However, they are often a bit grainy, or not of a convenient size to take and print, and lacking a little punch in colour intensity. Well, I’ve remedied that with this collection of high resolution printable cards and posters of images from Alice in Wonderland.
These are high resolution (300 dpi) files you can use to print at your local photo machine or store. Chain stores processing photos like Walmart and Staples are more than good enough to print these nicely. You can also use these images for all the photo gifts you can get these days, whether on cups, T-shirts, blankets or just good old fashioned posters.
The files come in several sizes:
6 x 4 inches
8 x 12 inches
12 x 18 inches
16 x 24 inches
All of these can be scaled to 6×4 inch photos without cutting off anything so you can print any file here as a 6×4 photo. I didn’t want to have smaller versions of larger poster files for the sake of smaller sizes.
Please be patient for downloads because the bigger files are several MB in size.
You can print these files at larger sizes, up to 50% larger for the 8×12 sizes and larger. Some sharpness would be lost, obviously, but I think they should still be OK instead of high quality, as they are at the recommended sizes listed with each picture. A lot also depends on the printer you use. Since I can’t afford to test print all these images at larger sizes, on all printers, to see how they turn out, if you print at larger than listed sizes, you would be doing so at your own risk.
I have also created wallpapers and backgrounds for iPhones and Blackberries from these files.
1024 x 768 pixels (also good for 800 x 600 and 640 x 480 monitors)
1280 x 960 pixels (also good for 1152 x 864 monitors)
Congratulations to all the teams, and the Kansas Jayhawks for the overall #1 seed.
With the brackets announced, we’re ready to go with March Madness, so below are a few fun polls for you to answer. You can also share these with your friends by each poll or for the entire blog post. Please use the “Share” buttons as you see with each poll or at the bottom, respectively. You’ll only be able to vote once since the polls are blocked by cookies, unless you cheat and do some techie fix on your machine. As a result, I can leave some polls for the entire tournament! I will add more as results come in and new match ups appear, and close out some that no longer apply.
You can see the voting results by clicking on View Results for each poll. The first bunch of people will have to come back to see more meaningful results as the numbers pile up.
Personally, I will use the results here by rank as a guide to construct some wallpapers for various schools in the upcoming weeks so there’s just a little at stake for me here.
Of course, upsets are what makes March Madness so fun. So let’s start with the #1 teams.
What about the #2 teams?
And the top 4 teams (in each bracket) NOT making the Sweet 16?
There is usually at least one #12 over #5 upset in the first round. You can pick as many answers as you think apply.
How’s about the #10 and #11 team upsets?
Any teams #13 and below you expect to win in the first round for a bigger upset?
And let’s not forget the #8 and #9 teams which are the closest match-ups, but not always the closest games for some reason.
Which #1 seed would you least like to see win?
And to round out the business…
Any other thoughts, advice or comments you’d like to share? Maybe a “Cinderella” team? There are too many teams for me to poll, and too vague a definition of how far one needs to go to be called a “Cinderella”. Maybe I can poll that later once a few team emerges, if a few team emerges.