OK. Last week was a slight disaster in terms of absolute results. Only got 7 of 16 games right. However, it’s not like the analysts at ESPN did better. I’m still tied with Tom Jackson in the lead at 19 rights and 13 wrongs overall. Best strategy last week would have been just to bet straight up home teams cause 10 of the 16 home teams won. That was better than anybody in my pool and anybody at ESPN.
Day 4 saw President Obama’s ESPN March Madness 2014 Barackets fall from a percentile in the 90s to 73.7 as ranked teams fell. That said, it’s only a matter of a game or two’s difference that made the fall seem a lot bigger than it actually was.
My Brackets ended up in a tie with the POTUS after Day 4 by not having as bad a day as Obama’s Barackets. However, it’s all going to come down to who picked the eventual winner to decide this, given how much that is worth. I went with overall #1 ranked Florida, while Obama went with sentimental favourite Michigan State. I have an edge in the meanwhile with only 2 Elite 8 teams eliminated to Obama’s three, but that may only resolve things if neither Florida nor Michigan State wins.
Breather for now. Getting back to quotes and fashion posts for a few days. 🙂
After Day 3 of the NCAA March Madness tournament, not counting the play ins that don’t contribute toward the ESPN brackets, President Barack Obama’s Barackets are a bit busted like most people’s. He did have Duke, and he didn’t have Dayton or Connecticut, being the big upsets so far, but most other people seemed to be in the same boat. The POTUS, in fact, made slight gains, from Day 2, now being in the 92.1 percentile of all entries.
My brackets, sadly, is only in the 71.2 percentile now. However, just like the parody that exists in college basketball, that also seems to be the case among bracket entries. I’m only one second game behind da Prez. And if that says anything, one game’s difference from here on in could mean a huge difference. So let’s see who really cracks first.
When I first started learning about genetics for 23andMe’s genotyping services, I started on their site where there was some material. One of the articles was on variations, and more specifically, the “speed gene” with the scientific name of ACTN3. Being a multiple marathon runner who knew I was more of the fast twitch muscle variety for short bursts of speed rather than endurance running, I wanted to know if I, indeed, had this gene and was going to check on it among the first things I do, unless it were really hard to find. To be more correct, I wanted to know if I had the correct configuration of this gene. Everybody has this gene. It’s just a matter of which configuration it was in to enable the benefit of physical speed and power.
I have a TON of Transformers graphics on this website! However, none of them are in the awkwardly sized Facebook Timeline Cover photo format, so I’m going to start converting them for people’s uses! They are in the gallery below, which will grow as I find time to convert more and more. I’ll take off the “growing collection” notice when I am done. There are going to about a couple of hundred of these Transformers Facebook timeline cover photos for your use by the end of February, I hope, so please come back for more once in a while. After all, you can only use one at a time. 🙂