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Until December 6th, there is a global campaign on Facebook where people replace their profile pictures with their favourite cartoon character/s, then encourage their friends to do the same. Now this campaign I like! Too bad it’s way too short but it’s gone viral globally after just a day’s notice!
I’ve got over 250 cartoon pictures made for Facebook profile pics at the bottom, arranged in alphabetical order with names, which include some modern and some old cartoons.
After Round 1 of the 2010 NCAA March Madness Tournament, President Barack Obama’s ESPN Barackets is beating 96.5% of over 4.5 million entries!
Obama got 25 of 32 games correct for 250 points since each game in this round was worth 10 points. Three top entries were tied at a remarkable 310 points or 31 of 32 correct! There is no rewards for upsets in the ESPN system so these brackets encouraged going with the favourites rather than picking upsets. That left the President at a rank of 160,151 or sitting in the 96.6th percentile. That means he is ahead of 96.5% of the entries of over 4.5 million entries!
An analogy for that statistic would be the Prez is beating 29 out of every 30 entrants, sitting in 2nd place in such a sample. With over 4.5 million entries, that’s far more than a big enough sample to safely declare the President ahead of 96.5% of all bracket entries out there. He knew his basketball in Round 1, unlike last year when he admitted he got killed in the early rounds.
However, Obama could be in a lot of trouble for the next rounds, each of which is also worth 320 points.
That’s because Obama has already lost one of his Elite Eight teams in Georgetown. That’s 40 points he won’t be getting in that round for sure. I wonder if that were a political pick because Georgetown is, of course, in Washington DC. There weren’t too many Chicago or Illinois teams that stood much of a chance this year to go far.
Obama has also already lost two of his Sweet Sixteen teams with Georgetown and Marquette. That’s another 40 points he won’t be getting in that round.
ESPN lists Obama’s potential points remaining (PPR) at 1,520 after Round 1.
Of course, other people will have likely lost some of those teams already as well. The fact most of them lost more teams this first round only suggest they have a greater chance of losing more teams in the later rounds already than Obama. However, that’s not necessarily true.
My ESPN brackets are sitting at 210 points, or 2,978,307 or ahead of a very lousy 37.6 percent of the entries. Basically, I’m in 6th place out of every 8 people! OUCH! Yet, because I haven’t lost any Elite Eight teams, and the same Georgetown pick as Obama for the Sweet Sixteen, my potential points remaining is 1,580. That could make up the 40 points different the President has on me after Round 1. So despite being over 2.8 million spots back of da Prez right now, I could still end up putting the slamma jamma on Obama!
All that said, the President is doing relatively well among ESPN’s featured brackets.
|President Obama||LeBron James|
|Dick Vitale||Joe Lunardi|
|Bill Simmons||Matthew Berry|
|Mike Greenberg||Mike Golic|
|Colin Cowherd||Michelle Beadle|
|Scott Van Pelt||Tony Reali|
Obama is first among them after Round 1. In fact, he’s cleaning house… including dunking on LeBron James!
I guess in America, it’s da Prez that rules, not the King. They got rid of him a long time ago! 🙂
You can look at each featured bracket’s potential points remaining if you’d like by clicking on the links above.
How are you doing after the first round if you played? How many games did you get right?
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 5.8
I created these trading cards, or just plain photos for decorative purposes, from the 1920×1200 pixel GI Joe wallpapers I had created from smaller ones I found online and touched up, or created. Then I added some logos, character names and such to make them more like cards rather than wallpaper.
These cards are regular photo size so you could just take the files to wherever you print pictures and print them! I designed them for convenience that way. Of course, they could also be printed on other things like stickers and such, including at smaller sizes like 2″ x 3″. However, I would not recommend printing these on paper above 9″ x 6″, if you still want quality in the image.
These are “fan art”, NOT official products so please do not interpret them as such, try to convince others as such or try to profit from them!
Files are from 0.2 to 1.1 MB to keep the high quality print details. They are 1800 x 1200 pixels if you want to print them on something other than a normal printer, and your printing shop asks you for a file size to see if it’s big enough to do what you want.
These GI Joe and Cobra wallpapers are meant for all models of the iPhone, iTouch, iPod Touch, Palm Pre and just the Blackberry Bold 9000. However, you can also use these as profile pictures in Facebook or other applications that do not require a square picture.
The wallpaper size is 480 x 320 pixels, or similar in ratio to a 6″ x 4″ photo. Apple and Palm went the size ratio of typical photos that people take, whereas Blackberry went with monitor ratios for length and width, for the most part, interestingly enough.
My contribution to these wallpapers was the choice of cropping to get a nice picture, resizing to properly fit the iPhone, iTouch, iPod Touch, Palm Pre and Blackberry Bold screen, with some touch up to remove certain background, adjust punch of colour, etc. The small size of these wallpapers allowed for some beautiful close-up cropping of the monitor wallpapers I only wish I had resolution for to make printable pictures from to share! There are going to be some seriously stunning iPhones, iTouch, iPod Touch, Palm Pre and Blackberries out there with some of these and other wallpapers I plan to be making for them!
To get the backgrounds, please:
- Click on an image to see it full size.
- Right click and choose Download or download in whatever ways your browser does.
- Click Back to go back to this page or click a thumbnail below the large picture to move on to the next one.
You’re on your own to put it on your iPhone, iTouch, iPod Touch, Palm Pre or Blackberry, I’m afraid, cause I can’t justify the need for me to spend money on one so I haven’t got a clue how to do it!
While you’re decorating your iPhone or other cell phones, redo your voice mail with a singing message if you don’t have to worry about getting professionals calling you.