This post elaborates on the third of ten elements of my fashion philosophy, which is if I were caught on security camera, there’d be no trouble describing me.
I ran for the Dalhousie University Tigers X-country team in 2004 and 2005. In 2006, after having graduated and taken up photography with a digital SLR, I took the opportunity to take some pictures to give to the team with whom I still trained as an alumni. Here are some memories from that year, done up as sports cards since I used to be a graphic designer before returning to do my Masters in Public Administration and running for the team.
The NCAA Selection Committee has just released the 65 teams chosen for the NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament.
NCAA March Madness Printable Tournament Brackets 2010 PDF
(click on link to download)
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.
Pending numbers I get by late Wednesday, I will enter at least one bracket with some recommendations by the votes here. Call it guidance by the wisdom of crowds. You can play online at the NCAA site or at the ESPN site, among the many out there. Get info on each team with one-click via ESPN’s brackets page.
To start, the biggest question is who will win? To keep things manageable and practical, I will limit it to the top 4 teams in each bracket and a few votes for lower ranked teams by ranking.
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.
I did not create the idea for this Facebook picture tagging meme game, nor did I create the pictures for them below. However, I did look for them, touched them up and adopted them for this game because the ones I saw were bad or inadequate (i.e. missing letters in the alphabet).
The idea is to tag one of your friends who have first names starting with each letter of the alphabet, for as many letters as you can. You can tag people who don’t have Facebook accounts as well because you can just type in a name when you tag a picture instead of choosing from someone on your list.
Aside from just a quick survey for yourself, for those of you who are social butterfly types, challenge your friends to see who has more. If that’s too easy, see who find friends with first names starting with every letter of the alphabet. I do not recommend this because true friends should be based on something more than just for filling out a Facebook tagging meme, and I do not recommend getting Facebook or other social media network friends who you don’t know just for the sake of this. There are real life dangers and risks with these activities. However, if you are among a lot of people in big institutions there there’s a realistic chance there might be a Zack or Xavier walking around, it might be fun to try!
Can you name all the logos?
Just as an aside, even if you don’t want to use this for tagging games, can you help me name all the logos in the top two pictures?
- Corporate Brands: B, C, E, H, L (I should know this), M, P, R, U, W, Z.
- Sport Teams: F (Florida something?), J, Q, T (Texas something?), U, X (Xavier?), Y (did someone cheat on the Yankees logo to remove the N?).
To get these pictures for your use:
- Click on the picture to get it at full size.
- Right click on that picture and save to your computer.
- Upload it to your Facebook profile.
- Tag your friends!
Please click here for a complete list of over 100 Facebook picture tagging memes on this site with which you can use for fun with your friends.