Atlantic Coast Conference

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    March 20, 2008
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    March 17, 2008

    Slow Century

    The Gophers magically raise our hopes only to anti-climatically crush them. Hi there NIT.

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    November 30, 2007

    We'll Always Have Central Michigan

    Hey U of M hoops fans, did you get really excited and buy those Final Four tickets after the Gophers started 3-0? No? That's probably for the best.

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    April 9, 2006

    In Defense of Pam Borton

    I don't know Pam Borton and I never played ball for her. All I know is what I saw and what I wrote in City Pages two years ago; a scenario of a tough coach and a tough player who found each other and who wanted the same thing:

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    November 25, 2005

    Buck The Idiot Close-Out Picks

    The grand experiment of BTI comes to a close this weekend. Thus far, I've picked more winners than losers just once in eight weeks. Can any other prognosticator provide you more reliability--and for free? Overall mark? 51-66-3. Put your bookies on speed dial because here are this week's picks...

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    November 19, 2005
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    November 12, 2005
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    November 4, 2005

    Pigskin Picks for Week 6

    Idiot's thoroughly pedestrian 7-7-1 mark in last week's games. I could spin it to say that in five weeks of prognostication, only once has the Idiot finished with a winning record on his 15 picks. But the real bottom line is that through five weeks and 75 games, the Idiot's record now stands at 32-4 ... More >>

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    October 14, 2005

    Buck The Idiot rolls on...

    No brag, just fact: I picked a mere five winners out of 15 games last week, actually boosting my overall record to 9-21. In other words, if you'd been bucking the idiot since we started this little exercise, you'd have bagged 70 percent winners against the spread. On to Week 3, in which, as always ... More >>

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    October 7, 2005
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    October 1, 2005

    The Inaugural "Buck the Idiot" Tip Sheet

    My grand plan is to pick ten college and five pro games for the next few weeks, including my most confident "lock" in both pro and college. Let's see if I can prove to you that I don't know what I'm talking about.

  • News

    December 24, 2003


    How Lindsay Whalen resurrected the Lady Gophers

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    April 4, 2001
  • Books

    April 4, 2001

    Welcome to MinneVegas

    Bloody marys with a bookie at the height of March Madness

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    June 24, 1998

    Not in our Backyard

    Scott Paulson was sick of his stepson's complaints about a white posse beating up his black friends. Then the phalanx of trucks pulled up on his lawn.

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    October 30, 1996


    Paul Wellstone: a wrestler in Washington