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