Yes, I’m watching some basketball these days. Actually, right this minute. I have a very little experience with streaming video (hey‑o, Creighton!) but despite that I remain interested in streaming tech. At least enough to find this article on the technology behind CBS’ March Madness On Demand offerings pretty interesting. Maybe even fascinating. But I […]
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Just another example of awesome data display hammering home a point. This is a chart worth seeing. Reminds me a lot of some of the best of Tufte’s work. Simple, but unmistakeable. Oh yeah, and did you see Bolt run the 100? As someone said, Day-um. Via kottke, of course.
I don’t know what is going on, but the last week or two I have been blessed with some real sports on TV. Last night I watched the final game of the Euro 2008 soccer tournament, where Spain came through with the win. (Thanks to this awesome goal by El Niño Torres.) And tonight I […]
Now that college basketball is over, I can mark the end of the most amazing sporting season I am likely to ever enjoy. First the Red Sox win the World Series (again). Then KU’s woeful college football program pulls the most amazing performance ever out of its collective bum, ends the season 12–1 with a […]
Watching the game last night, there were a lot of non-game related things I wanted to touch on. This might be of more interest to those of you who haven’t been following KU basketball all season. God. In all the player interviews before the game, during all the plays of the game, during all the […]
We watched the game at home, live (not delayed via TiVo), as it tipped late enough that we were done with all parenting duties. Our boys were tucked safely in their beds, dreams of Jayhawks dancing through their heads. They both wore their new KU shirts to school, and the littlest one (he’s 22 months […]
Tonight is the Final game of the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The University of Kansas, where I live (and where I am newly employed!) is playing in this game, against the University of Memphis. Tip off is at 8:21 pm, our time. That means the boys will be in bed, and we can watch […]
Best headline so far this morning is from the local guys, “KU cools heels.” Followed closely by the subhead, “Kansas beats tar out of UNC.” I’m sure sportswriters who cover Carolina all the time have used these before, but this was my first exposure to it. In case you missed it, read this recap of the […]
So, Kansas made it into the Final Four. Barely. ((We won 59–57 versus a talented Davidson team that deserved more than a 10-seed, if I do say so myself. Here’s a good summary of the game.)) It has been an entertaining tournament so far, though there have been few bright spots. In fact, Kansas is […]