Things We Saw Today: Emperor Palpatine Is Keeping Secrets In This Scene From Star Wars Battlefront II
In the latest cutscene from Star Wars Battlefront II, we see the game's protagonist, Iden Versio, receive Emperor Palpatine's final orders for how to crush the Rebellion.Read More
"I say 'piffle!'"
ESPN and The Muppets released these videos starring Kermit, Miss Piggy, Statler and Waldorf, and Bunsen and Beaker to encourage us to take part in the ESPN Tournament Challenge.Read More
Not a Basketball Fan? (Neither Are We) Check Out This Bracket that Puts School Head-to-Head Based on the Scientific Research They’re Doing
You can even win American Express gift cards for picking correctly.
It's March, and for a lot of people that means college basketball in the form of a big NCAA tournament. For even more people, it means a lot of other things being arranged into brackets to try to jump in on the "March Madness" madness. This might be our favorite version of that so far. It has school compete based on the scientific research they do.Read More
Plus you'd have to watch a bunch of basketball.
It's that time of year again, when chances are that some of you have been finagled into filling out a bracket for the NCAA March Madness Tournament. While this probably made sense to our readers who enjoy college hoops, for many of you, it was probably just an exercise in being cornered by a co-worker who talked very quickly, handed you a sheet of paper and took five of your dollars, an experience much like being mugged but with less bruising. If you're intimidated, don't be. In the interest of taking the pressure off, it helps to recall that it is statistically impossible to fill out a perfect bracket, so you're just as well off having fun with it. Isn't that a load off?Read More
The NCAA men's basketball tournament is already kind of geeky. In much the same way that fantasy football affords football fans the ability to pour over quarterback ratings and yards after catch, March Madness is a joyous time for college basketball fans to nerd out over a team's quality wins and RPI.
In preparation for this year's tournament, the NCAA, in collaboration with Thought Equity Motion, has unleashed NCAA Vault on an unsuspecting population of procrastinating office workers and college students. According to Playbook, the service "contains full, commercial-free footage of 150 tournament games from the past decade — every Sweet 16 game on to the championship from 2000 through last year."
But that's not the coolest part:Read More