Land-o-Links – 2/27/2006

For anyone that needs to read something other than my rants, I’ve put up some book recommendations under “Books to Read” in the links section on the right-hand side of the page.  On to the links for Monday:

1) Smithsonian’s Permanent Hip-Hop Exhibit – 50 Cent’s piece is going to be displayed right alongside the original Star Spangled Banner and Jackie Kennedy’s inaugural gown.

2) Google “Asshole (video and sound) – To find out what Google thinks of our leaders in Washington, Google “asshole” and then press “I’m Feeling Lucky.”

3) Ask Bouncing Butler in Ambitious Makeover – Jeeves is headed to the unemployment line.

4) ‘He’s an Idiot’ – Did people actually accuse the White Sox of being a “boring” team last year?

And finally…

5) Siberian Baseball – Minnesota Red Sox has spun off his baseball posts into a separate blog.


Prep for March Madness 2006

Selection Sunday is less than 2 weeks away, which means you’ve got to start getting ready now.  Here are some links to bookmark:

1) March Madness on Demand – If Thomas Friedman were to publish an updated version of his 2005 book “The World is Flat” (which I just finished reading and highly recommend), he would argue unequivocally that the greatest moment in Internet history – if not in all of human history – will be when all NCAA Tournament games are shown live online for free for the first time ever this year.

The most important thing you need to do if you’re a hoops fan is register for access to the games right now so that you’ll have “VIP” status (i.e. priority to view the games over late registrants once the Tournament begins).

2) Bubble Watch – A comprehensive rundown by conference of all of the teams that are on the bubble to make the Tournament and what each of those teams need to do to get a bid.

3) Bracketology – Joe Lunardi from projecting the NCAA Tournament field with seeds and regional placements.

4) Projecting the Field – Similar to the Bubble Watch; Tony Mejia from CBS SportsLine runs through the bubble teams by conference.

5) Projecting the Seeds – Mejia’s view on how the field will look.