Monthly Archives: January 2011

Bracket Ladder for January 31, 2011

As if last week’s seven Big East teams on the top four seed lines wasn’t absurd enough, this week Big East teams take eight of those top seed lines, with St. John’s not far behind and Cincinnati and Marquette potentially appearing later as well! This week’s process went much smoother; I just did some tweaking […]

Bracket Ladder for January 24, 2011

I decided to almost start over from scratch using a modified procedure, didn’t have much time on Sunday because of the NFL conference championship games, and spent a good chunk of Monday just trying to fix the coding errors from last week, so this probably shouldn’t be any further advanced from last week, but I […]

Bracket Ladder for January 18, 2011

Due to time constraints and how early in the season it is, this is pretty much just a demonstration of the demonstration of the concept. I just picked out the teams on the top three seed lines – that was as far as I got in about four and a half hours – so this […]

Bracket Ladder: A new approach to bracketology

One of the most common arguments against a playoff in college football is that it would turn college football into college basketball, where – allegedly – the regular season is completely meaningless. This is complete bullshit. If you’re going to use the “meaningless regular season” line, college basketball is not the place to use it. […]

Funnily enough, he’s been speculated to be Ian, he’s called Ian in 758 right after the key line and mentions being called Red before three years of captivity, and while catching up I still didn’t recognize him as Haley’s father before this strip.

(From The Order of the Stick. Click for full-sized family reunion.) If you only follow my webcomics posts, you may not know why there have been, well, none of them recently, which is that I’ve developed more of an emphasis on schoolwork recently. And between that and my football posts, I stopped reading OOTS for […]

Predictions for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2011

The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s selections are performed by a panel of 44 leading NFL media members including representatives of all 32 NFL teams, a representative of the Pro Football Writers of America, and 11 at-large writers. The panel has selected a list of 15 finalists from the modern era, defined as playing all […]

Rating the Super Bowl Logos: Part IX

Previously in this series: Part I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII Super Bowl XLI: Tried to repeat the simplicity of the Super Bowl XL logo, but didn’t work out as well. Can’t say I particularly like the pylon taking the place of the “I” in the Roman numeral; if there’s one […]

Rating the Super Bowl Logos: Part VIII

Previously in this series: Part I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII Super Bowl XXXVI: A good enough logo for the first Super Bowl after 9/11. The United States and flag motif is used very well, the fonts are agreeable, it looks dynamic, and the whole thing really makes it feel like America’s […]

Rating the Super Bowl Logos: Part VII

Previously in this series: Part I | II | III | IV | V | VI Super Bowl XXXI: Now this logo says “New Orleans” to me. Although it’s also a chaotic logo: the colors are too similar and weird in their own right (seriously, teal and purple?), the ribbons are hard to make out in close-up and […]

Rating the Super Bowl Logos: Part VI

Previously in this series: Part I | II | III | IV | V Super Bowl XXVI: A return to the XIX and XX era. This logo looks really retro; it almost looks like a jukebox. The Roman numeral isn’t grotesquely fat and in fact reminds me of the good Super Bowl XXII logo, but it’s not […]