In honor of March Madness, beginning today, check out this original compilation of 75 incredible basketball trick shots. These kids have some serious skills.
It's no secret that winning an NCAA tournament comes down to a bit of luck. But by the looks of his Final Four picks, Harry Smith is going to need Northern Iowa to pull a few upsets.
Stanford is a school that's easy to love to hate — exclusive, expensive, and incredibly successful. The school has 94 NCAA national championships, in a wide variety of sports that most Americans could care less about, like track and swimming. Tech flack Mark McClennan just handed them the 2008 championship in a field most Americans could care less about, social networking. Comparing the ratio of students and alumni registered with their school to the number of students currently enrolled, Stanford rose to the top of the bracket, beating tiny Davidson (alma mater of my colleague Nicholas Carlson) in the finals. The reaction from the bleachers? Yawns. Because the Cardinals still suck at football. (Photo by AP/Kevork Djansezian)
Forget ESPN, Sports Illustrated, or your office pools. Why not spend March Madness this year with the New York Times [click to enlarge]? There's a possibility of a fancy top prize for you: an iPod. A shiny new iPod, to one lucky fan. Millions will clamor for this bauble! Second prize: a shiny nickel.