All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘March Madness’

Warren Buffet Backs $1B Perfect Bracket Challenge

With the financial insuring of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, Quicken Loans is running a contest that nobody will win. Buy holy moly, wouldn’t it be a hell of a thing to win. It’s called the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge, and it will deliver a billion dollars to anyone who can pick a 100% perfect NCAA March Madness bracket. …

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‘NCAA Bracket’ Google Search Returns Bracket On Results Page

Google has a new March Madness feature for basketball fans. When you search “NCAA Bracket” in Google, the search engine will return a bracket on the actual page, so you can see where all the teams are at in the tournament. Google’s Dan Vanderkam announced the feature in a tweet (via Search Engine Land): Follow @danvdk Dan Vanderkam @danvdk Just …

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The Cast of Mad Men Talk College Basketball in ‘March Mad Men’

All it takes is a little bit of editing and the cast of Mad Men come alive to discuss… March Madness of course! Check on Don, Betty, Pete, Peggy, Roger, and Bert discuss their pool, brackets, and all the upsets. Both March Madness and Mad Men are going to be gracing your TV screens soon, so why not celebrate the …

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UK President Implores Fans To Behave Responsibly

In light of Saturday night’s disorder, the University of Kentucky’s President, Dr. Eli Capilouto, has written an email, asking his student body to behave in a responsible manner if the basketball team beats Kansas later tonight. Considering how UK fans acted after beating Louisville, Dr Capilouto’s words will likely fall on deaf ears, but he did go on record concerning …

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Final Four Tickets: Only for the Rich and Famous

Plan on going to the Final Four this Saturday? Plan on spending an arm and a leg. In 1964 the cost of a single ticket was $7. Fast forward to today and you’ll be spending $235 for the nosebleed section. And that’s at face value. Buy them from a scalper and there is no telling what you’ll spend. Club level …

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NCAA March Madness Money [Infographic]

If you thought March Madness was only about college hoops, you were dead wrong. It’s all about the Benjamins. From TV networks to the NCAA itself, everyone is trying to get a piece of the pie this time of year. Some interesting stats to consider while watching the final four this weekend: A 30-second spot during the first round of …

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GetGlue Integrates March Madness, Television Check-Ins

If you’re not in tune with the social media aspect of the Internet, you must be an Internet noob, or someone who consciously ignores the omnipresent set of activities, including things like tweeting, sharing and checking in. While the third activity is not on the adoption level as Facebook and Twitter, it’s impossible to ignore the popularity of utilities like …

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NCAA Tournament’s 1st Round Sent 20% Of Web Traffic To Mobile Devices

The math of the NCAA Tournament isn’t really on the side of the basketball fans, especially in the first round of the tournament: 32 games, several of which are played simultaneously, for 1 pair of frenzied, starving eyes. Unless you have constructed some media-hungry war room with different televisions capable of broadcasting the numerous games, you’re likely to miss more …

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Duke, Lehigh Drive Top March Madness Social Buzz

The first weekend of the 2012 NCAA tournament lived up to sports fans’ expectations. There were close games, blowouts, and everything in between. We also saw big name favorites live up to the hype and deliver commanding performances. But of course, what does everybody want to see? Yes, there were a few notable upsets – the two most shocking happening …

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Game of Thrones March Madness, Fill Out Your Bracket

Don’t you just love it when someone with a bit of creativity comes up with an idea meshing two amazing things into one? A Game of Thrones fan has done just that, pitting characters from the book/show against each other in a March Madness style bracket. It’s Westeros Madness! The bracket creator describes the tournament, “It’s March Madness, Westeros style. …

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Google Makes Their March Madness Picks*

*Based on search volume. In an effort to both ride the trending wave of March Madness and to promote Google+, the search engine–never forget your core, folks–has posted their March Madness picks, and as the asterisks demonstrate, their winner, as well as any bracket advancement for any team in the Dance, is based on the amount of search engine queries …

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UPS Responds To Offended UK Fans Online

UK fans have been quite upset about the commercial that UPS is running, using the infamous 1992 Duke win over UK as an example of great “logistics”. UPS has defended its use of the commercial, defying its own customer and worker base in Kentucky. The objections of UK fans is based on two simple points: 1) That game is a …

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