Quote of the day
"The tournament is cruel. It's an abrupt end for everybody when you don't win." -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, after losing to Arizona in a Sweet 16 game
It won’t be much longer before the “true” standings of the Market Madness Contest begin to come into focus. As teams advance to the Final Four, bonus points are awarded, equal to 10 times the seed value. So, for example, if Butler advances to the Final Four, they will earn 80 points as a #8 seed. Those points help the longs (including basket units), and kill the shorts. So, you can expect tremendous volatility in the standings over the weekend.
The RotoHog salary cap baseball games have been launched. This year, they are being offered under the company’s “Fastpoint Games” moniker, and – more importantly - they are only available to Facebook subscribers. So, if you want to play and you aren’t a Facebook member, you have to decide whether you want to join Facebook in order to play. As an aside, although I have not yet made a final decision, my inclination is to not provide sortable stats for those games this season. My sense is that there is simply not enough demand within the RotoGuru community to make the effort worthwhile.