I feel more comfortable talking about cricket than most American sports, but now that the college basketball championships are here, I have a new opportunity. Liz got a pool started this morning for March Madness, and we all made our predictions and agreed on a points system. Some people made their choices scientifically, but most of us seemed to be basing them on personal associations. I, for example, was born at Purdue University (my father was still a student), so I’ve picked Purdue to make it to the finals (but not to win). If you’re curious you can download the tournament bracket. This of course has led to a flurry of e-mails, sharing the latest scores and various people’s triumphs. So far, it’s not looking good for me. But, so far, Purdue is still in.