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Current favorite commercial [Gator]

It made me laugh. If you know basketball, or are familiar…even a little bit…with college basketball, this may make you laugh, too.

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The Kodak on Vimeo [Rev]

Among the new things I’m trying this year is Vimeo, a video service that is much like YouTube, but allows free upload of HD content. I shot this HD video at 60 frames per second on the Zi6 at Sammy’s basketball game last night. When I play it back, it doesn’t look very good on Vimeo on my computer…don’t know how it will look on yours. (The video on my computer, straight from the camera, is amazingly good.)

Also, the preview here is only 400X300. When you click the link and go to my Vimeo space, it’s in full resolution.


Sammy playing ball from Tim McDaniel on Vimeo.

When Oops is a Good Thing

Alley-oop dunks are a great example of teamwork. The one who actually dunks has to have the ability to jump and handle a basketball, but the real beauty of the alley-oop – from my perspective, probably since I don’t have the dunk-ability – is in the execution of the pass. This video has some beautiful and creative passing.

THE Tournament

I have four brackets. I kept them pretty consistent, with only a few minor variations between my picks. A few games are still going on tonight, but currently:

Picks of Faith bracket (church league)
Current score: 19 (tied for 8th out of 12)
Leader score: 21
Best pick: Davidson over Gonzaga
Worst pick: Cal State Fullerton over Wisconsin
4 of my sweet 16 have already been eliminated.

BQ Bracket Busters (Bible quiz league)
Current score: 20 (5th out of 11)
Leader score: 23
Best pick: Davidson
Worst pick: South Alabama over Butler
Again, 4 of my sweet 16 are gone.

Hoops Gurus (league with Gary Robles)
Current score: 100 (7th out of 7)
Leader score: 168
Best pick: Davidson
Worst pick: CSUF
Only 3 of sweet 16 gone, but I’ve lost interest in this bracket. Rules were changed after tourney began, with players allowed to change their picks before today’s games, though I didn’t know it. Weak.

Google (my bracket, no league, just to test the iBracket widget on the Google home page)
Current score: 42
Best pick: San Diego over Connecticut
Worst pick: Georgia over Xavier
3 sweet 16 picks gone, the worst being Drake, whom I had making it to the Final Four. Crazy, but what did I have to lose?