Friday, June 30, 2006

Do The Math

Sportswriter Greg Cote of the Miami Herald was, I’m sure, just trying to be funny when he made a comment about the possibility of increasing the NCAA basketball tournament from 64 teams to 128. Cote wrote “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to March April and May Madness!”

Because you don't have to be all that good at math to understand that doubling the number of teams would lengthen the tournament by a mere one week. Quadrupling the number of teams would only make it two weeks longer, and so on and so on.

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