Monthly Archives: March 2014

How Upsetting? IV

Since the tournament was quite upsetting on Sunday, I decided to go ahead and write the next post in the How Upsetting? series.

Cherry Blossoms at Night - New Otani Gardens - Tokyo, Japan - Cherry BlossomsPlus it was already dark when I arrived in Japan and not the best time to take pictures. I did take a quick walk around the gardens at the hotel and took a few pictures. In the picture above are some Cherry Blossoms.

Back to the tournament.

Three of the four games in the fourth round were upsets. The biggest upsets of course were in the Sunday games.

Most Upseeting Tournament - NCAA Basketball Tournement - Final 4 - How Upsetting? - Upset FactorThe three upsets netted 10 UF points bringing the total UF for the 2014 tournament to 99.

The BP only went up by 8 and the only team that can contribute to the BP total from this time on is Florida as it is the only 1 seed left.

So will this year be the most upsetting tournament?

Most Upsetting Tournament - 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament - Basketball Upsets - Upset FactorAfter the fourth round 2014 has moved up into the fifth spot for UF.

Last year at this point the UF was 105, but there were no upsets in the final two round of the tournament.

This year there are enough potential UF points in the last two rounds to tie or break the record.

There are six UF points needed to tie the record of 2013 and 1986. In the next round the seed difference in both games is six. An upset in either game will bring about a tie. Two upsets, whether both in the next round or one in each of the final rounds will break the record.

What do you think? Will there be another upset?



Time for Cherry Blossoms

Today I will be flying to Tokyo. One of the benefits of this work trip will be seeing the Cherry Blossoms. I have always been too early or too late to see them, but now the timing is just right.

Cherry Blossoms - Central California - Honey Bee - Pollination - Spring Time - OrchardsI have seen many blossoms this year already, including Cherry Blossoms. However, it will be nice to see the famous Japanese Cherry Blossoms.

Caterpillar Roll - Sushi Roll - Sushi - Yanagi Sushi - Japanese FoodI am also looking forward to some nice Japanese food on the trip. The picture above was taken at Yanagi Sushi near my office in California.

Japan - New Otani Hotel - Japanese Garden - Japanese BridgeI am looking forward to getting some better pictures of a few places in Tokyo that I have visited before. The hotel that I will be staying in has a beautiful garden. Here is a picture that I took there 12 years ago. I will see if I can recreate this picture with my new camera. This one was taken with an old digital camera that used floppy disks for storage media.

Imperial Palace - Tokyo - Old Digital Pictures - Japanese ArchitectureThis picture of the Imperial Palace was also taken 12 years ago. The conference center where I will be spending most of my time is not far from here, so this is also on my list of places to get new pictures from.

For some more recent Japan pictures click on: Japan Memories

Now for some breakfast before the long trip. I will not arrive in Japan until Monday evening. Then I make a choice, do I update you on How Upsetting? the NCAA Basketball tournament was or post a few pictures from the trip over?