What we read while Sunday came afterwards…
- Think newspaper design is dead? Check out these fantastic presentations of the NCAA Tournament bracket, ranging from a terrific takeoff on Facebook to a traditional yearbook-themed design. Other highlights from what is always one of the best weeks in college basketball journalism: Princeton alum Sean Gregory’s retrospective on the Tigers’ memorable upset of UCLA in 1996 (chock full of inside info), Joe Posnanski’s breakdown of Texas’ terrible timeout, a New York Times profile of Gus Johnson, Matt Norlander’s story on Morehead State coach Donnie Tyndall and his family, and Tim Layden’s look at that little title game played last season.
- If you somehow missed Jalen Rose’s comments about Duke from the Fab Five documentary, here is the response from Grant Hill, as well as one from Michael Wilbon and another from Jason Whitlock.
- We might have found ourselves a new favorite punter.
- One of our favorite comedians is taking a dramatic turn on Broadway, and one of his costars calls out Hollywood in this interview with Vulture.
- On a sober note, the New York Times’ Peter Wynn Kirby addresses Japan’s nuclear problems through the lens of the nation’s cinematic obsession with nuclear-themed horror films.