Several years ago I stumbled into a nice sequence. All my nice sequences have been things I stumbled upon. This one looked at the most basic elements of information theory by what they tell us about the NCAA College Basketball tournament. This is (in the main) a 64-team single-elimination playoff. It’s been a few years since I ran through the sequence. But it’s been a couple years since the tournament could be run with a reasonably clear conscience too. So here’s my essays:

**How Interesting Is A Basketball Tournament?**63.**What We Talk About When We Talk About How Interesting What We’re Talking About Is**, that is, 63*what*.**But How Interesting Is A Real Basketball Tournament?**considering it’s not really 63 exactly.**But How Interesting Is A Basketball Score?**I make it out at about 5^{1}/_{3}.**Doesn’t The Other Team Count? How Much?**I figure about 10.8.**A Little More Talk About What We Talk About When We Talk About How Interesting What We Talk About Is**to put some technical terms in, and ask a question I admit I can’t answer.

And this spins off to questions about other sports events.

**How Interesting Is A Football Score?**Something like 8.72.**How Interesting Is A Baseball Score? Some Partial Results**The historical record suggests it’s between 3.76 and 9.25.**How Interesting Is A Baseball Score? Some Further Results**I have reasons to say it’s about 7.**How Interesting Is A Low-Scoring Game?**If I make up numbers, then I come to say it’s about 5.8.

And I still figure to get to this year’s Pi Day comic strips. Soon. It’s been a while since I felt I had so much to write up.

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