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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.

Entries in March Madness (8)


Zion vs. NDSU

First round NCAA Tournament play and Zion Williamson takes down North Dakota State with authority.


Fill Out Your Brackets with Speedbrackets

Initially conceived to solve the “busted brackets” problem so often faced during the excitement of March Madness, with participants’ interest waning once they were eliminated, SpeedBrackets, (, is the new, free app that allows players to change their original pick at any point during a sporting event and still have a chance to win.


With SpeedBrackets’ unique technology, users are able to have an enhanced experience through a combination of the phone app and actual game action until the conclusion.

SpeedBrackets’ Men’s College Basketball 2019 Championship app is currently available for free download from the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). Please visit ( to learn all about SpeedBrackets and how to take your fantasy sports experience to the next level.


DISH with a March Madness Bracket Challenge

We will soon be finding out which NCAA basketball team is the best in the country – but that’s not the only champion that will be named in April. Throughout the upcoming tournament, DISH is offering an alternative bracket that pits hit TV shows against each other. Called the DISH TV All-Star Bracket Challenge, this competition gives TV lovers the chance to guess which shows are the most popular of all time for a chance to win up to $10K!


Bracket details

  • Participants can place their picks at starting today through March 21.
  • Anyone can participate, whether you’re a DISH customer or not.
  • Results will be released with each college basketball round, ending with the championship game April 8.
  • Top scoring brackets will receive $10K (1st place), $5K (2nd place) or $2.5K (3rd place).


For more information on the DISH TV All-Star Bracket Challenge, check out the blog.


Finally, don’t forget that DISH also has all the best ways to follow March Madness, including DISH Anywhere, Multi-View, Bracket View and more. Learn more about our sports-centric offerings here.


Kindle Book Pick of the Week: Getting to Us: How Great Coaches Make Great Teams

What makes a coach great? How do great coaches turn a collection of individuals into a coherent “us”?
Seth Davis, one of the keenest minds in sports journalism, has been thinking about that question for twenty-five years. It’s one of the things that drove him to write the definitive biography of college basketball’s greatest coach, John Wooden, Wooden: A Coach’s Life. But John Wooden coached a long time ago. The world has changed, and coaching has too, tremendously. Seth Davis decided to embark on a proper investigation to get to the root of the matter.

In Getting to Us, Davis probes and prods the best of the best from the landscape of active coaches of football and basketball, college and pro—from Urban Meyer, Dabo Swinney, and Jim Harbaugh to Mike Krzyzewski, Tom Izzo, Jim Boeheim, Brad Stevens, Geno Auriemma, and Doc Rivers—to get at the fundamental ingredients of greatness in the coaching sphere.

Player and coaches have unique relationships and this book takes us behind the scenes of some of the men we call, coach."

In the 204 pages of this book, Getting to Us, we come to feel a deep connection with the most successful and iconic coaches in all of sports—big winners and big characters, whose stories offer much of enduring interest and value.

With Elite 8 games on this weekend, this book is even more relevant.


Sweet 16 Surprises

A look at this year's Sweet 16.