By Mike Anderson, P.E.
It seems that spring is just around the corner and a young man’s thoughts turn to…well, I don’t really know what they turn to seeing that I am no longer a young man. My thoughts usually turn to basketball tournaments. Taking a page, almost literally, from “The Final Four of Everything,” I told my wife that I thought it would be cool to do a tournament bracket based on asphalt technology. Quoting from a favorite sitcom, she said it was cute when I used words like “cool” wrong.
Nevertheless, what follows is my attempt to look at great ideas in asphalt technology and attempt to predict a winner in a single-elimination tournament. Just like any tournament bracket some of you will think “why did A make it in the bracket when B didn’t?” or “how could he think C would beat out D?” But then again, that’s the fun of it. And yes I implied “fun” in a piece about asphalt.
Look at the left side of the bracket. Look at the right side of the bracket.
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“The Final Four of Everything” Ed. Mark Reiter and Richard Sandomir. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009. Print.