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March madness contest

Postby Shorty » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:26 pm

In case you don't see fisticuff's March madness thread I created a group for us to join:

http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.c ... ivategroup

You created a group called Daily page. Your group ID# is 183316 and your password is: isthmus
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Re: March madness contest

Postby pjbogart » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:39 pm

Thanks, Shorty. I'll try to take this bracket more seriously.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby fisticuffs » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:10 am

I'm in! It let me add the bracket I did yesterday randomly on Yahoo. Normally I'd just make a new one or two or three but this year I think I'll stick with my one bracket. Not because I think it's worth a damn, it's clearly a wishful thinking homer bracket with a sprinkle of Tom Crean spite thrown in.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby Shorty » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:30 am

We have 5 teams so far. Anyone else? If you need help Obama picks Louisville, Indiana, Ohio State and Florida to reach finals.

http://www.channel3000.com/news/politic ... index.html
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Re: March madness contest

Postby jman111 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:57 am

I'm in.
First bracket I've done in 14 years- that's gotta count for something.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby pjbogart » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:33 pm

Shorty wrote:We have 5 teams so far. Anyone else? If you need help Obama picks Louisville, Indiana, Ohio State and Florida to reach finals.

http://www.channel3000.com/news/politic ... index.html


Ooooh. The President picked Wisconsin for the Elite Eight, knocking off Gonzaga before losing to Ohio State.

I'm totally voting for that guy if he runs again.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby acereraser » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:14 am

I'm in, up to eight as I last check. Thanks for setting things up, and good luck, I guess. I'm feeling kinda ornery and competitive. Seems I have this affliction most every year about this time, some kind of Early Spring Sickness of Thought, for lack of a better term.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby pjbogart » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:01 am

pjbogart wrote:Thanks, Shorty. I'll try to take this bracket more seriously.


Damn! I'm 15 of 16 on my general pool bracket! I missed Harvard (duh) but nailed all of the other upsets. I guess I shouldn't have second guessed my original picks. Can I fold my original bracket into TDPF bracket, or is that cheating?

Meh, probably wouldn't make a difference. The later rounds count for more, so I always start out strong and then my homerism for Wisconsin and the Big Ten sinks me.

Still, getting everything but Harvard makes me feel pretty good. I scored 99th percentile for the entire tourney so far. The leaderboard shows plenty of 16 of 16's, but I'm guessing they're mostly Harvard grads. I'm currently #375 out of one bazillion brackets.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby fisticuffs » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:42 pm

Well that was fun. Glad I was working and not watching. BTW my TDPF homer bracket is busted.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:42 pm

fisticuffs wrote: BTW my TDPF homer bracket is busted.

Alas, you are not the lone ranger.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby grumpybear » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:07 pm

Why am I grumpy? The badgers offense is complete crap and so is my bracket. My fault. I somehow believed that the conference with New Mexico and UNLV was top quality. Judging by their performance so far, that conference stinks. Colorado State is still in the game but I don't think they'll last for long.
Bottom line: I'm a grumpy bear.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby Shorty » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:34 pm

Kans St and Georgetown were upset, too. Not just a bad day for UW. But all the other big 10 teams won so far. Marquette almost lost.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby pjbogart » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:57 pm

The best bracket currently on Yahoo has 27 of 28 correct, which is incredible given the number of upsets this year, but I suppose with tens of millions of brackets, a few are going to get lucky. So, are you curious as to whether he picked Florida Gulf Coast or Harvard? Actually, he picked them both. His only flub is on Wisconsin over Mississippi. Fortunately for him, he has Wisconsin losing to Gonzaga in the next round, so it won't cost him too many points.

My foron bracket is 20-28 and my general pool is 22-28, the latter is still ranked in the top 99th percentile. That's incredible, I literally got almost 25% of my picks wrong and I'm still in the 99th percentile, though in that bracket I have Wisconsin winning it all, so it's about to tank in a big way.

What's it all mean? Awesome fucking tourney. The little guys are holding their own. In football schools need to spend a lot of money to field a good team, but in basketball anyone can compete. Even Florida Gulf Coast.

Dude actually picked 'em.

Oh, and with the way Wisconsin played today, they could have lost to a Junior Varsity middle school girl's team. Can we not score in the paint if the perimeter shots aren't falling? If you hit a cold spell and can't sink your threes, do you have a backup plan?
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Re: March madness contest

Postby Shorty » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:15 pm

Winner gets an autographed basketball from Meade. Standings after the first two rounds:

Rank, Team, Rd 1 2 3 4 5, Champion, Pts so far, possible pts.
1 Count-It Kyle 24 22 - - - Louisville 46 158
2 Shorty's Bracket 22 22 - - - Indiana 44 168
3 acereraser's Legit Bracket 20 22 - - - Louisville 42 162
3 Roy R's Quality Bracket 24 18 - - - Indiana 42 166
5 Meade's Bracket 23 18 - - - Louisville 41 161
5 Paul's Bracket 23 18 - - - Michigan St. 41 137
7 jman111 21 18 - - - Louisville 39 135
8 James's Bracket 22 16 - - - Wisconsin 38 102
8 grumpybear 22 16 - - - Miami (FL) 38 134
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Re: March madness contest

Postby Meade » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:44 pm

Shorty wrote:Winner gets an autographed basketball from Meade.

Ha ha. I'll go along with that.
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