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Re: March madness contest

Postby pjbogart » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:50 pm

Fucking Indiana. WTF? Was Bo Ryan hanging out on the Syracuse bench, or what? Those leakers dropped the ball on the dream of an all Big Ten final four. Gratz to Marquette, but Tom Crean can take that altar boy haircut and go blow a priest.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby grumpybear » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:40 am

Indiana looked soft on the inside but at least they didn't look as bad as Miami. I only saw the second half of Marq-Miami but I was dumbfounded by the play of Miami. More confounding is that I picked them to win it all. I remember thinking that I wanted to pick a team that no one else would pick. Heck, I figured there is no overwhelming favorite this year so why not pick Miami.
Buggers, I need a new magic 8 ball.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby fisticuffs » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:48 am

I too had too much faith in a Miami team I knew very little about. Had UW beating them for the championship. Granted this is not the most thought-out, serious bracket I've ever done.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby Meade » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:20 am

Cheer up -- an all Rustbelt Final Four is still a possibility.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby jman111 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:42 am

I'm beginning to remember why I gave up this annual exercise in futility.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby Shorty » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:14 pm

Congrats to Meade. He is the winner no matter what happens in the final four. Acereraser and Count-It came close. Thanks for playing everyone.

Round
Rank Bracket 1 2 3 4 Semis Finals Points Possible Pts
1 Meade's Bracket 23 18 16 16 - Louisville 73 121
2 acereraser's Legit Bracket 20 22 12 16 - Louisville 70 118
3 Count-It Kyle 24 22 12 8 - Louisville 66 114
3 Roy R's Quality Bracket 24 18 16 8 - Indiana 66 82
5 *Shorty's Bracket 22 22 16 0 - Indiana 60 60
6 James's Bracket 22 16 12 8 - Wisconsin 58 58
7 jman111 21 18 4 8 - Louisville 51 99
8 grumpybear 22 16 12 0 - Miami (FL) 50 50
9 Paul's Bracket 23 18 8 0 - Michigan St. 49 49
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Re: March madness contest

Postby Meade » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:20 pm

Thanks for setting it up, Shorty.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby pjbogart » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:40 pm

I managed to avoid a serious dilemma with Wichita State losing and Michigan winning. I always pull for the Big Ten in the tourney, so I'm happy to see Michigan represent us in the title game, but I would have had a hard time rooting against a high seed winning it all.

I'll watch Red Dawn tonight before bed. Wolverines!
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Re: March madness contest

Postby acereraser » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:53 am

And again, way to go, Meade. My bracket was good enough to pay off for me this year, I hope yours was as well. And hey, jman, you came in fourth, good job on you. See you next year.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby jman111 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:28 am

Thanks. Consider me the proverbial blind squirrel this year.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby Meade » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:32 pm

acereraser wrote:See you next year.

Yeah. Thanks. That was fun. Can't believe how close to identical our picks were, acereraser. If it had come down to Louisville vs Indiana, as we both predicted, you would have likely nipped me with the tie-breaker. Guess I'll go sign my basketball for myself now. Thanks again, Shorty.
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Re: March madness contest

Postby jjoyce » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:49 pm

Still not a foul.

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Re: March madness contest

Postby Meade » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:29 pm

As Burke, who showed great sportsmanship and was a little closer to the play than whiney little bitches who now want to litigate the play with their GIF's, said:
"It was a foul."
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Re: March madness contest

Postby Shorty » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:19 pm

Looked like a clean block and "whiney little bitches" is uncalled for. Anyway here are the final standings.

Bracket 1 2 3 4 Semis Finals Points Possible Pts
1 Meade's Bracket 23 18 16 16 16 32 (Louisville) 121 121
2 acereraser's Legit Bracket 20 22 12 16 16 32 (Louisville) 118 118
3 Count-It Kyle 24 22 12 8 16 32 (Louisville) 114 114
4 jman111 21 18 4 8 16 32 (Louisville) 99 99
5 Roy R's Quality Bracket 24 18 16 8 16 0 (Indiana) 82 82
6 Shorty's Bracket 22 22 16 0 0 0 (Indiana) 60 60
7 James's Bracket 22 16 12 8 0 0 (Wisconsin) 58 58
8 grumpybear 22 16 12 0 0 0 (Miami (FL)) 50 50
9 Paul's Bracket 23 18 8 0 0 0 (Michigan St.) 49 49
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Re: March madness contest

Postby O.J. » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:02 pm

Meade wrote:As Burke, who showed great sportsmanship and was a little closer to the play than whiney little bitches who now want to litigate the play with their GIF's, said:
"It was a foul."


That's interesting, since he claimed that he got all ball. Do you have a link to this quote, Larry, or are you just making shit up, yet again?
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