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Title: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 17, 2011, 06:38:55 PM
Some Great games so far! Right now watching the end of the Richmond game! Go spiders!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: phil on March 17, 2011, 07:37:09 PM
Watching wofford vs BYU right now. Let's go T-Dogs!!


Fuck a Jimmer. F'real, I hate that guy.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: blatboom on March 17, 2011, 07:44:41 PM
lol  Jimmer's a good kid you hater   :wink:
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: phil on March 17, 2011, 07:59:06 PM
lol  Jimmer's a good kid you hater   :wink:

The announcers are biased as shit (slobbing on Jimmer's knob, if Mormons were allowed to do that sort of thing) and jimmer is about as cool as a sack of turds.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: blatboom on March 17, 2011, 08:04:35 PM
sweet FB status   :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: phil on March 17, 2011, 08:09:41 PM
sweet FB status   :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

I'm half-drunk, and a senior in college, and my school may never get back to the NCAA tournament. I'm going balls-to-the-wall for this shit. And Joseph Smith was a straight up scam artist.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: blatboom on March 17, 2011, 08:12:10 PM
And Joseph Smith was a straight up scam artist.
I'm with u there bro.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: PIE-GUY on March 18, 2011, 11:22:36 AM
Some Great games so far! Right now watching the end of the Richmond game! Go spiders!

Yup. My reason for watching the tournament died with that Richmond-Vandy game. Stupid 'dores.  We suck.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: phil on March 18, 2011, 01:16:43 PM
Some Great games so far! Right now watching the end of the Richmond game! Go spiders!

Yup. My reason for watching the tournament died with that Richmond-Vandy game. Stupid 'dores.  We suck.

You're telling me. I had Vandy against Wofford in the final four (I'm not kidding).
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: UncleEbinezer on March 18, 2011, 02:41:52 PM
Some Great games so far! Right now watching the end of the Richmond game! Go spiders!

Yup. My reason for watching the tournament died with that Richmond-Vandy game. Stupid 'dores.  We suck.

March Madness is so crushing to the soul....ALWAYS!  But it is fun as hell!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: barnesy305 on March 21, 2011, 07:41:43 PM
How bout them Rams?
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: mbw on March 21, 2011, 07:44:29 PM
dont think i have ever watched a march madness game, but i hear my alma mater, Marquette, is doing well, which is nice.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: McGrupp on March 21, 2011, 08:53:32 PM
How bout them Rams?

'saayin!

For a team that didn't even deserve to be in the tourney (hokies and buffs are pissed at us and UAB  8-)), we're doing pretty well!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: sunrisevt on March 21, 2011, 09:09:11 PM
dont think i have ever watched a march madness game, but i hear my alma mater, Marquette, is doing well, which is nice.

 :-o

d00d!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: mehead on April 04, 2011, 10:34:26 PM
This game is fugly
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: fauxpaxfauxreal on April 04, 2011, 10:39:10 PM
dont think i have ever watched a march madness game, but i hear my alma mater, Marquette, is doing well, which is nice.

I didn't know you went to Marquette.  I grew up in Brown Deer.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: barnesy305 on April 04, 2011, 10:40:33 PM
This game is fugly
Very.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on April 04, 2011, 10:46:12 PM
This game is fugly

Qft
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: zimbra on April 04, 2011, 11:35:57 PM
That game was AWFUL!   :x
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: Lifeboy on April 05, 2011, 12:00:20 AM
Struggling against a team who shot 18%, lol.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: mattstick on April 07, 2011, 07:52:56 PM
http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/04/thats-it-im-done-with-gambling


Diana Inch is a 44-year old high school librarian and girls soccer coach in Oregon. She is also the only person out of 3 million entrants in the Yahoo! Tourney Pick Em to correctly predict the Final Four teams. She also correctly predicted Connecticut and Butler in the Championship game, and sure enough she had the Huskies winning the title. So how did this seemingly extraordinary sports genius make her predictions? By using her favorite numbers and picking dogs and cats, of course.

Inchs formula included her favorite numbers and team mascots. She titled her entry Dis 711 XV Cats & Dogs. In the first round she picked the No. 7 and 11 seeds in almost every round. In ensuing rounds she picked according to team mascots, leaning to those with cats or dogs.

I have watched the games on my computer, Inch said. Im as surprised as anyone that I got the Final Four. (Via the Albany Democrat-Herald)

Why are you surprised, Diana? This is how it always happens. You should try fantasy football next year and draft your team based on which player has the cutest ass.

Unfortunately for Diana, though, her luck has brought her no instant wealth, and just some bragging rights. Even before UConn won the (incredibly boring) championship game last night, Diana was in 781st place in the Yahoo! competition, 13 wins behind the first place entrant, so she wont see any of the $5,000 top prize. But with that cushy high school librarian/soccer coach salary, she hardly needs it.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 21, 2013, 02:54:31 PM
Bump! It all starts today!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on March 21, 2013, 04:26:44 PM
Need St. Mary's to complete the comeback here...
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 21, 2013, 04:49:43 PM
sorry, bro.  If Memphis wins, I'm 5 for 5 so far today. 
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: Igbo on March 21, 2013, 04:53:04 PM
Fuck Pitt!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 21, 2013, 05:00:58 PM
Fuck Pitt!

You had them going to the final 4? 
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 21, 2013, 05:30:16 PM
Southern is hanging with Gonzaga so far through the first half!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: JPhishman on March 21, 2013, 06:14:09 PM
GO DUCKS!!!!

  :samurai: :samurai: :samurai: :samurai: :samurai: :samurai: :samurai:
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 21, 2013, 11:20:40 PM
GO DUCKS!!!!

  :samurai: :samurai: :samurai: :samurai: :samurai: :samurai: :samurai:

They looked pretty damn good tonight
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: barnesy305 on March 21, 2013, 11:36:37 PM
Poor Akron.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 22, 2013, 03:17:09 PM
Only "bad" loss I've had so far is New Mexico.  I had them in the sweet 16
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 22, 2013, 05:23:35 PM
K State   :frustrated:
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: pcr3 on March 22, 2013, 09:22:55 PM
Thanks to the Crimson win last night, I can finally say my alma mater won a tourney game. Suck it, birdman!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: JPhishman on March 22, 2013, 11:14:30 PM
Had Georgetown in the final game. Aw crap!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 24, 2013, 09:33:31 PM
Florida gulf coast!!!!!! First ever #15 seed to advance to the sweet 16!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on March 25, 2013, 11:41:26 AM
Had Georgetown in the final game. Aw crap!

Yeah, I had Gonzaga in the final. Good thing about these crazy upsets is they screw all of us equally, because you know no one else had those. So far I'm 30 out of 48.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 26, 2013, 05:11:05 PM
Thursday and Friday can't get here soon enough!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: Superfreakie on March 26, 2013, 05:55:09 PM
DUNK CITY
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: emay on March 28, 2013, 08:06:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyO78zDj96s
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: susep on March 28, 2013, 08:55:48 PM
Marquette bringing it. 
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: DoW on March 28, 2013, 11:40:30 PM
CUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: DoW on March 30, 2013, 07:43:51 PM
CUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 31, 2013, 03:29:29 PM
Apparently RGIII and the pres. were hanging out at the Syracuse-Marquette game over the weekend.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on April 01, 2013, 09:04:14 AM
I wasn't watching it live, but I just saw a replay of the Kevin Ware leg injury (http://deadspin.com/kevin-ware-suffered-maybe-the-most-gruesome-injury-in-t-464789219). Just plain awful.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: rowjimmy on April 01, 2013, 10:57:32 AM
I wasn't watching it live, but I just saw a replay of the Kevin Ware leg injury (http://deadspin.com/kevin-ware-suffered-maybe-the-most-gruesome-injury-in-t-464789219). Just plain awful.

Shit is brutal. Worse than Theismann.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: emay on April 01, 2013, 11:16:02 AM
I wasn't watching it live, but I just saw a replay of the Kevin Ware leg injury (http://deadspin.com/kevin-ware-suffered-maybe-the-most-gruesome-injury-in-t-464789219). Just plain awful.

Shit is brutal. Worse than Theismann.

Yeah, that might have been one of the worse injuries I have seen. oooof
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: DoW on April 06, 2013, 07:47:12 PM
can't wait for the syracuse game but wichita state (wichita isn't a state in case you were wondering) is looking like a championship team right now.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: Guyute on April 08, 2013, 02:56:49 PM
can't wait for the syracuse game but wichita state (wichita isn't a state in case you were wondering) is looking like a championship team right now.

Final tonight, should be good game.  Waiting to see where my bracket finishes
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: DoW on April 08, 2013, 04:37:05 PM
I hope Michigan has some money left to buy the refs for this game too.
I'll be watching Wrestlemania tonight.  At least that isn;t as fixed as the NCAA games.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: Guyute on April 08, 2013, 07:10:29 PM
I hope Michigan has some money left to buy the refs for this game too.
I'll be watching Wrestlemania tonight.  At least that isn;t as fixed as the NCAA games.

The refs were former Lehman Bros employees
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: zimbra on April 08, 2013, 07:13:38 PM
Woah go look at ESPN's poll on who will win the game tonight.  The only states in the country to pick Michigan to win are: Michigan, Illinois, South Dakota, Minnesota, Indiana, Wisconsin & Iowa.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on April 09, 2013, 12:25:54 PM
Fun second half (I didn't watch much of the first). Happy that Louisville won, I guess, as I'm not much of a Michigan fan.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: mehead on January 21, 2014, 03:38:49 PM
http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/21/news/companies/buffett-ncaa-bracket/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: runawayjimbo on January 21, 2014, 09:42:36 PM
http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/21/news/companies/buffett-ncaa-bracket/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Fuck Buffet
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: birdman on January 21, 2014, 11:13:35 PM
http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/21/news/companies/buffett-ncaa-bracket/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Fuck Buffet
Im not opposed to taking some of his money
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: runawayjimbo on January 22, 2014, 09:19:56 AM
http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/21/news/companies/buffett-ncaa-bracket/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Fuck Buffet
Im not opposed to taking some of his money

Ha, you have exactly the same chance of a perfect bracket as the Pats do of winning the Super Bowl.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on January 22, 2014, 09:30:55 AM
http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/21/news/companies/buffett-ncaa-bracket/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Quote
John Diver, director of product development for ESPN Fantasy, said in the 13 years that ESPN has offered NCAA bracket contests, no one has ever come close to a perfect bracket, even though there have been about 30 million entries. In fact, only once in the last seven years has anyone gotten the first round perfect.

That surprises me.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: mehead on January 22, 2014, 10:45:31 AM
http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/21/news/companies/buffett-ncaa-bracket/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Quote
John Diver, director of product development for ESPN Fantasy, said in the 13 years that ESPN has offered NCAA bracket contests, no one has ever come close to a perfect bracket, even though there have been about 30 million entries. In fact, only once in the last seven years has anyone gotten the first round perfect.

That surprises me.

Hence why it's $1 BBBBBBBBillion
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 17, 2014, 09:28:14 AM
Bump!  So freaking excited for the tourney this year.  Don't forget to fill out your brackets! http://a.espncdn.com/i/ncaa/14mens_bracket.pdf
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: pcr3 on March 17, 2014, 09:30:54 AM
Bump!  So freaking excited for the tourney this year.  Don't forget to fill out your brackets! http://a.espncdn.com/i/ncaa/14mens_bracket.pdf

Is there any sort of paug bracket?  I'm gonna be home with my daughter on Thursday and Friday, and I'm looking to have something to root for while she takes her afternoon naps...
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 17, 2014, 09:35:01 AM
Bump!  So freaking excited for the tourney this year.  Don't forget to fill out your brackets! http://a.espncdn.com/i/ncaa/14mens_bracket.pdf

Is there any sort of paug bracket?  I'm gonna be home with my daughter on Thursday and Friday, and I'm looking to have something to root for while she takes her afternoon naps...

We've done it through Yahoo in the past, but it's been a few years.  If there's interest, I'd be happy to set it up this evening. 
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: runawayjimbo on March 17, 2014, 12:45:15 PM
Bump!  So freaking excited for the tourney this year.  Don't forget to fill out your brackets! http://a.espncdn.com/i/ncaa/14mens_bracket.pdf

Is there any sort of paug bracket?  I'm gonna be home with my daughter on Thursday and Friday, and I'm looking to have something to root for while she takes her afternoon naps...

We've done it through Yahoo in the past, but it's been a few years.  If there's interest, I'd be happy to set it up this evening.

I'm down
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: DoW on March 17, 2014, 12:56:34 PM
Bump!  So freaking excited for the tourney this year.  Don't forget to fill out your brackets! http://a.espncdn.com/i/ncaa/14mens_bracket.pdf

Is there any sort of paug bracket?  I'm gonna be home with my daughter on Thursday and Friday, and I'm looking to have something to root for while she takes her afternoon naps...
you need to let me know next time you guys are hiring.  our education system is worse than government jobs  :wink:

and yes, someone with motivation should set up a pool.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 17, 2014, 01:57:49 PM
Here it is:

http://y.ahoo.it/VsJDlMkz

Name: week4paug pool
Pass: Gumbo72203

Bring it!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 18, 2014, 08:23:32 AM
Bump!
Here it is:

http://y.ahoo.it/VsJDlMkz

Name: week4paug pool
Pass: Gumbo72203

Bring it!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: DoW on March 18, 2014, 08:32:02 AM
I'll fill out my bracket at lunch.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on March 18, 2014, 08:50:58 AM
In.

And I have basically not followed college basketball at all this season.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: pcr3 on March 18, 2014, 09:03:22 AM
In.

And I have basically not followed college basketball at all this season.

Same.  Not that following the sport means anything when doing these brackets...
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 18, 2014, 09:17:40 AM
In.

And I have basically not followed college basketball at all this season.

Same.  Not that following the sport means anything when doing these brackets...

This
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: mehead on March 18, 2014, 09:27:36 AM
In
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 18, 2014, 09:28:42 AM
Awesome!  Anyone else want to join?  It's free. 
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 18, 2014, 04:19:28 PM
Ok, we've got 4 people so far.  C'mon.  It takes less than 5 minutes to fill out. 
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: pcr3 on March 18, 2014, 04:28:40 PM
Ok, we've got 4 people so far.  C'mon.  It takes less than 5 minutes to fill out.

With the new drag/drop technology, it took me about a minute.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on March 18, 2014, 05:20:09 PM
In.

And I have basically not followed college basketball at all this season.

Same.  Not that following the sport means anything when doing these brackets...

This

I'm actually pretty proud of my bracket. You're all in big trouble.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: pcr3 on March 18, 2014, 05:28:51 PM
In.

And I have basically not followed college basketball at all this season.

Same.  Not that following the sport means anything when doing these brackets...

This

I'm actually pretty proud of my bracket. You're all in big trouble.

It's easy to feel good about it now. Let's see how you feel by Sunday night...

I'm just happy to root for an alma mater. I resisted the urge to have them going past the first weekend.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: runawayjimbo on March 18, 2014, 05:57:22 PM
Ok, we've got 4 people so far.  C'mon.  It takes less than 5 minutes to fill out.

With the new drag/drop technology, it took me about a minute.

The drag/drop was actually slowing me down. Then I realized you could just click on the team's name. 2.5 mins.

In.

And I have basically not followed college basketball at all this season.

Same.  Not that following the sport means anything when doing these brackets...

This

I'm actually pretty proud of my bracket. You're all in big trouble.

Bring it, redneck

ETA: +k to lope for setting it up
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VA $l!m on March 18, 2014, 09:04:30 PM
Nebraska men in for the 1st time since '98. go big red!
--women's team is legit though. we won the big ten, w00t.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: pcr3 on March 18, 2014, 10:08:57 PM
Nebraska men in for the 1st time since '98. go big red!
--women's team is legit though. we won the big ten, w00t.

Fill out a bracket, slim!  We need some competition.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VA $l!m on March 18, 2014, 10:54:36 PM
Nebraska men in for the 1st time since '98. go big red!
--women's team is legit though. we won the big ten, w00t.

Fill out a bracket, slim!  We need some competition.

heh, if it was NBA i would, but i dont really follow college outside of scouting possible pro players.

anyway, Creigton is the real local heavy hitter for mens.
ill prob watch the womens more. our team is serious contendor.

Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: pcr3 on March 19, 2014, 08:44:11 AM
Nebraska men in for the 1st time since '98. go big red!
--women's team is legit though. we won the big ten, w00t.

Fill out a bracket, slim!  We need some competition.

heh, if it was NBA i would, but i dont really follow college outside of scouting possible pro players.

anyway, Creigton is the real local heavy hitter for mens.
ill prob watch the womens more. our team is serious contendor.

You sound qualified. I watched a total of 10 minutes of college ball this season...
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: mehead on March 19, 2014, 09:00:07 AM
I'll sign up this afternoon
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 19, 2014, 10:34:52 AM
I'll sign up this afternoon

Excelllent.  Anyone else?
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: mehead on March 19, 2014, 10:44:24 AM
I'll sign up this afternoon

Excelllent.  Anyone else?

c'mon people!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: DoW on March 19, 2014, 12:17:06 PM
I finally got around to it.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 20, 2014, 08:06:05 AM
Last chance people! 
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: mehead on March 20, 2014, 08:13:11 AM
I'll sign up this afternoon

done
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on March 20, 2014, 02:12:36 PM
UVA fan crashed ACC title game & on-court championship celebration. (http://deadspin.com/uva-fan-bluffs-his-way-through-the-perfect-acc-title-ga-1547386713)
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 20, 2014, 02:14:11 PM
UVA fan crashed ACC title game & on-court championship celebration. (http://deadspin.com/uva-fan-bluffs-his-way-through-the-perfect-acc-title-ga-1547386713)

I read about that the other day.  Pretty damn funny.  Kinda scary too if you think about it. 

ETA:  It is true though, if you walk into somewhere like you own the place, no one is going to question you.  I do it at Camden Yards all the time and sit way down near first/third base for a few innings. 
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 20, 2014, 02:18:15 PM
Lets go dayton flyers!!!!!!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: pcr3 on March 20, 2014, 02:31:56 PM
Lets go dayton flyers!!!!!!

Ask and ye shall receive.

Now, let's go Harvard Crimson!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 20, 2014, 02:33:08 PM
Lets go dayton flyers!!!!!!

Ask and ye shall receive.

Now, let's go Harvard Crimson!

I picked the Crimson as well
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: runawayjimbo on March 20, 2014, 03:21:45 PM
I'm in the elite 2-for-2 club as well so obviously I am going to win that $1 BILLION
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on March 20, 2014, 03:39:13 PM
Fuck. Like I needed another reason to hate Ohio St.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: mehead on March 20, 2014, 03:54:34 PM
UVA fan crashed ACC title game & on-court championship celebration. (http://deadspin.com/uva-fan-bluffs-his-way-through-the-perfect-acc-title-ga-1547386713)

That is awesome!!!!!!

 :clap:
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on March 20, 2014, 04:13:19 PM
I don't understand this play-in -- excuse me, "first four" -- nonsense. Only in two of the regions was the matchup against two 16 seeds. Elsewhere it was 11s and 12s. Explain to me why 11th-seeded Tennessee had to play an extra game while five lower-seeded teams in their region got to kick back.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 20, 2014, 04:23:43 PM
I don't understand this play-in -- excuse me, "first four" -- nonsense. Only in two of the regions was the matchup against two 16 seeds. Elsewhere it was 11s and 12s. Explain to me why 11th-seeded Tennessee had to play an extra game while five lower-seeded teams in their region got to kick back.

Yeah, I don't understand it either. 
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 20, 2014, 04:29:52 PM
Lets go dayton flyers!!!!!!

Ask and ye shall receive.

Now, let's go Harvard Crimson!

I picked the Crimson as well

BOOM!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: mehead on March 20, 2014, 04:30:17 PM
I had both Ohio St. and Cincy.

Fuck you Ohio   :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 20, 2014, 04:33:01 PM
I had both Ohio St. and Cincy.

Fuck you Ohio   :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:

It's ok to lose these games as long as you don't have them going deep.  I believe these are only worth 1 point/correct pick. 
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: runawayjimbo on March 20, 2014, 04:39:38 PM
I don't understand this play-in -- excuse me, "first four" -- nonsense. Only in two of the regions was the matchup against two 16 seeds. Elsewhere it was 11s and 12s. Explain to me why 11th-seeded Tennessee had to play an extra game while five lower-seeded teams in their region got to kick back.

I agree it's stupid, if it's preventing the NCAA from expanding the field to 96 teams I'll allow it.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on March 20, 2014, 04:41:04 PM
OK, I looked it up.

From Wikipedia:

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First held during 2011, the First Four are games between the lowest four at-large teams and the lowest four automatic bid (conference champion) teams. They are not necessarily the lowest eight teams in the field; the lowest four at-large teams may have higher rankings among the entire field of 68 than several of the automatic bid teams coming from the smaller conferences.

To me this is bullshit. It's completely arbitrary. What's the point of having seedings if you're going to give a higher-seeded team a harder path through the tournament than a lower-seeded one? They're saying "we think you're good enough to be an 11 seed, buuuuut first you're going to have to work harder than the other 11s." Further, in order to match up teams with identical seeds that also meet the above criteria, odds are at least one of the teams was seeded arbitrarily to begin with.

Also, according to Google's predictive search, when someone types "how does the first" (as in "how does the first four work"), a plurality of those people wind up asking "how does the first time feel."  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on March 20, 2014, 04:42:27 PM
I had both Ohio St. and Cincy.

Fuck you Ohio   :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:

It's ok to lose these games as long as you don't have them going deep.  I believe these are only worth 1 point/correct pick.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A BILLION DOLLARS HERE LOPE.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: mehead on March 20, 2014, 04:46:50 PM
American U had only 13 points in the 2nd half against Wisconsin after hanging close in the first half.  Yikes!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 20, 2014, 04:47:50 PM
OK, I looked it up.

From Wikipedia:

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First held during 2011, the First Four are games between the lowest four at-large teams and the lowest four automatic bid (conference champion) teams. They are not necessarily the lowest eight teams in the field; the lowest four at-large teams may have higher rankings among the entire field of 68 than several of the automatic bid teams coming from the smaller conferences.

To me this is bullshit. It's completely arbitrary. What's the point of having seedings if you're going to give a higher-seeded team a harder path through the tournament than a lower-seeded one? They're saying "we think you're good enough to be an 11 seed, buuuuut first you're going to have to work harder than the other 11s." Further, in order to match up teams with identical seeds that also meet the above criteria, odds are at least one of the teams was seeded arbitrarily to begin with.

Also, according to Google's predictive search, when someone types "how does the first" (as in "how does the first four work"), a plurality of those people wind up asking "how does the first time feel."  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

It's the NCAA.  They don't have to care if what they do makes sense.



WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A BILLION DOLLARS HERE LOPE.
 

Pfft.  I thought you were smarter than that.  One Billion Dollars < Paug Bragging Rights. 
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 20, 2014, 09:03:34 PM
Uconn-St. Joes headed to OT!!!!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VA $l!m on March 20, 2014, 11:33:23 PM
defnitely excited to see nebraska men face Baylor 2moro.
i dont usually watch college ball but im hoping we break the curse.
husker men are 1 of only 2 BCS teams  that have never won a game in teh tourney.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 21, 2014, 08:15:04 AM
13/16 not bad for day 1.  And 2/3 that I got wrong were both decided by less than 5 points each.   :frustrated:
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on March 21, 2014, 08:42:36 AM
It's a tight race after day 1...
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: runawayjimbo on March 21, 2014, 11:15:34 AM
No billion dollars for me. BOO HOO HOO
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 21, 2014, 01:27:41 PM
LET'S GO MERCER!!!!!!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 21, 2014, 02:29:08 PM
YES!!!!!  Duke is done!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: phil on March 21, 2014, 02:34:41 PM
fuckin' a right, peace out Duke!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: runawayjimbo on March 21, 2014, 02:58:46 PM
It always amazes me how happy it makes me to see Duke lose in the first round regardless of how far I have them going.

Perfect day to take a late lunch at the taco shack up the street. Margarita + bomb ass tacos + watch Duke lose = everything's coming up runawayjimbo.

ETA: and a phil sighting taboot!!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on March 21, 2014, 03:21:43 PM
Wow, Duke. You can't even make me happy (by losing) without pissing me off (Elite Eight? Pfft).
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: emay on March 21, 2014, 03:39:39 PM
(http://espngrantland.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/mercer-dance.gif?w=400)
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: pcr3 on March 21, 2014, 03:45:59 PM
I could watch that all day
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 21, 2014, 04:05:23 PM
(http://espngrantland.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/mercer-dance.gif?w=400)

I'm pretty sure that's what JJ looked like during the Michael Jackson 2001 at Camden. 
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 21, 2014, 04:26:26 PM
16/20 so far.   :beerbang:
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: pcr3 on March 21, 2014, 04:52:53 PM
16/20 so far.   :beerbang:

Same here. And I didn't have Duke making it past the sweet 16.  :beers:
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: emay on March 21, 2014, 05:41:47 PM
(http://espngrantland.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/mercer-dance.gif?w=400)

I'm pretty sure that's what JJ looked like during the Michael Jackson 2001 at Camden.

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
I actually just started up that 2001 while watchin this gif and it goes perfectly.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 21, 2014, 11:06:19 PM
VCU just F'd me!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VA $l!m on March 22, 2014, 12:39:45 AM
man those refs fucked nebraska with no lube today.
cant remember exact #s but it was something like 48- 17 fouls called.
and to top it off a couple completely indiscriminate techs on a couch that i dont think has ever gotten a tech in his career.
the 2nd one ejected hium b/c he was tryin to signal the refs that the shot clock wasnt on. :frustrated:
complete and utter bullshit that game. total disgrace.
 --dont think it was coincedence that the next game with Creigton (the other Neb team) they barely called a single foul.
 oh well, time for the laddies to get some revenge. :evil:
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: runawayjimbo on March 22, 2014, 09:23:35 PM
VCU just F'd me!

If you think that hurt, I hope you're not watching the Syracuse game.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 22, 2014, 09:39:42 PM
VCU just F'd me!

If you think that hurt, I hope you're not watching the Syracuse game.

Heh. Just saw. My bracket is officially done!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: runawayjimbo on March 22, 2014, 09:58:14 PM
Well, you probably don't feel as bad about the Syracuse loss as this guy.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaab-the-dagger/no-more-perfect-brackets-as-dayton-ends-brad-binder-s-magnificent-run-012649333.html

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No more perfect brackets as Dayton ends Brad Binder's magnificent run

A day after emerging as the one person in America with a perfect bracket through two rounds of the NCAA tournament, Brad Binder became a pseudo-celebrity across social media.

He gained thousands of new followers on Twitter, received invites to appear on network television and was asked his advice on "the secrets of life."

And who wouldn't want his advice? Millions filled out brackets and entered challenges on Yahoo Sports, on ESPN, on CBS Sports but only Binder's entry in Yahoo Sports Tourney Pick 'em went 32-for-32 through the Round of 64..

"It's crazy!" he told Yahoo Sports late Friday night. "Still can't believe it!"

The 15 minutes of fame for the 23-year-old from Buffalo Grove, Ill., continued Saturday as his perfect bracket rolled on.
Florida won. 33-for-33.

Louisville won. 34-for-34.

Michigan won. 35-for-35.

San Diego State? Yeah, they won, too. 36-for-36.

And then Dayton, an 11 seed, beating Syracuse, the former No. 1 team in the country, 55-53. It seemed like a lock until it wasn't.

Syracuse had a shot to take the lead with under 10 seconds to play, but missed a jumper, then another 3-pointer at the buzzer that hit the back of the rim and out.

And just like that, no perfect brackets remained.

Brad's perfect run is over, but before we say goodbye, stand up and take a bow. You deserve it.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: DoW on March 23, 2014, 05:44:04 PM
I didn't go crazy with predicting many 1st round upsets, but at least I picked Kentucky to beat Wichita State.
anyone who didn't pick that game knows nothing about anything.
buncha 3.0 noobs.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VA $l!m on March 23, 2014, 06:51:44 PM
well at least Creighton can get UNL some revenge vs Baylor in th 2nd round.
cornhusker state never forrgets TEZZAS! we comin for u :samurai:
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on March 25, 2014, 09:35:35 AM
Creepin up the leader board... watch your back, jimbo.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 25, 2014, 09:44:53 AM
My bracket is totally done, so I'm just rooting for the upset.  GO DAYTON! 
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: runawayjimbo on March 25, 2014, 10:46:46 AM
Creepin up the leader board... watch your back, jimbo.

Looks like your hopes all come down to Louisville making the final and losing to Florida since we have the exact same bracket other than that. Except that I have 2 extra sweet 16 teams so if Iowa St and Michigan both win you are effectively out.

Also,

Bring it, redneck
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VA $l!m on March 25, 2014, 03:33:36 PM
wow #4 natioanlly ranked neb women out early too.
horrible tourneys for all the nebraska/ creighton teams.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on March 28, 2014, 08:58:15 AM
Creepin up the leader board... watch your back, jimbo.

Looks like your hopes all come down to Louisville making the final and losing to Florida since we have the exact same bracket other than that. Except that I have 2 extra sweet 16 teams so if Iowa St and Michigan both win you are effectively out.

Come on, Louisville!
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: runawayjimbo on March 30, 2014, 09:33:40 AM
Looks like you're out of it, VDB.

If MSU make the final, mehead wins.

And, amazingly, lope is still in it: if UConn AND Michigan are in the final, he somehow squeaks out a win.

Any other scenario and I win.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: shoreline99 on March 30, 2014, 09:28:54 PM
UCONN!

What a game. And MSG was at LEAST 2/3 full of MSU fans. Crazy day.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 30, 2014, 09:47:25 PM
Did you say hey to Katie Holmes? They kept showing her on TV.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: shoreline99 on March 31, 2014, 07:34:43 AM
Nah, we were up on the bridge. Which is freakin' cool. Reminded me of the Green Monster seats at Fenway.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: runawayjimbo on April 08, 2014, 12:37:46 PM
It's not a billion, but this guy's oversight end up costing him $100k. Ouch.

http://deadspin.com/poor-schmo-forgets-to-pick-bracket-winner-costs-himsel-1560096673

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Poor Schmo Forgets To Pick Bracket Winner, Costs Himself Shot At $100K

This is the worst bracket ever filled out. Which is to say it's an excellent bracket. Corey nailed 11 of the Sweet 16 teams, seven of the Elite Eight, three of the Final Four, and has a UConn-Kentucky championship game. Except Corey forgot to pick a winner. [Update: We talked to Corey (http://deadspin.com/we-found-the-poor-guy-whose-bracket-mistake-could-cost-1560316647).]

Corey currently sits tied for fourth in Yahoo's billion-dollar bracket challenge group. That billion is long gone, but the creators of the 20 highest-scoring brackets each receive $100,000. If Corey correctly picked the winner for tonight's tournament final, he'd be in the money. But Corey didn't correctly pick the winner, because he didn't pick any winner, and his bracket is long locked. There will be no money for Corey, because no matter who wins, he'll be leapfrogged by more than 20 people who did select a champion.

Corey's bracket is named "Corey's Champion Bracket."

Corey, wherever you are, you have our sympathies.

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s---3yal9Dy--/c_fit,fl_progressive,w_636/oizyjloahchujnqz503w.png)
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on April 08, 2014, 01:43:01 PM
I see you were the winner, jimbo. Congrats. Enjoy your moment in the sun.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: runawayjimbo on April 09, 2014, 12:09:14 PM
I see you were the winner, jimbo. Congrats. Enjoy your moment in the sun.

Thanks. I'll PM you guys a Paypal link so you can send me your $50 (it was $50, right?)
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: pcr3 on April 09, 2014, 04:31:03 PM
I see you were the winner, jimbo. Congrats. Enjoy your moment in the sun.

Thanks. I'll PM you guys a Paypal link so you can send me your $50 (it was $50, right?)

I remember it being the same as the fantasy football league. So, whatever that was.
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on March 29, 2015, 10:29:28 PM
South Carolina women's hoops in the Final Four for the first time ever!

Anyone?

Hello?

*crickets*
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on April 06, 2015, 11:18:12 PM
Regardless of who wins tonight....I still hate duke
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: VDB on April 07, 2015, 11:21:49 PM
Regardless of who wins tonight....I still hate duke

Pretty much.  :x
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: zimbra on March 13, 2016, 08:12:13 PM
BUMP!

It's that time again  :beers:
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: antelope19 on March 13, 2016, 08:55:10 PM
 :rockout:
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: susep on April 05, 2016, 10:28:25 AM
epic ending last night, woo-hoo!  Wildcats! :clap:
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: emay on April 05, 2016, 11:03:12 AM
pretty sure all my UNC friends are retiring from sports now since 75% of them are also panthers fans. tough year for NC
Title: Re: MARCH MADNESS!
Post by: runawayjimbo on April 07, 2016, 02:54:26 PM
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

http://www.upi.com/Sports_News/College-Basketball/2016/04/07/North-Carolina-fan-petitions-NCAA-to-overturn-Villanova-win/7581460049616/?spt=su&or=btn_tw

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North Carolina fan petitions NCAA to overturn Villanova win

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 7 (UPI) -- North Carolina's basketball program took a viscous knockout Monday, but it isn't the only party feeling woozy.

Even the school mascot was punched to the ground after the national championship loss to Villanova.

And fans want answers. But one supporter is taking extraordinary steps, making a petition for the NCAA to overturn the ruling of the 77-74 Wildcats' win.

"This game was poorly officiated from the tip off to the end," wrote Michael Kline, on Change.org. "It was a one sided called game all the way through. The officials called fouls against UNC that should have not been called and never called Villanova for the fouls they committed. The officials never called Villanova for multiple travel violations either. Also I want a complete investigation into the officials as it was them that decided the game not who played better."

The petition has 648 signatures, with a goal of 1,000.

Kline's letter on the site reads as follows: "I want the UNC/Villanova NCAA Championship game overturned due to oblivious poor officiating throughout the whole game. Thee officials should be fired and put under investigation."

The petition also has several comments from a poster with the screen name "Tyler Hansbrough," from Pleasant Hill, NC.

Hansbrough, 30, was selected No. 13 in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers after 20.2 points and 8.6 assists per game in four years at North Carolina.

Villanova's Kris Jenkins hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the second championship in the school's history.
(http://cdnph.upi.com/sv/b/i/UPI-7581460049616/2016/1/14600498576007/North-Carolina-fan-petitions-NCAA-to-overturn-Villanova-win.jpg)