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Re: MARCH MADNESS!
« Reply #135 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.
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Re: MARCH MADNESS!
« Reply #136 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.]

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.


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Re: MARCH MADNESS!
« Reply #137 on: April 08, 2014, 01:43:01 PM »
I see you were the winner, jimbo. Congrats. Enjoy your moment in the sun.
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Re: MARCH MADNESS!
« Reply #138 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?)

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Re: MARCH MADNESS!
« Reply #139 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.
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Re: MARCH MADNESS!
« Reply #140 on: March 29, 2015, 10:29:28 PM »
South Carolina women's hoops in the Final Four for the first time ever!

Anyone?

Hello?

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Re: MARCH MADNESS!
« Reply #141 on: April 06, 2015, 11:18:12 PM »
Regardless of who wins tonight....I still hate duke
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Re: MARCH MADNESS!
« Reply #142 on: April 07, 2015, 11:21:49 PM »
Regardless of who wins tonight....I still hate duke

Pretty much.  :x
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Re: MARCH MADNESS!
« Reply #143 on: March 13, 2016, 08:12:13 PM »
BUMP!

It's that time again  :beers:
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Re: MARCH MADNESS!
« Reply #144 on: March 13, 2016, 08:55:10 PM »
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Re: MARCH MADNESS!
« Reply #145 on: April 05, 2016, 10:28:25 AM »
epic ending last night, woo-hoo!  Wildcats! :clap:

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Re: MARCH MADNESS!
« Reply #146 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

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Re: MARCH MADNESS!
« Reply #147 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.