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4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« on: March 12, 2015, 07:45:10 AM »
Hey guys, here's the thread for this year's NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge

Here's the page to enter your bracket

The group is up - we're "Grogheads 2015" and the password is wolfpack  O0

You can't enter anything before this weekend when the brackets are announced.

It's set for 2 entries / person, but that's only so I can create the usual "Straight Chalk" bracket that lets you compare against the tournament seeding.  Anyone entering 2 'legit' brackets will have both DQ'ed.

No idea what the prizes will be, but we'll come up with our usual "something" out of the grab-bag

I'll post daily updates each morning after games are played starting the morning of 3/20.
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2015, 07:35:57 PM »
password is actually wolfpack 

lowercase w.  Is this when we start making fun of a North Carolina education?

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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2015, 04:31:40 PM »
Brackets are being announced now.  You should be able to start getting your picks in within the hour.
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2015, 10:38:06 PM »
My bracket is done, but I didn't watch much basketball this year so it's all wild guesses.  Not that it'd be different in a year I actually watched more than one game.  :(

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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2015, 07:31:08 AM »
I've consulted the oracles, and made my picks.
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2015, 07:52:03 AM »
here's some analysis, along with a perfect line summing up the tournament at the end

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Damn. Just realized every team got placed in Kentucky's tournament. That's brutal luck there.
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2015, 08:24:08 AM »
here's some help with your picks, too

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2396232-2015-ncaa-bracket-predictions-best-picks-for-every-matchup

So I like that he's delusional enough to pick NC State late into the tournament.  But he is delusional.  Sigh.  They're going to the Final Four, not bombing out in the second weekend.
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2015, 08:42:02 AM »
Meh, analysis is for wimps. I just clicked a bunch of teams randomly. :)

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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2015, 10:09:34 AM »
My picks are in and last place is secured. I just hope I do better than last year when my Champ went out in the round of 32!
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2015, 10:24:07 AM »
Meh, analysis is for wimps. I just clicked a bunch of teams randomly. :)

Bingo.  There is always a wild card getting further than they should.

I'm counting on Louisville and UK to choke in the Sweet Sixteen.  But I made that same mistake last year. 

The oracles tell me that Gonzaga is going all the way.
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2015, 02:23:09 PM »
I think I picked Utah as the final winner. I know Utah basketball from kosher sausage.

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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2015, 05:20:56 PM »
Let me get this straight...The Big 10 actually has 14 teams...the BIG 12, which used to be known as the Big 8, actually has 10 teams.  And some people wonder why math scores in this country are declining.  Go figure.

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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2015, 07:54:10 PM »
I swore I wasn't going to fill one of these out this year, but, with an opportunity to be at least one better than someone here and lord it over them, how could I resist?!
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2015, 08:19:03 PM »
I swore I wasn't going to fill one of these out this year, but, with an opportunity to be at least one better than someone here and lord it over them, how could I resist?!

I know, right? With all the bracket everyone's making, it's hard to ignore!  ;D

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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2015, 09:19:12 PM »
I'm going to go out on a limb and say Brant picked Ohio State to win it all.