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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2015, 09:34:31 PM »
Really, Bison?  The password is WOLFPACK fer cryin' out loud!  Of COURSE he picked North Carolina to win it all!!
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2015, 04:46:17 AM »
youse guys be loco ;)
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2015, 08:27:09 AM »
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.

Well, the Big 8 became the Big XII when they did, in fact, have 12 teams.
And one of the reasons for the numerical mismatch is that a Big XII team left for the Big 10 a few years ago.
At least teh Pac 12 updated their name...
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2015, 08:27:44 AM »
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.  :(

Dude, you won last year.  Don't sell yourself short :)
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2015, 05:36:57 PM »
Picks are in.  Spent very little time at it.  About all of the basketball I watched this year were Auburn games live.  But I saw every AU home game but 2.  More than 75% of the Women's home games also.  I went somewhat with my heart in earlier rounds - but not so much in the final 4.

My chances of winning the office pool are close to 0% because some of those guys are pros and I picked a favorite to win.  You don't win large pools by betting on favorites to win the national championship - unless you can just sheer out-pick people in the first 2 rounds or so.  I've read some statistics on this and also observed office pools for 30 years.

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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2015, 07:06:41 PM »
I tried to pick from bottom up.  Lots of people pick their finals and then back up from there.  I try to pick the results of each game as they'd happen, and then for shits & giggles put NC State in the Final Four :D
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2015, 07:27:12 AM »
OK, the First Four (lamest title, ever) is over, so every team is set in the field.

Go get your brackets finalized and let's get the Kentucky Coronation over with :)
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2015, 07:49:48 AM »
YIKES!!  Almost did not get in the group.  Grogheads 2014 was on my "list of groups" and I just checked it an thought I was done.  Double-checked this morning, saw I was the only member - and realized that I needed to find the new group.

Suggestion - next year just call the group "Grogheads" and everyone should be able to just join the group with one click.

Just for laughs, my office group name is "What's Auburn's Seed?"

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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2015, 08:27:24 AM »
I was trying to draw the distinction btw years b/c 2 years ago I almost re-entered the 2012 bracket instead of the 2013 one.  So ever since hten, I've added the year to make sure people see the right one
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2015, 09:02:50 AM »
I knew I had the right one because Maryland was in it! :)
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2015, 01:13:17 PM »
woohoo!  ALREADY SCREWED!


Iowa State goes down in game #2, and with that, I'm getting going ahead and getting screwed early to avoid the rush :D
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2015, 01:15:06 PM »
Well looky there. My first rando pick, Notre Dame, won. And look who's at the top of the bracket.

For now. I'm sure that will change. ;)

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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2015, 02:59:47 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.

Well, the Big 8 became the Big XII when they did, in fact, have 12 teams.
And one of the reasons for the numerical mismatch is that a Big XII team left for the Big 10 a few years ago.
At least teh Pac 12 updated their name...

My comments about the Big 10 and Big 12 were tongue in cheek meant to show how ridiculous the rush to realignment has become.  I'm originally from the Kansas City area and know very well the history of the Big 8 and Big 10.  In fact, my interest in college basketball goes back to when Ohio State and Cincinnati used to fight it out for the National Championship in the early 60's.  Hell, I even remember when Wilt Chamberlain played for Kansas.  Yeah...I'm ancient ;D.

Speaking of the Big 8/12, my bracket got busted by Iowa State losing today.

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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2015, 06:01:14 PM »
During WWII, grandpa said that the Big10 only had 9 schools, they would use that fact as a way of trying to figure out if Germans were trying to infiltrate US lines by asking how many schools were in the Big10. 
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Re: 4th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2015, 06:24:02 PM »
Looks like Iowa State got several of us.  :(
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