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Re: March Madness

Post by up7587 on Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:24 pm

The Sweet 16 currently consists of an 11 seed, a 10, 9, 6, 5 and a 3. So five upsets and one seeded team. The NCAA Committee's work has been decimated.

Now, it's Jimmer time.

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Re: March Madness

Post by PilotNut on Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:53 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:I'll procure a case of Schmidt to have PNut take down...

mattywizz wrote:I'll send a money order to Vegas so that the winner can get a bucket 'o brews.

Whoa, wait a minute here.... are you and Wizz already admitting that neither of you will be in Vegas to deliver in person? No

(Not that I would look the "gift horses" in the mouth)...


DaTruRochin wrote:Anyone want to wager on how many of those animal clad cans actually make it to Sin City??

I think the official line is 3.5...


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Re: March Madness

Post by pilotram on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:01 pm

up7587 wrote:
Now, it's Jimmer time.
Jimmer getting on the bus now. SLC pouring out the Sprites.

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Re: March Madness

Post by DaTruRochin on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:06 pm

PilotNut wrote:

Whoa, wait a minute here.... are you and Wizz already admitting that neither of you will be in Vegas to deliver in person? No


No, I just don't want to be the one getting my bag seized by Homeland Security for being loaded with lowest common denominator of all beers on the face of the earth...

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Re: March Madness

Post by up7587 on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:10 pm

Yeah, K-State ruined the party next weekend in Utah. Jimmer was shut down by the bigger, faster Wildcat athletes.

Speaking of which, it is good to be a Wildcat tonight! K-State goes to SLC, and KU goes home as the biggest tourney #1 seed flame-out in years. Party in Manhattan . drunken

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Re: March Madness

Post by PilotNut on Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:14 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:... lowest common denominator of all beers on the face of the earth...

Take that back! How dare you!

Haven't you tasted it yet? It's one of the best parts of living in WA.... drunken

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Re: March Madness

Post by MaizeBluePurple on Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:15 pm

I found a way to win!!! Lets go Michigan State!!! (OK I would be rooting for them any way, but now I have even more incentive.)

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Re: March Madness

Post by DaTruRochin on Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:24 pm

PilotNut wrote:Haven't you tasted it yet? It's one of the best parts of living in WA.... drunken

Haha I guess I just haven't been able to commit to a full 12 pack... I guess I could give the leftover to my dad for slug bait...

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Re: March Madness

Post by blacksheep on Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:12 am

Zags not looking good at the half. I don't know who to root for. On one hand, I want the WCC to have a good showing in the tournament. On the other hand, I need Syracuse to win or my bracket goes from bad to worse. On yet another hand, I find it hard to root for Gonzaga no matter what.

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Re: March Madness

Post by DaTruRochin on Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:11 am

That was an embarrassment... What is it with Matt Bouldin and the complete inability to rise to the occasion?

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Re: March Madness

Post by up7587 on Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:09 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:That was an embarrassment... What is it with Matt Bouldin and the complete inability to rise to the occasion?
Well, he's no Omar Samhan.

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Re: March Madness

Post by DaTruRochin on Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:20 pm

Oh geez, now I guess we put ourselves on troll watch... Haha luckily this thread is hidden in "Other Sports", a stroke of genius really...

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Re: March Madness

Post by DaTruRochin on Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:25 pm

BTW, thank you Terrapins and Spartans for ending the streak of anti-climactic finishes with a pretty incredible final 1:30 (and even better last 10 seconds)

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Re: March Madness

Post by up7587 on Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:28 pm

Four mid-majors have made it to the Sweet 16, not bad for the little guys. Butler, Northern Iowa, St. Mary's, and Cornell. 5, 9, 10 and 12 seeds. Xavier has a chance to make it, too, as a 6 seed.

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Re: March Madness

Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:44 pm

Four or five out of the second weekend is a great year for mid-majors.

PS--I never have a problem rooting against Gonzaga.

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Re: March Madness

Post by DaTruRochin on Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:15 pm

Yeah... Haha I have a harder time handling them winning and resigning that it's for the good of the conference. But I was begrudgingly pulling for them in hopes of having 2 WCC squads in the 16... I feel much better now that I don't have to force myself through that again....

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Re: March Madness

Post by blacksheep on Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:57 pm

I went from having a hard time rooting for Gonzaga, to feeling sorry for them. I know it's hard to believe, but it was so painful to watch I actually wanted to see them make a run at the end to make it close.

On another note, I ran the scenario generator again. It is still possible for me to go from 21st after two rounds to 1st. I need pretty much every game to go my way though. There are still lots of people in the running for the bucket of beers.

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Re: March Madness

Post by pilotram on Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:12 pm

I ran that too. I can only get second! Not bad for picking KU to win it I guess. Really cool feature though.

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Re: March Madness

Post by DaTruRochin on Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:39 pm

I can get 5th.... YEAH!!!

Haha, as far as the sympathy thing, I had some welling and then I saw Sacre trying to talk smack after blocking someone while still 25 points down. I mean really Robert?

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Re: March Madness

Post by up7587 on Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:47 pm

I am behind (ashamed)?? pale

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Re: March Madness

Post by DaTruRochin on Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:55 pm

Maybe (ashamed) was too strong of a word...

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Re: March Madness

Post by up7587 on Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:47 pm

Here is the conference performance for the Sweet 16:
Big East - 2 teams, WVU and Syracuse, out of 8.
Big 12 - 2 teams, Baylor and K-St, out of 7.
SEC - 2 teams, Kentucky and Tenn, out of 4.
Big 10 - 3 teams, Ohio St, Purdue, Mich St, 3 out of 5.
Pac 10 - 1 team, UW, out of 2.
ACC - 1 team, Duke, out of 6.
Mid-majors - 5 teams, Xavier, Butler, Northern Iowa, St Mary's and Cornell

9 of the 16 teams got in via their conference's automatic bid. Only Kansas from the Big 12 was ejected as a power conference auto bid. Xavier is the only mid-major not getting in via auto bid. That implies that teams entering the tourney on a winning streak did better than most.

The Big 10 has had the best tourney of the power conferences, getting 60% of their entries through two rounds. The SEC has also done well, as has the Pac 10, considering the seeds it got. The ACC has done the worst, followed by the Big East and the Big 12. East coast basketball = overrated!

33 mid-majors (or low-majors) started the tourney, so the 5 remaining is not so great percentage wise, but considering how many were double digit seeds (or play-in), I think it is a respectable number.

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Re: March Madness

Post by mattywizz on Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:08 am

up7587 wrote:Here is the conference performance for the Sweet 16:
Big East - 2 teams, WVU and Syracuse, out of 8.
Big 12 - 2 teams, Baylor and K-St, out of 7.
SEC - 2 teams, Kentucky and Tenn, out of 4.
Big 10 - 3 teams, Ohio St, Purdue, Mich St, 3 out of 5.
Pac 10 - 1 team, UW, out of 2.
ACC - 1 team, Duke, out of 6.
Mid-majors - 5 teams, Xavier, Butler, Northern Iowa, St Mary's and Cornell

9 of the 16 teams got in via their conference's automatic bid. Only Kansas from the Big 12 was ejected as a power conference auto bid. Xavier is the only mid-major not getting in via auto bid. That implies that teams entering the tourney on a winning streak did better than most.

The Big 10 has had the best tourney of the power conferences, getting 60% of their entries through two rounds. The SEC has also done well, as has the Pac 10, considering the seeds it got. The ACC has done the worst, followed by the Big East and the Big 12. East coast in general = overrated!

33 mid-majors (or low-majors) started the tourney, so the 5 remaining is not so great percentage wise, but considering how many were double digit seeds (or play-in), I think it is a respectable number.

Isn't that what you meant?

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Re: March Madness

Post by RiseUP on Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:50 am

The unfortunate fact is the big schools bring in more money for the tournament. Yes, it is more enjoyable to watch George Mason's run but anytime a school like WVU, Kentucky, UW, OSU, etc. make it to the Final Four they have tens of thousands of fans purchasing apparel or tickets to the games. It sucks but it is all about the money. I would rather see a World Series between the Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers but that won’t make the league as much money as NY Yankees vs. well anyone. God I hate the Yankees almost as much as that school up north.

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Re: March Madness

Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:03 am

Wait, the NCAA about money? WHAT!?!

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