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Post by mattywizz on Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:55 pm

The brackets have been out for well over 3 hours now and we know you don't have a job tying you down, so set it up R54!

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Re: Bracket Pool

Post by PilotNut on Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:46 pm


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Post by onetouchfutbol on Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:38 pm

Sweet!

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Re: Bracket Pool

Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:28 pm

In his defense, the man IS just starting up a new job and relocating across the country....

(That said, I will be sending him a text message/facebook post/email barrage post haste)

But as this potty launguage-ridden deadspin article iterates, it's kind of hard to set your brackets until all the play in games finish anyway:
http://deadspin.com/#!5781536/they-ruined-the-goddamn-bracket

I kind of agree, sticking the play ins for the upset happy 12 seed makes it really hard to set a bracket ahead of time, shouldn't the last 4 in be, um, the worst teams to not make it automatically? I don't know, I know it is the first year of 68, but it just seems a little silly.

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Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:54 pm

By the way, I found these pretty spectacular ways of picking a bracket if your knowledge of men's hoops is limited to our Pilots (and who could blame you really? geek )

Bracket by:

Color!!!

Mascot!!!

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Re: Bracket Pool

Post by Rochin54 on Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:34 am

Sheesh. You do something nice for people one year, and they expect it into perpetuity!

That being the case, the Pilot Nation bracket Challenge is here! Yahoo fantasy sports as always. Click on the following link and enter the information below:

Pilot Nation Bracket Challenge

Group ID: 161720

Password: purplepride

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Post by blacksheep on Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:03 am

Thanks 54!

In case anyone wants to know, I went with the blue teams, and any tie breakers being the smallest mascot Very Happy

Are we still playing for a bucket of beer in Vegas, or are we stepping up the prize this year? Cheers!

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Post by PilotNut on Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:04 am

I will re-new the offer for a bucket of beer at The Orleans for the winner!

The winner must be present to collect said prize, or else I will enjoy it myself. drunken

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Post by pilotfan4life on Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:19 am

PilotNut wrote:I will re-new the offer for a bucket of beer at The Orleans for the winner!

The winner must be present to collect said prize, or else I will enjoy it myself. drunken

What if the winner is under 21?

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Post by blacksheep on Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:54 am

pilotfan4life wrote:
PilotNut wrote:I will re-new the offer for a bucket of beer at The Orleans for the winner!

The winner must be present to collect said prize, or else I will enjoy it myself. drunken

What if the winner is under 21?

You are automatically disqualified, but if you show up, I'll buy you a root beer.

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Post by PilotNut on Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:53 pm

pilotfan4life wrote:What if the winner is under 21?

Well that is a good question. As they say on the radio, we can "subsitute a prize of equal or lesser value" at The Orleans.... say, something from the gift shop or the food court. Smile

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Post by DaTruRochin on Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:07 pm

Why do I have a feeling PilotNut will still buy that promised bucket of beer for himself anyway?

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Post by PilotNut on Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:21 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:Why do I have a feeling PilotNut will still buy that promised bucket of beer for himself anyway?

Well, since I will be winning the pool anyway, I dont see anything out of the ordinary here... Cool

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Post by DaTruRochin on Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:42 pm

You are sure as heck going to beat me...

It is such a wide open year, mascot or color might actually be a viable criteria...

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Post by PilotNut on Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:10 pm

No kidding... I took a stab at filling out some brackets today and was very much stymied on multiple occasions.

How good is Utah State? Will Arizona repeat it's traditional early exit? BYU without their 2nd leading scorer? How long can UConn keep up their winning streak? SDSU to the Elite 8 or Final 4? Notre Dame vs. Kansas? The entire SouthEast Bracket?!
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Post by pilotfan4life on Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:30 pm

I've already made 5 brackets, all different in some way. At least 4 of them are plausible. I can also see many more options. I might make a few more just for fun!

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Re: Bracket Pool

Post by up7587 on Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:32 pm

pilotfan4life wrote:I've already made 5 brackets, all different in some way. At least 4 of them are plausible. I can also see many more options. I might make a few more just for fun!
Only 9,223,372,036,854,779,995 to go!

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Post by mattywizz on Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:32 pm

I see Yahoo! allows for an auto-fill of a randomly chosen bracket. There is a solid chance I will use that.

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Post by onetouchfutbol on Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:56 pm

PilotNut wrote:No kidding... I took a stab at filling out some brackets today and was very much stymied on multiple occasions...
The entire SouthEast Bracket?!
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I do love this time of year.... Basketball

Yeah, I think the Southeast bracket is the least predictable by far. Pitt couldn't make the Big East tourney final. Then there's BYU who is weaker without Davies at #3. I admit that I know absolutely nothing about that Florida team... I think that the Gonzaga vs. St. John's winner has a chance to do a little bit of damage. That could be a really competitive game.

1st round matchups that excite me:

Michigan vs. Tennessee: Tim Hardaway Junior vs. one of the really fun athletic teams...
St. John's vs. Gonzaga: Tough draw for both teams...
Arizona vs. Memphis: How much can Derrick Williams light up the tourney?
http://thequad.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/16/after-missing-out-on-williams-memphis-gets-to-see-him-up-close/

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Re: Bracket Pool

Post by dholcombe on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:00 am

Clemson is supposed to upset.....come on, I can't lose the first game! I was looking good in the first half. 2nd half.... Not so much.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:13 am

dholcombe wrote:Clemson is supposed to upset.....come on, I can't lose the first game! I was looking good in the first half. 2nd half.... Not so much.

No worries if you have Moorehead State over Loiusville as a backup Very Happy

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Re: Bracket Pool

Post by blacksheep on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:15 am

Since it's never to early to run the scenario generator....

I ran it with the highest seeds winning, and if that happens, DTR will win (How presidential of you!). Also, R54 would be in last place. One of them looking for no upsets and the other looking for lots of upsets . . Hmmm, are we sure they are not the same person filling out two brackets?

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Post by PilotNut on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:17 am

Can you run the scenario generator, with all the teams with the better mascots winning?

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Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:27 am

up7587 wrote:
pilotfan4life wrote:I've already made 5 brackets, all different in some way. At least 4 of them are plausible. I can also see many more options. I might make a few more just for fun!
Only 9,223,372,036,854,779,995 to go!


Woulda been more fun if the play-in teams were included in the brackets.

Then it would have been closer to 147,000,000,000,000,000,000


Weed out the guessers.

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Re: Bracket Pool

Post by dholcombe on Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:05 pm

Geez, it looks like you have Ohio St. advancing vs. an empty court!

I don't have Moorehead St., Louisville is my backup plan! At least I got the first 8-9 game correct.

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