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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by up7587 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:54 pm

blacksheep wrote:Congrats to UP7587 for having the guts to pick Iowa St. to battle Kentucky in the final game.  Embarassed

Hey!, I'm still tied for 2nd place after 3 games!  And only 2 points behind PilotNut for total possible (ISU and Baylor in the Elite Cool  Looks like we'll be sharing the hall of shame loser's bucket o' beer next year.


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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by blacksheep on Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:26 pm

blacksheep wrote:

And big props for WW Winkie for actually picking UAB!

Winkie is killing it so far with 5/6 correct. Shipstad finally got off the schneid.

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:45 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:I've got SMU picked over UCLA, but would much rather see the Bruins pull the upset after all the bad-mouthing they've gotten for "not belonging."

This is kind of a new experience....rooting against your bracket....but you've got to love the underdogs....have Pilots basketball fans ever rooted for the favorites?!
Well, I got my wish, but my bracket is now in shreds!

I agree with the officials (who are not allowed to use the monitor in this circumstance) that it WAS goal-tending....and that was the 3-pointer to win it.

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by up7587 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:51 pm

UCLA is now the higher seed for round 2, presumably favored to make the Sweet Sixteen.

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by up7587 on Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:04 pm

March Madness:
@MatthewBerry wrote:With UCLA's win, there are just 14,797 (0.12 percent) perfect brackets on http://ESPN.com after only six games

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by blacksheep on Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:18 am

After the first day, WW Winkie holds the lead.  He's an impressive 13/16 with 117 points still possible.  He proves the point that a broken clock is still right twice a day!

Deaner is Second with 12/16 but only 109 possible.  

There's a logjam of 7 in third place, including last years champ.

Shipstad, 7587, and Stoney couldn't even get half the games right.  You guys are done!


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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by W W Winkie on Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:37 am

blacksheep wrote:He proves the point that a broken clock is still right twice a day!


Scoreboard Bitch!!

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by blacksheep on Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:44 am

W W Winkie wrote:
blacksheep wrote:He proves the point that a broken clock is still right twice a day!


Scoreboard Bitch!!

Twisted Evil

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by Dean Murdoch on Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:52 am

blacksheep wrote:Deaner is Second with 12/16 but only 109 possible.

Go Utah! (or "Yewtah" as our BYU buddies appear to call them)

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by blacksheep on Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:45 pm

Terry Cahill wrote:
blacksheep wrote:Deaner is Second with 12/16 but only 109 possible.

Go Utah! (or "Yewtah" as our BYU buddies appear to call them)

. . . and Deaner has now taken the lead. Friends of Coky (is that R54 or DTR?) and the Whizzinator are tied for second.

Winkie still has the most possible points.

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by Dean Murdoch on Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:40 pm

Question: Is there a finite amount of beer I will receive in Vegas, or is it all-I-can-drink with the Nation picking up the tab?

Sincerely,
First Place

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by Dean Murdoch on Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:40 am

Terry Cahill wrote:Sincerely,
First Place

If there's anything I've learned in life, it should be that the minute I talk any sort of trash I end up faceplanting. Should have just shut up and enjoyed the moment.

Sincerely,
Fourth Place

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:09 am

Terry Cahill wrote:Sincerely, Fourth Place
Fourth!  That's a lot higher than yours truly.....

I'm told that out of more than 11.57 million brackets in the ESPN sponsored tournament challenge, only one bracket remained intact after the opening weekend of games.  

I mean, I guess one person did predict:

Georgia St. and Coach Ron Harris on a scooter rolling past Baylor.
NC State doing everything possible to throw away the game but still upsetting #1 seed Villanova.
And #3 Iowa St, a very popular dark-horse pick to go to the Final Four, make a complete mess of many brackets by losing to UAB in just the second game on Thursday.

Although UK continues to squash opponents like bugs on the windshield....I'm still picking Arizona or Gonzaga, just because I want a team from the West to prevail!

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by W W Winkie on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:21 am

Terry Cahill wrote:
Terry Cahill wrote:Sincerely,
First Place

If there's anything I've learned in life, it should be that the minute I talk any sort of trash I end up faceplanting. Should have just shut up and enjoyed the moment.

Sincerely,
Fourth Place


OK, my turn to set up for a face plant.  Might as well enjoy first place while I'm there.  I do plan on being in Vegas to collect next year.  I assume it's like a skins game and any unclaimed prizes carryover to the following year until somebody collects.  Is that correct?

Sincerely,

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:22 am

USA TODAY weighs in on Gonzaga's chances, complete with a pic of mr Morrison.

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/03/gonzaga-ncaa-tournament-mark-few-history-bust-sweet-16-ucla

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:23 am

Terry Cahill wrote:Question: Is there a finite amount of beer I will receive in Vegas, or is it all-I-can-drink with the Nation picking up the tab?

Sincerely,
First Place

You can keep drinking as long as you pass the PN sobriety test.


So...two beers.

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by up7587 on Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:23 am

I'm still trying to figure out how PilotNut roared from bottom dwelling to near the top.  Meanwhile I cling to my slim lead over Stoney at the bottom of the table.

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by blacksheep on Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:06 am

Here's my list of favorites to win:

1. MaizeBluePurple - According to the Scenario Generator, he's the winner if the higher seeds win
2. Winkie - Currently in first place and tied for most possible points. A Notre Dame win over Kentucky will pretty much do it for him.
3. Blacksheep - This guy's bracket is just awesome. I am tied for most possible and have all four of my final four teams left. Go Sparty!
4. Pilot Riot Punch - Currently in 11th place, but also has all final four teams left.

Lots of other people still alive. Even Friends of Coky isn't mathematically eliminated.

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by DoubleDipper on Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:33 am

blacksheep wrote:Lots of other people still alive.  Even Friends of Coky isn't mathematically eliminated.  
I'm all-in for Friends of Coky!

How could anyone not want to be friends with Coky?  For those of you who have forgotten, here's Coky not too long after graduating from UP:

Do you suppose there's another Coky out there for Rev to find and bring to UP?  One can only hope!

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by MaizeBluePurple on Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:55 pm

blacksheep wrote:Here's my list of favorites to win:

1. MaizeBluePurple - According to the Scenario Generator, he's the winner if the higher seeds win
2. Winkie - Currently in first place and tied for most possible points. A Notre Dame win over Kentucky will pretty much do it for him.
3. Blacksheep - This guy's bracket is just awesome.  I am tied for most possible and have all four of my final four teams left.  Go Sparty!
4. Pilot Riot Punch - Currently in 11th place, but also has all final four teams left.  

Lots of other people still alive.  Even Friends of Coky isn't mathematically eliminated.  

Wow I have a shot? I have been mostly focusing on my family's bracket on Espn. It looks like I will have a hard time passing my 4 year old's chalk bracket. Sad

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by blacksheep on Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:56 am

blacksheep wrote:Here's my list of favorites to win:

1. MaizeBluePurple - According to the Scenario Generator, he's the winner if the higher seeds win
2. Winkie - Currently in first place and tied for most possible points. A Notre Dame win over Kentucky will pretty much do it for him.
3. Blacksheep - This guy's bracket is just awesome.  I am tied for most possible and have all four of my final four teams left.  Go Sparty!
4. Pilot Riot Punch - Currently in 11th place, but also has all final four teams left.  

Lots of other people still alive.  Even Friends of Coky isn't mathematically eliminated.  

Well, nothing changed after last night's games.

I don't have cable, so I was forced to watch Kentucky beat the living crap out of West Virginia. I guess Daxter will keep his mouth shut next time. Seriously though, if Kentucky plays like that, nobody will beat them.


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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by up7587 on Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:46 am

I don't want to talk about brackets any more. Embarassed

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by blacksheep on Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:00 pm

How about those Spartans!

My four favorites to win it remain. Pilot Riot Punch and I still have all four final four teams left. Interestingly, we don't have any of the same teams.

Did I mention . . . . Go Sparty!

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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by blacksheep on Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:20 pm

And then there were three . . .

If Wisconsin wins it all, mattywizz is the winner.

If Duke beats Wisconsin, Pilot Riot Punch wins.

All other possibilities, I win.




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Re: 2015 Tournament Pick 'em

Post by up7587 on Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:22 pm

Some ESPN bracket stats:
The Spartans were picked in 9.1% of brackets to reach the Final Four, the 12th-highest % of all tourney teams on http://Espn.com
Out of 11.57 million brackets on http://ESPN.com  182,709 (1.6 percent) picked the entire Final Four correctly.

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