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Dan

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Re: Let's succumb to this March Madness
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2015, 09:41:03 AM »

I'm pretty certain I'm already fucked at this stage in two divisions.

Next time, I'll spend up to 15 minutes picking my bracket.

Fucking Baylor.

I don't know - you picked Gonzaga and no one else did. If they win it all* then you're most likely to win this thing.



*Their chances of winning it all are as good as any other team not named Kentucky.
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Kwyjibo

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Re: Let's succumb to this March Madness
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2015, 09:42:58 AM »

Shockingly, I'm not doing too badly.

What exactly does the score mean?  How is that calculated?  I tried to look it up in the FAQs but I still don't get it.
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Dan

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Re: Let's succumb to this March Madness
« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2015, 10:56:52 AM »

(I think it's) 1 point for a round 2 game correct winner.
2 points for round 3 correct winner.
4 points for Sweet 16 correct winner.
8 points for Elite 8 correct winner.
16 points for a final four correct winner.
32 points for having the correct champ.
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Rafe

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Re: Let's succumb to this March Madness
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2015, 06:22:26 PM »

I'm pretty certain I'm already fucked at this stage in two divisions.

Next time, I'll spend up to 15 minutes picking my bracket.

Fucking Baylor.

I don't know - you picked Gonzaga and no one else did. If they win it all* then you're most likely to win this thing.



*Their chances of winning it all are as good as any other team not named Kentucky.

Thank you for humouring me. I've looked at it today, and it seems pretty clear that you guys who know you salt are backing a winner in Kentucky.

It's fun to take part in it all again, though
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Re: Let's succumb to this March Madness
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2015, 11:17:40 AM »

Oh, Irish. You were so close. I think you didn't win because I was kicking myself for not picking you to go all of the way in the tournament.
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Rafe

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Re: Let's succumb to this March Madness
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2015, 01:38:09 PM »

Oh, Rafe. You were so close. I think you didn't win because you are a clueless bastard that picked teams because their names sound filthy when you put emphasis on the "Woff" bit, and other stupid criteria

Modified to reflect my own thoughts  ;D
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Re: Let's succumb to this March Madness
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2015, 02:24:41 PM »

So, holy crap how'd I manage to do that? I was sure my bracket was totally busted.
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Dan

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Re: Let's succumb to this March Madness
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2015, 05:30:08 PM »

Congrats!
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Re: Let's succumb to this March Madness
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2015, 06:23:28 PM »

I'm pretty certain I'm already fucked at this stage in two divisions.

Next time, I'll spend up to 15 minutes picking my bracket.

Fucking Baylor.

I don't know - you picked Gonzaga and no one else did. If they win it all* then you're most likely to win this thing.



*Their chances of winning it all are as good as any other team not named Kentucky.
I always count on Rafe picking Gonzaga. :)  And I agree with him that it's always fun to play with you guys each year!
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Zafer Kaya

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Re: Let's succumb to this March Madness
« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2015, 11:27:19 PM »

That would have been a great game had the refs not blown pretty much every single call in the last 8 minutes.

I would be all "How can you not go back and review whether they beat the shot clock?"  Except they reviewed Lyles slapping a guy in the face and did nothing so it wouldn't have mattered anyway.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2015, 11:35:44 PM by Zafer Kaya »
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euro60

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Re: Let's succumb to this March Madness
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2015, 11:34:57 PM »

So Kentucky loses... there had been so many comparisons to the last undefeated team (Indiana in 1976, 32-0) but that is just not fair. Somehow, in the 19 years since then, the schedule has grown by a whopping 25 percent, so a chance to lose a game grew accordingly.

Speaking of which, if the math keeps up, by 2044, college basketball teams will be playing 48 games. All for the greater glory of TV money.
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Re: Let's succumb to this March Madness
« Reply #41 on: April 06, 2015, 01:26:34 PM »

On Wisconsin!!
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cuddlyevil

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Re: Let's succumb to this March Madness
« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2015, 01:45:55 PM »

I love this, in one pool I'm #1 and in my work pool I'm at the bottom.

I was one of two people at work who chose Wisconsin to win, everyone else picked Kentucky to win.
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Butter

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Re: Let's succumb to this March Madness
« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2015, 02:02:16 PM »

Oh, Irish. You were so close. I think you didn't win because I was kicking myself for not picking you to go all of the way in the tournament.

If you think you were sad, Ethan picked Notre Dame to win the National Title... if they had managed to beat Kentucky, he was practically a shoo-in to win my work pool, for which first place is about $600.  He was about the only one who had ND in the title game, and he correctly picked all 8 of the Elite 8 teams.  Unfortunately for him, he only got 2 of the Final 4 right and neither of the Finalists correct.  He'll finish top-20 (out of approx. 200) but out of the money.

He was pretty disappointed.  I was glad he didn't actually see the game and how close it actually was.

$600 to a 14 year old probably seems like a million dollars to an adult.
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Kwyjibo

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Re: Let's succumb to this March Madness
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2015, 08:07:09 AM »

Congrats Cuddles!  Were you as clueless/lucky with your picks as I was?
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