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March Madness 2014

Postposted on Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:03 am

I'd love to be able to announce & invite, but Yahoo seems to be waiting longer than normal this year. News as soon as Yahoo unplugs.
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:43 am

I'd like in, when you get it going.

I'm doing my billion dollar challenge picks. (Only 1 in several quintillion odds!!)
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:53 pm

I'm stuck waiting to see if my team will make it in. There's nothing like waiting until the end of the season to make a run.
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:20 pm

I'm pretty excited for this year. Last year we were a bubble team, and ended up a #1 seed in the NIT. This year we should be a fairly high seed in the real tournament!
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:11 pm

lonleyppl wrote:I'm pretty excited for this year. Last year we were a bubble team, and ended up a #1 seed in the NIT. This year we should be a fairly high seed in the real tournament!


UVA?
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:43 pm

DancinJack wrote:
lonleyppl wrote:I'm pretty excited for this year. Last year we were a bubble team, and ended up a #1 seed in the NIT. This year we should be a fairly high seed in the real tournament!


UVA?


That'd be it. Since Tennessee, the season has been pretty exciting. I wasn't able to get a ticket to the Syracuse game (they're free through a lottery system), but the excitement around grounds for the team this year is awesome. I'm really looking forward to the rest of tournament season.

Edit: Just saw the score of the 'Cuse-GT game. That's not helpful...
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:39 pm

lonleyppl wrote:That'd be it. Since Tennessee, the season has been pretty exciting. I wasn't able to get a ticket to the Syracuse game (they're free through a lottery system), but the excitement around grounds for the team this year is awesome. I'm really looking forward to the rest of tournament season.

Edit: Just saw the score of the 'Cuse-GT game. That's not helpful...


I watched the 'Cuse game this past weekend. That was pretty fun. I've never been a fan of Syracuse though.

Enjoy the success. It's really fun that something as simple as basketball can bring so many people together. Basketball was huge at my college. Honestly, it even helped my grades a lot of the time.
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:53 pm

Please count me in once this is green lighted.
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:22 am

OK, pool is created but Yahoo! is being a pain about sending invites. In case you don't get an invite:

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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:47 pm

Captain Ned wrote:OK, pool is created but Yahoo! is being a pain about sending invites. In case you don't get an invite:



What if you got 14? :o :o :lol:
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:16 pm

idchafee wrote:What if you got 14? :o :o :lol:

Really? I've probably tried that many times but never once has Yahoo! told me that I was successful in my attempt.

To all: If I've spammed your inboxen, blame Yahoo! and their crappy tools.
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:18 pm

I got my 15th invite about 4 hours after the first 14 arrived. Looks like Captain Ned is in desperate need for some friends to play with him!
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:24 pm

Yahoo! is demanding that I authorize them to SPAM text me at least twice a week as a condition for joining the tourney pick'em. I don't think so.
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:06 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:Yahoo! is demanding that I authorize them to SPAM text me at least twice a week as a condition for joining the tourney pick'em. I don't think so.

Yeah, I had to do that just to get the pool up & running.
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:37 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:Yahoo! is demanding that I authorize them to SPAM text me at least twice a week as a condition for joining the tourney pick'em. I don't think so.


I'm with you.
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:02 pm

I also got 15 whatever invites. Thanks Ned!
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:20 pm

OK folks, NCAA has set the brackets and it's time to pick yours.
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:32 pm

My Alma Mater's team hasn't looked the part for significant chunks of their past few games, but the NCAA seeded them #1 overall. Beating Kentucky three times in one season is pretty sweet. Let's hope that the seniors and Coach Donovan can keep bringing them back to win when they lapse during the next six games.
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:49 pm

I would love to join you guys, but I ma not giving Yahoo my cell number for verification or any other reason.......tired of their security crap everytime I want to do something.
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:12 pm

lex-ington wrote:I would love to join you guys, but I ma not giving Yahoo my cell number for verification or any other reason.......tired of their security crap everytime I want to do something.


I added mine, then immediately deleted it from my account after it let me in. Not sure if that will still get me crap sent to my phone.
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:54 pm

lex-ington wrote:I would love to join you guys, but I ma not giving Yahoo my cell number for verification or any other reason.......tired of their security crap everytime I want to do something.


I put in my work fax number
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:37 pm

Upset on the very first game eliminated my billion dollar bracket. But I am currently atop the TR standings with idchafee!
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:36 pm

4 Games in, ESPN reports that only 5.7% of there ~11 million brackets are still perfect. Looks like Warren can breathe easy.....
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:27 pm

I've poked around, but I can't find any setting that lets us see other pool member's brackets. Can't understand why Yahoo would change that.
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:34 am

Captain Ned wrote:I've poked around, but I can't find any setting that lets us see other pool member's brackets. Can't understand why Yahoo would change that.


I thought I was just being stupid
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:41 am

The changes Yahoo has made to their fantasy stuff the past year or so have almost all been bad. Really disappointed to be honest. Football, baseball, and this Tourney stuff aren't as good as they have been in the past.
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:04 pm

OK, they're up now, and you can see my big mistake.
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:48 pm

Duke down, there goes part of my pool.
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:22 pm

ESPN has 6 out of 11 million brackets as still perfect, 3/4 way through the 2nd round....which is .000054% still perfect. Looks like everyone's bracket is busted....
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Re: March Madness 2014

Postposted on Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:03 pm

so far so good. Cincinnati is going to hurt
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