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March Madness 2017

Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:56 am

In light of the University of Vermont running a clean sheet in its conference, running its winning streak to 18 (2nd-longest active ATM), going 26-5, and sniffing an at-large bid even if something happens in the America East tournament, it's time to start the annual brackets craziness. Here's the URL for the league, and invites have been sent to all who were in last year. Depending on how cranky Yahoo is this time around, I may have to send invites if you want in. If Yahoo won't let you in, PM me and you'll get an invite.

https://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo. ... group/8090
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Re: March Madness 2017

Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:21 am

My wife and I will join, we got invites. Thanks.
 
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Re: March Madness 2017

Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:11 pm

Just a reminder folks, Selection Sunday is tomorrow and the play-in games are Wednesday (I think).
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Re: March Madness 2017

Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:16 pm

Wulp, since the selection committee has consistently given Duke the easiest path to the final four over the past 2 decades, I'm picking them to be a #2 seed in Gonzaga's bracket (#3 if Notre Dame beats them tonight), since the Zags will be the weakest #1 seed. No way they'd dare have their darlings get their hands dirty against Kansas or Villanova unless it's in Phoenix.

Top seeds- Villanova (overall #1 without a doubt), Kansas, Gonzaga, and the Oregon / Arizona winner.

Last year's championship game still sends chills up my spine. Best ending since NC State - Houston.
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Re: March Madness 2017

Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:38 am

kvndoom wrote:
Last year's championship game still sends chills up my spine. Best ending since NC State - Houston.


I'm partial to 2008 (I was attending KU at the time, so it was realllll fun).
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Re: March Madness 2017

Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:06 pm

I'm in
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Re: March Madness 2017

Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:17 am

Don't forget to actually fill out the bracket. I'm ready, though.
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Re: March Madness 2017

Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:10 am

I'm in......bracket ready
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Re: March Madness 2017

Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:56 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:
Don't forget to actually fill out the bracket. I'm ready, though.

I, uh, thought I was ready but I guess I forgot to submit my bracket. It's empty somehow.

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Re: March Madness 2017

Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:03 am

After day 1:
Possible (out of 192) / Actual (out of 16 so far)
190 / 14 JustAnEngineer
190 / 14 Matt
188 / 14 Hannah
188 / 14 Benjamin
188 / 12 Captain Ned
186 / 12 Dr. Science
184 / 12 Peter
180 / 10 conchpapa
179 / 11 Ian
0 / 0 Bob
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Re: March Madness 2017

Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:23 am

DancinJack wrote:
kvndoom wrote:
Last year's championship game still sends chills up my spine. Best ending since NC State - Houston.


I'm partial to 2008 (I was attending KU at the time, so it was realllll fun).


That was a great one too! John Calipari's arrogant "we're so good we don't have to make free throws" was the sports equivalent of "read my lips, no new taxes." Missed free throw, 3 at the buzzer, overtime, loss. D'oh! :oops:

Committee shocked me with the seeding. I was surprised that we could see a possible Villanova / Duke elite 8 matchup.
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Re: March Madness 2017

Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:02 am

After the first round:
Possible (out of 192) / Actual (out of 32 so far)
187 / 27 JustAnEngineer
185 / 27 Hannah
185 / 27 Benjamin
185 / 25 Matt
184 / 24 Captain Ned
181 / 25 Peter
181 / 23 Dr. Science
173 / 23 Ian
171 / 21 conchpapa
0 / 0 Bob
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Re: March Madness 2017

Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:18 am

DerFunk:

Please come to BBQ this year, both for the roasting on the brackets and so that I can finally associate a face with a name long known.
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Re: March Madness 2017

Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:50 pm

It's my wife's birthday weekend. She's already got it planned out. Although roasting over brackets would be very well-earned. :lol:

It's on the list of things I really want to do. I already know that 2017 is out for the Funk family, though.
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Re: March Madness 2017

Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:27 am

After day three:
Possible (out of 192) / Actual (out of 48 so far)
171 / 31 Peter
167 / 35 Benjamin
161 / 33 Hannah
157 / 29 conchpapa
135 / 29 Ian
119 / 35 Matt
119 / 35 JustAnEngineer
116 / 32 Captain Ned
111 / 27 Dr. Science
0 / 0 Bob
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Re: March Madness 2017

Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:54 am

After round two:
Possible (out of 192) / Actual (out of 64 so far):
163 / 47 Benjamin
155 / 43 Peter
151 / 43 Hannah
149 / 37 conchpapa
121 / 37 Ian
111 / 47 JustAnEngineer
108 / 44 Captain Ned
107 / 47 Matt
99 / 39 Dr. Science
0 / 0 Bob
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Re: March Madness 2017

Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:16 am

Round 1 Upsets:
12 Middle Tennessee beat 5 Minnesota
11 Xavier beat 6 Maryland
11 Rhode Island beat 6 Creighton
11 Southern California beat 6 Southern Methodist
10 Wichita State beat 7 Dayton

Round 2 Upsets:
11 Xavier beat 3 Florida State
8 Wisconsin beat 1 Villanova
7 South Carolina beat 2 Duke
7 Michigan beat 2 Louisville

Conference representatives in the Sweet Sixteen:
Big Twelve: 1 Kansas, 3 Baylor, 4 West Virginia
Pacific Athletic Twelve: 2 Arizona, 3 Oregon, 3 California-Los Angeles
Southeastern: 2 Kentucky, 4 Florida, 7 South Carolina
Big Ten: 4 Purdue, 7 Michigan, 8 Wisconsin
Big East: 4 Butler, 11 Xavier
West Coast: 1 Gonzaga
Atlantic Coast: 1 North Carolina
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Re: March Madness 2017

Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:52 am

Dook is out! All is good and well in the universe.

It was downright sickening this morning to read ESPN and CBS Sports and see all the excuses they made for the loss. 2 weeks ago it was "Duke is peaking at the right time! They're the best team out there! Favorites to win it all! Should have been a 1 seed!" This morning suddenly the tune changed: "They should have been playing in Greensboro! They've had a flawed season! Troubled with inconsistency!" W...T...F...

Does anyone really wonder why they're the most hated team out there?

The ACC was extremely overrated this year. "Best conference in basketball" my @55. The SEC exposed the fraud this past weekend. UNC got lucky to escape Arkansas, and I don't think they will beat Butler. I live in Virginia and I'm a lifelong UVA fan, and I was still happy to see them get eviscerated by Florida. Tony Bennett needs to go.

Villanova choked again. Big surprise. In fact, the only reason they made the final four last year was because they were bracketed with Kansas, the other perennial choker. Someone has to lose, right?

My Final Four based on who's left is Kansas, UCLA/Kentucky winner, Baylor, and Arizona. If Kansas can actually make it to the Final Four, I think they will win it.
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Re: March Madness 2017

Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:18 am

kvndoom wrote:
The SEC exposed the fraud this past weekend.

I just really laughed when I re-read this and saw the double entendre. :lol:
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Re: March Madness 2017

Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:07 am

Disappointed that despite the furious comeback, my Cyclones couldn't seal the deal against Purdue. I expect Kansas to solve that problem, if they show up to play.

This has been an exciting tourney so far!

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