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Style Forum Bracket Challenge--March Madness Strikes!

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by AlanC, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    I echo your sentiments on Syracuse and Marquette, I had them both winning the next round too. For 39 minutes it looked like San Diego St. was going to pull off one of the upsets I picked. Unfortunately, the game is 40 minutes long and they got beat. I should know better than to trust a Steve Fisher coached team.

    I was an abysmal 10 for 16 yesterday


    A Michigan man?

    The thing I hate about Steve Fisher is, IIRC, his wife was the first one extensively covered in the now-ubiquitous "wife in the stands" shots that pollute all sports coverage (well before the Kurt Warner "wife" pics in the Super Bowl).
     
  2. topcatny

    topcatny Senior member

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    A Michigan man?

    The thing I hate about Steve Fisher is, IIRC, his wife was the first one extensively covered in the now-ubiquitous "wife in the stands" shots that pollute all sports coverage (well before the Kurt Warner "wife" pics in the Super Bowl).


    No not a Michigan fan, just not particularly fond of his talents as a coach. He's a great recruiter who assembles extremely talented teams that tend to lack the ability to make the most of their talents.

    Incidentally, Steve Fisher was my uncle's high school basketball coach, he wasn't overly fond of him either.
     
  3. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    My Winthrop pick almost came through (but at least I had A&M and Montana).

    koji
     
  4. visionology

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    I had them too, as well as Marquette (bitches) and Syracuse (double-bitches). I did get Wisc-Milwaukee and Montana right, which should separate me from the pack. So, 13-3 and still have all my regional picks alive.
    I got burned by the same games! Marquette I had past the first round and losing in the second. Syracuse though I thought would carry the run and get to the third. Ouch that one hurt. I don't know how you can beat 4 top teams in a row with the sole purpose of getting to the tournament and then not playing to the same potential. Big East went down big on day 1. I hope to recoup my losses today on day 2. Montana was a good pick btw!
     
  5. Thracozaag

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    I got burned by the same games! Marquette I had past the first round and losing in the second. Syracuse though I thought would carry the run and get to the third. Ouch that one hurt. I don't know how you can beat 4 top teams in a row with the sole purpose of getting to the tournament and then not playing to the same potential. Big East went down big on day 1. I hope to recoup my losses today on day 2.

    Montana was a good pick btw!


    Those were generally the lower-tier Big East teams, I still think at least one Big East team will make the Final Four--just hope my 'hawks can make it through the Oakland bracket.

    koji
     
  6. Mr. Checks

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    I got burned by the same games! Marquette I had past the first round and losing in the second. Syracuse though I thought would carry the run and get to the third. Ouch that one hurt. I don't know how you can beat 4 top teams in a row with the sole purpose of getting to the tournament and then not playing to the same potential. Big East went down big on day 1. I hope to recoup my losses today on day 2.

    Montana was a good pick btw!


    I selected Montana only because my sister and her son are alums and because there's always a couple of 5/12 upsets.
     
  7. topcatny

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    Iowa, the bunch of rat bastards are killing me. How do the Big Ten tournament champs lose to Northwestern State in the first round for godsakes!

    As much as this screws up my picks, that is exactly what makes this tournament so much fun.
     
  8. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Iowa, the bunch of rat bastards are killing me. How do the Big Ten tournament champs lose to Northwestern State in the first round for godsakes!

    As much as this screws up my picks, that is exactly what makes this tournament so much fun.


    That was an insane last second 3 point shot. NW ST was celebrating and Iowa got a good look at a 3 pointer with .5 left. Imagine if they had hit that shot while NW St was celebrating their victory [​IMG]
     
  9. Ambulance Chaser

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    Iowa, the bunch of rat bastards are killing me. How do the Big Ten tournament champs lose to Northwestern State in the first round for godsakes!

    As much as this screws up my picks, that is exactly what makes this tournament so much fun.

    A lot of so-called experts were picking this one, but I didn't have the cojones to go along -- I picked Iowa to lose in the second round to West Virginia. The Big 10 is to basketball as Roseanne is to singing. Ugly, ugly, ugly. I do have Michigan State in the Elite 8 only because of Tom Izzo's history of success in the tournament.
     
  10. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    I had to go with Alford's record in the tourney as a coach, and the upset--but what a finish.

    koji
     
  11. visionology

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    I had Iowa losing to WV in the second round too so that loss by Iowa didn't hurt me as much as I first suspected. So far my 16 is still intact so I'm pretty happy.
     
  12. topcatny

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    Go Albany!

    I'll take that beating to my brackets to see my school win it's first NCAA game.

    My how things have changed, when I played there we were still Div III.
     
  13. Thracozaag

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    Bradley just banked in a 3 at the buzzer; lovely.[​IMG]

    koji
     
  14. AlanC

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    I never got my invite. Damn.

    My apologies LA Guy. I got your PM and sent an invitation through the CBS Sportsline interface.
     
  15. Ambulance Chaser

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    I'm leading my office pool right now, but this weekend is make or break. I have LSU over Duke and BC over Villanova, with both of those #4 seeds making the Final Four.
     
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    Brad and Mr. Checks are co number ones. As number 3, I'm breathin down their necks...

    Have 2 brackets where I didn't miss a game, and the other 2 where I just plain sucked.
     
  17. Mr. Checks

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    Brad and Mr. Checks are co number ones. As number 3, I'm breathin down their necks...

    Have 2 brackets where I didn't miss a game, and the other 2 where I just plain sucked.


    That says more about the sports knowledge of the SF members than it says about me...
     
  18. topcatny

    topcatny Senior member

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    I am pretty much sucking.

    I have one bracket where I have everyone still alive and another where I have no one left.

    I do have 3 of my 4 Final Four pics left. Unfortunately, I picked Illinois to win it all so I am at a distinct disadvantage there. I'm in 6th place but I have the lowest possible total of everyone participating. Somehow I don't think that is going to improve much.
     
  19. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    Well, I must say I'm enjoying an ACC-less Elite 8.
     
  20. Steve B.

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    Dropped 2 places- way sucking. Well at least there's no pair of EG prize to be bummed about...
     

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