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Title: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 13, 2016, 06:10:44 PM
Hey guys, here's the thread for this year's NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge

Here's the page to enter your bracket (http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2016/en/group?groupID=1129590)

The group is up - we're "Grogheads 2016" and the password is nowolfpack   :'(


It's set for 2 entries / person, but that's only so I can create the usual "Straight Chalk" bracket that lets you compare against the tournament seeding.  Anyone entering 2 'legit' brackets will have both DQ'ed.

No idea what the prizes will be, but we'll come up with our usual "something" out of the grab-bag

I'll post daily updates each morning after games are played starting Friday 3/18
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 14, 2016, 08:52:09 AM
Hey guys, here's the thread for this year's NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge

Here's the page to enter your bracket (http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2016/en/group?groupID=1129590)

The group is up - we're "Grogheads 2016" and the password is nowolfpack   :'(


It's set for 2 entries / person, but that's only so I can create the usual "Straight Chalk" bracket that lets you compare against the tournament seeding.  Anyone entering 2 'legit' brackets will have both DQ'ed.

No idea what the prizes will be, but we'll come up with our usual "something" out of the grab-bag

I'll post daily updates each morning after games are played starting Friday 3/18

I'll be part of the fodder. How do you join the league? I don't see where you go.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 14, 2016, 09:14:59 AM
You have to sign in to ESPN, and there should be a button to "join group" toward the bottom.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 14, 2016, 09:50:22 AM
It must not like me. this is what I get.

Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 14, 2016, 09:51:47 AM
you have to create a bracket then put it into a group
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 14, 2016, 10:01:38 AM
Thanks.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: MetalDog on March 14, 2016, 08:21:54 PM
In.  And with theme music:


Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 14, 2016, 09:29:53 PM
Go Heels!
Beat Dook!

I'll find the time to make a bracket.

This could be the wildest NCAAs yet.  There have been more #1s this year than in the last 15 years.  The current #1 seeds have the highest number of combined losses of any four #1 seeds in my lifetime.  There are fewer dominant teams this year. 
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 15, 2016, 07:20:38 AM
OK, I've joined the cannon fodder brigade. 
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 15, 2016, 08:30:13 AM
OK, I've joined the cannon fodder brigade.

Race you to the bottom? :)
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 15, 2016, 09:48:06 AM
I'm on the bottom before it starts.  So I'll be waiting for you.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: KyzBP on March 15, 2016, 03:59:39 PM
What's this "NCAA Bracket" thing you speak of? ;)  I guess I'll give it a try. :knuppel2:
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 15, 2016, 04:34:32 PM
Socket, youse...
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 15, 2016, 04:35:42 PM
Tho FWIW, after kicking our asses for several years, you've gone 3 straight without winning, and I've got 2 of the last 3
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 15, 2016, 04:52:20 PM
I've entered.  Pretty conventional picks - which is unlikely to work given the number of losses the top 16 seeds all have.

Dook still sucks.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 15, 2016, 04:53:27 PM
And "nowolfpack" Brant.

My other group is titled "What's Auburn's Seed?

At least the AU women made it to NCAA Tourney for the first time in many years.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 15, 2016, 04:56:16 PM
Well, last year's password was "Wolfpack" and it wasn't really appropriate this year
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: KyzBP on March 15, 2016, 06:22:11 PM
Tho FWIW, after kicking our asses for several years, you've gone 3 straight without winning, and I've got 2 of the last 3

It's time to regain my rightful spot.  You and your ilk have occupied it long enough.  I ask that you please wash it before returning it.

Seriously, I went a little upset crazy this year.  We'll see how that plays out.

Good luck to everyone.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 15, 2016, 07:31:22 PM
Well, last year's password was "Wolfpack" and it wasn't really appropriate this year

Ah, I was thinking German U-boats, not that team from NCST. 
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 15, 2016, 07:45:07 PM
 :-\
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 17, 2016, 09:47:02 AM
Last call!

We've got a good crowd this year - should be fun :)
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 17, 2016, 03:53:04 PM
Well I'm off to my typical great start. One Elite 8 out already! :)
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 17, 2016, 04:42:06 PM
Yale, baby!
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: MetalDog on March 17, 2016, 04:58:57 PM
ELIS FTW!!!!


I had them, too ;)
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 17, 2016, 05:38:32 PM
AR-LR, bitches!
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 17, 2016, 09:22:56 PM
I'm about to get hosed by Wichita St...
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2016, 04:27:02 AM

RANK  BRACKET, OWNER            R64    R32   S16   E8     F4   NCG    CHAMPION       PPR     TOTAL     PCT
1     centurion40               140     0     0     0     0     0     Indiana        1720     140     98.5
2*    avery knows dook sucks    130     0     0     0     0     0     UNC            1720     130     91.8
2*    bayonetbrant              130     0     0     0     0     0     Michigan State 1680     130     91.8
4*    MetalDog rules the WORLD! 120     0     0     0     0     0     Kansas         1760     120     74.3
4*    Wrong Kansas Team (Bison) 120     0     0     0     0     0     Kansas         1660     120     74.3
4*    Marty Ward                120     0     0     0     0     0     Kansas         1640     120     74.3
4*    OJsDad                    120     0     0     0     0     0     Michigan State 1640     120     74.3
8*    Electric_Strawberry       110     0     0     0     0     0     Kansas         1760     110     48.3
8*    KyzBP                     110     0     0     0     0     0     Michigan State 1600     110     48.3
10    Straight Chalk             90     0     0     0     0     0     Kansas         1760      90     11.9




I put more trust in Arizona's coach than Wichita State's backcourt.  Ugh.  And I had 'Zona going a long way, too.  Ouch.

And if you didn't hear the Baylor kid's press conference about Yale out rebounding them, go look it up; it's a scream.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 18, 2016, 05:24:20 AM
Both the Baylor and Purdue losses hurt me a lot.  I did have USC over Providence and Seaton Hall over Gonzaga but didn't have them going any further. 
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Bison on March 18, 2016, 06:43:37 AM
My bracket got hammered yesterday. 
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 18, 2016, 08:25:43 AM
I went 12-4 yesterday. Those 4 losses cost me 6 additional losses.

All I need today is an upset of Oklahoma and I can stop looking at my picks :)
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2016, 08:48:57 AM
Yeah, I had Arizona going pretty deep into the tournament.  That one hurts.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 18, 2016, 02:05:02 PM
Sparty is down 8 early in the second.  If they lose just stick a fork in me.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2016, 02:06:21 PM
Sparty is down 8 early in the second.  If they lose just stick a fork in me.

ditto - I have them winning it all; I'm not the only one
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 18, 2016, 02:15:01 PM
Cal just screwed me over a little more
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Bison on March 18, 2016, 02:22:01 PM
PAC 10 and Big 12 are not faring very well overall so far in the tourney.  /smh/ 
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: KyzBP on March 18, 2016, 02:27:01 PM
PAC 10 and Big 12 are not faring very well overall so far in the tourney.  /smh/
I went heavy on the Big 10.  Needless to say but my dreams of tournament domination are just about over already. :(
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Bison on March 18, 2016, 02:53:38 PM
Well I'd like to thank MSU for completely blowing up 1/2 of my bracket.  Jerkies.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2016, 02:58:31 PM
Yeah, it was fun while it lasted. I'm pretty much done for the year
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Bison on March 18, 2016, 03:00:22 PM
On the bright side you can just enjoy the tourney now.  Personally I'll be cheering against the team I picked to win it all.  Ironic, no?
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: KyzBP on March 18, 2016, 03:06:01 PM
That was the fastest meltdown in my tournament history.  I wish some of you the best of luck.  Just some of you... ;)
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Bison on March 18, 2016, 03:14:32 PM
That was the fastest meltdown in my tournament history.  I wish some of you the best of luck.  Just some of you... ;)

I'll just assume you are cheering against MD as it's the right thing to do.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: KyzBP on March 18, 2016, 04:09:43 PM
That was the fastest meltdown in my tournament history.  I wish some of you the best of luck.  Just some of you... ;)

I'll just assume you are cheering against MD as it's the right thing to do.

I am now. >:D
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 18, 2016, 04:31:17 PM
That was the fastest meltdown in my tournament history.  I wish some of you the best of luck.  Just some of you... ;)

Picking Dook to make the final 4 was like making a pact with Satan.  THAT is the only reason for your unexpectedly poor performance this year.  MSU and Arizona were mere symptoms of the Dook evil.  Please repent while there is still time.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 18, 2016, 04:41:44 PM
At this brief moment in time 40 Cent and I have 13 of our sweet 16 teams alive.  But that too will crash and burn this weekend.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 18, 2016, 05:00:16 PM
I've got more red on my bracket then the Gettysburg battlefield after 3 days if fighting.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: MetalDog on March 18, 2016, 05:52:05 PM
Straight Chalk still holds the most remaining points.  There are five of us with Kansas winning it all.  Still got some crazy sh*t to come!
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 18, 2016, 07:03:55 PM
What does the Pct column mean? Chance of winning?
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 18, 2016, 07:04:57 PM
Percent right.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 18, 2016, 07:27:17 PM
Percent right.

That doesn't seem right. How can the straight chalk have the most possible points remaining yet only have 14% right?
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: MetalDog on March 18, 2016, 07:35:39 PM
Quite a few of the remaining teams are higher seeds.  Therefore, a greater probability of winning.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 18, 2016, 07:43:46 PM
Quite a few of the remaining teams are higher seeds.  Therefore, a greater probability of winning.

One less number 3. WV loses. I don't think I have ever done this bad. 1/2 of my elite 8 are out before the 1st round is over.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 18, 2016, 07:50:48 PM
At first I thought Pct did mean Pct right but 40 cent has a 99 Pct and he has lost at least 5 out of the 32 games so that can't be it. Then I thought it meant Pct of winning but straight chalk has the most potential points remaining but has the lowest Pct by a long shot so that doesn't make sense either.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 18, 2016, 07:55:19 PM
I went 4-4 in round 1 for the Midwest bracket. 
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 18, 2016, 08:09:22 PM
I went 4-4 in round 1 for the Midwest bracket.

I only lost 8 games so far, about normal for me in that regard. Unfortunately 4 of those I picked to make it to the round of 8 so there are a lot of future losses guaranteed.

You can get 960 points for just picking all the winners from the round of 8 on so whoever has the most of them remaining has the best shot and it's certainly not me :)
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 18, 2016, 08:14:29 PM
MSU is the only Rd of 8 team that I've lost so far.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 18, 2016, 08:25:47 PM
MSU is the only Rd of 8 team that I've lost so far.

I don't understand how I can have so many more potential points than you. I looked at your brackest and while you are certainly f'd in the mid west all the you have teams alive all the way in the other regions. I think the math is wrong on the site. Or I just don't get what the numbers are showing.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 18, 2016, 08:33:12 PM
Yeah, I'm well and truly fooked

I had Mich St beating WVU in the Sweet 16.  Neither made it out of the first round.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 18, 2016, 08:34:58 PM
My mistake, 2 of my Rd of 8 are out.  I also had Baylor in there. 
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: MetalDog on March 18, 2016, 08:41:24 PM
At first I thought Pct did mean Pct right but 40 cent has a 99 Pct and he has lost at least 5 out of the 32 games so that can't be it. Then I thought it meant Pct of winning but straight chalk has the most potential points remaining but has the lowest Pct by a long shot so that doesn't make sense either.

May be where his bracket is nationally.  Makes sense for it to be that way.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 18, 2016, 08:45:41 PM
From the FAQ.  I hope key body parts don't fall off for reading the instructions. 

Quote
Q: What do PTS, PCT, and RK mean?

A: PTS are the total amount of points that your team has accumulated since the start of the tournament. PCT is the percentage of your performance graded against all other entrants in the game. RK is your numerical rank in the entire field of entrants.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 18, 2016, 08:48:51 PM
Oh, and if it make you feel better, I heard on one of the game that in the CBS brackets, there are no perfect one's left.  That was during the early evening games. 
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 18, 2016, 08:57:26 PM
From the FAQ.  I hope key body parts don't fall off for reading the instructions. 

Quote
Q: What do PTS, PCT, and RK mean?

A: PTS are the total amount of points that your team has accumulated since the start of the tournament. PCT is the percentage of your performance graded against all other entrants in the game. RK is your numerical rank in the entire field of entrants.

I guess my % will drop like a rock as the rounds go on then.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 18, 2016, 08:58:50 PM
Oh, and if it make you feel better, I heard on one of the game that in the CBS brackets, there are no perfect one's left.  That was during the early evening games.

I heard that too.

Last year only 1 out of the 11 million entries on espn was perfect to the sweet 16.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: KyzBP on March 19, 2016, 06:31:42 AM
At first I thought Pct did mean Pct right but 40 cent has a 99 Pct and he has lost at least 5 out of the 32 games so that can't be it. Then I thought it meant Pct of winning but straight chalk has the most potential points remaining but has the lowest Pct by a long shot so that doesn't make sense either.

May be where his bracket is nationally.  Makes sense for it to be that way.

That's what it is.  The percentile your bracket falls into as compared with everyone else's. 
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Electric_Strawberry on March 19, 2016, 07:31:16 AM
That first round was brutal.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: MetalDog on March 19, 2016, 08:16:59 AM
And you may have the inside track ;)
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 19, 2016, 08:42:53 AM
I'll update the standings when I get home. Bayonet Jr had an early soccer game
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Centurion40 on March 19, 2016, 10:05:57 AM

RANK  BRACKET, OWNER            R64    R32   S16   E8     F4   NCG    CHAMPION       PPR     TOTAL     PCT
1     centurion40               140     0     0     0     0     0     Indiana        1720     140     98.5
2*    avery knows dook sucks    130     0     0     0     0     0     UNC            1720     130     91.8
2*    bayonetbrant              130     0     0     0     0     0     Michigan State 1680     130     91.8
4*    MetalDog rules the WORLD! 120     0     0     0     0     0     Kansas         1760     120     74.3
4*    Wrong Kansas Team (Bison) 120     0     0     0     0     0     Kansas         1660     120     74.3
4*    Marty Ward                120     0     0     0     0     0     Kansas         1640     120     74.3
4*    OJsDad                    120     0     0     0     0     0     Michigan State 1640     120     74.3
8*    Electric_Strawberry       110     0     0     0     0     0     Kansas         1760     110     48.3
8*    KyzBP                     110     0     0     0     0     0     Michigan State 1600     110     48.3
10    Straight Chalk             90     0     0     0     0     0     Kansas         1760      90     11.9




I put more trust in Arizona's coach than Wichita State's backcourt.  Ugh.  And I had 'Zona going a long way, too.  Ouch.

And if you didn't hear the Baylor kid's press conference about Yale out rebounding them, go look it up; it's a scream.

Bwahaha! First time in first place!  ;D
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Centurion40 on March 19, 2016, 10:08:33 AM
At this brief moment in time 40 Cent and I have 13 of our sweet 16 teams alive.  But that too will crash and burn this weekend.

Absolutely! I don't recall ever having been in the top 50%.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: KyzBP on March 19, 2016, 10:25:44 AM

RANK  BRACKET, OWNER            R64    R32   S16   E8     F4   NCG    CHAMPION       PPR     TOTAL     PCT
1     centurion40               140     0     0     0     0     0     Indiana        1720     140     98.5
2*    avery knows dook sucks    130     0     0     0     0     0     UNC            1720     130     91.8
2*    bayonetbrant              130     0     0     0     0     0     Michigan State 1680     130     91.8
4*    MetalDog rules the WORLD! 120     0     0     0     0     0     Kansas         1760     120     74.3
4*    Wrong Kansas Team (Bison) 120     0     0     0     0     0     Kansas         1660     120     74.3
4*    Marty Ward                120     0     0     0     0     0     Kansas         1640     120     74.3
4*    OJsDad                    120     0     0     0     0     0     Michigan State 1640     120     74.3
8*    Electric_Strawberry       110     0     0     0     0     0     Kansas         1760     110     48.3
8*    KyzBP                     110     0     0     0     0     0     Michigan State 1600     110     48.3
10    Straight Chalk             90     0     0     0     0     0     Kansas         1760      90     11.9




I put more trust in Arizona's coach than Wichita State's backcourt.  Ugh.  And I had 'Zona going a long way, too.  Ouch.

And if you didn't hear the Baylor kid's press conference about Yale out rebounding them, go look it up; it's a scream.

Bwahaha! First time in first place!  ;D

Take THAT Straight Chalk!
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 19, 2016, 10:28:48 AM

RANK BRACKET, OWNER           R64   R32   CHAMPION       PPR   TOTAL    PCT
1    centurion40              270    0    Indiana       1420    270    99.9
2    avery knows dook sucks   240    0    UNC           1360    240    93.0
3*   MetalDog rules the WORLD 220    0    Kansas        1260    220    69.4
3*   Marty Ward               220    0    Kansas        1100    220    69.4
3*   Wrong Kansas Team/Bison  220    0    Kansas        1040    220    69.4
3*   bayonetbrant             220    0    Michigan St    820    220    69.4
7    Electric_Strawberry      210    0    Kansas        1280    210    51.7
8*   OJsDad                   200    0    Michigan St    840    200    34.5
8*   KyzBP                    200    0    Michigan St    820    200    34.5
10   Straight Chalk           190    0    Kansas        1500    190    20.6



40cent is kicking the nation's ass.  The rest of just just suck.

We're going to need a consolation bracket just for all of us that picked Michigan St.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 19, 2016, 10:55:17 AM
Wish West Virginia had actually showed up to play.  That one hurt.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Bison on March 19, 2016, 11:12:42 AM
The Big 12 has been a huge disappointment in the tourney. 6 teams and only 2 actually won their first round games. 
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Centurion40 on March 19, 2016, 11:48:47 AM

RANK BRACKET, OWNER           R64   R32   CHAMPION       PPR   TOTAL    PCT
1    centurion40              270    0    Indiana       1420    270    99.9
2    avery knows dook sucks   240    0    UNC           1360    240    93.0
3*   MetalDog rules the WORLD 220    0    Kansas        1260    220    69.4
3*   Marty Ward               220    0    Kansas        1100    220    69.4
3*   Wrong Kansas Team/Bison  220    0    Kansas        1040    220    69.4
3*   bayonetbrant             220    0    Michigan St    820    220    69.4
7    Electric_Strawberry      210    0    Kansas        1280    210    51.7
8*   OJsDad                   200    0    Michigan St    840    200    34.5
8*   KyzBP                    200    0    Michigan St    820    200    34.5
10   Straight Chalk           190    0    Kansas        1500    190    20.6
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40cent is kicking the nation's ass.  The rest of just just suck.

We're going to need a consolation bracket just for all of us that picked Michigan St.

Bizarro bracket!

I'm buying a lotto ticket tonight!
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 19, 2016, 12:53:28 PM
My rank through the Miami/Wichita game

Rank6,642,629

Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 20, 2016, 09:04:27 AM
The UNC-Indiana game in the next round will determine the fate of 40 cent and myself.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 20, 2016, 10:57:28 AM

RANK BRACKET, OWNER           R64    R32    CHAMPION    PPR   TOTAL    PCT
1    centurion40              270    100    Indiana    1300    370    97.5
2    MetalDog rules the WORLD 220    120    Kansas     1100    340    84.7
3    Electric_Strawberry      210    120    Kansas     1120    330    76.2
4*   avery knows dook sucks   240     80    UNC        1240    320    65.6
4*   Marty Ward               220    100    Kansas      980    320    65.6
4*   Wrong Kansas Team/Bison  220    100    Kansas      940    320    65.6
4*   bayonetbrant             220    100    Michigan St 700    320    65.6
8    Straight Chalk           190    120    Kansas     1340    310    53.7
9*   OJsDad                   200    100    Michigan St 720    300    40.4
9*   KyzBP                    200    100    Michigan St 700    300    40.4



40cent is still running away with it
I can't be the only veteran of these competitions doing a small happy-dance at KyzBP on the bottom of the table, can I?
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: KyzBP on March 20, 2016, 11:20:57 AM

RANK BRACKET, OWNER           R64    R32    CHAMPION    PPR   TOTAL    PCT
1    centurion40              270    100    Indiana    1300    370    97.5
2    MetalDog rules the WORLD 220    120    Kansas     1100    340    84.7
3    Electric_Strawberry      210    120    Kansas     1120    330    76.2
4*   avery knows dook sucks   240     80    UNC        1240    320    65.6
4*   Marty Ward               220    100    Kansas      980    320    65.6
4*   Wrong Kansas Team/Bison  220    100    Kansas      940    320    65.6
4*   bayonetbrant             220    100    Michigan St 700    320    65.6
8    Straight Chalk           190    120    Kansas     1340    310    53.7
9*   OJsDad                   200    100    Michigan St 720    300    40.4
9*   KyzBP                    200    100    Michigan St 700    300    40.4



40cent is still running away with it
I can't be the only veteran of these competitions doing a small happy-dance at KyzBP on the bottom of the table, can I?

 :tickedoff:
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 20, 2016, 11:30:25 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 :2funny: O0 >:D  :crazy2:
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 20, 2016, 09:40:19 PM
I'm doing well ............... so far.

UNC wins - I win this pool.

UNC Wins and Oklahoma makes it to the final 4, I win the office pool (although I'm tied for 7th there).

Kansas wins - I lose everywhere.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 21, 2016, 04:18:19 AM

RANK  BRACKET, OWNER            R64    R32    CHAMPION    PPR   TOTAL    PCT
1     centurion40               270    240    Indiana    1160    510    99.8
2     Electric_Strawberry       210    220    Kansas      960    430    81.5
3*    Dook Still Sucks          240    180    UNC        1120    420    73.9
3*    MetalDog rules the WORLD! 220    200    Kansas      960    420    73.9
3*    KyzBP                     200    220    Michigan St 560    420    73.9
6*    Marty Ward                220    180    Kansas      880    400    56.0
6*    Wrong Kansas Team/Bison   220    180    Kansas      840    400    56.0
6*    OJsDad                    200    200    Michigan St 560    400    56.0
9     Straight Chalk            190    200    Kansas     1200    390    46.7
10    bayonetbrant              220    160    Michigan St 600    380    36.5



40cent is in legit danger of winning the entire ESPN competition.  :coolsmiley:

I'm in legit danger of going first-to-worst  :-[ :-[
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Electric_Strawberry on March 21, 2016, 09:17:02 AM
There's Centurion40, and then there's the rest of us.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 21, 2016, 09:31:09 AM
Given the way it is scored, whoever has the most winners from the round of 8 on will win it. The scoring is one reason I don't like this format as well as others. You can hit 32 out of 32 then 16 out of 16 and lose to the person who just has a great round 8 and onward. You get more points for picking 7 winners than you do for picking 48.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Bison on March 21, 2016, 01:03:03 PM
So the key is to pick more winners then losers in the rounds of 64 and 32, which will become the sweet 16 and elite 8.   Or something like that... :)
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 21, 2016, 01:33:50 PM
The key is picking the actual winner.  Next the right semi-finalists, then the final four.  The first two days are exciting, but the winner of the pool is almost always the one who gets the winner right.  It is almost impossible to lose the ESPN setup if you picked the correct overall winner and nobody else in your pool did.

Indiana Wins - 40 Cent wins.
UNC Wins - I win.
Kansas Wins - one of the 4 guys who picked Kansas wins.  Not sure if any of the Kansas guys are statistically out of it compared to the rest of the Kansas pickers.

40 Cent has done awesomely well so far, but if Indiana loses to UNC he is toast.
If UNC loses to Indiana and Satan's Team makes it to the round of 8, then our dogs are going to hear a lot of angry curses.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 21, 2016, 01:49:33 PM
So the key is to pick more winners then losers in the rounds of 64 and 32, which will become the sweet 16 and elite 8.   Or something like that... :)

The key is to have the winners who advance to the final 4 and the championship game make it. Just winning those 3 games gets you 640 points. Winning all the first round games gets you 320.

I use to be in a pool that had a progressive scoring for the tourney but it wasn't as big as ESPN. it was 1,2,3,4,8,10 as opposed to 10,20,40,80,160,320. It made picking winners in the 1st two rounds have some more value. Now the only ones that really matter are the ones you pick to reach the elite 8.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: KyzBP on March 21, 2016, 01:57:49 PM

RANK  BRACKET, OWNER            R64    R32    CHAMPION    PPR   TOTAL    PCT
1     centurion40               270    240    Indiana    1160    510    99.8
2     Electric_Strawberry       210    220    Kansas      960    430    81.5
3*    Dook Still Sucks          240    180    UNC        1120    420    73.9
3*    MetalDog rules the WORLD! 220    200    Kansas      960    420    73.9
3*    KyzBP                     200    220    Michigan St 560    420    73.9
6*    Marty Ward                220    180    Kansas      880    400    56.0
6*    Wrong Kansas Team/Bison   220    180    Kansas      840    400    56.0
6*    OJsDad                    200    200    Michigan St 560    400    56.0
9     Straight Chalk            190    200    Kansas     1200    390    46.7
10    bayonetbrant              220    160    Michigan St 600    380    36.5



40cent is in legit danger of winning the entire ESPN competition.  :coolsmiley:

I'm in legit danger of going first-to-worst  :-[ :-[

 :smitten: :smitten: :smitten: O0 O0 O0 ;D ;D :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:

Ahh, that feels better.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 24, 2016, 07:55:04 PM
Two games down in the Sweet 16 and I'm 1 & 1.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Bison on March 24, 2016, 08:09:52 PM
Well I'm sinking slowly to the bottom of the bracket. 
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 24, 2016, 08:43:16 PM
isn't Perry Ellis like a 17th-year senior?
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Bison on March 24, 2016, 09:24:01 PM
I'm pretty sure he's like 22 or 23.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 24, 2016, 10:30:52 PM
After today only 1 pick behind 40cent.  If UNC wins tomorrow it will be awesome!
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Electric_Strawberry on March 25, 2016, 06:40:10 AM
Last night...four games...one winner.  Rough night.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 25, 2016, 06:42:38 AM
  Get out of the way Brant!  I'm making my move for last place.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 25, 2016, 07:36:40 AM

RANK BRACKET, OWNER           R64    R32    S16    CHAMPION    PPR   TOTAL    PCT
1    centurion40              270    240     80    Indiana    1000    590    96.1
2    Dook Still Sucks         240    180    160    UNC         960    580    94.0
3    Straight Chalk           190    200    160    Kansas     1040    550    82.7
4*   MetalDog rules the WORLD 220    200     80    Kansas      720    500    52.2
4*   KyzBP                    200    220     80    Michigan St 200    500    52.2
6*   Marty Ward               220    180     80    Kansas      800    480    40.5
6*   Wrong Kansas Team/Bison  220    180     80    Kansas      640    480    40.5
8    Electric_Strawberry      210    220     40    Kansas      720    470    35.2
9    OJsDad                   200    200     40    Michigan St 360    440    22.2
10   bayonetbrant             220    160     40    Michigan St 400    420    15.9


I'm actually managing to get worse.  w00t!  O0
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 25, 2016, 10:35:22 PM
Down goes 40 cent.

Kansas needs to lose so I can lock this up.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 26, 2016, 07:33:02 AM
Yes!  I've locked up last place.  I get a free copy of Stellaris, right :)
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 26, 2016, 08:08:48 AM

RANK BRACKET, OWNER             R64   R32   S16  E8   F4  NCG   CHAMPION    PPR   TOTAL    PCT
1    Dook Still Sucks           240   180   240   0   0    0    UNC         880    660    94.8
2*   Straight Chalk             190   200   240   0   0    0    Kansas      960    630    86.4
2*   centurion40                270   240   120   0   0    0    Indiana     320    630    86.4
4    KyzBP                      200   220   200   0   0    0    Michigan St  80    620    81.1
5    MetalDog rules the WORLD   220   200   160   0   0    0    Kansas      640    580    62.4
6    Electric_Strawberry        210   220   120   0   0    0    Kansas      640    550    47.5
7    Marty Ward                 220   180   120   0   0    0    Kansas      720    520    33.9
8    bayonetbrant               220   160   120   0   0    0    Michigan St 320    500    26.5
9*   Wrong Kansas Team/Bison    220   180    80   0   0    0    Kansas      560    480    20.4
9*   OJsDad                     200   200    80   0   0    0    Michigan St 320    480    20.4


yeah, we're all doing pretty crappy this year and looks like the good Dr ran away from the rest of us
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Centurion40 on March 26, 2016, 08:11:46 AM
Down goes 40 cent.

Kansas needs to lose so I can lock this up.

Well it was fun while it lasted!
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 26, 2016, 11:13:49 AM
Kansas wins it all, or gets to the final 4 and UNC loses tomorrow, I'm sunk.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 26, 2016, 12:36:51 PM
Kansas wins it all, or gets to the final 4 and UNC loses tomorrow, I'm sunk.

It will probably come down to the final game. If all the number ones win this weekend Straight Talk will be in the lead. If Oregon and UVA lose you will be ahead. If either of you lose your champ you are probably done. It may be possible for someone else to sneak in as these last games are worth a lot but I think it is down to you two.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 26, 2016, 06:26:56 PM
Kansas wins it all, or gets to the final 4 and UNC loses tomorrow, I'm sunk.

It will probably come down to the final game. If all the number ones win this weekend Straight Talk will be in the lead. If Oregon and UVA lose you will be ahead. If either of you lose your champ you are probably done. It may be possible for someone else to sneak in as these last games are worth a lot but I think it is down to you two.

Marty - Straight Chalk is what Brant throws in to make the selection committee look good and the rest of us look bad.

But if Kansas wins, Marty wins the pool.  Mighty Marty will have bragging rights for the year.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 26, 2016, 08:09:37 PM
Kansas wins it all, or gets to the final 4 and UNC loses tomorrow, I'm sunk.

It will probably come down to the final game. If all the number ones win this weekend Straight Talk will be in the lead. If Oregon and UVA lose you will be ahead. If either of you lose your champ you are probably done. It may be possible for someone else to sneak in as these last games are worth a lot but I think it is down to you two.

Marty - Straight Chalk is what Brant throws in to make the selection committee look good and the rest of us look bad.

But if Kansas wins, Marty wins the pool.  Mighty Marty will have bragging rights for the year.

If I can beat just picking the favorites there ain't much braggin' to be had. I did not think that there was any possibility of me winning.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 26, 2016, 08:12:43 PM
Marty - Straight Chalk is what Brant throws in to make the selection committee look good and the rest of us look bad.

Sort of.  I don't claim any 'ownership' of that bracket.  I just throw it in to let everyone compare how they did against the tournament committee.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Bison on March 26, 2016, 09:03:58 PM
Well down goes Kansas.  They were outplayed all night by Nova.  There were a few bad calls, but it wasn't the deciding factor.  Seldon kept throwing up bricks from the arc and Ellis was no where to be found on the offensive side of the court.  I'm surprised that it'll be the Sooner representing the Big XII in the final four, but they have a good squad and should be a good game between Nova and them.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 26, 2016, 09:37:01 PM
Kansas wins it all, or gets to the final 4 and UNC loses tomorrow, I'm sunk.

It will probably come down to the final game. If all the number ones win this weekend Straight Talk will be in the lead. If Oregon and UVA lose you will be ahead. If either of you lose your champ you are probably done. It may be possible for someone else to sneak in as these last games are worth a lot but I think it is down to you two.

Marty - Straight Chalk is what Brant throws in to make the selection committee look good and the rest of us look bad.

But if Kansas wins, Marty wins the pool.  Mighty Marty will have bragging rights for the year.

Look like you have it. Congrats.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 26, 2016, 10:03:50 PM
Kansas wins it all, or gets to the final 4 and UNC loses tomorrow, I'm sunk.

It will probably come down to the final game. If all the number ones win this weekend Straight Talk will be in the lead. If Oregon and UVA lose you will be ahead. If either of you lose your champ you are probably done. It may be possible for someone else to sneak in as these last games are worth a lot but I think it is down to you two.

Marty - Straight Chalk is what Brant throws in to make the selection committee look good and the rest of us look bad.

But if Kansas wins, Marty wins the pool.  Mighty Marty will have bragging rights for the year.

Look like you have it. Congrats.

Not quite.  UNC needs to win at least tomorrow.

But Bison has clinched the cellar!
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: MetalDog on March 26, 2016, 10:25:37 PM
Yay, Bison!
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Bison on March 26, 2016, 11:08:21 PM
Well I least I won something.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 27, 2016, 07:23:41 AM
I'm a dead man walking in my office pool.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 27, 2016, 07:24:02 AM


Not quite.  UNC needs to win at least tomorrow.

But Bison has clinched the cellar!

Are you sure? I don't think anyone can catch you. Nobody had UVA, Villanova or Oklahoma in the finals.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 27, 2016, 07:34:10 AM
Its down to 40 cent, OJs Dad and Me.

40 cent and OJs Dad both picked Villanova and Oklahoma to make it to the final 4.  Congrats to both of you on your forecasting.
Each picked a different team to make it to the finals.  UNC has got to make it to the final four and the finals for me to keep my lead.

If Carolina can make it to the final four it has been a great season.  They would have won the ACC regular season and the ACC Tournament.  They would have made it to the final 4 which is awesome most every year.

And Dook sucked.  Even better, the Dook coach rat-boy was caught lying in a national press conference being a jerk.  Rat boy also did not discipline a player caught multiple times intentionally tripping an opponent.  The same player refused to shake hands with the star player of Oregon after the game.  Nice to know that evil dookies remain evil dookies.

UNC wins today and I'm content.  UNC wins it all my wife and I are very, very happy.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 27, 2016, 07:56:35 AM
Its down to 40 cent, OJs Dad and Me.

40 cent and OJs Dad both picked Villanova and Oklahoma to make it to the final 4.  Congrats to both of you on your forecasting.
Each picked a different team to make it to the finals.  UNC has got to make it to the final four and the finals for me to keep my lead.

If Carolina can make it to the final four it has been a great season.  They would have won the ACC regular season and the ACC Tournament.  They would have made it to the final 4 which is awesome most every year.

And Dook sucked.  Even better, the Dook coach rat-boy was caught lying in a national press conference being a jerk.  Rat boy also did not discipline a player caught multiple times intentionally tripping an opponent.  The same player refused to shake hands with the star player of Oregon after the game.  Nice to know that evil dookies remain evil dookies.

UNC wins today and I'm content.  UNC wins it all my wife and I are very, very happy.

You are right about 40 cent. You are only 30 point up on him. He could still win even if NC wins today. If Villanova wins and gets to the final game then NC needs get there too for you to win.

OJ can't catch you even if NC loses today. The most he can gain on you is 160 points. He could finish 2nd though.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 27, 2016, 08:33:47 AM

RANK BRACKET, OWNER            R64   R32   S16   E8   F4  NCG   CHAMPION    PPR  TOTAL    PCT
1    avery knows dook sucks    240   180   240   80    0   0    UNC         560   740    94.5
2    centurion40               270   240   120   80    0   0    Indiana     160   710    89.0
3    Straight Chalk            190   200   240    0    0   0    Kansas      320   630    63.8
4    KyzBP                     200   220   200    0    0   0    Michigan St  80   620    58.6
5    Marty Ward                220   180   120   80    0   0    Kansas       80   600    51.1
6    MetalDog rules the WORLD! 220   200   160    0    0   0    Kansas       80   580    43.6
7    OJsDad                    200   200    80   80    0   0    Michigan St 240   560    36.6
8    Electric_Strawberry       210   220   120    0    0   0    Kansas       80   550    33.2
9    bayonetbrant              220   160   120    0    0   0    Michigan St  80   500    19.3
10   Wrong Kansas Team/Bison   220   180    80    0    0   0    Kansas        0   480    15.3


Oddly enough, despite all the upsets early on, Straight Chalk is on the road for one of its best finishes.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on March 27, 2016, 09:48:16 AM
If I get all remaining points that I can, the max point that will have is 700. Airboy and C40 are already over 700.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 27, 2016, 11:27:26 AM

RANK BRACKET, OWNER            R64   R32   S16   E8   F4  NCG   CHAMPION    PPR  TOTAL    PCT
1    avery knows dook sucks    240   180   240   80    0   0    UNC         560   740    94.5
2    centurion40               270   240   120   80    0   0    Indiana     160   710    89.0
3    Straight Chalk            190   200   240    0    0   0    Kansas      320   630    63.8
4    KyzBP                     200   220   200    0    0   0    Michigan St  80   620    58.6
5    Marty Ward                220   180   120   80    0   0    Kansas       80   600    51.1
6    MetalDog rules the WORLD! 220   200   160    0    0   0    Kansas       80   580    43.6
7    OJsDad                    200   200    80   80    0   0    Michigan St 240   560    36.6
8    Electric_Strawberry       210   220   120    0    0   0    Kansas       80   550    33.2
9    bayonetbrant              220   160   120    0    0   0    Michigan St  80   500    19.3
10   Wrong Kansas Team/Bison   220   180    80    0    0   0    Kansas        0   480    15.3


Oddly enough, despite all the upsets early on, Straight Chalk is on the road for one of its best finishes.

It makes sense. Other than Michigan State, which everyone had winning at least 2, the 1 and 2 advanced far. Given the high value of the later games I am not surprised.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 27, 2016, 11:29:24 AM
If I get all remaining points that I can, the max point that will have is 700. Airboy and C40 are already over 700.

You get 160 for the next round and you have a potential winner there. I think it is possible for you to squeak into 2nd if everything falls right.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Electric_Strawberry on March 27, 2016, 09:09:30 PM
ARRRGH!!!!  Wait 'till next year!

Who am I kidding?  I really suck at this...but...it's fun.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on March 27, 2016, 09:32:45 PM
And its down to me and 40 cent.  UNC beats Syracuse and I'm triumphant!

In the office pool, I'm a dead man walking despite being in 2nd place with 2 final four teams right.  One of my colleagues picked the entire final 4 right.  He is in the top 1.5% of all brackets - and he picked UNC to win.  Only two people are still alive at the office.  The guy in first and another buddy who picked Villanova to win it all.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 28, 2016, 04:24:50 AM

RNK BRACKET, OWNER            R64   R32   S16   E8  F4  NCG  CHAMPION   PPR  TOTAL   PCT
1   Dook Still Sucks          240   180   240  160   0   0   UNC        480   820   95.9
2*  Straight Chalk            190   200   240   80   0   0   Kansas     160   710   73.6
2*  centurion40               270   240   120   80   0   0   Indiana    160   710   73.6
4   KyzBP                     200   220   200   80   0   0   Michigan St  0   700   69.2
5   Marty Ward                220   180   120  160   0   0   Kansas       0   680   63.2
6   MetalDog rules the WORLD  220   200   160   80   0   0   Kansas       0   660   57.0
7   OJsDad                    200   200    80  160   0   0   Michigan St160   640   50.7
8   Electric_Strawberry       210   220   120   80   0   0   Kansas       0   630   47.6
9   bayonetbrant              220   160   120   80   0   0   Michigan St  0   580   33.2
10  Wrong Kansas Team/Bison   220   180    80    0   0   0   Kansas       0   480   12.8


Almost over...  Thank God.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Centurion40 on March 28, 2016, 08:05:34 PM
After an early drubbing, straight chalk makes an impressive rebound!
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on March 30, 2016, 12:17:32 PM
We may not be the best at picking them but at least we didn't do this!

"Oh noooooo.

Of the more than three million NCAA Tournament brackets entered on Yahoo, no oneís has more points than James Kikiís. He nailed some early upsets. He had seven of the Elite Eight teams correct. He has a perfect Final Four. He is tied with two other people for first overall, just three games away from a $50,000 grand prize. James Kiki will not win. Here is his bracket. He forgot to pick a national champion."

http://deadspin.com/man-with-nations-best-ncaa-bracket-forgot-to-pick-a-win-1767952495
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Bison on March 30, 2016, 12:54:00 PM
Damn!  That sucks.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on April 02, 2016, 09:02:29 PM
Winner!

Hope UNC wins on Monday.

Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 02, 2016, 09:07:40 PM
if Villanova plays like they did tonight, UNC is fooked.

odds of that happening?  meh.

But holy cow were 'Nova good tonight
the walk-ons - WALK-ONS! - got 2-1/2 minutes of game time in the national semifinal
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on April 02, 2016, 10:41:28 PM
if Villanova plays like they did tonight, UNC is fooked.

odds of that happening?  meh.

But holy cow were 'Nova good tonight
the walk-ons - WALK-ONS! - got 2-1/2 minutes of game time in the national semifinal

The likelihood of anyone shooting 71% in a NCAA Finals is highly unlikely.  If either team does - it is probably lights out.
Oklahoma shot a miserable 32% from the field.  UNC pounds the ball inside, so shooting that poor would be highly unusual for that type of squad.

UNC shot a "mere" 52% from the field and 82% from the free throw line. 

Biggest loss UNC has had for the year is 6 points. 
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: MetalDog on April 02, 2016, 11:15:50 PM
Congrats, airboy!  I gotta pull for 'Nova to stay true to the Big East roots, but, it wouldn't make me sad if the Tar Heels won either.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 03, 2016, 05:22:23 AM
it wouldn't make me sad if the Tar Heels won either.

because you have no soul
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: MetalDog on April 03, 2016, 08:03:13 AM
it wouldn't make me sad if the Tar Heels won either.

because you have no soul


Hey hey hey hey HEY!  I said North Carolina, not Duke!  Just cuz that cow college you root for can't get their sh*t together doesn't mean the rest of us have no soul.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Marty Ward on April 03, 2016, 10:36:21 AM
Congrats Airboy.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: OJsDad on April 03, 2016, 10:51:12 AM
Good job Airboy. Hoping UNC wins.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on April 03, 2016, 07:52:46 PM
it wouldn't make me sad if the Tar Heels won either.

because you have no soul

My wife and I pulled for the Wolfpack back in their last NCAA Championship Appearance in 1983.  We were even UNC undergrads at the time.  Don't turn into a Dookie.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 03, 2016, 08:14:18 PM
The only time I supported Duke was against Nifong
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Sir Slash on April 04, 2016, 08:38:26 AM
On a completely different but similar note, I watched the women/ladies NIT Championship game the other night. Florida Gulf Coast Univ. which is about 45 miles from my home, vs South Dakota State. FGCU Got beat but it was close. But the thing that amazed me, and I don't want this to sound prejudiced in any way, South Dakota didn't have a single black girl on their team. Even on their bench. I know there's probably not a lot of African-Americans in South Dakota but I never would have thought that it wouldn't even matter to anybody. Maybe the young people are headed for a better world.  O0
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 04, 2016, 09:33:33 PM
That final shot is going down in NCAA history.  Wow.

Sorry, Airboy - you win the bracket challenge, at least :)

I'll unpin this tomorrow and we'll count down to next year.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: airboy on April 04, 2016, 09:42:31 PM
My wife screamed so loudly when the last gasp shot fell that my ears hurt.   :-[

UNC played a very good game - Villanova just got very hot the last two weeks of the season.  One of UNCs championships happened the same way.
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Bison on April 04, 2016, 09:55:04 PM
Great game after the last two sinkers.  Nova just seemed to be more energized all game. 
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: KyzBP on April 05, 2016, 03:20:39 AM
Congrats Airboy!
Title: Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
Post by: Sir Slash on April 05, 2016, 08:12:48 AM
I agree. When I saw they left Villanova with 4.5 sec. on the clock, I thought, "That's all the time they need". Congrats Airboy. You dee Man.