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Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #75 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.

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Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #76 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?
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Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #77 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?

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Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #78 on: March 20, 2016, 11:30:25 AM »
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #79 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.

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Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #80 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  :-[ :-[
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Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #81 on: March 21, 2016, 09:17:02 AM »
There's Centurion40, and then there's the rest of us.

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Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #82 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.
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If it looks like chicken, tastes like chicken, and feels like chicken but Chuck Norris says its beef, then it's beef.

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Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #83 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... :)

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Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #84 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.

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Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #85 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.
If it looks like chicken, tastes like chicken, and feels like chicken but Chuck Norris says its beef, then it's beef.

If women had apostrophes instead of periods they would be even more possessive!

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Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #86 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.

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Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #87 on: March 24, 2016, 07:55:04 PM »
Two games down in the Sweet 16 and I'm 1 & 1.
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Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #88 on: March 24, 2016, 08:09:52 PM »
Well I'm sinking slowly to the bottom of the bracket. 

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Re: 5th Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« Reply #89 on: March 24, 2016, 08:43:16 PM »
isn't Perry Ellis like a 17th-year senior?
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