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Post by Calamity Jane on Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:50 am

Would anyone be interested in doing a college basketball 'March Madness' bracket? Just a bit of fun (and bragging rights obviously).

If anyone is interested, iI'll set it up in Yahoo seeing as that's where most of us are with the fantasy hockey. I'm really crap at picking my teams, and the only year I managed to get a top three finish was because I lurked on the 606 basketball board and nicked all their suggestions.

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Post by Jonzee on Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:37 am

Ok, I will join in, even though the only think I know less about than college basketball is the Finnish Wife Carrying championships.

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Post by Calamity Jane on Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:46 am

My knowledge of college basketball is so limited, that I genuinely thought a British team had entered. Someone had to take me to one side and explain that UK actually stood for University of Kentucky. No
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Post by Calamity Jane on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:04 am

Right, I've set up a group called 606 Basketball and the password is 606basket.
The group ID# is 27464.

At the moment all you can do is name your bracket, because the teams' seedings won't be announced until March 17th.

Once the teams are announced, all you need to do is fill in the bracket all the way to the final, and that's it.

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Re: March Madness

Post by Jonzee on Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:18 am

Rock Chalk Jayhawk!


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Post by BuffonIdol on Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:11 am

I know that March Madness is college basketball tournament where anyone can win, like the ultimate American dream. That is all.

My pick > Mississippi > Why? Because I like Mississippi mudslide

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Post by Calamity Jane on Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:21 am

That's as good a reason as any for picking a team Buff. So get your bracket in.

Methods on choosing teams employed by members of my group at work include:

1. Hottest cheerleaders
2. Cutest players
3. Who would win in a mascot fight
4. Alma mater (no good for me seeing as Leeds Met haven't got a team)
5. Home town
6. Coolest kit
7. Blindly stabbing with a pencil (my method)
8. Picking the top seeds all the way through
9. Which litter box the cat chooses to crap in (Jay swears by this one)
10. Choosing last year's winner
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Post by Jonzee on Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:28 am

UK-KU grand final.

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Re: March Madness

Post by rugby-leafhockeyrocker on Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:48 am

Thought this was going to be about the weather over here......
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Re: March Madness

Post by Calamity Jane on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:01 am

And here are some handy hints for when you fill out your bracket

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As I said, the less you know about college basketball, the better.
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Post by Calamity Jane on Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:03 pm

OK we've got three people signed up so far. Come on, it's easier than doing your tax return and a lot more fun!
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Post by Jonzee on Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:48 am

Bracket all picked. KUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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Post by Calamity Jane on Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:16 am

Blimey, you're keen! I'm still setting my hockey teams for next week.

Tempted to go with Gonzaga just because thy have the stupidest name in the tournament.
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Post by Calamity Jane on Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:41 am

All set. Gonzaga over Syracuse 88-84.

Come on chaps. You've got until Thursday to submit a bracket.

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Re: March Madness

Post by Jonzee on Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:08 am

How can this lose (again)?

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Re: March Madness

Post by Calamity Jane on Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:56 am

Nah, Spike the Bulldog kicks arse.

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Post by Calamity Jane on Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:00 am

Think I may have over-estimated my final score a little bit.

Come on chaps, get yer brackets in.
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Post by BuffonIdol on Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:51 am

OK I did it. it took 92 seconds and I stuck with Mississippi. I didn't know what the tie-breaker thing was meant to be out of so I put 3-2 Very Happy

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Re: March Madness

Post by Calamity Jane on Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:34 am

I think choosing a winner based on a favourite drink is a great idea. But you may want to reconsider your 3-2 tie-breaker. It's supposed to be what you think the final score of the championship game will be. And seeing as its a basketball game and not a hockey game, 3-2 is possibly a leetle bit low. Just sayin'.


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Post by sportsportsport on Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:44 am

Is there a bonus prize if you get all of your first round picks wrong?

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Post by Calamity Jane on Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:51 am

sportsportsport wrote:Is there a bonus prize if you get all of your first round picks wrong?

There should be!

So has anyone done their bracket by using stats from previous years, research, and other sensible stuff, or have we all just done variations on the random pointing method?
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Re: March Madness

Post by Jonzee on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:23 am

I have based some of it on:
1. Blue uniform wins; and
2. KKKKKKKKKUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

the rest has been eeny meeny miny mo

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Re: March Madness

Post by CFCNick on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:23 am

I've joined. Akron for a Cinderella run.

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Post by BuffonIdol on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:44 pm

I've gone with 3-2 and I am sticking with it CJ. If I have managed to get the championship teams right then the basketball Gods must have already taken a shining to me and will reward me further.

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Re: March Madness

Post by Calamity Jane on Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:22 pm

Fair enough Smile. I'm not gonna argue with your logic.

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