Thursday, March 17, 2005

Madder Than Ever

Was last year (a second-to-last finish) a fluke?  Join the bracket to find out.   

Yahoo! Tournament Pick'em
Group: Bloggers' Mad Dance II (ID# 1766 for Yahoo! only)
Password: ewm
Set your picks after bracket assignments on March 13. Sign up before the start of round one March 17.

I've set up a tournament group at Yahoo! (men's tourney). You are invited to join the Bloggers' Mad Dance II (ID# 1766 for Yahoo! only). It's all free, no $ involved. The password is ewm. Shoot me an email if you have any questions: dmueller at earthwidemoth dot com. All are welcome, bloggers and non-bloggers alike. The group will hold 50 people. At stake, pride and infamy, all of which went the way of the pool's last winner, dr. fabulous, a year ago. 

For whatever it's worth, I set up a women's tourney bracket last year and it fizzled with just two sign-ups, so I'm not bothering this year.  Build one of your own and let me know about it, though, and I'll throw a set of picks in the mix.

Bookmark and Share Posted by at March 17, 2005 8:09 AM to Sport

I'm in.
I will share madness insight soon on the blog...

Posted by: jeff at March 9, 2005 3:01 PM

Oh right. Just re-read the post. I did win last year!
I once once in Gainesville, but no pool that year. Then I lost, and what do you know, a pool.

Posted by: jeff at March 9, 2005 5:51 PM

Glad you're on board. I expect others to join up any time now.

Posted by: Derek at March 9, 2005 7:39 PM

I'm in - even finished my pairings.

Posted by: Jayme Maultasch at March 14, 2005 11:31 AM

Derek, I was just trying to touch base with you, but your e-mail address bounced. Do you have a new address? Just reminding you that since we have a four-person panel, keep the talks down to 15 minutes each. And if you can, please send me a bio so I can introduce you properly. Happy traveling!

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at March 15, 2005 10:20 AM

Good that you're in, Jayme. Looks like we're up to six or seven last I checked.

Posted by: Derek at March 15, 2005 9:34 PM

I was in NYC last weekend, staying at the Pennsylvania Hotel across from Madison Square Garden (IBS Conference). The hotel was full of "cuse" fans (which, BTW, apparently must be yelled at the top of your lungs regularly in the lobby at all hours...and there's a special hand gesture, too!). We checked out at 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning to catch a red-eye. And, man, four "cuse" fans came stumbling in absolutely shit-faced. It highly entertaining :-)

Posted by: acline at March 18, 2005 9:08 PM

don't go with kentucky. i was at the game last night, and they won by the skin of their teeth because #13 juwanna mann on cincinnati carried the whole dam team for them and they choked at the end. it was damned sad. illinois wasn't that hot, either the fan base dwarfed the 30-seats of Nevadans out of the 40k people there. they choked as well. maybe vermont will do something interesting...

Posted by: alice at March 20, 2005 12:53 PM

Well, the only suitable hand gesture after their first round flop against Vermont is the one-finger eye poke. The Orange faithful will be lamenting that for quite some time around here. And I full well believe you that they were elated and raucous over the Big East Championship.

I have Kentucky reaching the Final Four in one of the two pools I'm enlisted in, but I haven't even watched a full game in the tournament yet. I can't think of any other year in my entire life when I didn't watch at least one full game in the first two rounds. Maybe I can make it right by finding a seat at the Syracuse regional this weekend.

Posted by: Derek at March 21, 2005 7:57 AM