Thursday, March 16, 2006
Like a Cold Compress for a Basketball Fever
Open invitation: If you're reading this, you're in time to join in this
year's NCAA pick'em fun. Prepared to fill out a bracket against the best in all
blogspace? For the
year, I've set up a tournament group at Yahoo! for the upcoming NCAA Men's
Basketball National Championship Tournament. You are invited to join the
Bloggers' Mad Dance III (ID# 37991). It's all free, no $
involved (but do bring your braggadocio). Flip me an email behind the back if you have any questions: dmueller at earthwidemoth dot com. All are welcome, bloggers and non-bloggers
alike. Group capacity: 1 winner and 49
losers "champions at
heart." At stake: admiration, glory, etc. And of course you can promote this
to anybody you'd like to join (on your blog, via email, whatever); pass it on,
in other words.
Posted by Derek Mueller at March 16, 2006 12:25 PM
Group: Bloggers' Mad Dance III (ID# 37991)
Set your picks after bracket assignments on Sunday, March 12. Sign up before the start
of round one, five minutes before tip-off this Thursday, March 16.
As if in recognition of my eminent wisdom and foresight, Yahoo has already put me in first place in this group, and for this I compliment them.
Heh. Same for me. No. 1 until I'm not. That Yahoo's a suck up.
I think I'll put the whole tournament in a random guessing machine. That's probably about what I'll be doing.
Will enter asap.
I hear ya; I can't imagine doing better on my insight and analysis than I'd do on a randomization, even though I've watched hours and hours of college hoops this winter. I thought I understood the Big East, but then that melted away over the past four days (not that I mind SU's mirzculous run). Big Ten? ACC? SEC? Big Twelve? Pac Ten? I don't know who's good enough anymore...Nova, Duke, Ohio State and Gonzaga? Memphis, Florida, UConn and Texas? Pitt, Boston College, Iowa and UCLA? Sheesh. Much guessing to do.
Pick Nevada all the way, and all will be well.
N'vada, all bravada. Must avoida.
just signed up and, as usual, i'm keeping it real for my Arizona Wildcats, despite their having had their worst season in over a decade. so i prob'ly won't be much of a threat!
Wildcats, eh? Along with several others (LSU, Memphis, UCLA, Cal and Nevada), Arizona is one of the 1-8 seeds that I haven't watched a single time this season. This year's brackets have me stumped. I ended up with an elite eight that's not risky at all. If I end up not being a threat it'll be on the successes of the top seeds. Safe but boring, my bracket.
Derek, looks like safe but boring was the way to go. We'll see if that continues, but there have been at least six games that were within seconds of killing my bracket only to turn around at the last possible sceond.
Looks like even that approach has gone belly-up. UConn's OT loss to GMason drops the final wrecking ball onto my long-ago broken bracket. Next year...
Of course, the games have been good all around; everything a fan could hope for.
I think our brackets are all done. Oddly enough, I think I've won, which wouldn't have happened unless Florida beat 'Nova.
But as far as I could tell, my bracket was teh last one standing.
Yep, way to go. Last one standing, you're right. I've paid proper tribute, painful as it is to total the points five days before the Final Four.