Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Homage and Approbatives

No cause for putting off the inevitable. Among the eleven participants in the 3rd annual Bloggers' Mad Dance pool not a single bracket has a remaining Final Four team winning another game. It is, therefore, complete, finished, with points totaled a full five days before the Final Four and a solid week before the championship game. Winner: Chuck. He joins the prideful elite: last year's winner, Mike Jackson, and the winner in '04, Jeff. In second this year, Ph., followed by Bill in third. And then the rest:

NCAA Pick 'em Standings 2006

Purely for posterity's sake, I'm going to share my final four selections. I expect UCLA and Florida to meet in the finals, which means I'm picking LSU and George Mason to advance. And I expect LSU to beat George Mason in that match-up, so I'm picking George Mason to win the big prize. Anti-impulse, of course, but the other methods weren't worth a damn this year.

Bookmark and Share Posted by at March 28, 2006 6:55 PM to Sport

Lesson: next year, I will pick a name less immediately and obviously identifiable as myself. No guarantee my picks'll be any better, of course...

Posted by: collin at March 28, 2006 8:05 PM

I think that lots of people had UConn or Duke going all the way. This was a really weird year, which is probably the only reason I won.

Posted by: Chuck at March 28, 2006 11:06 PM

Anyone can win this one. If Florida was not in the running, I'd root for the mid major. But alas,


Posted by: jeff at March 29, 2006 12:41 PM

If play last weekend is any indication, I'm thinking the smart $$'s on LSU and Florida bucking it out for the championship...but I'm definitely hoping George Mason's run continues (all the way??). Probably just the nostalgia in me, as a graduate of a mid-major school.

Posted by: Bill at March 30, 2006 9:50 AM

How bout them Gators?!

Posted by: cbd at April 1, 2006 9:32 PM