Bracket busting begins

Kentucky is only 8 up at the half against Eastern Kentucky.

Pacific is punking Pittsburgh by 15.

Bama down to Wisc-Milwaukee by 13.

Oklahoma only 3 up against Niagra.

Pacific is not a surprise, but the rest are. My bracket will suffer methinks… :huh:

Bama has pulled within 5 so that’s good for me.

I had Pacific losing though. <_<

my bracket has gone down the tubes, oh well, it was meant to be.

hopefully bama comes back and wins (I got them making the S16). other then that, everything is going according to plan :slight_smile:

^ your icon rocks

go blizzard.

I do believe my all my brackets are already screwed.

My bracket got 4th out of 40 last year, so I’m doomed to mediocrity. Time to cheer on as many upsets as possible.

PS-Villanova takes out NC-CH! Beleive it!

[i]Originally posted by LokkenNCSU[/i]@Mar 17 2005, 01:57 PM [b] ^ your icon rocks

go blizzard. [/b]


heh thanks. Oddly enough, I can’t even play WC3 (waaaaaay old PC). But the icon rocks.

clt has all the games right.

I never cease to be amazed at how many first round upsets there are every year. :eek:

I have UW-Milw to win. Bama came in all busted up.

I have Pacific over Pitt. It came down to choosing the untested team over the team that was tested and lost.

I have several pool philosphies.

I live in Big East country and I believe that you can’t be a mindless Big East sheep and win the pools. Pick against the Big East when the odds aren’t too bad and you will set yourself apart, for good or bad, from the rest of the pack.

I also stay away from picking the expected upsets (i.e. one 5 - 12 upset) unless there are extenuating circumstances (see Bama above). If you pick the wrong one, you lose two games if a different 5 - 12 upset occurs.

I also take a step back from the all the hype that the media spews about how the major conferences going to beat the snot out of the untested mid-majors. Beyond the top one, two, or three teams in a few of the major conferences, there is not much difference between a mid-major champion and a major also ran. The NCAAs are all about intangibles: heart, desire, luck, whatever.

The bracket busting has begun!

I hate bracket pools.

Screw Bama…

I did 4 parlays on the casino boat last night, unfortunately 2 of them are gone (thanks 'Bama, UK).

I had Pacific over Pitt and had 'Bama in the Sweet 16. Oh well, 15 out of 16 sweet teams left. :wink: I probably should have gotten that one right, just didn’t know anything about UW-MI ('cept that Sager went there).

[i]Originally posted by Florida49er[/i]@Mar 17 2005, 03:13 PM [b] ...just didn't know anything about UW-MI ('cept that Sager went there). [/b]
Actually, Sager went to UW-Green Bay.

Chris Sager

[i]Originally posted by run49er[/i]@Mar 17 2005, 03:23 PM [b] Actually, Sager went to UW-Green Bay.

Chris Sager [/b]


Damn, got me there. :ph34r:

Close enough? :blink: :wacko:

I was checking out everyone else’s bracket, did anyone pick us to beat state AND UCONN? Gotta love the confident niner fans… (jk I didn’t either)

[i]Originally posted by EE9er[/i]@Mar 17 2005, 04:51 PM [b] I was checking out everyone else's bracket, did anyone pick us to beat state AND UCONN? Gotta love the confident niner fans.... (jk I didn't either) [/b]
I had us to the S16... i'll take that miss if it happens though, as long as we make it past friday.

That said, I also have Utah in the E8, and UTEP is mounting a comeback midway thru the 2nd half that could royally screw my bracket.

I’m 8-0. I should have entered the challenge.

Of course I’ll probably go 20-12 through Friday.

clt is undefeated. and clt can levitate.

[i]Originally posted by EE9er[/i]@Mar 17 2005, 04:51 PM [b] I was checking out everyone else's bracket, did anyone pick us to beat state AND UCONN? Gotta love the confident niner fans.... (jk I didn't either) [/b]
I came up with a theory to always bet/pick against your team. That way you either get money or bracket points or if your team wins you might lose money but who cares if your team just won a huge game?? Thats just my idea, although I think I picked us to beat State. I mean Duh :wacko:

Mine’s not busted up, but I lost one sweet 16 team in Penn. I had a change of heart this morning and went with Bama over UMW and Penn over BC. Should’ve known they couldn’t hang with BC’s size. Glad I changed to Cincy over Iowa also yesterday. Just didn’t think they could continue their run after reviewing a few facts.