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Cyburbia March Madness Challenge

NHPlanner

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michaelskis said:
How does this Yahoo thing work????

Join the group, fill out your brackets, and you earn points if your selected teams win.

Pretty straight forward.
 

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I'm in. Interestingly, somebody has "Gedunker" as a Yahoo username -- and it ain't me. Who'da thunk it?
 

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I just noticed that Michigan State could play Western Michigan in the title game… No matter who won, or who lost, I would leave town and call the insurance company and double my coverage for a week.

But the odds of that happening are about the same as Tom Izzo from MSU calling me and asking me to be the starting center.
 

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I just quickly glanced at our picks...and nearly fell out of my chair. Repoman picked Wisconsin to win the tourney!!! Dude, you got issues...(Loggers look like he has the best shot...picking Stanford to win it all.) ;-)
 

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Hmmm...lets look at the champion picks:

Boikers - Duke
Champion (?) - Duke
Gedunker - Oklahoma St.
Hosers (Tranplanner) - Kansas
michaelskis - Kentucky
downtown - Duke
Repo Man - Wisconsin
Beach Hoopsters (MD Planner) - UConn
Mastiff - Kentucky
Loggers (Richmond Jake) - Stanford
NHPlanner - Pittsburgh
 
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I had Manhattan (5 falls to 12 every year for the past 18 straight).
Unfortunately, my dislike of "the General" led me to take Charlotte over Texas Tech :-{
 

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0 for 2 so far. :p

Like I said, I haven't watched a single game this year....I'm content if any of my picks win a game.
 

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I'm BeachHoopsters. I picked Manhattan and I changed it back to Florida about an hour before the tipoff. That's what I get for over analyzing. At least the Terps pulled it out.
 

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at least everyone else picked mich st too.

hey skis, what's wrong with mich st? They didn't make but 1 basket in the last 7 minutes of the game!
 

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michaelskis said:
I just noticed that Michigan State could play Western Michigan in the title game…

No need now to worry about calling the insurance agent, Mike.
Who the hell invited Seton Hall, anyway?
 

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Standings after Day 1:

1 MD Planner 13
1 Mastiff 13
3 Tranplanner 12
3 NHPlanner 12
3 Loggers (?) 12
3 boiker 12
3 Repo Man 12
8 Downtown 11
9 Michaelskis 10
9 Gedunker 10
11 Champion (?) 9
 

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Looks like Tranplanner is in the most trouble....one of his Final 4 is gone. :p
 

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Well... unless every other team drops out other than the ones I picked... I have no chance of winning. Since 3 of my final four are out, and my championship game is not going to happen.
 

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Current standings as of Monday 3-22-2004:

1 Oregon Cagers 43
1 boiker's 43
3 Loggers 42
3 Downtown 42
5 Gedunker2003 40
5 Beach Hoopsters 40
7 The Repo Men 39
8 Tim's Unresearched Picks 37
8 Michaelskis 37
10 Hosers 33
11 Champion 32

Well, excepting Stanford, I have three teams still in the Final Four.
Next year, I'm not advancing any academically superior schools whatsoever. You hear that Stanford, Princeton, Air Force? 8-!
 

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I have 3 of 4 left as well, however, Kentucky was to play in the championship game.

I don't think there is much hope left for me
 

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Key stat for those playing, Max Possible points remaining (in order of current standings after the first 2 rounds):

Oregon Cagers : 91 poss. points.
boikers : 139
Loggers : 78
Downtown: 138
Gedunker: 136
Beach Hoopsters: 156
Repo Men: 87
NHPlanner: 117
Michaelskis: 65
Tranplanner: 97
Champion: 108
 

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Downtown said:
wow. we're all pretty sad if i'm in third place....

Now, now, that's a little harsh. In my office pool, about 2/3 had Kentucky, Stanford or Gonzaga comprising large segments of their Final Four. Of all the years I've organized our pool, I have never seen so many players basically "eliminated" going into the sweet sixteen. A little luck here and there -- a Nevada, a Seton Hall, a UAB -- and you can set yourself up nicely.

I'm pretty happy to have 136 points still possible:-D
 

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It's a 3 person race now.....

1 Gedunker2003 76
1 Beach Hoopsters 76
3 Downtown 74
4 Oregon Cagers 71
5 The Repo Men 67
6 boiker's 63
7 Tim's Unresearched Picks 57
8 Michaelskis 49
9 Champion 48
10 Loggers 46
11 Hosers 41
 

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Only one game left.....and the winner has already been decided.....congrats to MDPlanner!


1 Beach Hoopsters 108
2 Gedunker2003 76
3 Downtown 74
4 Oregon Cagers 71
5 The Repo Men 67
6 boiker's 63
7 Tim's Unresearched Picks 57
8 Michaelskis 49
9 Champion 48
10 Loggers 46
11 Hosers 41
 

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I actually picked Tech and UConn to play in the final. Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while. At this time I would like to thank all those that made this moment possible: Billy Packer, Dick Vitale, USA Today (those team capsules are great!), ESPN, the fact I watch way too much college basketball and of course NHPlanner for setting up the whole thing on Yahoo!. While I won the Cyburbia Challenge, I'm only in 8,426th place overall. Hey NHPlanner, are you gonna buy me a beer in DC for winning? :-D
 
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