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Sports 🥌 March Madness

luckless pedestrian

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Though the seats may be empty due to the virus
will still watch the game,, just having some tapas
Will @NHPlanner be leading the picks?
I don't know, but
I won't copy from @Hink 's
set it up, please, on long-standing yahoo
oh no it's a sneeze, I think that is achoo
not supposed to be here
because we're in Lent
but my brain is Wheatena
and my spirit is spent
so go on Orangemen
you'll be out of it soon
so it might UNC
that dunks it over the moon
Grab your wipes
and alcohol too
and join the gripes
about teams and their schools!
 

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My 11 yr old and I like watching as many games as possible. A couple years ago, he randomly decided (likely because they were doing well) that he was/is a Villanova fan.

But he usually just cheers for the team that's winning during any given game.

Not unlike the Michigan/Maryland game this past weekend. I had to strongly question his support of Maryland. Not only because both my wife and I are UM alums (me twice), but UM's Teske is a native of where we live.
 
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Hawkeye66

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Luka Garza gets Big 10 player of the year. First Hawkeye since 1968.

Hawks had a rough last 2 games, mainly because their 2nd best player has really faded down the stretch. Hoping for a Sweet 16 this year.
 

TOFB

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Though the seats may be empty due to the virus
will still watch the game,, just having some tapas
Will @NHPlanner be leading the picks?
I don't know, but
I won't copy from @Hink 's
set it up, please, on long-standing yahoo
oh no it's a sneeze, I think that is achoo
not supposed to be here
because we're in Lent
but my brain is Wheatena
and my spirit is spent
so go on Orangemen
you'll be out of it soon
so it might UNC
that dunks it over the moon
Grab your wipes
and alcohol too
and join the gripes
about teams and their schools!
Say a rosary and all is well.
 

Hink

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Likely, the games will take place just without crowds in attendance. I can see how playing on a quiet basketball court with nothing but cameras around, could affect the more emotional teams' play.
And the idea of momentum is weird when the crowd isn't behind you.

I think they will cancel it though. What if one player gets it? Then how can you play? Why would you play?
 

Planit

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That's one reason NBA suspended it's season...because a player tested positive.

Atlanta was already moving the NCAA Final Four venue from the MBDome to a smaller facility (I'm thinking GaTech but it didn't say). Others too the article said.
 

Planit

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ACC Tourney cancelled.



I just had to poke my UNC fan friend and told him the Conference officials decided to cancel after UNC lost last night and wouldn't have to be embarrassed by not getting into the NCAAs this year. He was not amused.
 

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Duke has announced the suspension of all athletics for the foreseeable future. It's worth noting that their athletic director is the chair of the NCAA Tournament Selection committee. I doubt there will be a NCAA tournament this year.
 

Bubba

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The NCAA D-III women's tournament started this past weekend, and my undergraduate alma mater easily won their first two games to move into the round of 16.

...and we're getting screwed out of a National Championship with the NCAA cancelling everything. :cursing:
 

Planit

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I'm going with TV vs. BBQ in the final!!!
 

mendelman

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TV vs BBQ the most likely for the final, but I'm long on "finding as many sticks in the yard and adjacent yards to try to have a fire in my fire pit as many times as possible."
 

DVD

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Watch TV is definitely the champion. Although screwing around in the garage has a good advantage in the east bracket.
 

Hawkeye66

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You should add working out. I have hit the bike trainee for the last 3 days, mixing in some weights. Once it gets warmer can shift to outdoor riding.
 

Hawkeye66

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Its back!

Looking forward to Big 10 tournament this weekend and the big dance next week. The first two days are some of the best in all of sports!
 

Hink

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Well OSU played well, but Illinois is real.

The Big Ten being the best basketball league this year has been enjoyable. With two 1 seeds and two 2 seeds, they really are looking tough.

It is still all about Gonzaga, but here's to a good tournament. Sadly last year we didn't get to have a tournament, when my beloved Dayton Flyers would have been pretty tough. I'll take OSU this year, but they are certainly my second favorite MBB team...
 

Whose Yur Planner

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If I remember to, I'll join in. Basketball isn't a thing here, so I'm out of the loop. It may be a lot of wild eye guessing this time.
 

michaelskis

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Does everyone have their final picks in? I had to change mine since I had MSU winning it all... until last night.
 

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Sorry, @Hink . :cool:

On an unrelated note, The University of Michigan plays LSU tonight in the second round.
 
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luckless pedestrian

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Yeah I thought Illinois was going to do much better than they did, wow -

I do have a bracket in the SU Fans Yahoo group that's called "the one where SU wins" so we will see as right now, it's my best bracket in terms of number of games I got right (27 as of this minute)
 

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south & midwest bracket are busted -

1st round 11/16 fair picks 69%
2nd round 0/8 really bad picks

west & east
1st round 12/16 good picks 75%
 
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