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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:10 am

Interesting - Out of 87 entries (pending a couple of snail mails) not one person picked Villanova-killing WI to make it to the Final 4.

Today I want:

KY > Wichita St
UNC > Arkansas
OR > RI
Duke > SC
UCLA > Cincy
KS > Michigan St, except in my pool worst Louisville > Villanova and dead work set. So, KS.

Lots of eggs in the same baskets, but they are all favorites.

Louisville (favorite by 3.5) > Michigan, except in my pool 2nd best Duke > UNC.
USC (underdog by 6.5) > Baylor, except in my currently pool best UCLA > AZ and dead work set. Not that I bet on play-in USC in any set, I just went heavy on eliminated SMU to beat Baylor.

All spreads

GO Terps women vs. WV!
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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:30 pm

Vrede too wrote:Today I want:

Louisville (favorite by 3.5) > Michigan, except in my pool 2nd best Duke > UNC.
Heckuva run for Michigan since the plane crash on their way to the Big 10 Tournament.
UCLA > AZ drops from 5th to 8th, just 2 points out of the lead. Duke > UNC climbs from 23rd to 17th, just 4 points out of the lead. Gonzaga > Louisville (Yahoo!), Louisville > Villanova :lol: Only 3 others (1 of them in 2nd) have lost both Final Game teams.


KY > Wichita St
KS > Michigan St
:thumbup: UCLA > AZ back to 5th, Duke > UNC up to 16th.

UNC > Arkansas
UNC 72, Arkansas 65. Tar Heels close the game on a 12-0 run. Wow, was looking shaky.

OR > RI
Whew, another close one.
UCLA > AZ up to solo 2nd!, still 2 points out of the lead. Duke > UNC up to 14th, still 4 points out of the lead.


USC (underdog by 6.5) > Baylor, except in my currently pool best UCLA > AZ and dead work set.
USC almost did it. Duke > UNC down to 17th, 6 points out of the lead.

Duke > SC
Awww crap, made worse because the loss is to SC.

UCLA > Cincy
:clap: Go Bruins!

GO Terps women vs. WV!
:clap: :!:

Watch Maryland's Destiny Slocum nail amazing 70-foot buzzer-beater

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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:38 am

Gonzaga > Louisville: 36/48, 45 points. The Yahoo! leader, DJ's Dazzling Bracket, is 45/48! and has 59 points. I've got 4 Elite 8 and 2 Final 4 still alive. No money, but probably not bad vs. 560,300 other players.

UCLA > AZ: Solo 2nd, 2 points from the lead, have 7 Elite 8 - as good as anyone - and 3 Final 4 still alive.
Duke > UNC: Tie for 15th, 6 points out of the lead, 6 Elite 8 and 3 Final 4 still alive.
Gonzaga > KY: Tie for 30th, just 8 points out of the lead, 5 Elite 8 and 3 Final 4 still alive.
Louisville > Villanova: Tie for 65th.

Looking only at my 3 ways of still making money and picking the underdog where I don't have a team left in the game, I want:

Gonzaga > WV
AZ > Xavier
KS > Purdue
UNC > Butler
SC > Baylor

Lots of eggs in the same basket, but they are all favorites except SC.

WI vs. FL: FL for UCLA > AZ, WI for the others.
OR vs. Michigan: OR for UCLA > AZ, Michigan for the others.
UCLA vs. KY: UCLA for UCLA > AZ, KY for the others.

All spreads
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Re: March Madness

Unread post by O Really » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:53 am

I'm not a Dook-hater, and generally I like and admitre Mike Krzyzewski. I wasn't actively wishing for a loss, and certainly not to SC, but the only thing that would have made that loss really good would have been if Grayson Allen had badly screwed up and blew a win. The guy is a jerk with anger issues who should have been permanently booted after violating more than two chances. There are teams, in all sports, that tolerate (or encourage) dirty play. Duke shouldn't be one of them.

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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Mr.B » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:48 am

Must be that Democrat mentality thingy ...

Wife of Wichita State coach asked to leave court area after game for shouting and cursing


This entitled youngster even dropped hisself a couple of 'F' bombs ....poor child.


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Re: March Madness

Unread post by O Really » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:26 am

Entitled to what? Anyway, why "poor child" except he had the experience of attending a big event even if his favorite team lost in the tournament? What is the appropriate age for someone to drop an "F bomb?" And does one get to celebrate that date with a party, or maybe a celebratory rant? Are there special hats and t-shirts for the day? Invitations? "Save the date: Seth's Bar Mitzvah and first F-Bomb August 3." Is one allowed to F-bomb before voting age? Or maybe is it just a privilege of some versions of "growing up." Like, "Dennis, if you keep your room clean and help Mom wash the car you can tell Mr. Wilson to fuck off."

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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:57 am

O Really wrote:... "Save the date: Seth's Bar Mitzvah and first F-Bomb August 3." ...
:lol: "Oy veh, I'm now a man and can stop memorizing the fucking Torah."
[color=#FF00FF]Mr.B[/color] wrote:Must be that Democrat mentality thingy ...

At a college basketball game, especially a Wichita State wife and a tween - how do you figure they're Democrats?

This entitled

How so?

youngster even dropped hisself a couple of 'F' bombs

Lip reader?

....poor child.

A brief shot during the game is one thing, but I'm not comfortable with CBS, other media and Mr.B shaming a distraught child over and over. Fwiw, I was thinking that about this kid long before Mr.B posted.
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:shock: I'm stunned to read such language from the Church Lady that constantly shrieks about others' language. What does the Bible say about hypocrites? However, knowing your uncontrollable obsession with male butts, nttawwt, I'll excuse it.
Must be that rightwing mentality thingy ... poor child.
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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:15 pm

We've got 85 real entries. There are also some celebs on the spread sheet just for fun.
Our leader has 53 points.
My UCLA > AZ has 51 points, solo 2nd.
Picks-by-Seeds has 50 points, 6-way tie for 3rd. It never wins, but always does way better than most.
My Duke > UNC has 47 points, 7-way tie for 15th.
My Gonzaga > KY has 45 points, tied for 30th.
Adam Sandler has 44 points, tied for 40th.
Bryan Cranston has 43 points, tied for 45th.
My Louisville > Villanova has 40 points, tied for 65th.
Wayne Gretzky has 38 points, tied for 77th. "The Great One" - says who?
Vrede too wrote:... WI vs. FL: FL for UCLA > AZ, WI for the others.
OR vs. Michigan: OR for UCLA > AZ, Michigan for the others.
UCLA vs. KY: UCLA for UCLA > AZ, KY for the others.

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UCLA is favored by 1 over KY, that surprises me. My heart wants WI, OR & UCLA.
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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Mr.B » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:05 pm

O Really wrote:Entitled to what? Anyway, why "poor child" except he had the experience of attending a big event even if his favorite team lost in the tournament? What is the appropriate age for someone to drop an "F bomb?" And does one get to celebrate that date with a party, or maybe a celebratory rant? Are there special hats and t-shirts for the day? Invitations? "Save the date: Seth's Bar Mitzvah and first F-Bomb August 3." Is one allowed to F-bomb before voting age? Or maybe is it just a privilege of some versions of "growing up." Like, "Dennis, if you keep your room clean and help Mom wash the car you can tell Mr. Wilson to fuck off."
"Poor child" .... he's a TV celebrity now, thanks to his fine upbringing. Mom and Dad (if one or the other is even around anymore) should take a hard look at themselves and their language in front of the kid(s). There is no appropriate age to drop an "F Bomb", especially so in a moment of rage or disappointment; at least in a moral society.

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Re: March Madness

Unread post by GoCubsGo » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:33 pm

The kid is the son of Nortwestern's Atheletic Director. I'm guessing his parentage is just fine.

First tourney bid in their history, all of Evanston was on board, the Wildcats got hosed by a bad call, I was swearing too.
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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Mr.B » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:34 pm

Vrede too wrote:
[color=#FF00FF]Mr.B[/color] wrote:Must be that Democrat mentality thingy ...
At a college basketball game, especially a Wichita State wife and a tween - how do you figure they're Democrats?
They've gotta be Democrats; they have the same mentality; you know, things don't go your way, so you curse, scream, and in general, make an ass of yourself; it's the Democratic way.

This entitled
How so?
He's a TV celebrity now.

youngster even dropped hisself a couple of 'F' bombs
Lip reader?
In this case, yes. It's easy to see what words he mouthed.

"....poor child."
"A brief shot during the game is one thing, but I'm not comfortable with CBS, other media and Mr.B shaming a distraught child over and over.
Fwiw, I was thinking that about this kid long before Mr.B posted."
Personally, I don't think they had your comfort in mind when it was beamed around the world; however a diaper change for you is obviously in order. (draw up a petition, that'll fix 'em!) The media bleeped out his mouthing because it was so obvious what he was saying; that poor distraught child.
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Mr.B wrote:... asshole ...
:shock: "I'm stunned to read such language from the Church Lady that constantly shrieks® about others' language. What does the Bible say about hypocrites?"
Your name has never been mentioned. :-0?> The Gospel According to Vrede is only known here.

"However, knowing your uncontrollable obsession© with male butts, nttawwt, I'll excuse it."
I'm sure you are stunned; since you've never been called that before by others before me, Drama Queen. You'll live.
I'm not concerned with your obsessing with my obsessions; we all know your butt is jealous because of all the crap that comes out of your mouth.
Must be that rightwing (sic) mentality thingy ... poor child.
Yep
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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Mr.B » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:40 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:"The kid is the son of Nortwestern's Atheletic Director. I'm guessing his parentage is just fine."
Then he must be fighting back the pride.
(I'm not pointing it out, but the Vrede Spelling Police will be sending you a citation via PM)


"First tourney bid in their history, all of Evanston was on board, the Wildcats got hosed by a bad call, I was swearing too."
:lol: Sounds much like our recent election. That's why I said what I did about being a Democrat.

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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:43 pm

GoCubsGo wrote:The kid is the son of Northwestern's Atheletic Director. I'm guessing his parentage is just fine.

First tourney bid in their history, all of Evanston was on board, the Wildcats got hosed by a bad call, I was swearing too.
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Seems pretty educated, accomplished and competent. Maybe it fucking is a Dem family.
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In Evanston, more than likely.
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Re: March Madness

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Vrede too wrote:
GoCubsGo wrote:The kid is the son of Northwestern's Atheletic Director. I'm guessing his parentage is just fine.
Despite correcting a quoted line, Vrede can't spell. What a moron.

First tourney bid in their history, all of Evanston was on board, the Wildcats got hosed by a bad call, I was swearing too.
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Seems pretty educated, accomplished and competent. Maybe it fucking is a Dem family.
"...pretty educated, accomplished and competent" ... sucks at being a parent.

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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:02 am

[color=#BF0000]Vrede too[/color] wrote:
Vrede too wrote:Today I want:

... Duke > SC
Awww crap, made worse because the loss is to SC....
SC fans after the game be like:

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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:40 am

Vrede too wrote:... Looking only at my 3 ways of still making money and picking the underdog where I don't have a team left in the game, I want:

Gonzaga -3.5 > WV
AZ -7.5 > Xavier
KS -5 > Purdue
UNC -7 > Butler
SC +3.5 > Baylor

Lots of eggs in the same basket, but they are all favorites except SC.

WI +2 vs. FL: FL for UCLA > AZ, WI for the others.
OR +1 vs. Michigan: OR for UCLA > AZ, Michigan for the others.
UCLA pick vs. KY: UCLA for UCLA > AZ, KY for the others.

All spreads
Funny how it worked out. Besides my hopes for underdog SC, in every game where the spread is >3 I want the favorite. In every game where the spread is <2.5 I've hedged my bet. A Baylor win probably won't hurt too much. 11% of us picked it to win this game and only 3% of us picked it to win the next one. 1% (one player) picked it to win the semi and final.

UCLA > AZ & Gonzaga > KY can take solo 1st in the pool.
The best that Duke > UNC can do is solo 2nd.

There's money in 1st through 7th ($5 back). Also $5 back for the worst bracket, which has already been sewn up by one lousy player.
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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:48 pm

Vrede too wrote:... My heart wants WI,
OR :thumbup: Helluva finish! UCLA > AZ in 1st.
& UCLA.
Vrede too wrote:... I want:

Gonzaga > WV :thumbup: Another close one.
AZ > Xavier :thumbdown: Another close one. 4% picked it. Doesn't hurt yet, very well may later. Otoh, Gonzaga's looking strong for the championship game.
KS > Purdue :thumbup: Whoa.
UNC > Butler
SC > Baylor

Lots of eggs in the same basket, but they are all favorites except SC.

WI vs. FL: FL for UCLA > AZ, WI for the others.
OR vs. Michigan: OR for UCLA > AZ, Michigan for the others.
UCLA vs. KY: UCLA for UCLA > AZ, KY for the others.
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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:07 am

Vrede too wrote:UCLA > AZ can take solo 1st in the pool. Still, surprisingly.
Michigan's loss, along with AZ's, hurt these :( :

Gonzaga > KY can take solo 1st 2nd in the pool, tied for 29th now.
The best that Duke > UNC can do is solo 2nd 4th, tied for 16th now.
Go Bruins!
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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:47 pm

[color=#BF0000]Vrede too[/color] wrote:
Vrede too wrote:... I want:

Gonzaga > WV :thumbup: Another close one.
AZ > Xavier :thumbdown: Another close one. 4% picked it. Doesn't hurt yet, very well may later. Otoh, Gonzaga's looking strong for the championship game.
KS > Purdue :thumbup: Whoa.
UNC > Butler :thumbup: But, 87% of us picked it. Gonna be a war with either KY or UCLA.
SC > Baylor :clap: Wow, stomped 'em. 11% had scandal-ridden Baylor. The East bracket is dead in the Final 4 for everyone except 2 players that went with FL in the Final 4.

Lots of eggs in the same basket, but they are all favorites except SC.

WI vs. FL: FL for UCLA > AZ, WI for the others.
OR vs. Michigan: OR for UCLA > AZ, Michigan for the others.
UCLA vs. KY: UCLA for UCLA > AZ, KY for the others.
Vrede too wrote:... My heart wants WI, Unreal comeback from double digits down, OT, crushed by a buzzer beater.
OR :thumbup: Helluva finish! UCLA > AZ in 1st.
& UCLA. Nope.
[color=#0000FF]Vrede too[/color] wrote:
Vrede too wrote:UCLA > AZ can take solo 1st in the pool. Still, surprisingly. Still, amazing . . . if OR and SC or Xavier meet in the final :roll: . In 1st for now.
Michigan's loss, along with AZ's, hurt these :( :
Gonzaga > KY can take solo 1st 2nd in the pool, tied for 29th now. In 23rd, can still take 2nd.
The best that Duke > UNC can do is solo 2nd 4th, tied for 16th now. In 12th, can still take a 2-way tie for 4th.

My Louisville bracket is in 86th out of 89. :D It can only score points on one more Gonzaga win.
Picks-by-Seeds is in a tie for 3rd despite the upsets, a strong showing by the most boring of brackets.
Go Bruins! Or not.
A 3, a 4 and 2 11s in the Elite 8, nice. 3 1s and a 2 also remain.

Looking only at my 3 ways of still making money and picking the underdog where I don't have a team left in the game, I want:
SC in all, but FL>SC probably doesn't hurt.

UCLA > AZ
Xavier
OR
SC
KY
All underdogs, unlikely.

Duke > UNC
Xavier
KS
SC
UNC
Possible, but a lowly tie for 4th is the best I can do.

Gonzaga > KY
Gonzaga
KS
SC
KY
Probably my best shot at money. Go Zags (I think)!
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