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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:39 pm

Vrede too wrote:... GO Terps women vs. WV!
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Watch Maryland's Destiny Slocum nail amazing 70-foot buzzer-beater

"This was the most impressive shot of either NCAA tournament this year so far."
3 MD 63, 10 OR 77. Oh well, Go Ducks, it's time for UConn's reign to end!

Too bad about the Huskies, O Reallys.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:48 pm

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:
SC in all, but FL>SC probably doesn't hurt. Doesn't matter. So, go 'Canes! Wow, 7 seed, 1st time ever to the Final 4. They've earned it. They beat a 2, 3 and 4, can they beat a 1, maybe two 1s?

UCLA > AZ
Xavier :thumbdown: Solo 3rd is now the best this set can do.
OR :clap: Wow, wow, wow. Only 11% of us predicted it. OR beat the spread by 20.5, in Kansas! First Final Four in 78 years. Go Ducks!
SC Doesn't matter.
KY :( Darn, good game, exciting finish.
All underdogs, unlikely.
:lol: This bracket is all done. I need underdogs - KY>NC, and OR & SC or FL in the final (none of the 3 picked by anyone for the final) in order to hang onto 3rd. If it's NC>KY and I get the rest, tie for 5th is where I'll be.

Duke > UNC
Xavier :thumbdown: Tie for 7th is now the best this set can do. $5 back if I win the tiebreaker.
KS Out of the money, no great loss.
SC
UNC Sorry, but I'm exclusively rooting for KY now.
Possible, but a lowly tie for 4th is the best I can do.

Gonzaga > KY
Gonzaga :thumbup: 1st time ever to the Final 4. Still can take 2nd.
KS Still can take 2nd. Sweeet.
SC Doesn't matter.
KY :(
Probably my best shot at money. Go Zags (I think)!
If SC and OR play for the title, which is probably least likely, my UCLA > AZ is in a 3-way tie for 5th. I've got $20 in. Depending on the tiebreaker, I'd get $36, $22.50 or $5 back. Also, if Gonzaga > Oregon I'm in a 2-way tie for 7th and getting $5 back, depending on the tiebreaker.

Oh well, just 5 months until college football.

Go Ducks (and Gamecocks, sigh)!
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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Vrede too » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:08 pm

The 13 NCAA tournament plays that absolutely have to be in One Shining Moment

Only 39 Yahoo Tourney Pick'em players picked all four Final Four teams

Even 39 surprises me.
Many more people didn’t pick a single team right: 26.1 percent of all completed entries, to be exact.
I have Gonzaga & NC correct.
But the chaos in the East regional destroyed a lot of plans. A whopping 88.7 percent of pick’em players had either Villanova or Duke coming out of that bracket. But both schools lost in the first weekend, opening the door for Florida and South Carolina to play in the regional final (shout out to the 0.61 percent of you who somehow saw that coming).
I had Villanova playing Duke.
If there’s any consolation for anyone, it’s that the most popular champion pick, North Carolina, is still alive for 17 percent of players. A banner for Gonzaga would please 9.3 percent of entries while Oregon (1.1) and South Carolina (0.1) would give a small set a special kind of bragging rights
I have Gonzaga winning, but now I don't want it.

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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:33 pm

Vrede too wrote:.... Oh well, Go (women) Ducks, it's time for UConn's reign to end!

Too bad about the Huskies, O Reallys.
:lol: UConn 90, Oregon 52, and South Carolina is now in both Final 4s.

Go Stanford, stuff those Gamecocks, then smack those Huskies or Bulldogs!
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More Democrat-type behavior; a sign of the times ...

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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:28 pm

Crap. Go Huskies!
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:12 am

Vrede too wrote:
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Vrede too wrote:... GO Terps ...
3 MD 63, 10 OR 77. Oh well, Go Ducks ...

Too bad about the Huskies, O Reallys.
:lol: UConn 90, Oregon 52, and South Carolina is now in both Final 4s.

Go Stanford, stuff those Gamecocks, then smack those Huskies or Bulldogs!
Crap. Go Huskies!
Apparently, I'm a women's basketball jinx.

Mississippi State shocks UConn, ending Huskies' record 111-game win streak as Bulldogs advance to title game

Don't really care now, but just to see if I can extend my own streak to 6 - go Bulldogs!
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:23 pm

Vrede too wrote:If SC and OR play for the title, which is probably least likely, my UCLA > AZ is in a 3-way tie for 5th. I've got $20 in. Depending on the tiebreaker, I'd get $36, $22.50 or $5 back. Also, if Gonzaga > Oregon I'm in a 2-way tie for 7th and getting $5 back, depending on the tiebreaker.

Oh well, just 5 months until college football.

Go Ducks (and Gamecocks, sigh)![/color]
Good game, good run by 7 seed SC. My heart was rooting for Gonzaga, anyhow. Screw the $5, go Ducks!
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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:29 pm

Ouch.
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Unread post by k9nanny » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:07 am

Vrede too wrote:Ouch.
Ouch, my ass. Yay Tarheels!
That was a little close for comfort.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:53 am

k9nanny wrote:Ouch, my ass. Yay Tarheels!
That was a little close for comfort.
Go Zags . . . just a little, I don't much care now.
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Unread post by k9nanny » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:37 am

It should be a good game.
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Unread post by O Really » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:11 am

Who were those impostors wearing the blue uniforms shooting 20% during the first half? If they show up tomorrow night, it could get ugly.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:37 am

Not to mention a nearly disastrous series of missed FTs at the end, but lucky and good rebounding to compensate.
k9nanny wrote:It should be a good game.
UNC favored by just 1 1/2. It'll be cool if it's as competitive as both the semis.


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Re: March Madness

Unread post by Mr.B » Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:08 pm

THE NCAA PLAYS GAMES IN CUBA AND CHINA ...

BUT THEY REFUSE TO PLAY GAMES IN NORTH CAROLINA
BECAUSE OF "HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS".


LET THAT SINK IN ...
AS WELL AS IGNORING ANIMAL CRUELTY IN THE
FUR TRADE, WHICH IS BIG BUSINESS IN CHINA



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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:50 pm

WA, MD, OR, Stanford, UConn . . .
Vrede too wrote:Apparently, I'm a women's basketball jinx.

Don't really care now, but just to see if I can extend my own streak to 6 - go Bulldogs!
0-6!!! :toothy: :clap:

UCLA, too, 0-7.
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Re: March Madness

Unread post by k9nanny » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:24 am

O Really wrote:Who were those impostors wearing the blue uniforms shooting 20% during the first half? If they show up tomorrow night, it could get ugly.

My father used to swear at the TV when Carolina screwed up. I do believe he thought he should be Dean Smith's consultant.
The Heels can awe us with perfection, or they can look like a bunch of puppies playing with a ball.
I hope it's a good nail biting game.
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Re: March Madness

Unread post by O Really » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:47 pm

The Heels have been heroes and goats, but I wouldn't trade their 20 final fours and 40+ years of winning records for some up and down rags to riches sort of team. It's painful at the time, but second in the NCAA national championship is really good. First is better, though. I had the good fortune to be in Chapel Hill for the '82 win. Definitely a lifetime bucket experience. Franklin Street was total bedlam for two miles. Made Mardi Gras look like a Sunday School picnic.

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Unread post by k9nanny » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:43 pm

I agree. 20 trips is a great legacy, at least for us fans. The losing team, those faces crumpled with the agony of defeat, always get to me.

Chapel Hill is in my blood. It confounds me how my sister could become a diehard Wolfpack fan just because her son went there. My other sister is disgustedly enamored with Duke only because her spouse is a Duke fan. <sigh>

This game is killing me. Argh!!!!!!!
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Re: March Madness

Unread post by k9nanny » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:34 am

Yeeeeee-haw!!!!!!
I need a defibrillator and a Xanax.
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