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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 12:10 pm
https://www.hawkcentral.com/story/sport ... 008448007/

"The Auburn situation was especially in the spotlight, considering a lower-seeded team is expected to have a de facto home game against eighth-seeded Iowa at 5:50 p.m. CT Thursday (TNT)"

How is this a home game since no tickets are available and the crowd is mostly hostile bammers?

Oh, and it's not a 2 hour drive, more like 4 with traffic.
:D , even vs Iowa? Baaad bammers! AUB -1.5. Go Hawkeyes.
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I went wild:
5 SDSU > 4 UVA & 1 AL, Go O Really Go! Then losing to 2 AZ.
I did not pick the upset, 13 Furman 68 > UVA 67, but it's great for me since I picked SDSU in the next round. Whack9 rocks. That's IF SDSU survives 12 Charleston. SDSU leading 32-29 at the half.

Edit: Phew, was tied with 2:30 to go, but SDSU won 63-57. Congrats, O Really!

11 NC St > 6 Creighton & 3 Baylor, No god No!
5 Miami > 4 IN, Go O Really Go! Then losing to 1 Houston.
2 TX > 1 Houston.
5 Duke > 4 TN, 1 Purdue & 2 Marquette.
14 MT St > 3 KSU.
10 USC > 7 Mich St.
16 Howard > 1 KS. :o
16 Howard (22-13) 68 < 1 Kansas (28-7) 96 Awww ;)
9 IL > 8 Ark.
9 Illinois (20-13) 63 < 8 Arkansas (21-13) 73. Opps.
11 ASU/Nev > 6 TCU.

I went normal:
8 Iowa > 9 WDE, Sorry billy.pilgrim Sorry.
2 UCLA > 15 UNCA, Sorry GoGoCubsGoGo Sorry.
7 NW > 10 BSU, GoGoCubsGoGo! Then losing to 2 UCLA.

Final 4:
2 AZ > 5 Duke.
2 UCLA > 2 TX.
2 UCLA > 2 AZ, Champion!
15 Princeton (22-8) 59 > 2 Arizona (28-7) 55. :shock: Really really sucks for my bracket, probably kills it on the first day, but I gotta admire the Ivy League geeks from Whack9's NJ. He's having an amazing day.
Also
My 8 Maryland (22-12) 67 > 9 West Virginia (19-15) -2 65
:happy-cheerleaderkid: FU Vegas.
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The article I quoted and the others I read appear to be wrong.
The four games have 2 sets of tickets. Maryland game and bammer game on one and Auburn game and Houston game on the other
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I just heard that gun guy Miller scored a grand total of zero today and fouled out without his ba.mer refs.

Son says Maryland next. Go Maryland, embarrass them with a 40 point beat-down.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 7:53 pm
I just heard that gun guy Miller scored a grand total of zero today and fouled out without his ba.mer refs.
Did not foul out, but he did otherwise get "murdered". ;)
https://www.espn.com/mens-college-baske ... /401522123
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:thumbup: I picked 1 Bama, but will definitely root for 8 Maryland.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 12:10 pm
https://www.hawkcentral.com/story/sport ... 008448007/

"The Auburn situation was especially in the spotlight, considering a lower-seeded team is expected to have a de facto home game against eighth-seeded Iowa at 5:50 p.m. CT Thursday (TNT)"

How is this a home game since ... the crowd is mostly hostile bammers?

Oh, and it's not a 2 hour drive, more like 4 with traffic.
Congrats, that de facto home game worked out for you. :P :wave:

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Under the category of things I just learned today, and the category of things I wish I hadn't learned, the UNC Athletic Director is named "Bubba Cunningham." "Bubba"? Seriously? WTF grown man calls himself "Bubba"? And how does a guy who lets people call him "Bubba" ever get a job better than street sweeper, much less athletic director, golfer, or race car driver.

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Vrede too wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 9:23 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 12:10 pm
https://www.hawkcentral.com/story/sport ... 008448007/

"The Auburn situation was especially in the spotlight, considering a lower-seeded team is expected to have a de facto home game against eighth-seeded Iowa at 5:50 p.m. CT Thursday (TNT)"

How is this a home game since ... the crowd is mostly hostile bammers?

Oh, and it's not a 2 hour drive, more like 4 with traffic.
Congrats, that de facto home game worked out for you. :P :wave:
Well called game. Equal misses both ways.

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Vrede too wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 4:33 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Tue Mar 14, 2023 7:14 pm
... CBS. I will win a 2023 Nissan ARIYA.

Men's

I went wild:
5 SDSU > 4 UVA & 1 AL, Go O Really Go! Then losing to 2 AZ.
I did not pick the upset, 13 Furman 68 > UVA 67, but it's great for me since I picked SDSU in the next round. Whack9 rocks. That's IF SDSU survives 12 Charleston. SDSU leading 32-29 at the half.

Edit: Phew, was tied with 2:30 to go, but SDSU won 63-57. Congrats, O Really!

11 NC St > 6 Creighton & 3 Baylor, No god No!
5 Miami > 4 IN, Go O Really Go! Then losing to 1 Houston.
2 TX > 1 Houston.
5 Duke > 4 TN, 1 Purdue & 2 Marquette.
14 MT St > 3 KSU.
10 USC > 7 Mich St.
16 Howard > 1 KS. :o
16 Howard (22-13) 68 < 1 Kansas (28-7) 96 Awww ;)
9 IL > 8 Ark.
9 Illinois (20-13) 63 < 8 Arkansas (21-13) 73. Opps.
11 ASU/Nev > 6 TCU.

I went normal:
8 Iowa > 9 WDE, Sorry billy.pilgrim Sorry.
9 Auburn (21-12) 83 > 8 Iowa (19-14) 75 :thumbdown: Sorry Vrede too Sorry.
2 UCLA > 15 UNCA, Sorry GoGoCubsGoGo Sorry.
7 NW > 10 BSU, GoGoCubsGoGo! Then losing to 2 UCLA.
10 Boise State (24-10) 67 < 7 Northwestern (22-11) 75. Congrats!

Final 4:
2 AZ > 5 Duke.
2 UCLA > 2 TX.
2 UCLA > 2 AZ, Champion!
15 Princeton (22-8) 59 > 2 Arizona (28-7) 55. :shock: Really really sucks for my bracket, probably kills it on the first day, but I gotta admire the Ivy League geeks from Whack9's NJ. He's having an amazing day.
Also
My 8 Maryland (22-12) 67 > 9 West Virginia (19-15) -2 65
:happy-cheerleaderkid: FU Vegas.

12 Oral Roberts (30-5) 51 < 5 Duke (27-8) 74 :thumbup:

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Woo hoo!
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O Really wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 9:33 pm
Under the category of things I just learned today, and the category of things I wish I hadn't learned, the UNC Athletic Director is named "Bubba Cunningham." "Bubba"? Seriously? WTF grown man calls himself "Bubba"? And how does a guy who lets people call him "Bubba" ever get a job better than street sweeper, much less athletic director, golfer, or race car driver.
-0-? It can be hard to shake a nickname. In mixed race race car driver Bubba Wallace's case, it MIGHT also be a sense of irony that prevented him from trying. In my case, it came from my Mom BEFORE I was born, so I had mixed feelings about trying.

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O Really wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 9:33 pm
Under the category of things I just learned today, and the category of things I wish I hadn't learned, the UNC Athletic Director is named "Bubba Cunningham." "Bubba"? Seriously? WTF grown man calls himself "Bubba"? And how does a guy who lets people call him "Bubba" ever get a job better than street sweeper, much less athletic director, golfer, or race car driver.
Bubba is a righteous nickname in the South, although mostly sports guys, we had a Bubba as president and he was a pretty good one too. And who can forget Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, radio talk show host and Bubba Sparxxx (born 1977), Southern rapper.
There was Leatherface, or Bubba Sawyer, from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue, in the 1994 film Forrest Gump and of course there was Bubba Bo Bob Brain, Brain's fictitious country music star persona from a Pinky and the Brain segment on the U.S. cartoon series Animaniacs.
And many more
Bubba Watson (born 1978), PGA Tour golfer
Bubba Brooks (1922-2002), American jazz tenor saxophonist
Charles "Bubba" Chaney (born 1946), Louisiana politician
Bill Clinton (born 1946), 42nd President of the United States
Merald "Bubba" Knight (born 1942), soul singer, member of Gladys Knight & the Pips

Lots good ol' Bubbas

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Vrede too wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 8:17 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 7:53 pm
I just heard that gun guy Miller scored a grand total of zero today and fouled out without his ba.mer refs.
Did not foul out, but he did otherwise get "murdered". ;)
https://www.espn.com/mens-college-baske ... /401522123
Son says Maryland next. Go Maryland, embarrass them with a 40 point beat-down.
:thumbup: I picked 1 Bama, but will definitely root for 8 Maryland.
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Well, I don't know that many on that list of Bubbas is somebody you'd want your kid to emulate.
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Did Bill Clinton ever really call himself Bubba, or was that just a derogatory jab by his (many) detractors?

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Vrede too wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:02 pm
O Really wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 9:33 pm
Under the category of things I just learned today, and the category of things I wish I hadn't learned, the UNC Athletic Director is named "Bubba Cunningham." "Bubba"? Seriously? WTF grown man calls himself "Bubba"? And how does a guy who lets people call him "Bubba" ever get a job better than street sweeper, much less athletic director, golfer, or race car driver.
-0-? It can be hard to shake a nickname. In mixed race race car driver Bubba Wallace's case, it MIGHT also be a sense of irony that prevented him from trying. In my case, it came from my Mom BEFORE I was born, so I had mixed feelings about trying.
Moms and other family members and friends can call each other whatever they want or can get away with. And sometimes they're not all that nice. But that's different from somebody going out to interview for a 6 figure job and introducing himself as "Poo Pants Jones"

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:09 pm
... Wanna try Clem, I bet Wikipedia has some Clems
I don't like their spawn, Clemsons. :wave:
O Really wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:41 pm
... Did Bill Clinton ever really call himself Bubba, or was that just a derogatory jab by his (many) detractors?
-0-? , but Wiki hints that it was affectionate:

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O Really wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:56 pm
Moms and other family members and friends can call each other whatever they want or can get away with. And sometimes they're not all that nice. But that's different from somebody going out to interview for a 6 figure job and introducing himself as "Poo Pants Jones"
Or 'Dick', 'Jimmy' or 'Barack'? :P

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Vrede too wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 11:23 pm
O Really wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:56 pm
Moms and other family members and friends can call each other whatever they want or can get away with. And sometimes they're not all that nice. But that's different from somebody going out to interview for a 6 figure job and introducing himself as "Poo Pants Jones"
Or 'Dick', 'Jimmy' or 'Barack'? :P
Yeah, I never understand why, with a perfectly decent name of Richard, Rich, Rick one would call himself Dick. I don't mind nicknames, but c'mon, pick a manly name - not one that you'd give an 8-year old. Seems "James" is a good name by itself, but if not, "Jim" is a real adult's name. Somehow, "You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old lone ranger
And you don't mess around with Jimmy"

Just doesn't work.

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At least NC Asheville made the dance.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
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At least NC Asheville made the dance.
Yeah, and their AD is named "Janet", dammit.

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Vrede too wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 9:46 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Thu Mar 16, 2023 4:33 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Tue Mar 14, 2023 7:14 pm
... CBS. I will win a 2023 Nissan ARIYA.

Men's

I went wild:
5 SDSU > 4 UVA & 1 AL, Go O Really Go! Then losing to 2 AZ.
I did not pick the upset, 13 Furman 68 > UVA 67, but it's great for me since I picked SDSU in the next round. Whack9 rocks. That's IF SDSU survives 12 Charleston. SDSU leading 32-29 at the half.

Edit: Phew, was tied with 2:30 to go, but SDSU won 63-57. Congrats, O Really!

11 NC St > 6 Creighton & 3 Baylor, No god No!
5 Miami > 4 IN, Go O Really Go! Then losing to 1 Houston.
2 TX > 1 Houston.
5 Duke > 4 TN, 1 Purdue & 2 Marquette.
14 MT St > 3 KSU.
10 USC > 7 Mich St.
16 Howard > 1 KS. :o
16 Howard (22-13) 68 < 1 Kansas (28-7) 96 Awww ;)
9 IL > 8 Ark.
9 Illinois (20-13) 63 < 8 Arkansas (21-13) 73. Opps.
11 ASU/Nev > 6 TCU.

I went normal:
8 Iowa > 9 WDE, Sorry billy.pilgrim Sorry.
9 Auburn (21-12) 83 > 8 Iowa (19-14) 75 :thumbdown: Sorry Vrede too Sorry.
2 UCLA > 15 UNCA, Sorry GoGoCubsGoGo Sorry.
15 UNC Asheville (27-8) 53 < 2 UCLA (30-5) 86
7 NW > 10 BSU, GoGoCubsGoGo! Then losing to 2 UCLA.
10 Boise State (24-10) 67 < 7 Northwestern (22-11) 75. Congrats!

Final 4:
2 AZ > 5 Duke.
2 UCLA > 2 TX.
2 UCLA > 2 AZ, Champion!
15 Princeton (22-8) 59 > 2 Arizona (28-7) 55. :shock: Really really sucks for my bracket, probably kills it on the first day, but I gotta admire the Ivy League geeks from Whack9's NJ. He's having an amazing day.
Also
My 8 Maryland (22-12) 67 > 9 West Virginia (19-15) -2 65
:happy-cheerleaderkid: FU Vegas.

12 Oral Roberts (30-5) 51 < 5 Duke (27-8) 74 :thumbup:
About 40 players went 16/16 today :wtf: . I went 10/16. My rank is #1,148,270. :lol:
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