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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:28 am
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Fri Mar 29, 2024 12:07 am
Musta been the refs.
So funny.
It’s amazing to me that you can be aware of some degree of cheating that that has followed every sports at all levels since the beginning of sports and still belittle me for pointing out blatant obvious examples of referee interference, both in favor of Alabama and against Auburn .

If I’m wrong, show me, but this comment is belittling and offensive.
Sorry, billy.p - I don't care enough about college sports to try to be belittling or offensive. I was just blowing smoke because it was Bammer the 'Heels choked against.

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Vrede too wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 12:36 am
O Really wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 12:07 am
Musta been the refs.
SEC refs? billy.pilgrim is right!
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:28 am
So funny.
It’s amazing to me that you can be aware of some degree of cheating that that has followed every sports at all levels since the beginning of sports and still belittle me for pointing out blatant obvious examples of referee interference, both in favor of Alabama and against Auburn .

If I’m wrong, show me, but this comment is belittling and offensive.
I can't speak for O Really, but I was definitely teasing, though "belittling and offensive" are harsher adjectives than I intended or would choose. Whether true or not ref bias is a frequent topic of yours, and we have acknowledged when your examples are particularly egregious. I've also pointed out that many others think there's a pro-SEC bias, which would be potentially relevant to this game.

O Really calls it "blowing smoke" and that's certainly true for me - mocking myself not being able to accept that UNC got beat. In reality, I did not perceive any ref bias, "the 'Heels choked" as O Really says, and it was a juicy opportunity among our gang for a joke "because it was Bammer" as O Really also says.

O Really baits me by defending racist team names and belittling soccer, teased me for football picks back when I was gambling, and stills brings up my poor MM picks from years ago. I bait O Really with transgender articles, tease him for predicting POTUS Hillary and we all tease him for being a lawyer.

My teasing post was meant as a sign of acceptance and affection, BRD trash talk so to speak, not to be taken as malice. I'm sorry that you were offended.

Just to be clear - Bama does get treated like royalty, WDE sometimes gets screwed, the SEC also gets treated like royalty, AND last night,
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:cry: :cry: :cry: :angry-banghead:

I'll save comment on GoCubsGo's belittling and offensive post for the next certain streak of Cubs' losses :twisted:

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O Really wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 11:08 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:28 am
O Really wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 12:07 am
Musta been the refs.
So funny.
It’s amazing to me that you can be aware of some degree of cheating that that has followed every sports at all levels since the beginning of sports and still belittle me for pointing out blatant obvious examples of referee interference, both in favor of Alabama and against Auburn .

If I’m wrong, show me, but this comment is belittling and offensive.
Sorry, billy.p - I don't care enough about college sports to try to be belittling or offensive. I was just blowing smoke because it was Bammer the 'Heels choked against.
I guess I had a bit of thin skin showing - sorry
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Vrede too wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 3:56 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 12:36 am
O Really wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 12:07 am
Musta been the refs.
SEC refs? billy.pilgrim is right!
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 10:28 am
So funny.
It’s amazing to me that you can be aware of some degree of cheating that that has followed every sports at all levels since the beginning of sports and still belittle me for pointing out blatant obvious examples of referee interference, both in favor of Alabama and against Auburn .

If I’m wrong, show me, but this comment is belittling and offensive.
I can't speak for O Really, but I was definitely teasing, though "belittling and offensive" are harsher adjectives than I intended or would choose. Whether true or not ref bias is a frequent topic of yours, and we have acknowledged when your examples are particularly egregious. I've also pointed out that many others think there's a pro-SEC bias, which would be potentially relevant to this game.

O Really calls it "blowing smoke" and that's certainly true for me - mocking myself not being able to accept that UNC got beat. In reality, I did not perceive any ref bias, "the 'Heels choked" as O Really says, and it was a juicy opportunity among our gang for a joke "because it was Bammer" as O Really also says.

O Really baits me by defending racist team names and belittling soccer, teased me for football picks back when I was gambling, and stills brings up my poor MM picks from years ago. I bait O Really with transgender articles, tease him for predicting POTUS Hillary and we all tease him for being a lawyer.

My teasing post was meant as a sign of acceptance and affection, BRD trash talk so to speak, not to be taken as malice. I'm sorry that you were offended.

Just to be clear - Bama does get treated like royalty, WDE sometimes gets screwed, the SEC also gets treated like royalty, AND last night,
GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 12:20 am
Image

:cry: :cry: :cry: :angry-banghead:

I'll save comment on GoCubsGo's belittling and offensive post for the next certain streak of Cubs' losses :twisted:
My comment wasn’t intended for you.

I’m really busy right now, but hope to explain myself better in a few days.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 4:25 pm
My comment wasn’t intended for you.

I’m really busy right now, but hope to explain myself better in a few days.
I know, but my response to O Really's post was more specifically about you than his was. I figured that I should be accountable rather than allow him to take the heat solo.

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Vrede too wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 9:22 am
Vrede too wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2024 8:14 pm
I'm 0-2 :(
Men's Sweet 16, GO:

7:09 PM CBS
11 NC State (24-14) > 2 Marquette (27-9, -6.5)
Semi-homeys! 67-58, truly a Cinderella now.
The 3 NC State women also beat 2 Stanford 77-67 to advance to the Elite 8.


7:39 PM TBS/truTV
5 Gonzaga (27-7) > 1 Purdue (31-4, -5.5)
Former semi-homeys! Nope, 68-80 :thumbdown:

9:39 PM CBS
4 Duke (26-8) > 1 Houston (32-4, -4.5) Semi-homeys!
UPSET! 54-51 :clap:

10:09 PM TBS/truTV
2 Tennessee (26-8, -2.5) > 3 Creighton (25-9)
Semi-semi-homeys! The only favorite I'm rooting for, ut-oh.
82-75, nice.
3-1 today, 3-3 for the week.
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O Really wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:21 am
Dook!
Valvano has arisen in time for Easter
:thumbup: :thumbup: All The Way! One or the other.

O Really Disclaimer: I'm not bothering with a bracket this year, so I'm posting wishes rather than predictions.

Men's Elite 8, GO:
6:09 PM TBS
3 Illinois (29-8) > 1 UConn (34-3, -8.5) GOGoCubsGoGO

Nope:
8:49 PM TBS
6 Clemson (24-11) vs 4 Alabama (24-11, -3.5) :yawn: :yawn:
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The Dook and NC St women, too.

O Really Disclaimer: I'm not bothering with a bracket this year, so I'm posting wishes rather than predictions.

Women's Sweet 16, GO:

1:00 PM ABC
2 UCLA (27-6) > 3 LSU (30-5, -3.5)

5:30 PM ESPN
1 USC (28-5, -3.5) > 5 Baylor (26-7) NoRWTXgodNo

Go basketball:
3:30 PM ABC
5 Colorado (24-9) vs Caitlin Clark and 1 Iowa (31-4, -6.5)

8:00 PM ESPN
7 Duke (22-11) > 3 UConn (31-5, -8.5 :( )
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Vrede too wrote:
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O Really ... stills brings up my poor MM picks from years ago.
"years ago"? Seems to me you've been below chance every season. :lol:

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O Really wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 1:36 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 3:56 pm

O Really ... still brings up my poor MM picks from years ago.

"years ago"? Seems to me you've been below chance every season. :lol:
Point proven :P

I haven't done a pool since the pandemic. CBS, etc don't really count with their millions of competitors.

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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 1:44 pm
O Really wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 1:36 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2024 3:56 pm

O Really ... still brings up my poor MM picks from years ago.

"years ago"? Seems to me you've been below chance every season. :lol:
Point proven :P

I haven't done a pool since the pandemic. CBS, etc don't really count with their millions of competitors.
My bad, " 3-3 for the week" is not worse than chance.

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O Really wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 1:57 pm
My bad, " 3-3 for the week" is not worse than chance.
Sorry, I didn't think that I needed to post the "O Really Disclaimer" every week.
Vrede too wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2024 9:47 pm
I'm not bothering with a bracket this year, so I'm posting wishes rather than predictions.

3-3 for the day :| , 10-4 for MM :thumbup:
Plus, my tallies are not vs the spread. I just post them as a general predictor. I'll try to account for an old man's memory :P and a lawyer's attitude :P in the future, and I'll add it to this week's WISHES :wave:

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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:42 am
The Dook and NC St women, too.

O Really Disclaimer: I'm not bothering with a bracket this year, so I'm posting wishes rather than predictions.

Women's Sweet 16, GO:

1:00 PM ABC
2 UCLA (27-6) > 3 LSU (30-5, -3.5)
Tight until the last couple of minutes, 69-78 :(

5:30 PM ESPN
1 USC (28-5, -3.5) > 5 Baylor (26-7) NoRWTXgodNo
Phew 74-70 :clap:

8:00 PM ESPN
7 Duke (22-11) > 3 UConn (31-5, -8.5 :( )
13-23 at the half :wtf:
They picked it up a bit, 45-53 final. Pooor Doook :cry:


Go basketball:
3:30 PM ABC
5 Colorado (24-9) vs Caitlin Clark and 1 Iowa (31-4, -6.5)
Rout 89-68, Clark led everyone with 29 points and 15 assists, her most assisits ever in a MM game. Go Iowa > LSU on Mon, a replay of the Final last year that Jill Biden turned into a minor flap by inviting both teams to the WH after the Blacker LSU won.
1-2 for the day. I did not make picks yesterday.
O Really is right again!
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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:31 am
O Really wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:21 am
Dook!
Valvano has arisen in time for Easter
:thumbup: :thumbup: All The Way! One or the other.

O Really Disclaimer: I'm not bothering with a bracket this year, so I'm posting wishes rather than predictions.

Men's Elite 8, GO:
6:09 PM TBS
3 Illinois (29-8) > 1 UConn (34-3, -8.5) GOGoCubsGoGO
Yikes 52-77, sorry.

Nope:
8:49 PM TBS
6 Clemson (24-11) vs 4 Alabama (24-11, -3.5) :yawn: :yawn:
0-1 today, 3-4 for the week. O Really was right! ;)

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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 9:33 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:31 am
O Really wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:21 am
Dook!
Valvano has arisen in time for Easter
:thumbup: :thumbup: All The Way! One or the other.

O Really Disclaimer: I'm not bothering with a bracket this year, so I'm posting wishes rather than predictions.

Men's Elite 8, GO:
6:09 PM TBS
3 Illinois (29-8) > 1 UConn (34-3, -8.5) GOGoCubsGoGO
Yikes 52-77, sorry.

Nope:
8:49 PM TBS
6 Clemson (24-11) vs 4 Alabama (24-11, -3.5) :yawn: :yawn:
0-1 today, 3-4 for the week. O Really was right! ;)
The Illini played a good eighteen minutes. :roll:
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 10:56 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 9:33 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 8:31 am
O Really wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:21 am
Dook!
Valvano has arisen in time for Easter
:thumbup: :thumbup: All The Way! One or the other.

O Really Disclaimer: I'm not bothering with a bracket this year, so I'm posting wishes rather than predictions.

Men's Elite 8, GO:
6:09 PM TBS
3 Illinois (29-8) > 1 UConn (34-3, -8.5) GOGoCubsGoGO
Yikes 52-77, sorry.

Nope:
8:49 PM TBS
6 Clemson (24-11) vs 4 Alabama (24-11, -3.5) :yawn: :yawn:
82-89 Bama. Musta been the refs :P
0-1 today, 3-4 for the week. O Really was right! ;)
The Illini played a good eighteen minutes. :roll:
That would be a good title for a book about the season :wave:

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GoCubsGo wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 10:56 pm
The Illini played a good eighteen minutes. :roll:
Ah, beginning the 19th minute:
... The Huskies ran off 30 straight points, an onslaught not seen this late in the NCAA tournament recently ...

"30-0 is crazy," said Tristen Newton, UConn's All-American point guard.

Added Hurley: "It was a special level of basketball that we were playing."
:o Ugh

How was the bloomin' foray?

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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 9:33 pm
0-1 today, 3-4 for the week. O Really was right! ;)
I'm not bothering with a bracket this year, so I'm posting wishes rather than predictions.

Men's Elite 8, GO:

2:20 PM CBS
2 Tennessee (27-8) > 1 Purdue (32-4, -3.5)

5:05 PM CBS
4 Duke (27-8, -7.5) > 11 NC State (25-14), but I don't hate The Pack and Cinderellas are cool. Go all the way, winner!

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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2024 3:30 pm
1-2 for the day. I did not make picks yesterday. O Really is right again!
Women's Elite 8, GO:

1:00 PM ABC
Loyal 3 Oregon State (27-7) > 1 South Carolina (35-0, -15.5 :shock: :problem: )
End the streak! A loss won't count in my tally.

3:00 PM ABC
3 NC State (30-6) > 1 Texas (33-4, -5.5), but I don't hate Texas.

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