2012 POA Bracket

Discussion in 'The Sports Section' started by rpadula, Mar 11, 2012.

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Come sign up for the PoA bracket

Poll closed Mar 16, 2012.
  1. Yes

    4 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. No

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Go Lobos! (just for you Nick!)

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  4. What's a bracket?

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  1. rpadula

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    I take it that's a "no" for you. :rofl:
     
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    flygirl34q Ejection Handle Pulled

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    OK... I admit that I voted "What's a bracket??", but want to play anyway. I'll have Christopher tell me what teams to choose. LOL. :rolleyes: How long do we have to pick the teams??

    I've printed out a list of the first and second round match-ups and I thought I would see the U of I there. Aren't they playing?? I live in Champaign, IL and was hoping I'd know at least one of the teams in the tournament!
     
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    Can you guess how I voted??

    #5 baby.
     
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    That's it? We only have 3 people?!?! Where is everybody?

    There's still time to enter -- have until tip-off of tomorrow's first game.

    And you can still adjust your brackets. Syracuse's center Melo is ineligible and out for the tourney.
     
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    ESPN has an app you can put on your phone to follow the bracket you create as it unfolds! :D I have to admit I kinda cheated a little bit and looked at the ones the sports commentators created for ideas... Kentucky seems to be a popular choice to win the National Championship.
     
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    I think I've watched 10 minutes of basketball this year. Maybe that was last year.

    Nothing against it. Just not my first choice.
     
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    I've had that app on my iPhone since last year. Very handy!
     
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    Yeah, but with only 4 people in the PoA group so far, you'd have a pretty good shot at winning bragging rights here if you put in an entry! ;)

    You've got until today's tip (12:15 PM Eastern Time) to get yer brackets in!!!
     
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    Hey!! Look at the bracket so far... 1st place!! I'll have to tell Christopher! :goofy:
     
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    Ugh... This game is harder than I thought. Christopher is saying I told you so. I thought men were supposed to be good at this stuff!
     
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    LOL.

    The 4/13 and 5/12 matchups are good for the occasional upset. If you pick right, you look like a genius. If not (for example, see my South region, ugh!), then you look like no genius.
     
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    I picked some stupid upsets, but am going to win anyways if UNC wins since no one else picked them. I was at UMD when we won the championship in 2003ish. Was one of the best days of my life.
     
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    I picked Virgina over Florida, but it ain't gonna happen
     
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    If Florida State doesn't wake up soon, Nick's gonna be in a world of hurt! :(
     
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    How'd ya like Norfolk St beating Mizzou? Whoooaaaaa! :eek:
     
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    Go Doooooook! :stirpot:
     
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    bye bye Duke, this will ruffle up the brackets
     
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    Grrr... I give up on this game. :( Christopher went to Mizzou, that is why I had them going all the way, but they are already out of it despite having a very high seeding number! There is just no telling what will happen! :mad2:
     
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    Yeah, it's very rare that a 15 seed beats a 2, and then we had that happen twice yesterday!

    You can tell peoples' bias in their picks. I see it with my other group. But we're here on the east coast, so we rarely have an opportunity to see the western US teams, or teams from the non-power conferences.

    That's part of the fun!!! I've got tickets for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games in Atlanta next weekend, and right now, we have no idea who we're going to be seeing!
     
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    And the winner was .... ME!!! Thanks for playing everybody! Better luck next year! :D

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    (Hey, I waited a couple of days so as not to appear to be gloating ;))

    Attached is a pic I snapped from our seats at the Georgia Dome right before the Xavier/Baylor Sweet 16 game.
     

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    LOL. I assure you it was dumb luck!

    There were a lot of awesome games, though. The Final Four is coming back to the Georgia Dome next year, but it won't be a half house setup like you see in my picture (and like it was for the FF in 2007 when we went). I don't understand how people can go to a football stadium to watch a basketball game on the 50 yard line, so I'll probably skip it. :confused: :(
     
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