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#1 OFFLINE   Danny R

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:09 AM

See how you stack up against your fellow DBSTalk members.

Go to Yahoo's tournament site and fill out a bracket:

Group ID: 85732
Password: play2win

For those who are interested, I'm also running an optional $5 pool for the tournament.Click here for details.

This pool is entirely separate from the website and is a private affair. You do NOT have to pay into the pool just to sign up for competition purposes.

BRACKETS CLOSE: Thu Mar 17 12:15pm EST
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#2 OFFLINE   Danny R

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 10:33 PM

We've got 5 folks signed up thus far. I know we can get a lot more. Time is of essense as the brackets close in a day and a half.
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Posted 16 March 2005 - 10:43 AM

Tick tock tick tock... just about 24 hours till the brackets close. Get signed up!

6 players thus far, half taking a dip in the pool.
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Posted 17 March 2005 - 05:54 AM

Deadline to get teams in and brackets completed is noon today (eastern!)
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Posted 17 March 2005 - 10:19 AM

Less than 1 hour before brackets close!
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Posted 17 March 2005 - 01:03 PM

Oh well, only 7 players. So who's who? I'm not certain who a couple of players are based on the email/yahoo ids.

Danny's Pick-em = me, Danny R
Tusk = Tusk
Guido_UL = Ray Clum
This isn't fantasy football? = cdru
Sparkman = ???
Kani = mwgiii
The Sage's Collection = ???
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Posted 17 March 2005 - 01:30 PM

We'll it looks like I'm in first place again in this contest. Woo hoo. Of course so are the rest of you but I'll ignore that fact.

Good luck everyone. Looks like it could be interesting come the later rounds.

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 01:54 PM

Currently Sage is in the lead, no mistakes at all yet after the first 4 games.

Sparkman is in 2nd I believe, with 3 out of 4. But his taking Alabama up to the sweet 16 might cost him points later.
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Posted 17 March 2005 - 04:42 PM

Sage is a genius thus far, going 8 for 8.
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Posted 17 March 2005 - 04:49 PM

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 04:59 PM

Cheering for Alabama were we? ;)
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Posted 17 March 2005 - 05:32 PM

Cheering for Alabama were we? ;)

What was your first hint?

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 08:49 PM

Go Huskies!! EweDub has a very fun team to watch this year. They are soooooo quick they can crash six, count 'em six, guys to the boards and never get beaten going to other way. Catch 'em if you can.
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Posted 17 March 2005 - 11:43 PM

Wow Sage... 14 out of 16 of the first games. Not too shabby!
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Posted 18 March 2005 - 01:56 PM

Wow, what I'd do to have that accuracy. Sage is mopping up with 18 of 20 games correctly predicted.

By chance do you have tonight's lottery numbers?
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Posted 18 March 2005 - 02:14 PM

Wow, what I'd do to have that accuracy. Sage is mopping up with 18 of 20 games correctly predicted.

By chance do you have tonight's lottery numbers?

He should have done a Pick-10 in Vegas. Correctly pick 10 teams against the spread and a $20 bet becomes $12,000. Helluva lot more then the $15 he could have won here.

It's still fairly close. Most of the effect of the upsets can be minimized if they go out the next round. Only Alabama, LSU, and UCLA did people pick to go into round 3.

Some of the higher seeded teams though need to figure out what's going wrong in their game. LSU got walked over, and Wake Forest and Ok. St both struggled for a while before pulling ahead.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 04:34 PM

Sage is up to 22 of 24 now.

Of course second round might turn things for the rest of us. Nobody seems to have made a critical error and picked a team for the finals that's been eliminated yet.
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Posted 20 March 2005 - 09:11 AM

Can I suck any worse at this? In the three games I'm in, I'm in last place in every one.
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Posted 20 March 2005 - 01:01 PM

Can I suck any worse at this? In the three games I'm in, I'm in last place in every one.

I too am in 3 different pools. I have no idea how I'm doing in my other bracket as it's not scored until the end (hand scored). My other pool I'm in is a grid. I have 2-9 and 3-7 as my W-L last digit number. I've come close a few times, but haven't hit yet. C'est la vie. So much for illegal office gambling.

For those that are interested, Yahoo does have a scenario generator where you can play with who wins in the later rounds and what effect it has on the scoring.

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 02:33 PM

For those that are interested, Yahoo does have a scenario generator where you can play with who wins in the later rounds and what effect it has on the scoring.


Yeah, that is rather run to play with. I do still theoretically have a chance to win if everything goes down my way for the remainder of games.
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Posted 21 March 2005 - 08:30 AM

Wow, what I'd do to have that accuracy. Sage is mopping up with 18 of 20 games correctly predicted.

By chance do you have tonight's lottery numbers?



If only I did, Danny... The good news for the rest of you guys is that UConn has broken my poor little heart. Add Bucknell to the mix and you have a very weary sage out here. :nono2:

Spent the weekend gloating at my brother's just prior to that disaster. Pride comes before the fall and I got to cry in my beer over the loss of one of my final four teams.

So....what little bit of luck I had going in to this tourney seems to have been burned out before lottery numbers were drawn. :nono:


But thanks for acknowledging my momentary greatness... :grin:

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 08:39 AM

But thanks for acknowledging my momentary greatness...

Yeah, it was an impressive first round... and of course you are still in the lead, but your 2nd round picks were more human.
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Posted 21 March 2005 - 09:06 AM

But thanks for acknowledging my momentary greatness...

Yeah, it was an impressive first round... and of course you are still in the lead, but your 2nd round picks were more human.



Couldn't last forever...but it made for sweet gloating while it lasted. My wife is pleased by my decreasing cranial size as well...

Next year i may have to take cdru advice and plunk a little down on my brackets...

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 10:17 AM

Next year i may have to take cdru advice and plunk a little down on my brackets...

Remember thought that with real gambling, you aren't necessarily picking the team to win, but rather going against the point spread. It's easy to pick a No. 1 seed over a 16-seeded team, but when there is a 28 point spread, it makes things a lot harder.

I'm impressed though with some of the overall leaders in the Yahoo tourneyment. The current leader has picked 44 of 48 games right so far with 15 of his Sweet 16 teams still in.

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 11:11 AM

Remember thought that with real gambling, you aren't necessarily picking the team to win, but rather going against the point spread. It's easy to pick a No. 1 seed over a 16-seeded team, but when there is a 28 point spread, it makes things a lot harder.

I'm impressed though with some of the overall leaders in the Yahoo tourneyment. The current leader has picked 44 of 48 games right so far with 15 of his Sweet 16 teams still in.



That's a good point. The point spreads would have been a killer for me. Perhaps sticking to the minor leagues is more this sage's speed. Who knows though, might be worth the $20.

Sounds like you have a bit of experience on this subject though...




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