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Old 03-17-2014, 11:42 PM   #1
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:00 AM   #2
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My picks are in. Thanks for setting it up.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:11 AM   #4
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No problem Zona!

My work place sucks for bracket challenges and just sports in general and I love to see how I match up against fellow sports fans, so I cant wait to see how my guesses pan out.
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I will take all of you down and I have watched maybe 2 hours of college basketball and that was when USC was on and ****ing up the season. If you lose to me and are a guru of College Basketball then you are one horrible bracketologist.
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I cant seem to shake that OK State beats Arizona.

I want Arizona to go to the final 4, but I just cant see them making enough shots.

Zona, talk me out of it so I can update my bracket! Why will AZ go through?

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I cant seem to shake that OK State beats Arizona.

I want Arizona to go to the final 4, but I just cant see them making enough shots.

Zona, talk me out of it so I can update my bracket! Why will AZ go through?

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I'm a big 12 guy, I've watched Ok state a lot this year. They're playing well, looking more like the team everyone thought they would be preseason. But to me, the other team from Oklahoma could be more of a problem for the wildcats in the sweet 16. The sooners can fill it up in a hurry, and have improved defensively. You have to score to beat them, similar to another big 12 team in Iowa state. I think Arizona gets it done, but that Oklahoma 2 step won't be easy. Go with your gut though.
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I'm a big 12 guy, I've watched Ok state a lot this year. They're playing well, looking more like the team everyone thought they would be preseason. But to me, the other team from Oklahoma could be more of a problem for the wildcats in the sweet 16. The sooners can fill it up in a hurry, and have improved defensively. You have to score to beat them, similar to another big 12 team in Iowa state. I think Arizona gets it done, but that Oklahoma 2 step won't be easy. Go with your gut though.
thanks!

I could easily see one or the other oklahoma team winning that, but also az could easily just keep steam rolling defensively and hit just enough shots.
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thanks!

I could easily see one or the other oklahoma team winning that, but also az could easily just keep steam rolling defensively and hit just enough shots.
Yep! Thats pretty much my thinking.
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I will take all of you down and I have watched maybe 2 hours of college basketball and that was when USC was on and ****ing up the season. If you lose to me and are a guru of College Basketball then you are one horrible bracketologist.
I've seen it happen before. Me and about 10 other friends have been doing a pool for 8 years now. Last year, we let in a guy that hadn't watched a hoops game in 3 years, just thinking it would add more to the pot for one of us. Dude won the damn thing. We all failed miserably at bracketology 2013.
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I cant seem to shake that OK State beats Arizona.

I want Arizona to go to the final 4, but I just cant see them making enough shots.

Zona, talk me out of it so I can update my bracket! Why will AZ go through?

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Well that old saying is usually true. Defense travels. Offensive teams, especially while not playing at home and when the pressure is on, can tighten up and the next thing you know, they're getting clobbered. That other saying, you live by the 3, you die by the 3. Again another reference to how hot and cold offense can be. Defense is much more sustainable over a longer period, especially for a team that is good at it. Arizona is THE best defense in the nation using the new 'per-possession defense' scale. Arizona one of the best offensive and defensive rebounding teams. Every team has their weaknesses but playing against a defense like this, it puts pressure on another team so much because you already know you're going to have more turnovers then you normally do, you're not going to get as many offensive rebounds as you normally do, and you're going to have very few good looks. Arizona will force you into difficult shots. Arizona can be beat so nothing is for sure but I know a team is going to have to play their BEST offensive game of the year in order to beat Arizona. Trying to do that with the biggest pressure moments of the year, that's tough to do. And what I think that gets overlooked is just how competitive Arizona is. They've had 4 losses this year, 2 of them in OT, 1 of them on a last second lucky shot, and another by just a few points and Arizona played easily well enough to win that game but their poor free throw shooting cost them. So they've ALWAYS been in the game until that very last moment, when games were close. Of course they've beat some great teams and have been tested at home, on neutral sites and on the road. They're battle tested. They won't be rattled.

That's my take anyway.
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I will take all of you down and I have watched maybe 2 hours of college basketball and that was when USC was on and ****ing up the season. If you lose to me and are a guru of College Basketball then you are one horrible bracketologist.
So you're like the chick in the office that picks her teams on favorite colors, and wins. Hahaha.
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I just saw that my final 4 is the exact same as Obama....I'm F'd.
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I just saw that my final 4 is the exact same as Obama....I'm F'd.
bwhhaa.

My temptation is I keep looking down at my bracket at work and wanting to tinker... blah!

AZ or OSU could totally change my bracket....

Also what do I do with Creighton... !! Baylor or Creighton?
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I'd bet money he's using Nate Silver's bracket. With maybe a few cosmetic changes to make it less blatant.
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bwhhaa.

My temptation is I keep looking down at my bracket at work and wanting to tinker... blah!

AZ or OSU could totally change my bracket....

Also what do I do with Creighton... !! Baylor or Creighton?
I went with Baylor on that one, and ALMOST took them to make the elite 8 over Wisconsin.
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I'd bet money he's using Nate Silver's bracket. With maybe a few cosmetic changes to make it less blatant.
Well, that would make me at least feel a bit better.
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I cant seem to shake that OK State beats Arizona.

I want Arizona to go to the final 4, but I just cant see them making enough shots.

Zona, talk me out of it so I can update my bracket! Why will AZ go through?

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I only need one reason to pick AZ over OKST. AZ allows an average of 58 pts per game. Good defense. Then there's the fact that OKST only managed 3 wins out of 10 against ranked opponents.

Does that help?
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I have watched a total of about 30min of NCAA bball all year and that was at a hooters. Where I was mostly looking at boobs. So ya, I am going to dominate. Spartans all the way and a billion to me!
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4-0 in my play in game picks. Cal
Poly was an easy one, a 13-19 team favored by 4? Vegas knew what was up. Pretty obvious I'm gonna take this thing.....I'm a genious
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^obviously kidding . I did make all the play in picks, but it doesn't count so o well.
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Took me 5 minutes to fill mine out. Not too shabby. :-)
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I won't have anything to do with those bastiches at Yahoo. They planted some malware on my computer that installed their search engine over Google Chrome and I had to go fishing through my program files to finally find the little **** under a different name. **** Yahoo. I don't doubt they'll do the same thing through this bracket game.
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