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Old 03-14-2010, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default Espn orangemane bracket challenge

I know every year we have problems getting into the other one, especially for new players.

So i created this group on espn.

This way everyone can play, if you are in the other one too, just copy and paste your brackets in this one.

Get in the action now:
http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/en/group?groupID=49294

Group: ORANGEMANE
Password: manersrule

PS you can have up to 3 brackets!

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Old 03-15-2010, 07:44 PM   #2
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WTF? i know you guys hate espn and all, but what would be sweeter than taking a million dolalrs from them\? lol
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I hadn't even noticed this thread. I'm in. Are you going to mail out the million or do we have to refer a friend or something first?

Either way, how soon can I expect the check? Could definitely use a cool mil. Oh, and is there a problem with you paying the taxes first? Don't really want to do that myself.
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I wont tell all my secrets but UK wins the national championship. Awesome.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:31 AM   #5
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I hadn't even noticed this thread. I'm in. Are you going to mail out the million or do we have to refer a friend or something first?

Either way, how soon can I expect the check? Could definitely use a cool mil. Oh, and is there a problem with you paying the taxes first? Don't really want to do that myself.
lol hey now, you only win the million if you get a perfect bracket.....not for winning the league!
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Yeah... that sounds pretty difficult and i don't know basketball that well. I'd rather you just send me a check. thanks, i promise to spend it wisely
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:07 PM   #7
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Yeah... that sounds pretty difficult and i don't know basketball that well. I'd rather you just send me a check. thanks, i promise to spend it wisely
I don't either, but Kentucky
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:42 PM   #8
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Hey... I live in Kentucky so I'm brainwashed. Louisville is only 2nd in the nation to UK. And, to be quite serious here, Wall can take the whole other team to school when he chooses. If Cousins would get it going again, they really could do damage. And I watched the Syracuse game at Louisville and definitely was not impressed. Duke is the other #1 and that's gotta be the joke of the century, right? A team full of white guys the #1 seed in college basketball? Hahahaha... Good one!

That leaves it coming down to Kentucky and one of the Kansas teams. And when it comes to that, I'll cheer super hard from my couch to ensure a win. And a perfect bracket. And a million bucks from McBleed.

Game. Set. Match.
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I just noticed that I went 1 & 2 heavy... gotta go make me a bracket with more underdogs. Here is some info I found on Covers (Gambling site) that I thought was pretty useful.

1st round rules:
Pick no more than two seeds worse than #12.
#16 seeds are 0 for 100 in the modern era (since 1985).
#15 seeds are 4 for 100.
#13 and #14 seeds combined win only 18% of first round games.

Don't be shy about picking upsets with #12 through #9 seeds. Give special consideration to picking #12 seeds: they have won 16 of 36 matchups vs. #5 seeds the last nine years. At least one #12 has won 19 of 21 years. 3 of 4 won last year.

#9 seeds have won over half their games (54%) vs. #8 seeds.

2nd round rules:
Advance #1 seeds almost automatically into the 3rd round. #1 seeds win their first two games 88% of the time.

Keep advancing the #12 and #10 seeds you picked to win in Round One. These teams win about half the time in Round Two. A double digit seed has made the Sweet Sixteen 23 of 25 years. Only once in 25 years has all the top three seeds (#1, #2, #3) made the Sweet Sixteen.

Seeds worse than #12 DO NOT win in the 2nd round. Only 6 of 400 teams that have advanced past Round 2 were seeded worse than #12.

Sweet 16 round rules:
Advance exactly three #1 seeds into the Elite 8. There's no reason to buck the math: 73% of #1 seeds advance into the 4th round (that's a higher percentage than #5 seeds who win a single game)!

Advance no team worse than a #11 seed into the Elite 8 (23 have made it to the Sweet 16, but only 1 has ever advanced).

Elite Eight round rules:
Advance exactly ONE or TWO #1 seeds to the Final Four. Amazingly, the Final Four has included exactly one or two #1 seeds 20 of the last 25 years.

Advance no team worse than a #8 seed to the Final Four. Only 2 of 100 Final Four teams have been seeded worse than #8.

Final Four round rules:
Advance NO team worse than a 6th seed to the Championship game. Not a single one has made it in the last 24 years.

Championship game rules:
Pick a #4 seed or better to win it all. For 21 straight years the champion has been a #4 seed or better!
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:16 AM   #10
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last chance............ good luck!
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I tried making my 2nd bracket but it doesn't look like it associated it with the group. Any ideas?

EDIT: Finally got it. You always figure it out after you ask for help.
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i wont tell all my secrets but uk wins the national championship. Awesome.
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IN the 65 team era only twice has a team seeded lower than 4th won the whole thing. NV State as an 8 seed over Georgetown and Kansas as a 6th seed over Oklahoma.

Both were in the very early years of the 64 team tourney.
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Looks like Nova's gonna pull the upset and win their game. That's playing with fire.
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It could happen. Just need Lehigh to take care of business this evening.
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Georgetown, ouch, that hurt.
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Georgetown, ouch, that hurt.
yeah there goes the million dollars for everyone
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I feel like my bracket got shot in the face with a beam riffle.
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yeah there goes the million dollars for everyone
Alright... we can all compromise... since we didn't get a perfect bracket, how about anyone that gets more right than wrong gets a smaller prize? I'll settle for something small like 10k.

You rock McBleed. You're the best game host ever. PM our address for the checks now or once the competition ends?
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Alright... we can all compromise... since we didn't get a perfect bracket, how about anyone that gets more right than wrong gets a smaller prize? I'll settle for something small like 10k.

You rock McBleed. You're the best game host ever. PM our address for the checks now or once the competition ends?
yes, i got an email today from a long lost friend in nigeria that will put the money right in your account!
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Big East had a rough first day.

#3 Georgetown lost to #14 Ohio
#6 Notre Dame lost to #11 Old Dominion
#2 Villanova escapes #15 Robert Morris (though, the refs clearly screwed Robert Morris down the stretch of regulation)
#6 Marquette lost to #11 Washington (Losing to a Pac 10 team should be punishment enough, but really, Marquette, I thought you were better than that)

Overall, this might be teh single greatest tournament start ever. Can anyone remember a better start? Multiple overtime games and buzzer beaters and upsets. You cannot ask for a better way to kick off festivities. Now, if the rest of Big Least loses today I will be happy.
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Big East had a rough first day.

#3 Georgetown lost to #14 Ohio
#6 Notre Dame lost to #11 Old Dominion
#2 Villanova escapes #15 Robert Morris (though, the refs clearly screwed Robert Morris down the stretch of regulation)
#6 Marquette lost to #11 Washington (Losing to a Pac 10 team should be punishment enough, but really, Marquette, I thought you were better than that)

Overall, this might be teh single greatest tournament start ever. Can anyone remember a better start? Multiple overtime games and buzzer beaters and upsets. You cannot ask for a better way to kick off festivities. Now, if the rest of Big Least loses today I will be happy.
Yep, unfortunately I thought both Georgetown and Marquette were better than that.
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:27 PM   #24
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So who falls tomorrow as there will always be upsets?

I think the easiest is Washington winning over NM. Quite hillarious that betting has Washington as the favs. Shows how screwy the seeding is.

Everyone's singing how St Mary's can pull the upset. I don't like to ride the wagon with everyone else but if Nova doesn't pick it up (which I think they finally will) then St Mary's could easily finish what Bob Morris started.

And since my Cards got sent home tonight, UK in a bloodbath. Wake Forest is gonna get beat down, handily. Bring it home, Wall. Pick up your game, Cousins. Patterson.. take care of business. And Bledsoe, keep up those 3 balls!
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Now seeing it spoken of that BYU may upset Kstate. I don't know about that... could be a good game though. BYU can definitely score points.
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