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Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2023, 10:01:55 AM »

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I just don't have time to focus on both college basketball & NBA these days.  I'm in my busy season with work right now so it's tough enough just trying to stay on top of the NBA. My alma mater (BC) has sucked in college basketball for about 15 years now so that doesn't help matters too.

Brackets are just a crapshoot for me.  Usually spend about an hour reading articles for research & that's about it.  Sometimes I get lucky but more often I don't.


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Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2023, 01:50:18 PM »

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Trying to fill out a bracket when you essentially watch zero regular season college basketball is less than ideal. 

People have any predictions?  What are the upsets going to be?

The last many years I've used the following method:

1) Google "NCAA bracket experts"

2) Click on the first non-sponsored response

3) Randomly pick a number 1-10

4) Choose the corresponding "expert's" bracket from the never ending list of experts.

5) Fill out my bracket by copying theirs exactly.

6) Choose the final score

7A) Get upset with the expert when their bracket falls apart (which is much better than getting upset with myself).

or

7B)  Take full credit for being an awesome prognosticator if it goes well (7B has yet to happen).



This method has been a great relief on my brain.

BTW - according to dude number 6 from CBS Insider, I swill be pulling for Bama to win it all!
I used to have a pretty good system in the 80's and 90's until the 1-and-done kids started becoming the norm.   the system in order of rule priority --> if you have a situation where 2 rules apply, go with the higher rule.
1. Pick SEC teams to exceed their seeding by at least one round.
2. Pick Big East teams to win their first round regardless of seeding.  after that, they tended to play to their seed.
3. Pick ACC teams to play to their seed.
4. Pick Big 10 teams to play one round below their seed (or more)
5. Remaining games that didn't have a team falling under rules 1-4, pick teams that won their conference tournaments.  if neither won their tournament, pick the one from the conference considered to have had the better teams that season.

that would get typically get me a 75% win record or better.  now, forget it.

Just gave you your 9999th Tommy Point.

I'll make you earn that 10000th!

Do we get a confetti from the ceiling celebration?
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Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2023, 02:37:51 PM »

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#14 Kennesaw State giving #3 Xavier hell.

Although Xavier has come all the way back with a 14-0 run to go up 2 now. But the Owls are now shooting FTs with a chance to tie. 4 mins to go
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Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2023, 03:01:59 PM »

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#14 Kennesaw State giving #3 Xavier hell.

Although Xavier has come all the way back with a 14-0 run to go up 2 now. But the Owls are now shooting FTs with a chance to tie. 4 mins to go

Xavier holds on. But man this has been an awesome start to March Madness
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Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2023, 03:11:57 PM »

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Trying to fill out a bracket when you essentially watch zero regular season college basketball is less than ideal. 

People have any predictions?  What are the upsets going to be?

The last many years I've used the following method:

1) Google "NCAA bracket experts"

2) Click on the first non-sponsored response

3) Randomly pick a number 1-10

4) Choose the corresponding "expert's" bracket from the never ending list of experts.

5) Fill out my bracket by copying theirs exactly.

6) Choose the final score

7A) Get upset with the expert when their bracket falls apart (which is much better than getting upset with myself).

or

7B)  Take full credit for being an awesome prognosticator if it goes well (7B has yet to happen).



This method has been a great relief on my brain.

BTW - according to dude number 6 from CBS Insider, I swill be pulling for Bama to win it all!
I used to have a pretty good system in the 80's and 90's until the 1-and-done kids started becoming the norm.   the system in order of rule priority --> if you have a situation where 2 rules apply, go with the higher rule.
1. Pick SEC teams to exceed their seeding by at least one round.
2. Pick Big East teams to win their first round regardless of seeding.  after that, they tended to play to their seed.
3. Pick ACC teams to play to their seed.
4. Pick Big 10 teams to play one round below their seed (or more)
5. Remaining games that didn't have a team falling under rules 1-4, pick teams that won their conference tournaments.  if neither won their tournament, pick the one from the conference considered to have had the better teams that season.

that would get typically get me a 75% win record or better.  now, forget it.

Just gave you your 9999th Tommy Point.

I'll make you earn that 10000th!

Do we get a confetti from the ceiling celebration?
Thanks Redz.  feel like I'm on the cusp of greatness  ;)

hoping we get some wins and a generous soul in the game threads will honor me with that special TP!


Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2023, 04:16:51 PM »

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#14 Kennesaw State giving #3 Xavier hell.

Although Xavier has come all the way back with a 14-0 run to go up 2 now. But the Owls are now shooting FTs with a chance to tie. 4 mins to go

Xavier holds on. But man this has been an awesome start to March Madness
I almost lost my heavy favorite 6-leg parlay on that one.  But 2 legs won (Xavier and Baylor) and leg 3 (Marquette) is up 10 in the 2nd half.  Most worried about leg 4 i.e. Connecticut with Purdue and Gonzaga coming later.   
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Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2023, 05:18:18 PM »

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Man I love March Madness. Endless high drama

Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2023, 05:25:26 PM »

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Anytime UConn is ready to stop screwing around with Iona would be appreciated.


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Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2023, 07:14:04 PM »

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Pittsburgh upset Iowa State

Also it's early, but Purdue is down 5 to FDU
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« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2023, 07:34:25 PM »

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FDU is giving Purdue the business.

Purdue is missing a lot of open threes (sound familiar?) and canít keep FDU away from the rim when Edey sits.

Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2023, 07:48:28 PM »

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FDU is giving Purdue the business.

Purdue is missing a lot of open threes (sound familiar?) and canít keep FDU away from the rim when Edey sits.

The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are on a mission tonight!

(lol I've never heard of this school before now)
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Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2023, 07:55:32 PM »

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FDU is giving Purdue the business.

Purdue is missing a lot of open threes (sound familiar?) and canít keep FDU away from the rim when Edey sits.

The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are on a mission tonight!

(lol I've never heard of this school before now)

C'mon, Phantom! Get with it! ;D
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Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2023, 08:07:36 PM »

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FDU is giving Purdue the business.

Purdue is missing a lot of open threes (sound familiar?) and canít keep FDU away from the rim when Edey sits.

The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights are on a mission tonight!

(lol I've never heard of this school before now)

C'mon, Phantom! Get with it! ;D

I didn't even know about Kennesaw State until today either 

I guess March Madness isn't just a fun tournament, but it's educational  :laugh:
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Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2023, 08:33:16 PM »

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LOL FDU has a player named Tatum on their team. Now I'm definitely rooting for the upset  :laugh:
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Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2023, 09:07:40 PM »

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