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March Madness 2023
« on: March 16, 2023, 11:00:39 AM »

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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?


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Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2023, 11:14:03 AM »

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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!
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Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2023, 11:19:30 AM »

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Im a fan of Drake for the 12-5 upset.  Virginia losing in round 1 is popular pick, although Im not on board.  I think Duke is oddly underrated this year (a 5-seed) their freshmen have really come on in the last 6 or so weeks, and their early season struggles are hurting their overall numbers.

Also, I dont have any clue whos going to win.  Ive picked Alabama and Gonzaga in my respective pools.  I never get the champion correct, so if I were you Id stay away from those two teams.

Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2023, 02:50:38 PM »

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The madness has begun
I was finally wrong. Boston not only didn't win in 5, but didn't win at all.

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2023, 02:52:03 PM »

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Im a fan of Drake for the 12-5 upset.  Virginia losing in round 1 is popular pick, although Im not on board.  I think Duke is oddly underrated this year (a 5-seed) their freshmen have really come on in the last 6 or so weeks, and their early season struggles are hurting their overall numbers.

Also, I dont have any clue whos going to win.  Ive picked Alabama and Gonzaga in my respective pools.  I never get the champion correct, so if I were you Id stay away from those two teams.

Shows what I know.

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2023, 02:55:43 PM »

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Im a fan of Drake for the 12-5 upset.  Virginia losing in round 1 is popular pick, although Im not on board.  I think Duke is oddly underrated this year (a 5-seed) their freshmen have really come on in the last 6 or so weeks, and their early season struggles are hurting their overall numbers.

Also, I dont have any clue whos going to win.  Ive picked Alabama and Gonzaga in my respective pools.  I never get the champion correct, so if I were you Id stay away from those two teams.

Shows what I know.

That whole sequence was ridiculous.


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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2023, 06:20:56 PM »

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Ivy League strikes again.  15 seed Princeton upsets 2 seed Arizona.


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Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2023, 06:22:25 PM »

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Ivy League strikes again.  15 seed Princeton upsets 2 seed Arizona.

What a choke job by Arizona.  Great game by Princeton tho.

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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2023, 06:26:56 PM »

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Arizona blew up a lot of brackets with that loss.  They were a popular final four pick
I was finally wrong. Boston not only didn't win in 5, but didn't win at all.

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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2023, 11:09:18 PM »

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Arizona seems to have more tourney super-fails than any other program.

And Im seeing a lot of bad basketball in tonights games lots of turnovers, low scores, bad shooting. I had to switch away from the Penn St.-Texas A&M game because it was a slopfest.
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Arizona blew up a lot of brackets with that loss.  They were a popular final four pick

Yeah, I picked Princeton!  Just had a hunch.  AZ often chokes early it seems, so I went with it.

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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2023, 09:13:27 AM »

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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!

Darn you Garry Parrish CBS Insider!
Arizona and Iowa St were supposed to win 3 rounds and Charleston 2.  Edited.  Profanity and masked profanity are against forum rules and may result in discipline.?
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Re: March Madness 2023
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2023, 09:17:24 AM »

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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!

Darn you Garry Parrish CBS Insider!
Arizona and Iowa St were supposed to win 3 rounds and Charleston 2.  Edited.  Profanity and masked profanity are against forum rules and may result in discipline.?

LOL

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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2023, 09:57:50 AM »

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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.