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Title: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: OCGuy81 on March 03, 2021, 08:57:17 AM
Curious who might be interested in filling out a bracket once the college basketball tournament starts?

No wagers, but the winner receives bragging rights on the forum.  :-D

I wanted to ask early to see who might be interested, and which site I can use to host the pool. Iím thinking either Yahoo or CBS Sports. Iíve used the latter to run workplace pools and theyíre easy to set up and track.

Any takers?



Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: jayhawkco on March 03, 2021, 09:07:31 AM
I'm down.

Chris
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: WillWeaverRVA on March 03, 2021, 09:07:51 AM
I'd join.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: JoePCool14 on March 03, 2021, 09:45:03 AM
I'd probably make one, just for giggles.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Max Rockatansky on March 03, 2021, 09:58:17 AM
Doesnít Alps usually do one every year? 
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: OCGuy81 on March 03, 2021, 11:44:28 AM
Oh cool, glad to see some interest.

If someone here already runs one, I'll gladly let him. Otherwise I'll look into setting one up.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Alps on March 03, 2021, 06:56:31 PM
I don't do it every year, but I've done it before. I cede to you to get us started.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: OCGuy81 on March 03, 2021, 09:09:23 PM
I don't do it every year, but I've done it before. I cede to you to get us started.

Okay, will do.

Thinking Iíll host it on CBS Sports. Iíll post here again on Sunday when the selections are made with the info.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Scott5114 on March 03, 2021, 09:16:16 PM
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Did I win yet?
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: webny99 on March 03, 2021, 10:23:18 PM
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Did I win yet?

Well, you've got to at least close the brackets...

Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: kevinb1994 on March 04, 2021, 02:13:15 AM
Yes please.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Henry on March 04, 2021, 09:22:04 AM
I'm up for it!
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on March 04, 2021, 09:30:27 AM
Yes. And I may do a mock-up bracket as well like I did in 2016-18. I remember 2018, which was the only time ever a number 16 seed defeated a number 1 and busting most of the brackets.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: thspfc on March 04, 2021, 12:44:52 PM
Deal me in. Basketball isnít one of my favorite sports but this year Iíve made sure to watch more college basketball, as Iím intent on building a bracket dynasty within my family. Might as well expand my reign to AARoads as well, right?
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: jp the roadgeek on March 04, 2021, 12:56:40 PM
I'm game, especially since it looks like UConn will be back in this year.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: OCGuy81 on March 04, 2021, 11:17:57 PM
Hereís the details on the group I set up.

I used ESPN. Youíll need to create a free account. Iím using the app, but I imagine the site is similar. Hereís the details.

- When you choose to create a bracket, you have an option to join a group.

- The group is AARoads Forum and the password is interstate366 (lower case)

- For the name of your bracket, please use your forum name so we know who is who.

- Iíll post results after each round.

Good luck, everyone!!

Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Alps on March 05, 2021, 12:29:20 AM
Hereís the details on the group I set up.

I used ESPN. Youíll need to create a free account. Iím using the app, but I imagine the site is similar. Hereís the details.

- When you choose to create a bracket, you have an option to join a group.

- The group is AARoads Forum and the password is interstate366 (lower case)

- For the name of your bracket, please use your forum name so we know who is who.

- Iíll post results after each round.

Good luck, everyone!!


I went the other way and made my username the forum name :D
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: OCGuy81 on March 05, 2021, 08:29:31 AM
Hereís the details on the group I set up.

I used ESPN. Youíll need to create a free account. Iím using the app, but I imagine the site is similar. Hereís the details.

- When you choose to create a bracket, you have an option to join a group.

- The group is AARoads Forum and the password is interstate366 (lower case)

- For the name of your bracket, please use your forum name so we know who is who.

- Iíll post results after each round.

Good luck, everyone!!


I went the other way and made my username the forum name :D

Ha!! No problem, I see ya there. 😁
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: 1 on March 05, 2021, 08:49:26 AM
(Please don't actually vote on these. It's going to make people upset.)

Round 1:

EAST
cl94 vs. webny99
Pete from Boston vs. PHLBOS
Beltway vs. sprjus4
jeffandnicole vs. tradephoric
Jim vs. Mapmikey
Chris vs. CNGL-Leudimin
Alps vs. SteveG1988
cpzilliacus vs. mrsman

NORTH
froggie vs. vdeane
Brandon vs. ET21
Henry vs. paulthemapguy
dzlsabe vs. Marf
MNHighwayMan vs. TheHighwayMan394
1 vs. SectorZ
kernals12 vs. Roadgeekteen
AsphaltPlanet vs. Stephane Dumas

SOUTH
hbelkins vs. SP Cook
bandit957 vs. NE2
Alex vs. Scott5114
1995hoo vs. formulanone
Brian556 vs. CoreySamson
roadman vs. roadman65
Eth vs. Grzrd
Bobby5280 vs. bugo

WEST
kphoger vs. J N Winkler
Bruce vs. jakeroot
Ken Jennings vs. TheAlan360
myosh_tino vs. sparker
SEWIGuy vs. The Ghostbuster
agentsteel53 vs. TheStranger
Flint1979 vs. FritzOwl
SSOWorld vs. US71
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: WillWeaverRVA on March 05, 2021, 09:36:34 AM
Hereís the details on the group I set up.

I used ESPN. Youíll need to create a free account. Iím using the app, but I imagine the site is similar. Hereís the details.

- When you choose to create a bracket, you have an option to join a group.

- The group is AARoads Forum and the password is interstate366 (lower case)

- For the name of your bracket, please use your forum name so we know who is who.

- Iíll post results after each round.

Good luck, everyone!!



Joined!
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: jayhawkco on March 05, 2021, 10:03:25 AM
(Please don't actually vote on these. It's going to make people upset.)

Round 1:

EAST
cl94 vs. webny99
Pete from Boston vs. PHLBOS
Beltway vs. sprjus4
jeffandnicole vs. tradephoric
Jim vs. Mapmikey
Chris vs. CNGL-Leudimin
Alps vs. SteveG1988
cpzilliacus vs. mrsman

NORTH
froggie vs. vdeane
Brandon vs. ET21
Henry vs. paulthemapguy
dzlsabe vs. Marf
MNHighwayMan vs. TheHighwayMan394
1 vs. SectorZ
kernals12 vs. Roadgeekteen
AsphaltPlanet vs. Stephane Dumas

SOUTH
hbelkins vs. SP Cook
bandit957 vs. NE2
Alex vs. Scott5114
1995hoo vs. formulanone
Brian556 vs. CoreySamson
roadman vs. roadman65
Eth vs. Grzrd
Bobby5280 vs. bugo

WEST
kphoger vs. J N Winkler
Bruce vs. jakeroot
Ken Jennings vs. TheAlan360
myosh_tino vs. sparker
SEWIGuy vs. The Ghostbuster
agentsteel53 vs. TheStranger
Flint1979 vs. FritzOwl
SSOWorld vs. US71

I'm only upset that I was on the wrong side of the bubble.

Chris
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: I-55 on March 05, 2021, 10:12:25 PM
(Please don't actually vote on these. It's going to make people upset.)

Round 1:

EAST
cl94 vs. webny99
Pete from Boston vs. PHLBOS
Beltway vs. sprjus4
jeffandnicole vs. tradephoric
Jim vs. Mapmikey
Chris vs. CNGL-Leudimin
Alps vs. SteveG1988
cpzilliacus vs. mrsman

NORTH
froggie vs. vdeane
Brandon vs. ET21
Henry vs. paulthemapguy
dzlsabe vs. Marf
MNHighwayMan vs. TheHighwayMan394
1 vs. SectorZ
kernals12 vs. Roadgeekteen
AsphaltPlanet vs. Stephane Dumas

SOUTH
hbelkins vs. SP Cook
bandit957 vs. NE2
Alex vs. Scott5114
1995hoo vs. formulanone
Brian556 vs. CoreySamson
roadman vs. roadman65
Eth vs. Grzrd
Bobby5280 vs. bugo

WEST
kphoger vs. J N Winkler
Bruce vs. jakeroot
Ken Jennings vs. TheAlan360
myosh_tino vs. sparker
SEWIGuy vs. The Ghostbuster
agentsteel53 vs. TheStranger
Flint1979 vs. FritzOwl
SSOWorld vs. US71

I'm only upset that I was on the wrong side of the bubble.

Chris

I'm upset that I lost in the First Four  :bigass:
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: TravelingBethelite on March 05, 2021, 10:16:49 PM
(Please don't actually vote on these. It's going to make people upset.)

Round 1:

EAST
cl94 vs. webny99
Pete from Boston vs. PHLBOS
Beltway vs. sprjus4
jeffandnicole vs. tradephoric
Jim vs. Mapmikey
Chris vs. CNGL-Leudimin
Alps vs. SteveG1988
cpzilliacus vs. mrsman

NORTH
froggie vs. vdeane
Brandon vs. ET21
Henry vs. paulthemapguy
dzlsabe vs. Marf
MNHighwayMan vs. TheHighwayMan394
1 vs. SectorZ
kernals12 vs. Roadgeekteen
AsphaltPlanet vs. Stephane Dumas

SOUTH
hbelkins vs. SP Cook
bandit957 vs. NE2
Alex vs. Scott5114
1995hoo vs. formulanone
Brian556 vs. CoreySamson
roadman vs. roadman65
Eth vs. Grzrd
Bobby5280 vs. bugo

WEST
kphoger vs. J N Winkler
Bruce vs. jakeroot
Ken Jennings vs. TheAlan360
myosh_tino vs. sparker
SEWIGuy vs. The Ghostbuster
agentsteel53 vs. TheStranger
Flint1979 vs. FritzOwl
SSOWorld vs. US71

I guess Lunardi put me in his First Four Out  :-P
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Alps on March 05, 2021, 10:33:18 PM
(Please don't actually vote on these. It's going to make people upset.)

Round 1:

EAST
cl94 vs. webny99
Pete from Boston vs. PHLBOS
Beltway vs. sprjus4
jeffandnicole vs. tradephoric
Jim vs. Mapmikey
Chris vs. CNGL-Leudimin
Alps vs. SteveG1988
cpzilliacus vs. mrsman

NORTH
froggie vs. vdeane
Brandon vs. ET21
Henry vs. paulthemapguy
dzlsabe vs. Marf
MNHighwayMan vs. TheHighwayMan394
1 vs. SectorZ
kernals12 vs. Roadgeekteen
AsphaltPlanet vs. Stephane Dumas

SOUTH
hbelkins vs. SP Cook
bandit957 vs. NE2
Alex vs. Scott5114
1995hoo vs. formulanone
Brian556 vs. CoreySamson
roadman vs. roadman65
Eth vs. Grzrd
Bobby5280 vs. bugo

WEST
kphoger vs. J N Winkler
Bruce vs. jakeroot
Ken Jennings vs. TheAlan360
myosh_tino vs. sparker
SEWIGuy vs. The Ghostbuster
agentsteel53 vs. TheStranger
Flint1979 vs. FritzOwl
SSOWorld vs. US71
The AARoads Member Bracket Challenge. Sure.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: tolbs17 on March 05, 2021, 10:41:20 PM
And me?
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Hot Rod Hootenanny on March 05, 2021, 11:41:29 PM
And me?
You're with me, AA Roads co-founder Andy 3175, all the members of Gribblenation, and a couple of thousand other posters who were forgotten.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: thspfc on March 06, 2021, 09:37:30 PM
(Please don't actually vote on these. It's going to make people upset.)

Round 1:

EAST
cl94 vs. webny99
Pete from Boston vs. PHLBOS
Beltway vs. sprjus4
jeffandnicole vs. tradephoric
Jim vs. Mapmikey
Chris vs. CNGL-Leudimin
Alps vs. SteveG1988
cpzilliacus vs. mrsman

NORTH
froggie vs. vdeane
Brandon vs. ET21
Henry vs. paulthemapguy
dzlsabe vs. Marf
MNHighwayMan vs. TheHighwayMan394
1 vs. SectorZ
kernals12 vs. Roadgeekteen
AsphaltPlanet vs. Stephane Dumas

SOUTH
hbelkins vs. SP Cook
bandit957 vs. NE2
Alex vs. Scott5114
1995hoo vs. formulanone
Brian556 vs. CoreySamson
roadman vs. roadman65
Eth vs. Grzrd
Bobby5280 vs. bugo

WEST
kphoger vs. J N Winkler
Bruce vs. jakeroot
Ken Jennings vs. TheAlan360
myosh_tino vs. sparker
SEWIGuy vs. The Ghostbuster
agentsteel53 vs. TheStranger
Flint1979 vs. FritzOwl
SSOWorld vs. US71
Kernals12 vs Roadgeekteen would be a classic. And unlike the rest of you, I respect that fact that I havenít been on the forum long enough to be in this tournament  :-D
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Scott5114 on March 06, 2021, 10:04:33 PM
I just want to know what I did wrong with my life where I get seeded against Alex of all people...
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Rothman on March 06, 2021, 11:17:25 PM
I dodged a bullet with that one.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: CoreySamson on March 06, 2021, 11:24:27 PM
I don't think I deserve to be in there. My knowledge of roads and other roadgeekdom compared to the others on the forum would probably only take me to the NIT at most.  :-D
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: jp the roadgeek on March 06, 2021, 11:25:57 PM
I don't think I deserve to be in there. My knowledge of roads and other roadgeekdom compared to the others on the forum would probably only take me to the NIT at most.  :-D

I'd probably be in the CBI or CIT  :banghead:
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on March 07, 2021, 06:53:31 AM
I like my matchup against Chris, keeping things close at least in the first round :sombrero:. I wonder how the pairings for the Final Four would be.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: hbelkins on March 07, 2021, 10:40:34 PM
(Please don't actually vote on these. It's going to make people upset.)

Round 1:

EAST
cl94 vs. webny99
Pete from Boston vs. PHLBOS
Beltway vs. sprjus4
jeffandnicole vs. tradephoric
Jim vs. Mapmikey
Chris vs. CNGL-Leudimin
Alps vs. SteveG1988
cpzilliacus vs. mrsman

NORTH
froggie vs. vdeane
Brandon vs. ET21
Henry vs. paulthemapguy
dzlsabe vs. Marf
MNHighwayMan vs. TheHighwayMan394
1 vs. SectorZ
kernals12 vs. Roadgeekteen
AsphaltPlanet vs. Stephane Dumas

SOUTH
hbelkins vs. SP Cook
bandit957 vs. NE2
Alex vs. Scott5114
1995hoo vs. formulanone
Brian556 vs. CoreySamson
roadman vs. roadman65
Eth vs. Grzrd
Bobby5280 vs. bugo

WEST
kphoger vs. J N Winkler
Bruce vs. jakeroot
Ken Jennings vs. TheAlan360
myosh_tino vs. sparker
SEWIGuy vs. The Ghostbuster
agentsteel53 vs. TheStranger
Flint1979 vs. FritzOwl
SSOWorld vs. US71

This is fake news. You grouped posters in some semblance of geographical order. If this was a real bracket, posters would be scattered all over the place. And I would have been put in the West because the NCAA hates Calipari.

My alma mater will be playing this year. Morehead State beat Belmont in the OVC Tournament finals. While this is great for my school, it's not so great for the OVC's chances at an upset. Belmont was a legit Top 25 team this year and was unbeaten in the league until the last two games of the regular season (losses on the "Death Valley" road trip to Eastern Kentucky and Morehead). MSU had a good year, but they'll get a 15 seed in the tournament unless several conference tournaments get won by teams with losing records. The OVC probably would have been better served by sending their regular season champion to the NCAA. They had that option this year. Belmont may end up getting an at-large bid, though.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on March 08, 2021, 03:39:33 PM
I, uh...don't even know what a tasteful comment would be on my matchup.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: wanderer2575 on March 08, 2021, 04:04:14 PM
Somehow I feel honored that I didn't make the cut.

All the other West games will be forfeited because everyone will be watching Flint1979 vs. FritzOwl.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Alps on March 08, 2021, 07:07:02 PM
I, uh...don't even know what a tasteful comment would be on my matchup.
I feel like we should probably get back to the NCAA brackets now.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: thspfc on March 09, 2021, 10:57:08 AM
I, uh...don't even know what a tasteful comment would be on my matchup.
I feel like we should probably get back to the NCAA brackets now.
I'm going with a different strategy in a much different tournament compared to past editions. I'm picking heavily against less strong conferences (i.e. 1-3 tournament bids) because the decreased number of OOC games means that those teams might not be ready to play other quality teams. I expect the Big Ten and Big 12 in particular to roll because teams in those conferences have been playing a gauntlet schedule all year, and might be pleasantly surprised by the lowered level of their competition through the first couple rounds. The reason why I'm sharing my strategy is because it sounds good on paper but I am not confident that it will actually work.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: cabiness42 on March 09, 2021, 11:40:40 AM
I haven't watched a single game all year but I'll play.

As for 1's brackets, how can you have a tournament without any entries from Indiana?
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: hbelkins on March 09, 2021, 02:09:08 PM
I haven't watched a single game all year but I'll play.

As for 1's brackets, how can you have a tournament without any entries from Indiana?

There was legitimate fear this year that the state of Kentucky might not be represented in the tournament (https://www.kentucky.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/mark-story/article249371875.html) but my Morehead State Eagles put an end to that fear.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: cabiness42 on March 09, 2021, 02:30:55 PM
I haven't watched a single game all year but I'll play.

As for 1's brackets, how can you have a tournament without any entries from Indiana?

There was legitimate fear this year that the state of Kentucky might not be represented in the tournament (https://www.kentucky.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/mark-story/article249371875.html) but my Morehead State Eagles put an end to that fear.

I'm pretty sure Kentucky's best public university will join Morehead State, even if they lose in the first round of the ACC tournament.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: thspfc on March 12, 2021, 08:32:09 AM
I named my bracket ďMmĒ because I didnít think that would matter, but if you just click on it, you will see that itís mine.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: OCGuy81 on March 14, 2021, 09:49:19 PM
Brackets are out and ready to be filled out. Youíll need to have them completed by Thursday, as the First Four play-in on that day.

Good luck, everyone!
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: jayhawkco on March 15, 2021, 12:11:11 PM
I haven't watched a single game all year but I'll play.

As for 1's brackets, how can you have a tournament without any entries from Indiana?

There was legitimate fear this year that the state of Kentucky might not be represented in the tournament (https://www.kentucky.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/mark-story/article249371875.html) but my Morehead State Eagles put an end to that fear.

I'm pretty sure Kentucky's best public university will join Morehead State, even if they lose in the first round of the ACC tournament.

 :no:

Chris
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: OCGuy81 on March 18, 2021, 10:04:45 AM
Hey everyone.

Just a friendly reminder to have your picks in this morning. The first four games are being held today, and I believe the brackets lock after that.

Good luck and have fun!
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: gr8daynegb on March 18, 2021, 06:32:25 PM
Hopefully I made like the CBI or one of these 3rd/4th tier postseason tourneys...ÖÖ.get on the chase NIT radar for this fall
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: thspfc on March 19, 2021, 01:17:13 PM
Things are already not looking so hot for my entry. Arkansas is down by 8 to Colgate . . . I have the Hogs in the final 4. Yikes, I hope they figure it out.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: WillWeaverRVA on March 19, 2021, 04:21:05 PM
Things are already not looking so hot for my entry. Arkansas is down by 8 to Colgate . . . I have the Hogs in the final 4. Yikes, I hope they figure it out.

Luckily for you, they did. Colgate ran out of gas and got pasted.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: I-55 on March 19, 2021, 06:04:06 PM
Ohio State can't win at Mackey Arena confirmed.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: I-55 on March 19, 2021, 09:54:46 PM
Ohio State can't win at Mackey Arena confirmed.
And Purdue can't win at Lucas Oil confirmed
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: cabiness42 on March 19, 2021, 10:04:52 PM
Ohio State can't win at Mackey Arena confirmed.
And Purdue can't win at Lucas Oil confirmed

Should have had Big Ten teams play in Bloomington. They're all used to winning there.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: I-55 on March 19, 2021, 10:38:29 PM
So far been a good day for the Big 12. 3-0 with a chance to go 4-0.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Alps on March 20, 2021, 12:02:44 AM
Ohio State can't win at Mackey Arena confirmed.
And Purdue can't win at Lucas Oil confirmed

Should have had Big Ten teams play in Bloomington. They're all used to winning there.
Hey, it worked for Rutgers, a school used to losing.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Roadgeekteen on March 20, 2021, 12:12:11 AM
Oral roberts probably busted all of your brackets
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Alps on March 20, 2021, 12:51:29 AM
Oral roberts probably busted all of your brackets
Nope. I had Ohio losing in the Round of 32 in both of them, so I'm only busted for one round. Actually doing quite well relative to normal, so I'mma day 1 brag about being in 1st place in our group (highest possible points), knowing that I'm about to be completely screwed and end up 12th place in the end.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: 1 on March 20, 2021, 07:19:14 AM
I know they're spelled differently, but Purdue chickened out.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: thspfc on March 20, 2021, 07:57:34 AM
My bracket was sitting in a dismal T-14th place out of 16 at one point last night. But I went 4/4 on the late wave of games, including two upsets. Now Iím back in the mix, up to T-6th.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: thspfc on March 20, 2021, 08:04:00 AM
It also might be worth noting that I have the second most maximum possible points of the group right now, as Iíve only lost one sweet 16 team (Ohio State) and still have all my elite 8 teams. Knock on wood.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: thspfc on March 20, 2021, 03:52:59 PM
LSUís 76-61 victory over St. Bonaventure moves eight of us into a tie for second place. An 8-way tie!
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: thspfc on March 20, 2021, 07:01:23 PM
Covid makes its first interference of the tournament, eliminating VCU and costing me critical points. Awesome.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Rothman on March 20, 2021, 10:19:55 PM
How the freak did I end up tied for 1st? :D

That won't last. :D
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Big John on March 21, 2021, 02:21:21 PM
#1 Illinois got busted.  Another loss for the B1G.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: I-55 on March 21, 2021, 02:33:42 PM
#1 Illinois got busted.  Another loss for the B1G.

After going a career worst 17/32 in the round of 64, I have a lot less to lose this round so BRING ON THE CARNAGE!

I only had Illinois and Ohio State going so far that their losses don't hurt much. Two years ago I went 28-32 in the opening round, and ended up finishing last because I only got 1/8 Elite Eight teams. Final Four picks are worth 8x the points of any R64 game, and 7/8 of my E8 teams remain which is why even in last I'm not sweating it yet.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: OCGuy81 on March 21, 2021, 03:38:42 PM
Pretty crazy weekend of upsets. Loyola Chicago clearly has a lucky charm in Sister Jean!
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Post by: OCGuy81 on March 21, 2021, 03:44:46 PM
Also, congrats to those tied for first at the moment, each with 230 points

AARoadsRothman

TravelingBethelite

Mm
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: thspfc on March 21, 2021, 07:32:09 PM
Syracuseís 75-72 upset win over West Virginia moves me into stand-alone first place at 270 points. But with my national champion pick (Illinois) out of the tournament, weíll see if it sticks.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Alps on March 21, 2021, 11:41:36 PM
Syracuseís 75-72 upset win over West Virginia moves me into stand-alone first place at 270 points. But with my national champion pick (Illinois) out of the tournament, weíll see if it sticks.
I've got the only Baylor pick so I think I basically win if they win and lose if they lose.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Rothman on March 22, 2021, 09:53:46 AM
Well, I'm one of the many #2s in the group now and have started my expected slide downwards towards oblivion. :D
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: OCGuy81 on March 22, 2021, 10:08:58 AM
Congrats to Mm...our current leader at 330 points after a weekend full of many an upset!
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Post by: thspfc on March 22, 2021, 11:48:24 AM
Congrats to Mm...our current leader at 330 points after a weekend full of many an upset!
Thanks. Arkansas, Villanova, and Syracuse came up big for me. Illinois, on the other hand . . . despite the fact that I have a 40 point lead, I feel that my only chance of winning, or even finishing in the top half for that matter, is if Gonzaga loses before they get to the national title game. Preferably to Iowa in the Elite 8, but Iíll take it however I can get it. Even though I have them beating OU, Iím rooting for them to lose today because Iím one of the only people in our group who doesnít have them in the Final Four.
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Post by: Rothman on March 22, 2021, 08:09:11 PM
Congrats to Mm...our current leader at 330 points after a weekend full of many an upset!
Thanks. Arkansas, Villanova, and Syracuse came up big for me. Illinois, on the other hand . . . despite the fact that I have a 40 point lead, I feel that my only chance of winning, or even finishing in the top half for that matter, is if Gonzaga loses before they get to the national title game. Preferably to Iowa in the Elite 8, but Iíll take it however I can get it. Even though I have them beating OU, Iím rooting for them to lose today because Iím one of the only people in our group who doesnít have them in the Final Four.

Heh.  Your possible max speaks more than your current point total. :D
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: thspfc on March 27, 2021, 02:56:51 PM
The second weekend of the tournament begins with cl94 in the lead. Iím 10 points back in second place. Cl94 still has all four of his final four teams. Letís hope Alabama loses so that the rest of us have a chance.  :-D
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Post by: I-55 on March 28, 2021, 12:22:37 AM
The second weekend of the tournament begins with cl94 in the lead. Iím 10 points back in second place. Cl94 still has all four of his final four teams. Letís hope Alabama loses so that the rest of us have a chance.  :-D

That's the exact LAST thing I need...

Roll Tide
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Rothman on March 28, 2021, 12:30:48 AM
And my sink to the bottom is complete. :D
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Post by: cabiness42 on March 28, 2021, 12:04:13 PM
Should have entered my son's bracket instead of mine. He has Houston beating Gonzaga in the final.
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Post by: cl94 on March 28, 2021, 03:34:40 PM
The second weekend of the tournament begins with cl94 in the lead. Iím 10 points back in second place. Cl94 still has all four of his final four teams. Letís hope Alabama loses so that the rest of us have a chance.  :-D

ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW TIDE!
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Rothman on March 28, 2021, 03:49:28 PM
The second weekend of the tournament begins with cl94 in the lead. Iím 10 points back in second place. Cl94 still has all four of his final four teams. Letís hope Alabama loses so that the rest of us have a chance.  :-D

ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW TIDE!
Low tide?
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: thspfc on March 28, 2021, 07:17:23 PM
Michiganís 76-58 win over Florida State moves me back into first place at 610 points. To have any chance at holding on to that lead, I most likely need somebody other than Gonzaga, Michigan, Baylor, or Alabama to win it all. Go Arkansas?
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: ilpt4u on March 28, 2021, 10:21:17 PM
Michiganís 76-58 win over Florida State moves me back into first place at 610 points. To have any chance at holding on to that lead, I most likely need somebody other than Gonzaga, Michigan, Baylor, or Alabama to win it all. Go Arkansas?
Bama has been eliminated...UCLA rolls into the Elite Eight

And now we have Pac-12 After Dark, NCAA Tourney Style, for the last Elite Eight spot, in USC/Oregon
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Post by: jayhawkco on March 29, 2021, 11:42:20 AM
Doesn't look like I can win anymore.  I think I can finish in second 10 points behind.  I am proud of my USC Elite 8 pick as I think I'm the only one that had them.

Chris
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Post by: Alps on April 03, 2021, 11:55:40 PM
I can finish in second if Baylor wins.  Otherwise nowhere close. Go Bears!
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Post by: texaskdog on April 04, 2021, 01:16:55 AM
The bracket that I am in if Gonzaga loses I win.  They win I finish 5th out of 9 :P
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Alps on April 04, 2021, 01:45:19 AM
The bracket that I am in if Gonzaga loses I win.  They win I finish 5th out of 9 :P
UCLA came within a hairsbreadth of validating both of our existences.
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Alps on April 05, 2021, 11:29:39 PM
I can finish in second if Baylor wins.  Otherwise nowhere close. Go Bears!
I did end up finishing second in the 88.6th percentile - that's pleasing enough. But congrats to Hwill Hweaver for taking it all down despite not having the winner picked. 91st percentile.
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Post by: WillWeaverRVA on April 05, 2021, 11:37:24 PM
I can finish in second if Baylor wins.  Otherwise nowhere close. Go Bears!
I did end up finishing second in the 88.6th percentile - that's pleasing enough. But congrats to Hwill Hweaver for taking it all down despite not having the winner picked. 91st percentile.

Hwhat? I have no idea how I still managed to win without Gonzaga winning, but Iíll take it!
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Rothman on April 06, 2021, 12:36:53 AM
What happened that ths-guy? :D
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: thspfc on April 06, 2021, 08:45:50 AM
What happened that ths-guy? :D
I correctly picked a group-high five elite 8 teams, yet not a single final four team. My bracket was in the top 0.2% nationally during the second day of the sweet 16.
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Post by: OCGuy81 on April 06, 2021, 08:59:31 AM
Congrats to WillWeaverRVA!!

Our 2021 pool champion!!

Thanks to everyone who participated.
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Post by: WillWeaverRVA on April 06, 2021, 01:20:05 PM
Congrats to WillWeaverRVA!!

Our 2021 pool champion!!

Thanks to everyone who participated.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
Post by: Rothman on April 07, 2021, 12:14:10 AM
What happened that ths-guy? :D
I correctly picked a group-high five elite 8 teams, yet not a single final four team. My bracket was in the top 0.2% nationally during the second day of the sweet 16.
How the high and mighty have fallen.
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Post by: Scott5114 on April 07, 2021, 01:38:33 AM
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How about now?

I-535 now showing up...Ö."What did I win?!?"

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