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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #25 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.
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #26 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

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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

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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
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #27 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...
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2021, 11:17:25 PM »

I dodged a bullet with that one.
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #29 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
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #30 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:
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #31 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.
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #32 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.
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2021, 03:39:33 PM »

I, uh...don't even know what a tasteful comment would be on my matchup.
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #34 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.
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #35 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.

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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #36 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.
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #37 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?
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #38 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 but my Morehead State Eagles put an end to that fear.
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #39 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 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.
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #40 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.
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Whether a team makes the playoffs isn't comparable to whether they are above .500. Part of making the playoffs is getting the wins when you need them to get in, which Brady/Belichick always found a way to do. That's skill. Being above .500 or below .500 is just however things shake out. That's luck.

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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #41 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!
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #42 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 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.

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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #43 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!
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #44 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
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #45 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.
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Whether a team makes the playoffs isn't comparable to whether they are above .500. Part of making the playoffs is getting the wins when you need them to get in, which Brady/Belichick always found a way to do. That's skill. Being above .500 or below .500 is just however things shake out. That's luck.

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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #46 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.
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2021, 06:04:06 PM »

Ohio State can't win at Mackey Arena confirmed.
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #48 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
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Re: Gauging interest in an AARoads Forum bracket challenge
« Reply #49 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.
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