View Full Version : NCAA Tournament, We have a winnah!
03-14-04, 05:12 PM
Well, its time once again for more cinderella stories accompanied with last second buzzer beaters.
I have just finished my bracket. I have Kentucky v Pittsburgh and Miss St v Uconn with Kentucky and Uconn meeting in the championship.... go cats!
who have you guys chosen?
edit: appropriated your thread so I wouldn't have to make a new one and fiddled with the title. The group number and
password are about 7 posts down. - LT
Current Scores and Rankings
1 Hodurbear 125
2 Biral 120
3 barbartheelephant 111
4 slikkspicks 85
5 Tech fan 84
6 Lilum 81
7 bunnie hunters 75
8 GnarwarPITT 74
9 Wildcats 72
10 Thwick's Picks 71
11 Riatun 69
12 Llabak's Picks 68
13 Meddik 66
14 estragon's bracket 64
15 Iaer 61
15 Bearcats#1 61
17 Go Go Pitt! 57
18 Colvin 56
19 Caldarya's Picks 55
20 Jayan 50
21 Caowyth 43
22 Texas Aggies 34
23 Tulsa powa~ 24
Congrats to our winner, Hodurbear! Hodurbear, I'll be in touch for your prize! Edited by: Llabak Tharr at: 4/6/04 10:23 am
God, I gotta deal with all the UK fans at work AND at the Safehouse. I think we should declare the Safehouse NCAA free. Not forever, just like, the rest of March.
03-14-04, 05:29 PM
man, who cares, I favor the cats, I take it you favor the cards, this is kentucky, get used to it. No offense, but you definately take a risk (of not arguing basketball) living in kentucky if you dont like basketball come february - april Edited by: Birchum at: 3/14/04 5:30 pm
03-14-04, 05:32 PM
UCONN > UK
Earth Destroyed by Solarflare. Video at Eleven
Theres something on the Wing....
I favor no one. If I did I would have shot back with something like "Yay Cards" or some such thing instead of (jokingly I should remind you) suggesting a ban on NCAA discussion. Lighten up.
03-14-04, 05:37 PM
Man, someone wrote "Go Big Blue!" on the board in my class here (Louisville KY), and when I asked who Big Blue was they paniced (just moved here from washington state). A few of them were ready to string me up on the spot, but instead they decided to lecture me on the glorious Kentucky Basketball tradition.
03-14-04, 05:40 PM
no offence intended notwen, sorry bout that.
Hey Gaav, where do you go to school, I go to Eastern and there are tons of rabid UL fans throughout.
03-14-04, 05:45 PM
Gaav, imagine the fun you can have if UW beats kentucky in round 2. I tell you, I'll be hoarse screaming at the TV*.
I expected us to go as a 10 or 11 seed. # 8 ain't bad!
*still pissed off about the UW losing to one guy (Wally Szerbiak) in N.O.
03-14-04, 07:50 PM
The Safehouse tournament bracket is UP! Head over to yahoo sports, and sign up!
Group number is 41293
Password is gnomes
The winner of the bracket this year will get either a Safehouse Hat or T-shirt, assuming that the store thingie is up and running some time in the next 4 or 5 years. And yes, Meddik, I know you never got your hat from last year. Once Fricka takes over the whole shebang I'll make sure that you get it Edited by: Llabak Tharr at: 3/14/04 7:51 pm
03-14-04, 09:13 PM
The cats have had a glorious basketball history and you should have been lectured about it...after a stern beating of course!
Im a big UK fan which sucks living in ohio, because people are so blind and think OSU is actually good at basketball! Im even told the Big 10 is the hardest confrence in basketball too! I do try very hard not to laugh...but its unavoidable sometimes! I pretty much agree with UK fighting it out with Uconn at the final game!
To all who compete in the bracket tournament, good luck n GO Cats!
03-14-04, 10:05 PM
Go GO Pitt is allready signed up for the ol Poll!
So when can we enter our picks?
03-15-04, 07:35 AM
Click the my picks link at the top and it takes you to the sectional area (they have been renamed into cities this year) rather than East/South etc etc.
03-15-04, 08:27 AM
here we go pittsburgh here we go
03-15-04, 08:59 AM
Are you supposed to pick all of the games ahead of time?
03-15-04, 09:23 AM
Everyone but me. I get to put in my picks after the games have been played so that I winx0r you all!
Actually, yes. So not only do you lose points if you make a bad pick, the points you lose increase exponentially if someone you predicted to go all the way loses early. You have to have the entire bracket, including the championship game, picked before any games have begun playing on Thursday. Choose wisely, my son.
Well, if my picks come true (fat chance!) then I'll be happy enough with or without a hat. Anything to let Wake beat Duke one more time this year.
03-15-04, 10:33 AM
I'm just amazed that Eastern Washington is in the tourney. It's one of the 3 regional state colleges in Washington (Western, Central, Eastern), and I don't think anyone ever expected them to make the NCAA tourney.
My picks are done. Let's hope Gonzaga is as good as I think they are.
03-15-04, 11:46 AM
After being in Atlanta past few days watching the SEC tournament, hard to go against UK; but something just tells me that they won't do it, but I haven't done any brackets yet.
Well, I filled out all my brackets but haven't been following basketball this year... so, I'll just rely on crossing my fingers.
Gonzaga is going to take it all this year
03-15-04, 04:14 PM
Hey Meddik - have you moved since last year? I remember you Ranting about some sort of job thing. The address I have for you still the same?
It should be. Starts w/ 6980...
Well there's something to be said for wishfull thinking.
I didn't get too wishfull though I have d00k winning a few games.
03-17-04, 09:33 PM
Went over the edge with my bracket hehe
This is my final four
03-18-04, 05:26 AM
Last minute submission.
EZ_Jassy of Povar
03-18-04, 05:29 AM
Oh.... basketball.... bleh...... Quote:I can imagine a no more rewarding career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy. -- JFK
Woohoo first place baby!!
I usually do well in the first round, just watch me suck it up to a spectacular degree in the coming rounds.
Lilum, IIRC, you and me were neck and neck until the last game (Either that, or until the final 4) last year. You did pretty darn well. Trojan Horseshoes
Need Help coming up with arguments against mine?
I think you may be correct. I just need to learn to do the same brackets for work and for this. I think my work one is sucking it up righ now.
03-20-04, 06:35 PM
oh well, I'm busted already, losing 2 final four teams in the span of about 3 hours.
Well, Duke, Georgia Tech, NC State and Wake are still in it, so may all ACC final 4 still has a chance. Trojan Horseshoes
Need Help coming up with arguments against mine?
03-21-04, 06:37 PM
man, UK lost....thats rough....
Now someone needs to take duke down a peg or two. (Even if it will kill my brackets)
03-22-04, 08:20 AM
*cheers for his Cowboys* Go OSU
03-22-04, 09:10 AM
My bracket died with Gonzaga.
03-22-04, 11:39 AM
Mine died with Maryland and St. Joes winnin
But, if pitt goes good, I might be able to pick up a few spots
03-22-04, 12:43 PM
ok, this is cool, just noticed that Yahoo has a scenario generator, so I now know that I still have a chance to win.
I'm Tech fan, FYI.
My East Rutherford bracket looks pretty good so far. Just need the underdogs to win those two games and I'll be sitting pretty there. Good thing for me is that I picked UK and Gonzaga to bite it early. Overrated Stanford losing hurt a bit, but 3 of my final 4 are still in it. The problem with my bracket is that even if I get all 4 of the Final Four correct, Tech basically has to win it in order for me to beat Meddik.
Wraine aka "The Spine Tickler!"
"You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true." - some genius on Fark
To beat Meddik?
Hell, I'm only 16/23 in the safehouse group...
Beating me wouldn't be much of an accomplishment....
Oh, wait I see... Cause we both had ACC-centric final 4s.
03-23-04, 11:47 AM
Both of you need to start watching the SEC, you know Kentucky, Miss. St., Florida. Oh ok, Vanderbilt and Alabama.
Sorry, at least in NC, ACC Basketball is a Religion. The other conferences may be good and all, but they just aren't ACC.
03-23-04, 07:25 PM
Think I don't know ACC basketball? South Carolina dominated it
I pay pretty close attention to the ACC. Exspecially since I HATE d00k, and I get a certian perverse glee when UNC loses these days.
***warning midwest whine incoming***
Maybe just maybe if the Big 12 was on one of the coasts we would get some respect. Proud member of the Church of Lazlo
Wow, Lilum and I agree about two things? I seriously HATE Duke and UNC both.
Oh, and about the coasts thing... For all intents and purposes, the "East Coast" that gets the media attention generally starts with DC and goes North. Anything South of DC is treated like flyover country the same as the midwest is.
03-24-04, 10:34 AM
The Big 12 gets more respect than you think. Yes, majority consider ACC the top conference, but thats because it is. You can't take a couple of good seasons and say that B12 is better than the ACC; but I think most do consider B12 the 2nd best conference, supplanting the SEC. Its not lack of respect you're getting, its just that you're trying to overturn the ACC
03-24-04, 01:16 PM
Coach Tubby said on his call in show that there might be a SEC - Big12 Challenge next year.... I cant wait --Rikatic Darklight
03-26-04, 11:05 AM
That would be awesome.
03-26-04, 01:22 PM
Wooo!! Pokes win again!
Man... this nearly makes up for all the pain and suffering I've had being an OSU grad.
Now if they can just shoot down the Hawks, o'l Eddie will be back to the final four again... And if they do that they'll be facing whoever manages to survive the bloodbath that is the St. Louis region. Who knows, maybe Eddie will finally get his chance in the big game.
Hey! I can dream can't I?
Couple of good seasons?
Since the Big 12 has come into exsistence this year is the fewest teams it has had in the tourney at four. It regularly takes six. KU is ALWAYS there, so is Texas and one of the Oklahoma schools, Mizzou usually makes it too. I'm actually glad MU didn't make it this year since if there's any school I hate more than d00k it's MU. But I digress, the Big 12 has been a power house since before it was the Big 12 (Big . It just goes to show how little respect it does get if you think at least 4 schools in the tourney since the tourney went to 64+ teams in a couple of good seasons.
03-26-04, 07:28 PM
Decided to do some research, for the years 1994-2003(last 10 years)
ACC with 9 schools had 43 entries in the tournament
which comes out to a 48% participation
Big 12 with 12 schools had 54 entries - 45% participation
pretty close, but here's the kickers:
Final Four appearances:
and luckily I stopped at 1994, because ACC won in 91,92,93
decided to look at SEC
52 entries - 43% participation
here's the kickers again:
If you want to say the Big 12 gets no respect, well there's your reason, they don't perform in the big time, and thats what counts for the major conferences.
Oh geez the "you have to win to get respect" arguement.
Remind me again where Roy Williams went when he left KU. I'm pissed that Roy left us, but I still respect the man. We're talking about the winningest active coach in the NCAA. Now use your research abilities to find out in what conference he set that record.
Sorry I don't buy that arguement. Winning the big game isn't everything. Running a clean program (ignore Mizzou on that one), graduating your players, playing a strong non-conference schedule, and in general winning should count for something. If not everything. There can only be one champion every year and more often than not the champion isn't the team the performed the best throughout the year.
03-27-04, 08:06 AM
Quote:Running a clean program (ignore Mizzou on that one), graduating your players, playing a strong non-conference schedule, and in general winning should count for something.Sounds like the ACC to me, plus they win the big games.
The Roy Williams arguement has no merit, its funny that you use only active coaches. Do your own research and find out which conference he ran to also.
Getting respect and winning do go hand in hand. If not, look at the Ivy league, I would say they run clean programs and graduate their players, but do they get respect in the basketball world? Only Princeton does.
I will stop debating with you now, its obvious that you just want to be the unrespected conference, so you can walk around and say look at us, we get no respect.
Face it, the ACC is the best basketball conference in the nation, and the Big 12 and SEC are close seconds.
The funny thing about all this is, I'm a SEC fan.
03-27-04, 09:13 AM
UCONN is still going strong!
Earth Destroyed by Solarflare. Video at Eleven
Theres something on theWing....
03-27-04, 11:47 AM
Whoot, SEC is holding on by the hairs of their asses...Go Crimson Tide! Beat Yukon! --Rikatic Darklight
Well, I was half right on who would get to the final 4. Of course, from here on out, I can only get one more game right, and thats if Duke beats Conn.
03-29-04, 10:55 AM
Quote:and luckily I stopped at 1994, because ACC won in 91,92,93
Yes, especially since the Big 12 wasn't around before then, it was founded on Feb. 25, 1994.
Most people seem to forget that the Big 12 hasn't been around that long.
Quote:Sorry I don't buy that arguement. Winning the big game isn't everything. Running a clean program (ignore Mizzou on that one), graduating your players, playing a strong non-conference schedule, and in general winning should count for something. If not everything. There can only be one champion every year and more often than not the champion isn't the team the performed the best throughout the year.
By this logic, the Atlanta Braves were the team of the 90's. Hell, I live in Atlanta and don't buy that.
Oh, yeah. GOOOOOO JACKETS!
04-03-04, 05:18 PM
The defense rests
04-05-04, 07:30 PM
UCONN men take the prize, tommorrow night is the women in which UCONN will make NCAA history by having both men and womens teams win the final four.
04-06-04, 02:11 AM
congrats to Uconn... I actually liked both teams in the tourney this year....a first for me. I really dont think Uconn women will win too....Tennessee is pretty damn good. but if they do, then all the better eh?
Congrats to Uconn --Rikatic Darklight
04-06-04, 05:18 PM
I caught this game by chance, had the tv on in the background and it came on. All I really noticed was this giant red head white kid in the middle of all the tall black kids, and it got me wondering just how tall he really was, so I looked him up
Height / Weight: 7-1 / 255
Hometown: Hope Forest, South Australia
there was me thinking
heh schenscher, typical american name.! hey, wtf..!
not only was he a fellow australian but he's from my state for gawdsake!
I just found that quite amusing, and thought it were my duty to share ~_^ cant be many of us in american university basketball leagues
pity his yellow team lost~ whoever they were
Edited by: Ceelorn at: 4/6/04 5:24 pm
04-06-04, 06:58 PM
GOOOO uconn for the win =D NCAA history.
EZ_Sir Lage Holyblaze
04-07-04, 06:47 AM
Nerf officials - they're ruining sports.