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#61 Oriole85

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:44 AM

In.  Have done absolutely zero research this season.

I'm not sure how much research actually ends up helping. In some cases sure. I think in many cases, it's just comes down to dumb luck with the way the ball bounces and getting the right calls on the 50/50 matchups. This is definitely something you can overanalyze. With the standard 32 points per round scoring and/or a large pool, you'll need to get the right champion anyways, it just comes down to taking some risks --picking a team like Memphis to reach the Final Four or having Manhattan beating Louisville. Those are things most don't do, but if you hit those kinds of things, you'll have a better shot. You pick KU to go all the way, they end up beating New Mexico in OT without Embiid then get him back and proceed to run the tables.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:38 PM

Done.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:48 PM

Bump.

 

We're at 21, hoping we'll get some last minute entries. And make sure to fill out your bracket, nothing uglier than seeing a blank sheet of paper. Best of luck to all!

 

Here's a link


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#64 Mike in STL

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 07:56 AM

Im in. Cant wait! Greatest tournament in sports right here.
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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:56 AM

Tied for 1st after Day One with Ricker and Adam. Feelin' good.

 

Now it's up to Eastern Kentucky to wreck everyone else's brackets and make me look like a genius.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:44 AM

ESPN: All-Time Record High 11.01 Million Brackets Submitted in ESPN.com’s Men’s Tournament Challenge Game

 

Who picked whom


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:14 AM

.2% remain perfect on CBS

 

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 01:58 PM

@ESPNResearch Just 3.3% of 11 million ESPN Tournament Challenge brackets had Mercer winning...20.9% had Duke in the Final Four


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:08 PM

@ESPNResearch Just 3.3% of 11 million ESPN Tournament Challenge brackets had Mercer winning...20.9% had Duke in the Final Four


1 out of every 5 people had Duke winning that region?! Good lord there are some dumb bandwagoners out there. You would think since the Lakers suck and the Yankees havent played yet they would have watched enough of Duke to see the holes in their game.
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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:16 PM

1 out of every 5 people had Duke winning that region?! Good lord there are some dumb bandwagoners out there. You would think since the Lakers suck and the Yankees havent played yet they would have watched enough of Duke to see the holes in their game.

Yeah, just shows you how important the brand is. If you put FSU on their unis and they played the same way, how many would have them in the Final Four?


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:18 PM

1 out of every 5 people had Duke winning that region?! Good lord there are some dumb bandwagoners out there. You would think since the Lakers suck and the Yankees havent played yet they would have watched enough of Duke to see the holes in their game.

I had Duke winning that region.

 

It's pretty safe to say I'm not a bandwagon Duke fan.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:18 PM

I am the 3 percent.


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#73 Mike in STL

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:43 PM

It's pretty safe to say I'm not a bandwagon Duke fan.



Tar Heel...had Duke in the final four? Reverse jinx?
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Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:32 PM

Tar Heel...had Duke in the final four? Reverse jinx?

Whatever works!


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:51 AM

I bet big on Ok State, I was screwed when they lost.  But that's what you have to do to win these things, bet big on an odd team because the ones who are supposed to win usually don't.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:01 PM

ESPN's Bracket Stats

 

No. 11 Dayton upsets no. 6 Ohio State and no. 3 Syracuse
19.7% of brackets picked the Flyers to win over the Buckeyes
Only 3.9% had Dayton reaching the Sweet Sixteen
Dayton busted 3.6% of brackets that had Syracuse winning it all

 

No. 12 seeds Stephen F. Austin, Harvard and North Dakota State
Just 4.2% of brackets correctly picked all three no. 12 seeds to defeat their no. 5 opponents in the Round of 64
Stephen F. Austin was the least popular pick of the three with just 20.9% of brackets predicting they would win over no. 5 VCU
Harvard’s upset over no. 5 Cincinnati was the most popular pick of the three, predicted by 31.3% of brackets
23.6% of brackets correctly picked North Dakota State over no. 5 Oklahoma

 

Taking a look at picks of teams advancing to the Sweet Sixteen by region:
South – Only 9,206 brackets (0.1%) accurately picked Florida, UCLA, Dayton and Stanford
Midwest – Just 117,220 brackets (1.1%) correctly predicted Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee and Michigan
West – 8.8% of brackets accurately picked Arizona, San Diego State, Baylor and Wisconsin
East – 9.8% of brackets correctly predicted Virginia, Michigan State, Iowa State and Connecticut


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:27 PM

Looks like the pool is down to Mackus and me. Mack has Kentucky going to the championship game, I have Wisconsin going to the championship game... we both have Florida winning the title. 


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:35 PM

Looks like the pool is down to Mackus and me. Mack has Kentucky going to the championship game, I have Wisconsin going to the championship game... we both have Florida winning the title. 

Well done, fellas!


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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:36 PM

Well done, fellas!

 

Meh... the Kentucky pick is way more impressive.

 

Damn you, Mack! ;)



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:40 PM

Definitely a tip of the cap to Mack, Kentucky was a STRONG call.


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