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james 03-11-2007 02:46 PM

NCAA Tournament
Can we set up a Forno Bravo NCAA pool? Does anyone know how to do that? Can we set up a space on one of the big sports web sites, or do I have to just enter one of the big online pools?

Being a small business, we don't exactly get to join a big company pool. Which pools do you enter? Work, Internet, etc.

Cal is out, Stanford's on the bubble.

Les 03-11-2007 04:21 PM

Re: NCAA Tournament
James - Stanford is in at # 11 of the South Bracket. Hopefully we will meet in the Sweet sixteen. GO WOLF PACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jahysea 03-11-2007 05:47 PM

Re: NCAA Tournament
Go Heels..

ACC champs, #1 seed, toughest kid in college bball (Hansbrough), great coach.. And a freshman backcourt so they won't get past 4 rounds..


james 03-12-2007 09:30 AM

Re: NCAA Tournament
Here's a NY Times article that analyzes how to pick your brackets (other than uniform color and whether your daughter likes the mascot name). I guess I'm going to enter the ESPN pool -- we'll see how it do. I have to give Stanford a first round upset, then they're out. :)

We'll see. I could probably pay a monkey to throw darts at the draw and they'll beat me.

Here's the article.


james 03-12-2007 02:17 PM

Re: NCAA Tournament
Here are some facts on the NCAA tournament:

Ever since the field expanded from 48 to 64 teams in 1985, the lowest-seeded squad to make it to the Final Four was 11th seeded LSU in 1986.

The lowest seed to win the championship was eighth-seeded Villanova in 1985.

A 15 seed has beat a No. 2 four times.

Last year, Florida was a #3 seed.

Here's a good link to the best upsets ever: - Top Upsets in NCAA history

Maybe a couple of well reasoned upsets are the way to win the ESPN pool. Well, maybe.


james 03-15-2007 11:52 AM

Re: NCAA Tournament
Louisville 78: Stanford 58. Brutal. They were down 26 (46:20) at the half. These goes that pick. I wonder how the rest of the Pac10 is going to fare.

jwnorris 03-15-2007 11:58 AM

Re: NCAA Tournament
While I have always been a UCLA fan - from the Wooden/Lew Alcindor/Bill Walton days - I think that they are over-rated and will go down earlier that expected.


RTflorida 03-15-2007 01:43 PM

Re: NCAA Tournament
GO BUCKEYES!!! (spent my first 34 years in Ohio - will always be a fan).

Being realistic.....don't see them winning it all. don't rule out Florida, they seem to be back on track after that stinker 2 week period last month.

james 03-16-2007 01:41 AM

Re: NCAA Tournament
I was 11 right and 5 wrong day 1, putting me in the 41% percentile in the Yahoo pool. I guess I beat the monkey and the darts, but just barely. We'll see what day two brings.

DrakeRemoray 03-16-2007 09:36 AM

Re: NCAA Tournament
I did a pretty blind bracket pick (my sports knowledge is pretty slim), but managed 12 correct on day 1.

I only care if my Gators win!


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