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Love and Basketball
Author: Shane-O    Date: 03/18/2008 06:56:15

Morning all.

First, basketball.

Prior to the daily post, as requested, a post regarding the Unofficial SMS March Madness Tourney.

For those interested in putting in a bracket, the site is:

http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/

Group Name: "Unofficial SMS Tourney"

Group ID# 55189

Password: "computersaysyes"

And then, the love. Well, "love" might be too strong a term. Just call me a "Momma's" boy.

Steph on C-Span for those who may have missed it (in seven parts):





Part 2:



Part 3:



Part 4:



Part 5:



Part 6:



Part 7:



And now, 23 hours after getting up yesterday morning, I will now collapse...

See y'all in a few

35 comments (Latest Comment: 04/09/2008 17:04:20 by BobR)
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Comment by BobR on 03/18/2008 12:09:52
Thanks Shane-O!



Please note the new audicon:



stephFU:

Comment by m-hadley on 03/18/2008 14:34:36
Thanks mucho Shane-O,

Still haven't gotten around to making my picks, but promise to get to it today. I'm still determined to go with the Hoosiers over the Tarheels - deathknell that it may be for my brackets. Thanks for the YouTube clips - something to keep me entertained tonight :D

Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by m-hadley on 03/18/2008 20:59:00
Hey there Shane-O,

Sorry to be a pain in the butt, but I accidentally entered the group twice. I guess I have two different yahoo user names - something I didn't even realize until this morning ;( Anyway, if you'd like to go ahead and delete the "Radical Bracket" that has no selections go ahead - I couldn't figure out how to delete it. Again, I'm sorry.

Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by Shane-O on 03/18/2008 21:09:47
Quote by m-hadley:

Hey there Shane-O,

Sorry to be a pain in the butt, but I accidentally entered the group twice. I guess I have two different yahoo user names - something I didn't even realize until this morning ;( Anyway, if you'd like to go ahead and delete the "Radical Bracket" that has no selections go ahead - I couldn't figure out how to delete it. Again, I'm sorry.

Cheers,

mfaye


No worries at all, Faye. Yesterday I did see that you had two brackets - and if you want to enter two, no prob. Now, the only remaining one is the "Radical Bracket" - so I don't want to delete that!



I think that if you have the "group" toolbar on top you can click on "leave group" - if you want to delete a bracket.



Sorry it's such a pain in the :butt:, BUT that's Yahoo for ya... (hoo?)

Comment by Raine on 03/19/2008 16:27:24
Raine HAs her brackets!

Comment by BobR on 03/21/2008 12:57:05
So far I'm 14 out of 16! :banana:

Comment by Shane-O on 03/21/2008 15:19:52
Well done Bob! -- TriSec kicking ass too... dang!

Comment by BobR on 03/22/2008 15:33:48
So now I'm 25 out of 32. Is that good?

Comment by IzzyBitz on 03/22/2008 17:02:43
I'm afeared to look at my bracket, but I'm having a great time watching the games. There have been a few nail biters. Fun, fun, fun!

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/22/2008 17:29:56
Oh I am gonna have fun with the new audiocon! Morning or is it afternoon all! Mondo is having tummy issues :frown:

Comment by Shane-O on 03/22/2008 17:31:53
BobR - being all humble (as he tops the leaderboard)



Izzy - that USC pick, oof - a tough one.



But, the great thing - everyone who entered a bracket is still in this - no meltdowns! And a testament to the b-ball prowess of SMS fans!

Comment by Shane-O on 03/22/2008 17:47:20
Quote by Mondobubba:

Oh I am gonna have fun with the new audiocon! Morning or is it afternoon all! Mondo is having tummy issues :frown:


Mondo - as Raine pointed out a bit back, it is always happy hour somewhere in the world. As such, it's both morning and afternoon now :D

More importantly, I hope you feel better soon...

Comment by TriSec on 03/22/2008 17:59:26
*grunt*



Uconn losing just kicked my ass.



:kickcan:





Comment by Shane-O on 03/22/2008 18:04:21
Quote by TriSec:

*grunt*



Uconn losing just kicked my ass.



:kickcan:







I don't think so! You still have 15 of the Sweet 16 in - and 7 of the Elite 8. And dang, you came out of the gate strong, TriSec.



Comment by IzzyBitz on 03/22/2008 18:50:37
Well, I checked the group standings. I have 20 points and the leader has 25, so maybe I'm not doing all that bad. This is different than football, so I may be delusional in my thinking because I really don't know what it all means. It's probably best!



USC killed me, so onward we go with UCLA. And I'm not the only one who chose this fine team. Woo hoo!

Comment by IzzyBitz on 03/22/2008 18:53:55
And ya know. I was gonna pick Tennessee, but chose the hometown boys. My only good bracket so far is the East. Feh USC.

Comment by Shane-O on 03/22/2008 19:04:26
Quote by IzzyBitz:

And ya know. I was gonna pick Tennessee, but chose the hometown boys. My only good bracket so far is the East. Feh USC.




Yeah! -- I say, blame Steph's alma mater and now root for Jim's (and mine) GO BRUINS!



Comment by IzzyBitz on 03/22/2008 19:07:59
My alma mater didn't make it in, but it is a UC, so that's why I went with UCLA. That and because they have a good team this year. I should have known better than to depend on the school for spoiled children.

Comment by Shane-O on 03/22/2008 19:16:14
My "true" (undergrad) alma mater (Michigan) didn't make it either and hasn't since they stopped cheating (oof!).



University for spoiled children that started as the "Fighting Methodists" (I swear) until they found Trojans...

Comment by TriSec on 03/22/2008 20:13:18
And now Duke is killing me...



Comment by BobR on 03/22/2008 20:37:47
Quote by TriSec:

And now Duke is killing me...



me too. Duke has always had a good B-ball program...

Comment by Shane-O on 03/22/2008 21:32:38
I have a feeling that the Duke loss screwed with a lot of peoples' brackets - mine included too.



I guess that Coach K was pretty ill - a report that he had a fever of 104 degrees on Thursday. That can't help.



As much as I despise Duke basketball, I hope Coach K gets well soon... He's one of the best.

Comment by livingonli on 03/22/2008 23:37:12
And here I am watching Hockey Night in Canada on CI. Right now, I have the Bruins in Montreal form the CBC. CBC is also showing Toronto-Ottawa.

Comment by m-hadley on 03/23/2008 14:47:23
Quote by Shane-O:

Quote by m-hadley:

Hey there Shane-O,

Sorry to be a pain in the butt, but I accidentally entered the group twice. I guess I have two different yahoo user names - something I didn't even realize until this morning ;( Anyway, if you'd like to go ahead and delete the "Radical Bracket" that has no selections go ahead - I couldn't figure out how to delete it. Again, I'm sorry.

Cheers,

mfaye


No worries at all, Faye. Yesterday I did see that you had two brackets - and if you want to enter two, no prob. Now, the only remaining one is the "Radical Bracket" - so I don't want to delete that!



I think that if you have the "group" toolbar on top you can click on "leave group" - if you want to delete a bracket.



Sorry it's such a pain in the :butt:, BUT that's Yahoo for ya... (hoo?)




"This Tournament is DEAD to me, Dead I tell you!" First the Hoosier fell, then last night was the true deathknell for my bracket - the Proud Panthers of Pittsburgh lost to the Spartans of Michigan State - I am soooo out of it...

Thanks Shane-O for a fun, but short little run - i'll still be watching the games today as pointless as it may be for me, it beats eating green eggs Happy Spring everybody!!!

Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by IzzyBitz on 03/23/2008 16:28:21
Oh, what pretty colors. Me likee!



Phew. UCLA gave me heart palpitations. They barely made it, but onward we go!



Is anyone following the women's tourney? Go Tennessee!

Comment by Shane-O on 03/23/2008 16:31:42
Yeah, ULCA was so close... good thing they don't have Super Delegates in deciding these contests...



mFaye - The Pitt loss was tough - not for just you. Obama had them in the Final Four too - so, you're in good company! (I had Pitt going to the Elite Eight - my old addage of voting against the Big Ten in the Tourney didn't work out there!)

Comment by TriSec on 03/24/2008 12:10:49
TriSec's Bracket:



http://www.yuwantitwhen.com/blog/wp-content/images/train_wreck.jpg




What's a Hoya?





Comment by Raine on 03/25/2008 13:47:01
Quote by TriSec:

TriSec's Bracket:



http://www.yuwantitwhen.com/blog/wp-content/images/train_wreck.jpg




What's a Hoya?







Did you see the squirrel on the tracks right before that derailment?



That was my bracket.



I am here for the sole purpose of making EVERYONE else look better! :D



Comment by IzzyBitz on 03/25/2008 23:01:35
I've managed to slither into 4th place. The West and Midwest are killing me. Hanging on by one team each.

Comment by Raine on 03/26/2008 00:03:51
Quote by IzzyBitz: I've managed to slither into 4th place. The West and Midwest are killing me. Hanging on by one team each.
I am still here for you... I am the one to be beaten! :rofl:

Comment by BobR on 03/26/2008 00:04:44
Quote by IzzyBitz:

I've managed to slither into 4th place. The West and Midwest are killing me. Hanging on by one team each.


I've done perfect in the East and South brackets... but my West and Midwest? :thud:



I might be able to get a few more points if UCLA wins one more, but then I am done there. We'll see how the East and South play out...

Comment by IzzyBitz on 03/28/2008 21:34:46
It's getting scary. UCLA or bust!

Comment by BobR on 04/07/2008 04:21:40
How far the mighty have fallen... :P



I am done. Congrats to everyone...

Comment by Shane-O on 04/07/2008 12:25:49
Quote by BobR:

How far the mighty have fallen... :P



I am done. Congrats to everyone...




I know the feeling - although my bracket was never mighty. But it was going along so well then, this weekend:

Comment by BobR on 04/09/2008 17:04:20
So the final results are:



Rank | Bracket | Points

1 | Heart darken | 154

2 | DukeEMMojo | 103

3 | Shane-O's Picks | 82

4 | BobR | 77

5 | bark park sheboygan | 70

6 | Radical Bracket | 64

7 | IzzyBitz | 60

8 | TriSec | 59

9 | Mike the Liberal's Picks | 54

10 | Rainey | 53

11 | Radical Bracket | 37



Congrats to Heart darken !!