The *~*~*~OFFICIAL~*~*~* 2017 March Madness Thread

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  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,224
    I'm going to the second round at Barclays center. My first march madness games ever.
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  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,303

    I'm going to the second round at Barclays center. My first march madness games ever.

    You should have a blast. I've been to the first weekend games twice and to one Final Four and loved every minute of all of it.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,343
    anyone doing a pool here?
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  • SPEEDY MCCREADYSPEEDY MCCREADY Posts: 23,745

    anyone doing a pool here?

    Somebody needs to start up a group on ESPN.
    Right?
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  • cutzcutz Posts: 7,700
    edited March 2016
    Why is KenCrooky a #4 seed, after beating Texas A & M who's a #3 seed?

    Agree: Don't understand how Mich. St. is not a #1 seed either.

    How is Villanova not in the East Region, when there a #2 seed?

    Big shocker: Duke is shipped out West.
    Post edited by cutz on
  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,303
    I don't mind A&M getting a better seed than Kentucky. A&M won the SEC regular season, beating Kentucky in the process.


    I just wish the committee wouldn't lie and say they don't try to engineer certain games. You can't tell me that they weren't trying to create a Texas/Texas A&M matchup with the winner possibly facing Oklahoma. Also, a potential Kentucky/Indiana matchup. You can't tell me those were just unintentionally placed like that. Instead of lying about it, they should just tell the truth and say "yes, we wanted those matchup".

    One team with a huge axe to grind with their seeding would be Notre Dame. They beat Duke twice and finished ahead of them in the ACC, yet Duke is a 4 and ND is a 6.
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,277
    I figured larry krystowiak would go with PJ....didn't look to see if there were others.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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    Vancouver 11
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    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 8,855
    Wobbie said:

    I figured larry krystowiak would go with PJ....didn't look to see if there were others.
    there is 3. Krystkowiak, Oregon States Wayne Tinkle (who also used to be at Montana I believe - another Jeff connection?) and Chattanooga's Matt McCall.
  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,303
    edited March 2016
    Wayne Tinkle :lol:. Yes, I'm 12 years old.
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 17,238
    I think every Big Ten team got 1 spot higher then they should have been (except Michigan who was lucky to make it in). IU got hosed and stuck in a tough region. State getting a 2 seed is hard to justify considering they are ranked 2.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,277

    Wayne Tinkle :lol:. Yes, I'm 12 years old.

    yep, tinkle played with larry k. at montana.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • cutzcutz Posts: 7,700
    edited March 2016

    I don't mind A&M getting a better seed than Kentucky. A&M won the SEC regular season, beating Kentucky in the process.


    I just wish the committee wouldn't lie and say they don't try to engineer certain games. You can't tell me that they weren't trying to create a Texas/Texas A&M matchup with the winner possibly facing Oklahoma. Also, a potential Kentucky/Indiana matchup. You can't tell me those were just unintentionally placed like that. Instead of lying about it, they should just tell the truth and say "yes, we wanted those matchup".

    One team with a huge axe to grind with their seeding would be Notre Dame. They beat Duke twice and finished ahead of them in the ACC, yet Duke is a 4 and ND is a 6.

    They actually tied, but yeah, Texas A & M beat KenCrooky in the regular season at Home in 2 OT. KenCrooky beat them on ther way to the SEC Tourney Title on a neutral court. I hate KenCrooky, and i love to hear Calacrooky cry, but he'll use this to his advantage that got seeded behind A & M with his team

    I agree about the comittee setting up potential matchups.

    Great point about Notre Dame getting the shaft. And look how Duke gets in the West, which i won't be surprised if they make the Elite 8. At least the Sweet 16.
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  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,303
    Tied, ok. To me that's just the whole everybody's a winner mentality. A&M was the 1 seed in the SECT, thus they were the real regular season champs.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,277
    automatic bids for tourney champs is stupid.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 6,678
    Seeds are overrated. It's all about match ups. You either catch a break there or you don't.
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  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 24,224
    Mu original gut feeling seems to be a popular pick:

    Michigan State
    Kansas
    UNC
    Oklahoma
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,277
    I don't believe one fucking word that comes out of rick pitino's mouth.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 31,965
    Wobbie said:

    I don't believe one fucking word that comes out of rick pitino's mouth.

    Was he on one of your ESPN talking head shows this morning or something?

    Wob LOVE esp!
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,277



    Wobbie said:

    I don't believe one fucking word that comes out of rick pitino's mouth.

    Was he on one of your ESPN talking head shows this morning or something?

    Wob LOVE esp!
    yes, mike and mike.

    my espn talking heads also agree Utah could be a final four team.....or lose their first game.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • jeff2040jeff2040 Des Moines, IAPosts: 1,513
    edited March 2016

    I'm going to the second round at Barclays center. My first march madness games ever.

    Cheer for Iowa if they survive Temple!

    I'm going to the first and second rounds in Des Moines tomorrow and Saturday. My first March madness games too. (other than seeing Iowa beat Iowa State in the NIT about 13 years ago) Should be a good time.

    I'm hoping my Hawkeyes can beat Temple and then I think they can play Villanova tough in the second round.

    Let the madness begin!!!
    Post edited by jeff2040 on
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  • Amongst the AniAmongst the Ani @WobbiePosts: 7,755
    Wobbie said:



    Wobbie said:

    I don't believe one fucking word that comes out of rick pitino's mouth.

    Was he on one of your ESPN talking head shows this morning or something?

    Wob LOVE esp!

    my espn talking heads also agree Utah could be a final four team.....or lose their first game.
    Utah will get bounced in the second round. Cal on the other hand will make the sweet 16 where they go down.
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,277
    I think IF Utah could get to the sweet 16 they would match up well with michigan state.
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,303
    I would pay money to hear Gus Johnson yell "he just got Poeltl'd!" :lol:

    Such a shame he doesn't do basketball play-by-play anymore.
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,277

    I would pay money to hear Gus Johnson yell "he just got Poeltl'd!" :lol:

    Such a shame he doesn't do basketball play-by-play anymore.

    he doesn't? damn. :angry:

    rafferty is pretty good. "onions!"
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
  • JK_LivinJK_Livin South JerseyPosts: 6,678
    Pretty sure I heard him doing games last weekend.
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  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,303
    Wobbie said:

    I would pay money to hear Gus Johnson yell "he just got Poeltl'd!" :lol:

    Such a shame he doesn't do basketball play-by-play anymore.

    he doesn't? damn. :angry:

    rafferty is pretty good. "onions!"
    JK_Livin said:

    Pretty sure I heard him doing games last weekend.

    Nope. He hasn't done NCAAT games for a few years because of a contract dispute with CBS. He was hired by Fox, but not sure if he's still there.

    Not that big a fan of Raftery though. Seems like he's trying too hard to be Dick Vitale. I'd like him more if he quit with the shtick.

    JK, you wouldn't have heard him on any tournaments broadcast by ESPN or CBS. I think he did some games for the Big 10 network, so he might have done some of that tournament.
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 17,238
    Can a good 3 point shooter from a team that didn't make the tourney transfer to Purdue before Thursday?
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,277
    is purdue in the tourney? who knew?
    If I had known then what I know now...

    Vegas 93, Vegas 98, Vegas 00 (10 year show), Vegas 03, Vegas 06
    VIC 07
    EV LA1 08
    Seattle1 09, Seattle2 09, Salt Lake 09, LA4 09
    Columbus 10
    EV LA 11
    Vancouver 11
    Missoula 12
    Portland 13, Spokane 13
    St. Paul 14, Denver 14
    Philly I & II, 16
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