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2006 March Madness Thread


#1

This will be the official 2006 March Madness thread.

Final 4 pick -

Boston College
UConn
Kansas
Syracuse


#2

I've got

Duke
Kansas
UConn
Villanova

with UConn over Duke in the championship game.


#3

as long as fucking Uconn or Syracuse doesn't win it all again, I really don't think I can be upset.

On that note, last year was an amazing final game. hell, the whole tourny was impressive, minus bucknell beating kansas.

Come to think of it, kansas always chokes on me in these fucking brackets.

side thought:

If Texas somehow wins this, that'd be crazy for them to have completed the first 2 of the 3 legs of the Grand Slam.

The GS, which we all know is Football, Men's Hoops and Baseball.


#4

What about Womens track and field? Didn't they just take the National Championship in that?

I'll have to look at the brackets before I pick my choices, but it should be a good year.


#5

Some crazy bracket surprises.

Air Force instead of Missouri State???
Tennessee getting a 2-seed???

I also thought that a 10-seed was a little high for Seton Hall and an 11 was high for George Mason since they'll be without Skimm for the first game.

IMO, UAB, Wisconsin and Alabama are seeded too low. I had UAB pegged for a 7, Wisconsin for a 6 and Alabama as an 8. I also think that Bradley getting a 13 is fucking ridiculous! The seeding committee obviously doesn't think much of the Missouri Valley, I guess it will be up to those teams to prove that their conference is legit.

I would LOVE to run a pool on here. No money, for free and I'll tabulate all the results. I'm a college hoops junkie so I'll be skipping class the next couple of weeks to watch it!

If you want to get in on the pool, send me a PM with:

1.) Teams that will make it to the second round.
2.) Teams that will make it to the Sweet 16.
3.) Teams that will make it to the Elite 8.
4.) Teams that will make it to the Final 4.
5.) Teams that will make it to the championship game.
6.) The winner and how many points the winner will score in the championship game (tiebreaker).

Each round will be worth 32 points. So first round games are worth 1, each final 4 game is worth 16, etc.

Check out the bracket here:
http://cbs.sportsline.com/collegebasketball/mayhem/brackets/viewable_men
If you can't find it.

Try to get me your picks by Wednesday. I'm still debating over mine, but I'll post em up Wednesday night once I finish.

AHHHHHHHHH I LOVE COLLEGE BASKETBALLLLLLL!!!!!!!!


#6

I'm all for this, we can have "king of the picks 2006" award.

hopefully, for your sake 200 people dont' sign up!


#7

Damn, nearly a day and no other replies? We must not have very many college basketball fans in here!


#8

I've always loved college basketball but i've only really gotten in to it this year.

I'll PM you with my picks tonight or tomorrow morning...

But I think MO State should've been selected before Air Force for sure.


#9

Here's my picks, man.

Let me know if you need any help with anything... Drawing up some sort of spread sheet or whatever. Just hit me up i'll see what I can do.

Also, let me know if my picks were clear... I just listed who I thought was going to win, it might get confusing down in the Final Four and stuff....

How many people have sent you picks so far?

Round 1 Winners:
ATL Bracket:
Duke
George Washington
Syracuse
LSU
W. Virginia
Iowa
NC State
Texas

Oakland Bracket:
Memphis
Arkansas
Pittsburgh
Kansas
Indiana
Gonzaga
Marquette
UCLA

DC Bracket:
UConn
Kentucky
Washington
Illinois
Michigan St.
North Carolina
Seton Hall
Tennessee

Minneapolis:
Villanova
Wisconsin
Nevada
Boston College
Oklahoma
Florida
Georgetown
Ohio St.

Round 2 Winners:
ATL Bracket:
Duke
Syracuse
W. Virginia
Texas

Oakland Bracket:
Memphis
Pittsburgh
Gonzaga
UCLA

DC Bracket:
UConn
Illinois
North Carolina
Tennessee

Minneapolis:
Villanova
Boston College
Florida
Ohio St.

Sweet Sixteen Winners:
ATL Bracket:
Duke
Texas

Oakland Bracket:
Memphis
Gonzaga

DC Bracket:
UConn
North Carolina

Minneapolis:
Boston College
Ohio St.

Elite Eight Winners:
ATL Bracket:
Duke

Oakland Bracket:
Gonzaga

DC Bracket:
UConn

Minneapolis:
Boston College

Final Four Winners:
Duke
UConn

Championship Winner:
UConn


#10

i got duke, uconn, kansas, boston college, boston college and duke in the championship game and duke wiining it all


#11

I've got UConn Duke B.C. Memphis

UCOnn winning it against DUKE.

I AM SO PISSED ABOUT THE WINTHROP GAME, I picked winthrop and they almost won!

oh well Utah State will beat Washington tonight. Theres my upset for this evening.

Law