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Happy "F**k IM, I'm Watching College Basketball!" Weekend!

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  1. hwolfpack6

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    It's no longer called March Madness on BlackHatWorld...We're going to call it "F**k IM, I'm Watching College Basketball!".

    My personal favorite time of the year is upon us - the 2 days in March when Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament is played. It somewhat sucks this year since there's less mid majors, thus less upsets, but you still have all the mid major conference tournament winners.

    So let's hear what you have (so far)...games start on Thursday and I'm sure we'll all be changing picks between now and the 12:15 EST start of games on Thursday.

    First off, I want to say - it sucks for people on the West Coast in school, because they miss a lot of games. I'm going to be missing the whole first set of games (12:15-12:30 starts) and the first half of the 2nd games (2:45-3:00), unless I can somehow persuade my teachers to let us watch :)

    My Final 4 is pretty boring - (1)Louisville v. (2) Memphis // (1) Pitt v. (1)UNC...I have Louisville winning and facing Pitt in the All Big East matchup with Louisville pulling out the win.

    My only upsets first round are Siena (9) to beat OSU, USC (10) to beat BC, TAMU (9) to beat BYU, Tenn (9) to beat Oklahoma St, Minnesota (10) to beat Texas, and Butler (9) to beat LSU.

    Yeah, you could say that I'm pretty boring - no 6/11's in there at all. My sleeper is Purdue, who I have losing to Memphis in the Elite 8. My Elite 8 teams besides the teams mentioned above in the Final 4 are Michigan St, Purdue (obviously as said above), Duke, and Syracuse.

    Also - what will be your method to watch the games?
    Me? I will be bringing a cozy chair over to the computer w/ http://www.ncaasports.com/mmod brought up in HD from 12 PM to 10 PM when the games end, each day.

    One more thing - I'm from/live in Connecticut, so go UConn! (Even though they have no chance w/o Jerome Dyson)
     
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    hwolfpack6 BANNED BANNED

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    Bump?

    I am 2-1 after the first set of games and I'm winning UNC, UConn, and Purdue. California is tied w/ Maryland right now...so that'd make it 4 for 4 if that happens!

    I got to see the last minute of the disappointing Butler/LSU game in school...they almost came back. Then I have listened on my busride/walk home to the UConn game, and they are up big now.

    How are you guys doing so far?
     
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    2-1 here too.. took butler, almost had it...

    need a maryland win here

    i have for the most part the same upsets with a few more. I have W Kentucky taking out the Illini, as well as Miss St taking out Washington...

    Final Four: UNC, Nova, Louisville, Memphis

    Louisville vs UNC in the title game with Rick Pitinos boys taking the trophy...
     
  4. hwolfpack6

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    MSU beating Washington is the popular big upset pick - I just can't see it.

    NCAASports.com/mmod keeps buffering every 5 seconds - a little disappointing :(

    Got my dad's laptop here watching Cali/Mary on that and Purdue/NIU on the other computer. NIU is mounting a comeback here. :(
     
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    yea i know, purdue cant shake em...
    typical big 10 for ya...

    i just dont think washington is that great and miss states bigman vanardo should be able to dominate...
     
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    I have Purdue in the Elite 8...they are up 6 w/ 3 minutes left...I'm confident they will hold on - but beat Washington in Oregon? I don't know.
     
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    And Purdue locks it up! Great game going on now between Maryland and Cal!!!
     
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    yea... streaming that...

    i cant see purdue gettting past UCONN but...
     
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    Where's the love for Florida State? :D
     
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    I love FSU! I have htem to beat Wisconsin (they play Wisconsin tonight, right?)

    Not doing so hot now...17/24 at the moment, still have all my s16 left though :)
     
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    20/24 for me so far.
     
  12. hwolfpack6

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    OK - I hate FSU.

    It took us 30 games of the first round to finally witness 2 great games. FSU/Wisconsin and Siena/OSU were great...these last 30 minutes were what March Madness is all about.

    I love seeing the senior leaders at these mid major schools step up, especially with great stories like that kid from Siena who drilled those 2 clutch 3's at the end of the 2nd half and 2nd overtime.
     
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    8/8 today!!!