thlf
thlf
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March 2nd, 2012 at 7:01:21 AM permalink
For those interested March Madness is right around the corner. Selection Sunday is next week 3/11/12. The first two play in games are on 3/13 and 3/14.
I have created a bracketology pool in pool tracker, the same system we used with the NFL.
It is a straight bracket pool with the following scoring.

1 point for each correct pick in Round 1
2 points for each correct pick in Round 2
3 points for each correct pick in Round 3
4 points for each correct pick in Round 4
5 points for each correct pick in Round 5
6 points for the correct Champion

The name of the pool is wizard of vegas
the password is wizard.
You can join by following this url

http://www.pooltracker.com/join.asp?poolid=64142 (sorry still don't know how to make a link)

For those who participated in the NFL pool you can use your same credentials to log in. For the rest you will have to set up a user id and password. You can go at anytime from now to just join the pool. This will help in case there any questions or problems.
Because:::::
After Sunday 3/11 you will basically only have one day to fill out your bracket as the play in games start so soon.
The only incenctive for participating in the pool is bragging rights just like the NFL. I wish there was a way we could pool some cash from everyone and award prizes but I can't think of a way to do that.
However it is still fun. Who doesn't like to participate in a March Madness bracket contest.

By the way the odds of a perfect bracket are 1 in 18,446,744,073,709,551,616. Thats without the two playin games.
hook3670
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March 2nd, 2012 at 8:19:44 AM permalink
This sounds great. I wish we could come with a simple way to award a nominal gift to the winner, but I can't think of a way either. It will still be a blast for those of us who like college basketball.
thlf
thlf
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March 2nd, 2012 at 9:36:28 AM permalink
The service although a little confusing is really nice and free. At least at the level we are using it. But anyway, I wanted to get this out there so people could start thinking about it and start handicapping. I like participating in brackets, but I hated the manual methods of scoring. This way it is automated. Can't wait.
YoDiceRoll11
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March 2nd, 2012 at 10:12:11 AM permalink
I am definitely in baby!!! WhooooooO!
YoDiceRoll11
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March 2nd, 2012 at 10:14:08 AM permalink
Quote: thlf


After Sunday 3/11 you will basically only have one day to fill out your bracket as the play in games start so soon.


Why does it say the pick deadline is 03/15 than?
Johnzimbo
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March 2nd, 2012 at 11:24:45 AM permalink
Quote: thlf


By the way the odds of a perfect bracket are 1 in 18,446,744,073,709,551,616. Thats without the two playin games.



That is assuming each game has equal opponents. Picking favorites should get the odds much lower hehe
ThatDonGuy
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March 2nd, 2012 at 12:45:40 PM permalink
Quote: thlf

By the way the odds of a perfect bracket are 1 in 18,446,744,073,709,551,616. Thats without the two playin games.


You mean the four "play-in" games?
Of course not; you mean the four "first round" games. (The 16/17 seeds are just as much in the tournament as the teams playing on Tuesday/Wednesday for an 11 or 12 seed - in fact, these games are now called the "first round," and the round of 64 is the "second round." There are either 68 teams or 64 teams "in the tournament" - not 66.)

Between you, me, and everybody on the 20 or so threads where I have previously posted this, I think they shouldn't give an extra share of the TV money to the teams that win the "first four" games (it's rewarding two teams for not being good enough to make the round of 64 automatically), but it's the NCAA's money...
YoDiceRoll11
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March 2nd, 2012 at 2:43:18 PM permalink
The "round of 64" will always be the first round for me and many others.

The play in games are just that. Since it doesn't include "everyone" it shouldn't be counted as a round, IMO.

At least the Men's Bball has a fun playoff system regardless of what anyone thinks, it's way better than the BCS BS.
thlf
thlf
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March 7th, 2012 at 7:09:55 AM permalink
Don't forget to sign up for the bracketology. We are getting closer to selection Sunday. This Sunday. We only have 4 people so far. Also keep in mind that after the first time setting up your credentials don't use the same place to log in. Just click the log in button at the top right of the screen.

Who's it going to be Kentucky, Syaracuse, Davidson, UNLV????????
SOOPOO
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March 7th, 2012 at 8:30:47 AM permalink
Missouri beats Mississippi St in the final. A number 2 seed over a surprise 11 seed.

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