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(ESPN)   Will this be the year a 16 beats a 1? Can anyone claim the Billion Dollar Bracket? It's Day 1 of March Madness and you need to get back to work. First game is Dayton/OSU 12:15 pm   (espn.go.com) divider line 631
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2014-03-20 12:18:36 PM  
Working from home has distinct advantages this time of year.

Woooo.

/SMU got screwed.
 
2014-03-20 12:30:07 PM  
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Super Green!  Make it POP POP POP!
 
2014-03-20 12:30:28 PM  
I went over 50 in the pool i run this year. I expect to finish 2nd to last as usual. Of course being a Boilermaker, I have had no reason to watch college ball this season so that may help my results.
 
2014-03-20 12:31:07 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: /SMU got screwed.


They should have beat Houston then.
 
2014-03-20 12:31:09 PM  
Aaron Craft is sucking.
 
2014-03-20 12:31:46 PM  
My alma mater went 7-23 this year, so I don't have a horse in this race.  Go, upsets!

Also, fark SMU, just on principle.
 
2014-03-20 12:32:18 PM  
mamamamamamamama mad mad mad
 
2014-03-20 12:33:57 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Lt. Cheese Weasel: /SMU got screwed.

They should have beat Houston then.

 
2014-03-20 12:34:49 PM  

dugitman:  Of course being a Boilermaker, I have had no reason to watch college ball this season so that may help my results.


The women have better fundamentals.  That more important.
 
2014-03-20 12:34:53 PM  
Let's go upsets, upsets everywhere.
 
2014-03-20 12:35:55 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Working from home has distinct advantages this time of year.

Woooo.

/SMU got screwed.


On one hand, I'm inclined to agree.  On the other hand, biatching about not getting an at-large seems pointless, since the tourney is so big that the bubble teams that get in don't have a shot at the title anyways.
 
2014-03-20 12:39:29 PM  
Ohio State is traveling like they think they're Duke.
 
2014-03-20 12:39:34 PM  
gf is a huge Wisconsin fan so I put them in the title game because my brackets get farked immediately all the time
 
2014-03-20 12:40:17 PM  
Woo! First beer cracked, starting nachos at the under-8:00.  God I love this day.
 
2014-03-20 12:40:42 PM  

Devo: Olympic Trolling Judge: Lt. Cheese Weasel: /SMU got screwed.

They should have beat Houston then.


I don't think that even mattered.  It was their non-conference schedule that did them in.
 
2014-03-20 12:40:43 PM  

Doogled: Aaron Craft is sucking.


And now leading them back.
 
2014-03-20 12:40:50 PM  
Got Dayton beating Ohio State in a couple of my brackets.
 
2014-03-20 12:41:19 PM  
Let's go upsets!  Preferably the upsets I picked in my bracket!

Except the craziest upset I chose was SF Austin over VCU, so I guess just lets go upsets.
 
2014-03-20 12:41:28 PM  
The pool I always run is huge this year. I wouldn't mind taking home that chunk of change. I'm really excited for the games this year, more than most.

/Go Badgers!
 
2014-03-20 12:41:35 PM  

VvonderJesus: gf is a huge Wisconsin fan so I put them in the title game because my brackets get farked immediately all the time


I settled on Wisconsin after an elaborate series of weighted coin tosses.
 
2014-03-20 12:43:57 PM  

OhioUGrad: Doogled: Aaron Craft is sucking.

And now leading them back.


Short white dudes can ball.  Who knew?
 
2014-03-20 12:44:55 PM  
I'm waiting for IT to come and tell me to turn on the live feed.
 
2014-03-20 12:45:19 PM  

Solid State Vittles: Devo: Olympic Trolling Judge: Lt. Cheese Weasel: /SMU got screwed.

They should have beat Houston then.

I don't think that even mattered.  It was their non-conference schedule that did them in.


You win your conference tournament, your non-con schedule doesn't matter.  Sure, they would have had a tough game in Louisville, but they didn't even get that far.
 
2014-03-20 12:45:24 PM  
NDSU is my 12 seed this year.
 
2014-03-20 12:48:37 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Solid State Vittles: Devo: Olympic Trolling Judge: Lt. Cheese Weasel: /SMU got screwed.

They should have beat Houston then.

I don't think that even mattered.  It was their non-conference schedule that did them in.

You win your conference tournament, your non-con schedule doesn't matter.  Sure, they would have had a tough game in Louisville, but they didn't even get that far.


Maybe so, but SMU gets another notable first.  First school to get the death penalty and first ranked team to get snubbed for the dance.
 
2014-03-20 12:49:47 PM  
Won't surprise me at all if SLU gets upset tonight. Losing 4 of 6 following a previously undefeated season heading into the tourney is no way to go...to the tourney, son.
 
2014-03-20 12:50:41 PM  

browneye: Got Dayton beating Ohio State in a couple of my brackets.


me 2....but the Billion Dollar bracket I have OSU.....good friend of mine went to Dayton back in the day cursed my name when I told him.  He's already drunk.
 
2014-03-20 12:53:13 PM  
Wisconsin is going down in the opener
 
2014-03-20 12:54:15 PM  
Dayton looking like they're going to give us the upset we crave.  I love this day.
 
2014-03-20 12:54:47 PM  
Dayton getting hot as the first half comes to a close.
 
2014-03-20 12:55:16 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Wisconsin is going down in the opener


As funny as that would be, American isn't good enough to pull off the upset.  Wisconsin haters will have to settle for Bucky losing to Oregon on Saturday.
 
2014-03-20 12:58:47 PM  
4 out of the last 5 years, 10 "underdogs" (by seed) have won in the round of 64... and generally 5-8 seeds lower than 4 make the Sweet 16.   So, I tried to pick based on getting around that many upsets....

My first round upsets:
Dayton, Stanford, GW, Harvard, North Carolina, St. Joes, AZ St, Tenn, NC State, NDSU, Ok St.

(and I just realized I lost count and picked 11... ugh, oh well).

Sweet 16 "underdogs":
VCU, Dayton, N.C., Kentucky, Baylor, NDSU
 
2014-03-20 01:00:19 PM  

dletter: 4 out of the last 5 years, 10 "underdogs" (by seed) have won in the round of 64... and generally 5-8 seeds lower than 4 make the Sweet 16.   So, I tried to pick based on getting around that many upsets....

My first round upsets:
Dayton, Stanford, GW, Harvard, North Carolina, St. Joes, AZ St, Tenn, NC State, NDSU, Ok St.

(and I just realized I lost count and picked 11... ugh, oh well).

Sweet 16 "underdogs":
VCU, Dayton, N.C., Kentucky, Baylor, NDSU


LOLWUT
 
2014-03-20 01:00:26 PM  

robsul82: Dayton getting hot as the first half comes to a close.


My Billion is slipping away.....1 game in and *poof*.  (just kidding, alot of ball to go yet.)
liveforlivemusic.com
Who wants pancakes?
 
2014-03-20 01:00:34 PM  

elguerodiablo: Dayton looking like they're going to give us the upset we crave.  I love this day.


Not that an 11-6 upset is anything to sneeze at, especially with the whole "little brother" angle going, but you should at least hold out some hope that a 3 or 4 will get the axe this round.
 
2014-03-20 01:01:04 PM  

dletter: My first round upsets:
Dayton, Stanford, GW, Harvard, North Carolina, St. Joes, AZ St, Tenn, NC State, NDSU, Ok St.


Isn't UNC a six seed, or did you mean NC State?
 
2014-03-20 01:01:05 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Olympic Trolling Judge: Solid State Vittles: Devo: Olympic Trolling Judge: Lt. Cheese Weasel: /SMU got screwed.

They should have beat Houston then.

I don't think that even mattered.  It was their non-conference schedule that did them in.

You win your conference tournament, your non-con schedule doesn't matter.  Sure, they would have had a tough game in Louisville, but they didn't even get that far.

Maybe so, but SMU gets another notable first.  First school to get the death penalty and first ranked team to get snubbed for the dance.


Since 2004. At least that's what I read.
 
2014-03-20 01:04:09 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: elguerodiablo: Dayton looking like they're going to give us the upset we crave.  I love this day.

Not that an 11-6 upset is anything to sneeze at, especially with the whole "little brother" angle going, but you should at least hold out some hope that a 3 or 4 will get the axe this round.


Okay, so I am not watching the game since I am at work right now (I probably should get on that), but why is everyone talking about the Dayton/OSU game like the outcome is a foregone conclusion?  OSU is only down by three at halftime.  Dayton's lead is not exactly insurmountable.
 
2014-03-20 01:04:45 PM  
I filled out my first bracket ever and haven't seen more than a few minutes of games at a time, so I'm looking forward to another disappointment in my life when my bracket breaks down after the first game.

/haven't even heard of some of the teams because I don't follow any college sports
//picked a few upsets just because; my picks were random but slightly weighted towards favorites
///I just looked at my bracket; I have St. Joseph's in the Final 4, and I have Michigan beating Kansas in the final. WTF, skrame?
 
2014-03-20 01:06:27 PM  
I swear to god, Wisconsin.
 
2014-03-20 01:06:42 PM  
Well my first prediction was that Iowa was actually going to pull their shiate together and win a couple games so we're off to another bang-up bracket prediction run by Brappy The Completely Delusional.
 
2014-03-20 01:08:31 PM  
Well, there goes my Wisconsin-Virginia natty game. WTF, WISKY?
 
2014-03-20 01:08:48 PM  

rcf1105: I swear to god, Wisconsin.


Now, THAT would be a big one that would blow about 90% of the worlds bracket into dust.
 
2014-03-20 01:10:21 PM  
Wisconsin is sucking balls. They're essentially playing to a home crowd against a 15 and look like they just walked in from a night of partying on Water St.
 
2014-03-20 01:11:19 PM  
Woo, go BLUE HENS! Hope Delaware makes me proud. I should find a place to watch the game tonight...
 
2014-03-20 01:11:23 PM  

llortcM_yllort: Okay, so I am not watching the game since I am at work right now (I probably should get on that), but why is everyone talking about the Dayton/OSU game like the outcome is a foregone conclusion?  OSU is only down by three at halftime.  Dayton's lead is not exactly insurmountable.


Point taken.  Should have hedged my words with something like "assuming it pans out."  But come on, we've got people tearing their hair over Wisconsin and it's not even halftime there.  And that's only a... two point game as of this typing.
 
2014-03-20 01:11:39 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: rcf1105: I swear to god, Wisconsin.

Now, THAT would be a big one that would blow about 90% of the worlds bracket into dust.


I have them in the F4, so I'm getting a kick.
 
2014-03-20 01:13:57 PM  
Sometimes, a top team looks like complete shiat in the first round and it serves as a wake-up call... and they come together and make a final4 run.

That said, Wisco is looking really shiatty right now.
 
2014-03-20 01:14:03 PM  

skrame: Lt. Cheese Weasel: rcf1105: I swear to god, Wisconsin.

Now, THAT would be a big one that would blow about 90% of the worlds bracket into dust.

I have them in the F4, so I'm getting a kick.


x2
 
2014-03-20 01:15:16 PM  

UDel_Kitty: Woo, go BLUE HENS! Hope Delaware makes me proud. I should find a place to watch the game tonight...


I'ma be ROOTIN' for 'em hard! Figure they're the scariest in the bracket, either MSU or ISU that'll face UVA in the '16, hopefully. GOOD LUCK, BLUE HENS!
 
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