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newalex.jpgAlex - 3618 Posts
03/16/2008 @ 11:45:20 PM
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Butler got dilled big time. #10 team in the polls is a 7 seed?
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vignette.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
03/17/2008 @ 11:43:47 AM
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I'm in. Feel free to copy my bracket for the winners.

It seems that your sentiments are widely felt, Alex
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avatar2345.jpgPackOne - 1528 Posts
03/20/2008 @ 11:12:01 PM
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Interesting stuff, interesting stuff.
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scott.jpgScott - 6225 Posts
03/21/2008 @ 07:24:06 AM
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Some good games last night.
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avatar2345.jpgPackOne - 1528 Posts
03/21/2008 @ 08:34:31 AM
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I was referring to some of the picks. But, there were some great games last night.
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newalex.jpgAlex - I was too weak to give in Too strong to lose
03/21/2008 @ 11:19:08 AM
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Why couldn't Duke lose? That would've been the coolest.

1 more win for the Badger's record wins in a season.
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2887.gifAlex - Who controls the past now controls the future
03/21/2008 @ 04:25:45 PM
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Western Kentucky is evil.
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images.jpgcraig - Damn it! I'm not lurking. Why does it say that?
03/21/2008 @ 08:30:23 PM
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Alex Wrote - 03/21/2008 @ 11:19:08 AM
Why couldn't Duke lose? That would've been the coolest.


Clearly the fix was in. At least coach k gave the opponent some credit (at least from what I saw) and didn't do his whole, 'we played terrible, we couldn't do this, we couldn't do that. oh... what do you mean someone could beat us? preposterous." bit that he tends to when they lose. Hmmm.... I guess that's why, they didn't lose. Bastards. He will do when they do loose. emoticon
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avatar2345.jpgPackOne - 1528 Posts
03/22/2008 @ 09:43:53 AM
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Coach K knew better. The other coach had 25 years of D-I experience, and is widely known for his skillz.
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IMG_3063[1].jpgjthompto - 209 Posts
03/22/2008 @ 10:17:49 AM
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Butler is good, they should have been higher than a 7 seed. And Drake is overated, they should have been lower than a 5 seed.

I dont know about you but im excited to watch those 2 13 vs 12 matchups tommorrow!
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flower .jpgPackOne - More posts than they wanted.
03/22/2008 @ 03:37:38 PM
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Duke. Done. Heh.
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newalex.jpgAlex - 3618 Posts
03/22/2008 @ 05:44:29 PM
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Winner!!!!
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2887.gifAlex - I was too weak to give in Too strong to lose
03/22/2008 @ 07:53:21 PM
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Anyone know any good hotels in Detoit?
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face.bmpCarlos44ec - You had me at "Hello"
03/23/2008 @ 06:17:48 PM
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Not in Detoit, is that near Taiwan?

There should be some good motel 6's near Detroit though.
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newalex.jpgAlex - But let history remember, that as free men, we chose to make it so!
03/23/2008 @ 10:07:04 PM
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Detoit? No wonder I couldn't find any.
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hoochpage.JPGSarah - 4132 Posts
03/24/2008 @ 06:04:29 AM
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I would stay out of the bad areas of Detroit... mainly that would include Detroit, but I think that would definitely include motel 6's in Detroit.
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vignette.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
03/24/2008 @ 07:56:59 AM
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When we were kids our parents thought it would be ok to stay in a motel 6 near O'Hare in Chicago. Good thing it was dark when we got there, because on the way out in the morning, I saw bullet holes in the side of the building.

Seriously though, Detroit is a shite hole.
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newalex.jpgAlex - I was too weak to give in Too strong to lose
03/24/2008 @ 01:08:26 PM
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Given that, I'll be staying in Deerborn.
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vignette.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
03/24/2008 @ 02:12:25 PM
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The closest I would go to Detroit was Jackson. Nice little town.
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jon.jpgJon - 2883 Posts
03/24/2008 @ 09:39:46 PM
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Carlos44ec Wrote - 03/24/2008 @ 02:12:25 PM
The closest I would go to Detroit was Jackson. Nice little town.


I dunno, Mississippi might even be too close.
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jon.jpgJon - Nutcan.com's kitten expert
03/24/2008 @ 10:18:25 PM
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What's the deal with hockey?
The Badgers men made the NCAA hockey tournament. It's 16 teams split into 4 regional sites with seeds 1-4 at each site. Anyway, the Badgers are 15-16-7 overall but still made the tournament, which is fine I guess. They got a 3 seed in their regional so they face the 2 seed. OK, fine. The site of their first game? Madison, WI. Kohl Center. They get a home game against a higher seeded opponent. And if they win, the next game is in the Kohl Center too. How does this happen? It's one thing to give a top seed a close game, but to give the actual home ice advantage to the team that is third seeded out of four? How does this happen?

Here's the bracket.
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Jon perfected this at 03/24/2008 10:20:34 pm
vignette.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
03/25/2008 @ 07:26:35 AM
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Jackson Michigan
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scott.jpgScott - Get Up! Get outta here! Gone!
03/25/2008 @ 08:14:22 PM
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Jon Wrote - 03/24/2008 @ 10:18:25 PM
What's the deal with hockey? The Badgers men made the NCAA hockey tournament. It's 16 teams split into 4 regional sites with seeds 1-4 at each site. Anyway, the Badgers are 15-16-7 overall but still made the tournament, which is fine I guess. They got a 3 seed in their regional so they face the 2 seed. OK, fine. The site of their first game? Madison, WI. Kohl Center. They get a home game against a higher seeded opponent. And if they win, the next game is in the Kohl Center too. How does this happen? It's one thing to give a top seed a close game, but to give the actual home ice advantage to the team that is third seeded out of four? How does this happen? Here's the bracket.


I'm sure the site was decided before the Badgers were selected to play there.
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matt.jpgMatt - 3390 Posts
03/25/2008 @ 09:21:28 PM
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I think Jon figured that, but was asking why they put them in that bracket then.
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flower .jpgPackOne - 1528 Posts
03/25/2008 @ 10:35:57 PM
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I believe it's a rule that if you are selected and the bracket happens to be at your house, you automatically go to that bracket. Almost positive.
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thumbnailCAW1I0O3.gifMatt - 3390 Posts
03/26/2008 @ 12:07:45 AM
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That seems like a dumb rule.
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avatar2345.jpgPackOne - Sit down your rockin' the boat.
03/26/2008 @ 12:09:25 AM
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Q: How is the field broken down?

A: The tournament is split into four regions — East, Northeast, West and Midwest — with four teams in each. The No. 1 seed plays the No. 4, and No. 2 plays No. 3 in the first round. The winners play each other in the Regional Final, with those four winners advancing to the Frozen Four.

Q: How are the regions aligned?

A: The regions are split into East, Northeast, West and Midwest. The four top-ranked teams in the tournament are awarded No. 1 seeds and can come from anywhere, in accordance with the PWR.

The remaining 12 teams are then "banded" into groups of four, corresponding to Seed Nos. 2-4. An attempt will first be made to keep teams closest to their home region, but there is an emphasis on avoiding first-round intra-conference matchups. Factors such as maximizing gate revenue, and limiting travel costs can also be taken into consideration. As a result, seeds can be flip-flop with same-numbered seeds of other regions.

Though not in its stated list of guidelines, the committee has made a concerted effort in the two years the 16-team field has existed to maintain a strict bracket. In other words, teams are given overall seed numbers, 1-16. The brackets are arranged 1-6-8-9, 2-15-7-10, 3-14-6-11, 4-13-5-12. Adjustments are then made for factors such as avoiding intra-conference matchups, and host schools playing in their home region. But otherwise, the committee has attempted to adhere to this philosophy and a strict reading of the PWR list. Whether that continues in the future, is anyone's guess.
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PackOne screwed with this at 03/26/2008 12:11:03 am
avatar2345.jpgPackOne - 1528 Posts
03/26/2008 @ 12:13:38 AM
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Messy.
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face.bmpCarlos44ec - "Always remember that you are unique. Just like everybody else."
03/26/2008 @ 07:27:41 AM
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its NCAA, it shuold be messy and make no sense apart from making money. GG Capitalists!
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sarah.jpgSarah - 4132 Posts
03/28/2008 @ 07:55:39 PM
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This is like the worst game ever.
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flower .jpgPackOne - 1528 Posts
03/28/2008 @ 08:02:31 PM
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So lame.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - As Seen On The Internet
03/28/2008 @ 08:07:14 PM
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18 points, 3:49 left, don't have the ball. The lead is 92% safe. If they get the ball back before the Badgers score it's game over....statistically.
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Jeremy messed with this at 03/28/2008 8:08:29 pm
face.bmpCarlos44ec - www.digi.com
03/28/2008 @ 08:11:33 PM
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statistically, shit. The Badgers have basically already given up.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - Pie Racist
03/28/2008 @ 08:11:45 PM
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There it is....awful game by the Badgers. If clanking shots off the front of the rim counted the Badgers would be like +20. I haven't looked or heard stats, but it seems like davidson is shooting 98% and Curry is Superman.
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face.bmpCarlos44ec - 2078 Posts
03/28/2008 @ 08:15:24 PM
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but by god does he look like a baby
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avatar2345.jpgPackOne - 1528 Posts
03/28/2008 @ 08:16:05 PM
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Every year, make it this far, superstar gets hurt, Badgers lose to super human underdog who gets crushed next game.
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flower .jpgPackOne - 1528 Posts
03/28/2008 @ 08:25:30 PM
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I hope you turned it to 20/20 right now. Is your baby gay?
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2887.gifAlex - 3618 Posts
03/28/2008 @ 11:33:57 PM
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So it was as pathetic on TV as in person? Curry couldn't miss even though there was a hand in his face on almost every shot, Butch was notoriusly slow as usual, Hughes got hurt, and even though the Badgers had such a height advantage in side that they had one possession where Davidson fouled them 4 times in a row inside, Hughes is the only guy who can handle the ball well enought to pass the ball inside. Thank goodness for beer, I'm going to get trashed at the hotel now.
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8989 Posts
03/29/2008 @ 01:07:09 AM
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It was pretty pathetic. The badgers seemed resigned to losing the entire time.
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newalex.jpgAlex - 3618 Posts
03/29/2008 @ 11:28:47 AM
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Apparently it's contagious, because I only got half way to trashed before I fell asleep too.
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newalex.jpgAlex - 3618 Posts
04/08/2008 @ 12:48:22 PM
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Before Kansas even inbounded the ball, I was thinking, "If they can get it to Chalmers and he can even get a half decent shot off it's going in."
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