Let The Madness Begin!

Ryan Noonan

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31 Responses

  1. Tod Kelly says:

    I am assuming since this is not a “pitch in $5” that we are expected to enter only one bracket, yes?Report

  2. James Hanley says:

    When do we need to have our picks in?Report

  3. J.L. Wall says:

    I love this time of year.  Basketball tournaments, glimpses of spring weather, Opening Day creeping closer by the day….Report

  4. Burt Likko says:

    I follow other sports much more closely than college basketball. My Gauchos got knocked out of the tournament yesterday by Long Beach State. (But the NIT is gonna be our bitch!) So I’m not making any particular claim to any expertise.

    When I didn’t feel confident in a guess I asked Mrs. Likko where she’d rather go for vacation, and when she couldn’t pick, her favorite team mascot name.Report

  5. Patrick Cahalan says:

    Let no ass be unkicked!  Let the ground tremble!  Let the lucky fear Vegas and the Reckoning!Report

  6. Fish says:

    Despite the lurking “team who’s name starts with a B” in their bracket (Belmont), I like Kansas’ draw.  I’d love to see a Kansas/North Carolina matchup in the Final Four.Report

  7. Michelle says:

    I’m in. I confess to knowing next to nothing about college basketball, but that hasn’t stopped my husband, the Russian, who knows and cares even less about basketball than I do, from winning his office pool in the past. My previous prediction attempts have generally been laughable, which should make Tod look like less of an idiot after the first couple of rounds.Report

  8. Patrick Cahalan says:

    I went crazy.  3 of the final 4 are #1 seeds, so not that crazy, but my last one is crazy.Report

  9. Count me in. Go Crimson Devils.Report

  10. Plinko says:

    I have joined and foreseen the hour of disappointment for my Badgers.Report

  11. Tod Kelly says:

    We should ask Erik if we can make this post sticky for a few hours tomorrow afternoon/evening, for those that missed it last week.  (I haven’t gone back to yahoo to see how many folks are signed up.)Report

  12. James Hanley says:

    I’m in, and already hating myself for my national champion pick.Report

  13. I filled this out in about 2 minutes. If I win, you should all be ashamed.Report