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dabvu2498
03-08-2007, 11:57 AM
Everybody does one... or two... or fifty.

Why not have an RZ bracket competition?

On http://fantasysports.yahoo.com

League ID: 55407
Password: lovethereds

Red Leader
03-08-2007, 12:02 PM
I'm in, and looking forward to it. Thanks, dabvu.

BTW, where's Puffy been? I enjoy kicking his tail in this bracket every year.

Cyclone792
03-08-2007, 12:11 PM
I'm in, and I'll be lucky to match last season's performance. Somehow I finished 10th out of 49 in last year's RZ bracket competition.

I'll have to watch out for RL though. I don't think he's too happy with me since I blew him out three different weeks in fantasy football.

:evil:

max venable
03-08-2007, 12:12 PM
I'm in.

Red Leader
03-08-2007, 12:16 PM
I'm in, and I'll be lucky to match last season's performance. Somehow I finished 10th out of 49 in last year's RZ bracket competition.

I'll have to watch out for RL though. I don't think he's too happy with me since I blew him out three different weeks in fantasy football.

:evil:

Hey! I was over that.

You're going down. I almost called you one-eye, but that would be a Cyclops.

See how crazy you've made me? :laugh:


BTW, I finished 4 out of 49 in last year's Pick 'Em, having watched about 2 college basketball games that whole year, so if anyone wants to join, and I do stress ANYONE, go ahead. It's fun and you really don't have to know anything to do well.

WMR
03-08-2007, 12:22 PM
In.

Johnny Footstool
03-08-2007, 12:28 PM
Jayhawks.

cumberlandreds
03-08-2007, 12:31 PM
Thanks! I'm in.

kbrake
03-08-2007, 12:31 PM
In. Thanks.

Red Leader
03-08-2007, 12:32 PM
Is there a limit to how many people can sign up, dabvu?

I hope there is not. It'd be cool if we could get more than 100 people in there.

Gainesville Red
03-08-2007, 12:40 PM
24 of 49 last year.

Looking for revenge.

dabvu2498
03-08-2007, 01:02 PM
Is there a limit to how many people can sign up, dabvu?

I hope there is not. It'd be cool if we could get more than 100 people in there.

Not that I know of.

Yeah, the more the merrier. Invite your non-RZ fans (if you have any).

KittyDuran
03-08-2007, 02:06 PM
I'm in... and thanks!

HumnHilghtFreel
03-08-2007, 09:21 PM
I'm in. Glad I saw this... I always love to show off how little I know about college hoops

rotnoid
03-09-2007, 09:28 AM
I'm in, but be warned, I've won the lifetime supply of donato's a time or two. Actually, it's just a time. I pulled Syracuse right out of the nether regions that year. Won tons of money and accolades. Of course, it's gone now. Fame is so fleeting...

dabvu2498
03-09-2007, 11:00 AM
Everybody does one... or two... or fifty.

Why not have an RZ bracket competition?

On http://fantasysports.yahoo.com

League ID: 55407
Password: lovethereds

25 people signed up so far... keep em coming.

http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/men/group/55407

Roy Tucker
03-09-2007, 11:07 AM
I am uncannily bad at picking these.

My upsets don't happen and my favorites tank.

And if I try reverse psychology and make my picks and then pick opposite, it turns out I was better off with my initial picks.

I have similar luck with picking check-out lines at the grocery store.

Red Leader
03-09-2007, 12:18 PM
If you are going to be stuck at work, like me, on Thurs - Fri for the first two weeks of the NCAA tournament, I suggest you go to: http://www.ncaasports.com/mmod and sign up. You'll get live computer feeds of the games on your PC. Free of charge. Sign up early and you'll get VIP registration which puts your PC at the head of the line when the games start so you won't get blacked out or shut out because of bandwidth issues, if I'm reading that correctly.

HumnHilghtFreel
03-09-2007, 12:20 PM
If you are going to be stuck at work, like me, on Thurs - Fri for the first two weeks of the NCAA tournament, I suggest you go to: http://www.ncaasports.com/mmod and sign up. You'll get live computer feeds of the games on your PC. Free of charge. Sign up early and you'll get VIP registration which puts your PC at the head of the line when the games start so you won't get blacked out or shut out because of bandwidth issues, if I'm reading that correctly.

I used this last year in school on the laptop. Great site.

oneupper
03-09-2007, 05:13 PM
I think I'm in....

My first time at this kind of thing. Hopefully beginner's luck will guide me.

cincy jacket
03-09-2007, 05:24 PM
I'm in

TeamCasey
03-12-2007, 08:44 AM
Has anyone found brackets with the win/loss records on them?

TeamCasey
03-12-2007, 08:47 AM
Nevermind. Dayton Daily news had what I was looking for.

Good luck everyone!

Redsland
03-12-2007, 11:11 AM
I use the brackets from ESPN, because they not only have the teams' seeding and records, but also tell you each game's venue and date.

dabvu2498
03-12-2007, 12:23 PM
Update: 44 playas as of now.

http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/men/group/55407/standings

The brackets are easy to fill out.

Go Commodores!

redsfan30
03-12-2007, 02:30 PM
I'm in.

texasdave
03-12-2007, 02:55 PM
The Tigahs of Memphis !!!

texasdave
03-12-2007, 03:02 PM
For the people who play in multiple brackets, do you use the same picks in each one?

OldRightHander
03-12-2007, 04:36 PM
I'm in.

TeamCasey
03-12-2007, 05:09 PM
Can you have more than one bracket in a group? I did two this year.

Red Leader
03-12-2007, 05:12 PM
Can you have more than one bracket in a group? I did two this year.

I just looked at the FAQ's on that site. You can have up to 5 different brackets, but only 1 bracket per group...which is fair, IMO.
So to answer your question, TC, you can have a different bracket within another group, but you can't have 2 different brackets within this Redszone group.

Also, private groups are capped at 250 members. While we're not closed to that number, I thought I would point it out.

TeamCasey
03-12-2007, 05:20 PM
:D I'm screwed in the RZ one. :p:

KronoRed
03-12-2007, 06:15 PM
Just do one for every possibility, victory is assured

:D

HumnHilghtFreel
03-12-2007, 08:21 PM
After listening to sports talk radio all day, I've completely changed my brackets. It will probably prove to be a huge mistake.

Gainesville Red
03-12-2007, 08:42 PM
For the people who play in multiple brackets, do you use the same picks in each one?

I'm in this one, one from work, and one with some buddies.

I play the same teams in all of them.

BuckWoody
03-12-2007, 10:21 PM
Just do one for every possibility, victory is assured

:D
You would need to fill out 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 brackets in order to do that. :eek:

I had to work all weekend long this past week and had basketball on for the entire time. If it wasn't a game, then I was checking out highlights on SportsCenter. I am plugged in to the college basketball scene like never before. I've had to offload a lot of current data (children's names, home address, make and model of car owned, etc. etc.) in order to fit into my head everything I have learned. I am prepared to dominate*! :evil:

Count me in.

* by "dominate" I mean that, with a lot of luck, I may not finish dead last. :(

dabvu2498
03-13-2007, 09:31 AM
Update: 55 entrants. Keep on signing up.

Puffy
03-13-2007, 01:26 PM
Update: 55 entrants. Keep on signing up.

I think all 55 people should be charged $2 per bracket.

That way, when I win, I'd take home $110.

:beerme:

TheBurn
03-13-2007, 03:13 PM
I think I won it last year... :D

HumnHilghtFreel
03-13-2007, 10:54 PM
Niagara just won the right to get slaughtered by Kansas.

bucksfan
03-14-2007, 12:37 AM
I'm in.

This is my 4th contest, but I am keeping my picks constant. The one year I did multiple brackets I was quite confused. Actually the years I did just one bracket I was quite confused, so maybe that wasn't the problem! :)

RichRed
03-14-2007, 09:56 PM
In honor of my James Madison Dukes (last NCAA appearance - 1994), I'm in.

Falls City Beer
03-14-2007, 10:41 PM
Go Cards.

MaineRed
03-14-2007, 10:57 PM
Go Cards.

Since many, besides myself might be wondering, you are talking about a college basketball team, right?

I know how much you like Jeff Weaver.

Falls City Beer
03-14-2007, 11:01 PM
Since many, besides myself might be wondering, you are talking about a college basketball team, right?

I know how much you like Jeff Weaver.

Solid post.

George Foster
03-14-2007, 11:33 PM
the password and I.D. number won't work for me...what am I doing wrong?:confused:

texasdave
03-15-2007, 10:35 AM
They wouldn't work for me at first. I had to sign up for some kind of yahoo e-mail address before I could get in. If that helps any.

TeamMorris
03-15-2007, 12:46 PM
WOW!!! If I counted right....69 people in!! Good luck everyone!!!!:beerme:

Red Leader
03-15-2007, 12:51 PM
Games begin in about a half hour. Last chance to sign up if you haven't already.

joshnky
03-15-2007, 12:55 PM
Glad I saw this. Thanks for setting it up.

Red Leader
03-15-2007, 01:00 PM
Everyone - your $5 entry fee is due by the end of day today.

You can PayPal the money to me, or send cash or check to me via postal mail. PM me and I'll give you the info.

;) :evil:

Falls City Beer
03-15-2007, 06:09 PM
Why the hell does it take so long to update the leader board?

oneupper
03-15-2007, 06:35 PM
Why the hell does it take so long to update the leader board?

Yeah..I'm 7 for 7 and want to see myself in 1st place and enjoy that while it lasts.

Falls City Beer
03-15-2007, 06:50 PM
Yeah..I'm 7 for 7 and want to see myself in 1st place and enjoy that while it lasts.

The only first-round pick that I'm kind of regretting is Gonzaga over Indiana. Everything else I'm pretty comfortable with.

oneupper
03-15-2007, 06:53 PM
The only first-round pick that I'm kind of regretting is Gonzaga over Indiana. Everything else I'm pretty comfortable with.

Good for you. I know very little about college basketball. I just picked a lot of ACC teams.

Falls City Beer
03-15-2007, 06:55 PM
I just picked a lot of ACC teams.

Wise.

Sometimes it's the simplest rules that carry the day.

HumnHilghtFreel
03-15-2007, 07:00 PM
I'm 7 for 7 so far. No big surprised yet either though.

SunDeck
03-15-2007, 08:09 PM
The only first-round pick that I'm kind of regretting is Gonzaga over Indiana. Everything else I'm pretty comfortable with.
That may not be the worst pick in the world.

Falls City Beer
03-15-2007, 08:10 PM
That may not be the worst pick in the world.

Yeah, Indiana looks pretty flat-footed in general. It's why picked against them.

But upon further review, Gonzaga's not much either.

SunDeck
03-15-2007, 08:13 PM
Yeah, it's not the Gonzaga we're used to seeing beat up the Bearcats for sure.

HumnHilghtFreel
03-15-2007, 08:44 PM
Yeah, Indiana looks pretty flat-footed in general. It's why picked against them.

But upon further review, Gonzaga's not much either.

I took them too. I'm still confident they can get a W though.

Razor Shines
03-15-2007, 11:08 PM
If IU shoots like this they can go far in the tournament.

MaineRed
03-16-2007, 07:19 PM
This thread isn't going anywhere so I figured I'd bump it back to the top.

dougdirt
03-16-2007, 08:47 PM
Im just mad that my brother who watched 0 games this year is 21-3 and I am 20-4.

RedFanAlways1966
03-17-2007, 03:15 PM
Yeah, Indiana looks pretty flat-footed in general. It's why picked against them.

But upon further review, Gonzaga's not much either.

I picked Indiana only b/c Gonzaga lost their leading scorer on Feb. 9. Starting center Josh Heytvelt was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

You can breeze through the WCC and get the automatic bid w/out your scorer, but you will have a tough time against a major conference opponent in The Dance. Of course as my bracket usually proves... I have no clue!

SunDeck
03-17-2007, 03:49 PM
...their leading scorer on Feb. 9. Starting center Josh Heytvelt was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

A little detail of which I was unaware. Man, my NCAA pre-pool research has really fallen off the last couple of years.
Doh!

That was a pretty uninspiring game by both teams, with maybe the exception of White waking up in the 2nd half.

OnBaseMachine
03-17-2007, 04:00 PM
Xavier up 57-48 on OSU with 4:30 left and Xavier ball. This would be a bracketbuster.

OnBaseMachine
03-17-2007, 04:02 PM
59-50 with 2:54 left.

Matt700wlw
03-17-2007, 04:03 PM
X is about to screw me.

Oh well....go Xavier.



I may never say that again. :lol:

OnBaseMachine
03-17-2007, 04:05 PM
oops, wrong thread.

OnBaseMachine
03-17-2007, 04:07 PM
Xavier choked. Missed a layup to take a 9 point lead. Now lead is down to 1.

Matt700wlw
03-17-2007, 04:07 PM
Here come the Buckeyes....

Matt700wlw
03-17-2007, 04:12 PM
Oden fouled out

Hoosier Red
03-17-2007, 04:14 PM
who's going to be shooting for Xavier?

OnBaseMachine
03-17-2007, 04:14 PM
Should have been a technical on Oden.

HotCorner
03-17-2007, 04:16 PM
Why not foul before the shot?

OnBaseMachine
03-17-2007, 04:16 PM
Refs won the game for OSU. Horrible. Oden can apparently get away with murder.

Hoosier Red
03-17-2007, 04:16 PM
what'd he do?

OnBaseMachine
03-17-2007, 04:20 PM
what'd he do?

He basically pulled out a sledgehammer, hit the Xavier player in the face and got away with murder on live TV.

Seriously, he pushed a Xavier player to the ground and got away with it.

HotCorner
03-17-2007, 04:20 PM
Should have been a technical on Oden.

Agreed.

Hoosier Red
03-17-2007, 04:21 PM
got away with it? he was called for a foul? Or was that previous.

OnBaseMachine
03-17-2007, 04:22 PM
got away with it? he was called for a foul? Or was that previous.

He was called for a foul but it was clearly a technical.

Puffy
03-17-2007, 04:23 PM
Should have been a technical on Oden.

yeah, that should have been an intentional foul. He full out body blocked him

Matt700wlw
03-17-2007, 04:23 PM
The bubble may be bursting for X....

Running out of time

Hoosier Red
03-17-2007, 04:23 PM
Oh, okay, I'm not watching obviously, but I'd be surprised if anything short of a kung fu chop to the throat got a technical with 9 seconds left.
Hard to put it on the refs when if Cage makes both free throws the game is basically over.

redhawkfish
03-17-2007, 04:24 PM
It was a deliberate two hand push! It reminded me of when Laetner got away with stomping on the UK guy in the 1992 game

redhawkfish
03-17-2007, 04:26 PM
You are right though, if Cage hits both free throws it doesn't matter!

Reds4Life
03-17-2007, 04:31 PM
I'm a UC guy, so I pretty much hate anything Xavier, but how Oden didn't get an intentional foul on the last play of regulation is beyond me. He basically threw a Xavier player off the court. Unreal.

Matt700wlw
03-17-2007, 04:31 PM
Xavier made a hell of a run at The Buckeyes....but fell a little short. I feel for them.

My one day an X fan is now over :D

Good way to kick off a Saturday of hoops!

OnBaseMachine
03-17-2007, 04:32 PM
wrong thread again

Hoosier Red
03-17-2007, 04:36 PM
I'm a UC guy, so I pretty much hate anything Xavier, but how Oden didn't get an intentional foul on the last play of regulation is beyond me. He basically threw a Xavier player off the court. Unreal.

Standard disclaimer applies. I DIDN"T SEE THE PLAY.

But I'm just curious if anyone has ever seen an intentional foul given in that situation?
I've watched a lot of basketball, and accepting the fact better teams shouldn't get breaks but often times do, I'm curious if you think that foul was so much more egregious than most fouls at the end of the game that it deserved two shots and Xavier getting the ball.

I understand Oden shoved with two hands and knocked Cage to the ground, but I'd like for anyone to point out the last time any player was hit with and intentional foul in a situation like that.

Reds4Life
03-17-2007, 04:39 PM
Standard disclaimer applies. I DIDN"T SEE THE PLAY.

But I'm just curious if anyone has ever seen an intentional foul given in that situation?
I've watched a lot of basketball, and accepting the fact better teams shouldn't get breaks but often times do, I'm curious if you think that foul was so much more egregious than most fouls at the end of the game that it deserved two shots and Xavier getting the ball.

I understand Oden shoved with two hands and knocked Cage to the ground, but I'd like for anyone to point out the last time any player was hit with and intentional foul in a situation like that.

Yes, the foul was egregious. He didn't just knock him out of bounds, he flew about 6-8 feet backwards and was pushed with 2 hands by Oden. It was a punk move and he should have been T'ed up for it.

Puffy
03-17-2007, 04:41 PM
Standard disclaimer applies. I DIDN"T SEE THE PLAY.

But I'm just curious if anyone has ever seen an intentional foul given in that situation?
I've watched a lot of basketball, and accepting the fact better teams shouldn't get breaks but often times do, I'm curious if you think that foul was so much more egregious than most fouls at the end of the game that it deserved two shots and Xavier getting the ball.

I understand Oden shoved with two hands and knocked Cage to the ground, but I'd like for anyone to point out the last time any player was hit with and intentional foul in a situation like that.

The intentional foul was placed into existence to protect players from getting injured in situations where one has to foul. In other words, it is in there so guys don't get tackled, taken out, etc.

This was the definition of a tackle - I understand the end of the game thing, but grabbing Cage (who was standing flat-footed) who have gotten the foul called just the same. Instead he literally body blocked him

Hoosier Red
03-17-2007, 04:52 PM
That's a fair point Puffy. I just think people are slightly over reacting.

To say the refs screwed Xavier when Xavier blew a 9 point lead and had 2 free throws to ice the game is going a bit far.

I'm just saying I'd be surprised if in the situation(especially considering who was playing) they would call an intentional foul.

By the way, I don't think the relative ranking of the two teams should come into play, but its clear that it does in almost every game.

Puffy
03-17-2007, 04:55 PM
Oh, Xavier has no one to blame but themselves. They changed their offense way too early instead of just staying with their game. They let Ohio State back into the game.

And if Cage just makes that second free throw none of it matters.

But still, whether it affected the outcome or not that was an intentional foul. It turns out to have affected the outcome, but thats X's fault and not the refs.

WVPacman
03-18-2007, 02:05 AM
Whats your overall record in your bracket so far???

GAC
03-18-2007, 04:21 AM
And if Cage just makes that second free throw none of it matters.

BINGO!

I thought the game was over. I didn't get to see the first half, but watched, with intensity, the second. One heck of a game. I told some co-workers of mine Friday night that OSU had better be careful with Xavier. They told me OSU wouldn't have any problem. I said "OK, we'll see." ;)

What I have like seeing about OSU is that it has been different players stepping up and being key in various wins. Jamar Butler is a local boy from up around here (Lima, Ohio). Yesterday it was Ron Lewis.

I don't think Xavier choked this game. I think they gave it all they had. I just feel OSU finally, at the end and in OT, played with the intensity that was needed to get the win.

But I still feel that their immaturity (youth) is what is possibly gonna be their downfall in this tourney. But the funny thing is - I think they'll win the next game versus the winner of the Virginia/Tennessee game and make it to the Elite 8. That's as far I said they will go. After that, all bets are off from me. ;)

Games, like what happened yesterday, has proven this year to wake this OSU team up. And Oden doesn't have two bad games in a row.

Spring~Fields
03-18-2007, 12:22 PM
BINGO!

I thought the game was over. I didn't get to see the first half, but watched, with intensity, the second. One heck of a game. I told some co-workers of mine Friday night that OSU had better be careful with Xavier. They told me OSU wouldn't have any problem. I said "OK, we'll see." ;)




What I have like seeing about OSU is that it has been different players stepping up and being key in various wins. Jamar Butler is a local boy from up around here (Lima, Ohio). Yesterday it was Ron Lewis.

It is when the Ohio State team plays as a team that the various players step up using the talents that they have instead of relying on Oden, Oden, Oden, I think.


I don't think Xavier choked this game. I think they gave it all they had. I just feel OSU finally, at the end and in OT, played with the intensity that was needed to get the win. Ohio State played with the speed and intensity when and after Oden fouled out, they then had the other players step up as you mentioned above.


But I still feel that their immaturity (youth) is what is possibly gonna be their downfall in this tourney. But the funny thing is - I think they'll win the next game versus the winner of the Virginia/Tennessee game and make it to the Elite 8. That's as far I said they will go. After that, all bets are off from me. I think that their downfall will be trying to go away from what made them successful before Oden came back from his injury, trying to make him to much a part of the game instead of playing with the intensity that you speak of and utilizing each of the other players talents. The guards and the forwards need to be in the forefront and Oden needs to play as the support system to them. They have the speed, balance, defense, scoring talent etc. Oden missed simple bunny shots yesterday, something other than a tip in or dunk, or the game would have not been in OT. I would like Ohio States chances better if the guards and forwards were the main factor and Oden secondary to defend, intimidate, take away the easy basket for the other teams and yes add his occasional dunk and tip in.


Games, like what happened yesterday, has proven this year to wake this OSU team up. And Oden doesn't have two bad games in a row.

Oden is now playing against the best talent in college ball, he doesn’t have the luxury of playing against inferior teams from the second round forward, so he could have what appears to be additional bad games. He was suppose to have good games against lesser talents.

Matt700wlw
03-18-2007, 12:54 PM
Whats your overall record in your bracket so far???

33-9

KittyDuran
03-18-2007, 04:37 PM
I'm in... and thanks!Well, I missed out...namely because I'm cheap and didn't want to spring for Internet access down in Sarasota. Anyhoo, my bracket would've been toast...:(

RedFanAlways1966
03-24-2007, 12:14 PM
Bump... in case anyone wants to check the standings with the link in post #1.

TheBurn
04-03-2007, 02:33 AM
I think I won it last year... :D

Back-2-Back :p:

Cyclone792
04-03-2007, 02:45 AM
Back-2-Back :p:

Congrats, Burn! Florida's victory tonight pushed me way up the ladder to second place right behind ya, but you still beat me by 10 points.

You actually nailed the championship game with Florida beating Ohio State as well as nailing three out of four Final Four teams and seven of eight Elite Eight teams, and that's quite impressive. I was able to pick three of the four Final Four teams, but missed the championship game loser (I picked Florida over Georgetown). I also only picked six of eight Elite Eight teams, and I ended up missing Texas and Memphis.

texasdave
04-04-2007, 10:16 AM
Congrats to The Burn. Florida and The Burn go back-to-back. I must have bumped my head on bracket day, because I picked Memphis to win it all. And with that pick settled comfortably back into the pack.

oneupper
04-04-2007, 06:57 PM
Congrats to The Burn. Florida and The Burn go back-to-back. I must have bumped my head on bracket day, because I picked Memphis to win it all. And with that pick settled comfortably back into the pack.

I came in DEAD LAST (well, except for those with empty brackets). Can only improve from here, I guess.

Degenerate39
04-07-2007, 12:47 PM
I did pretty good on my bracket even though I don't know anything about bball. I had the final four right but I had Ohio beating Florida. What really killed me is I had Boston College in the Sweet Sixteen.

TheBurn
04-09-2007, 01:19 PM
Thanks fellas!
And thank you texasdave :beerme: