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dabvu2498
03-03-2008, 12:29 PM
http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/

Group ID#: 18605
Password: redszone

We did this last year. Might as well do it again. I know we're still 2 weeks from Selection Sunday, but might as well go ahead and sign up.

Yahoo is also offering $5 million to anyone with a perfect bracket. That's worth it, right there.

For some motivation, some great NCAA tourney moments:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tks-SXUbKok (Holy mackerel!!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Impx-uPmoEA (Valpo -- maybe my favorite ever.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21WrKMfm-k0 (Tate George -- UConn)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHceOvR464s (Tyus Edney -- this is a good one, too.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AauYMX4N368& (Northwestern State. I forgot about this.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzEppdVgxaQ& (Bucknell over Kansas.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yniEwFljks (Some Texas guys watching them beat WVU -- pretty funny.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzJFJSZWFUg& (Did you think I wouldn't put a Vandy highlight on here? Barry Goheen 1988.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9bh0dWbNPE& (UK beats Duke in 1998 Regional Final -- my favorite game of any kind, anywhere, ever.)

Mods--If you want to move this to the fantasy sports board, go ahead.

Heath
03-03-2008, 12:44 PM
No Princeton UCLA?

No Vermont-Syracuse?

No Cleveland State-Indiana?

No Ohio State-Xavier Ron Lewis 40 footer?

No VCU-Duke?

Daggers baby, nothing but daggers in March.

dabvu2498
03-03-2008, 12:52 PM
Ask and ye shall receive.


No Princeton UCLA? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM40lViQrw4

No Vermont-Syracuse? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBFFJb9KSdc

No Cleveland State-Indiana? Can not find.

No Ohio State-Xavier Ron Lewis 40 footer? No Buckeye highlights allowed. :)

No VCU-Duke? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkttockDsUs Good call.

Daggers baby, nothing but daggers in March.

Heath
03-03-2008, 12:57 PM
Cleveland State - Indiana -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkg3kPPqUzk

(long)

Oh yeah, don't forget. Any George Mason game from '06.

and Gonzaga's first run.

dabvu2498
03-03-2008, 01:06 PM
George Mason beats Uconn in the Elite 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGHQ6xpnahI

Gonzaga... this is a quality Gus Johnson call, as well... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdXeWvucvH8&NR=1

NJReds
03-03-2008, 01:11 PM
I'm getting an incorrect password error.

Falls City Beer
03-03-2008, 01:13 PM
Where the hell's the first 10 minutes of the second half, 1986 Louisville v. Duke championship game? The most exhilirating 10 minutes of basketball I've ever seen.

Falls City Beer
03-03-2008, 01:17 PM
No Laettner 1992?

dabvu2498
03-03-2008, 01:26 PM
No Laettner 1992?

Who? What? When?

WMR
03-03-2008, 01:29 PM
Who? What? When?

There's still a UK fan in there somewhere... struggling to get out... you can still be saved, Dab, I am confident.

dabvu2498
03-03-2008, 01:29 PM
I'm getting an incorrect password error.

Try again. Think I fixed it.

BRM
03-03-2008, 01:34 PM
There's still a UK fan in there somewhere... struggling to get out... you can still be saved, Dab, I am confident.

He's already admitted he roots for UK. When they aren't playing Vandy of course.

dabvu2498
03-03-2008, 01:34 PM
Where the hell's the first 10 minutes of the second half, 1986 Louisville v. Duke championship game? The most exhilirating 10 minutes of basketball I've ever seen.

I aim to please.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUs8dZFc2f8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcLltPXJR1I&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=569T5apsLqg&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB_5zFcBDV4&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB51Mo3GiDI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l47XAm-qXRI&feature=related

BRM
03-03-2008, 01:35 PM
Ah, the '86 Cardinals...with Never Nervous Pervis. Great team.

dabvu2498
03-03-2008, 01:36 PM
Ah, the '86 Cardinals...with Never Nervous Pervis. Great team.

And Jeff Hall... the first guy to recruit OJ Mayo. :)

NJReds
03-03-2008, 01:46 PM
Try again. Think I fixed it.

:thumbup: Thanks.

Razor Shines
03-03-2008, 07:59 PM
No Laettner 1992?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY-iq58_oz4

*BaseClogger*
03-03-2008, 08:08 PM
I'm in, and I must say I have a clever name! ;)

GoReds33
03-03-2008, 08:15 PM
I'm in, and I must say I have a clever name! ;)It's defenitly more clever than mine. I just went with GoReds33. I guess I could have put GoBrackets33.:)

RedFanAlways1966
03-07-2008, 11:05 PM
Probably the greatest last second winning shot I have ever seen in the tournament (makes Laettner's seem like a free throw!)... I have never forgotten the name U.S. Reed because of it. 1981, defending champion Louisville goes home b/c of Arkansas' U.S. Reed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-TtGo8CwUM&feature=related

Falls City Beer
03-08-2008, 01:42 PM
Anyone watching the G-town/L-ville game?

Good lord, the Cards are putting on a defensive clinic. (G-town hasn't been too shabby either).

joshnky
03-08-2008, 03:03 PM
Anyone watching the G-town/L-ville game?

Good lord, the Cards are putting on a defensive clinic. (G-town hasn't been too shabby either).

Not a bad loss for Louisville. They're playing great right now and have final four potential if not more. The one thing that worries me is the fact that they don't have anyone to go to if they need a last second shot. That was exposed once again today and could be an issue again down the road.

Puffy
03-10-2008, 01:33 PM
I'm in. Go team Beating Red Leader!!!!

*BaseClogger*
03-10-2008, 06:37 PM
I'm in. Go team Beating Red Leader!!!!

What happened to that guy?

Puffy
03-10-2008, 07:12 PM
What happened to that guy?

His job firewalled his internet access. And his home life is pretty crazy right now with a third child just joining the family.

I'll email him with the "Beating Red Leader" name and I'm sure he'll find time to join league and play. He'll lose to me, but he'll try.

WMR
03-10-2008, 07:46 PM
"Hoosier Daddy? Billy Gillispie"

BRM
03-11-2008, 10:12 AM
"Hoosier Daddy? Billy Gillispie"

You are sad, sad man.

dabvu2498
03-12-2008, 09:32 AM
Only 16 people signed up? Come on... there were close to 40 last year, IIRC.

Only 4 days till you can start making your picks.

oneupper
03-12-2008, 09:35 AM
Only 16 people signed up? Come on... there were close to 40 last year, IIRC.

Only 4 days till you can start making your picks.

I came in last place last year...I'll be in...don't fret.

Chip R
03-12-2008, 01:06 PM
Only 16 people signed up? Come on... there were close to 40 last year, IIRC.

Only 4 days till you can start making your picks.


I expect more people will be signing up on Sunday and Monday

dabvu2498
03-13-2008, 09:00 AM
Also, don't forget... if you're going to have to watch games via the internet, go here: http://ncaasports.com/mmod to sign up for a free VIP pass. It will same you alot of time waiting in line a week from today.

BRM
03-13-2008, 12:54 PM
Thanks Dab!

Reds Fanatic
03-13-2008, 03:48 PM
Also, don't forget... if you're going to have to watch games via the internet, go here: http://ncaasports.com/mmod to sign up for a free VIP pass. It will same you alot of time waiting in line a week from today.
The nice thing about that this year is no games will be blacked out online. It used to be whatever game was on your local station you could not see online but now if you are stuck at work or wherever you can see all the games online.

bucksfan
03-13-2008, 11:17 PM
I'm in! Thanks for setting this up.

Taking a 1/2 day off tomorrow to see that my Buckeyes do all they can to get off that darn bubble (although some of the losses today have helped a tiny bit)...

cumberlandreds
03-17-2008, 08:24 PM
Thanks Dabvu for setting this up. I have my picks in.

dabvu2498
03-18-2008, 01:12 PM
39 participants as of now -- 108 people have viewed this thread -- come on people!!! :D

You've got a little under 48 hours left if you're still thinking about getting in on this.

BRM
03-18-2008, 01:15 PM
39 participants as of now -- 108 people have viewed this thread -- come on people!!! :D

You've got a little under 48 hours left if you're still thinking about getting in on this.

Tonight's game doesn't count? I actually have until Thursday morning to get in? Cool. I'll try to get my picks in tonight or tomorrow night.

oneupper
03-18-2008, 02:49 PM
Did my picks.
Given my lack of knowledge, I did a randomizer weighted by each team seed until the final four (then everyone equal weight).

Call it a "dartboard". I expect to improve over last year.

Chip R
03-19-2008, 05:26 PM
Only a few more hours to sign up, people.

BRM
03-19-2008, 05:26 PM
I got my picks in last night.

dabvu2498
03-19-2008, 05:39 PM
Only a few more hours to sign up, people.

47 participants. I think that's more than last year. Good work, people.

AtomicDumpling
03-20-2008, 03:48 AM
I just submitted the winning bracket.

dabvu2498
03-20-2008, 10:35 AM
Less than 3 hours for any late entries or corrections. Go people! GO GO GO!!!

BRM
03-20-2008, 10:37 AM
Less than 3 hours for any late entries or corrections. Go people! GO GO GO!!!

Are you packed for Tampa yet?

dabvu2498
03-20-2008, 10:46 AM
Are you packed for Tampa yet?

All 5 black and gold speedos are packed, yes.

BRM
03-20-2008, 10:48 AM
All 5 black and gold speedos are packed, yes.

Planning to show off at the pool?

dabvu2498
03-20-2008, 10:49 AM
Planning to show off at the pool?

The LaQuinta Airport Inn doesn't know what's about to hit. :cool:

dabvu2498
03-20-2008, 10:51 AM
So I was filling out my "real" -- $5 -- bracket just a couple minutes ago. I can't fill one out with anything other than Vandy winning it all without feeling like a sell-out.

I'd rather lose $5 than feel like a sell-out.

BRM
03-20-2008, 10:52 AM
The LaQuinta Airport Inn doesn't know what's about to hit. :cool:

I better give them a call. Everyone deserves fair warning.

dabvu2498
03-20-2008, 10:59 AM
I better give them a call. Everyone deserves fair warning.

I requested the "Jungle Suite" when I made reservations. That should have been warning enough.

BRM
03-20-2008, 11:04 AM
Any hotel that offers a "Jungle Suite" deserves what they get. ;)

dabvu2498
03-20-2008, 11:08 AM
Any hotel that offers a "Jungle Suite" deserves what they get. ;)

Oh yeah. This place is primo. Right next to Mons Venus.

TeamCasey
03-20-2008, 01:32 PM
Anyone else take the day off?

dabvu2498
03-20-2008, 01:34 PM
Anyone else take the day off?

Duh. :cool:

BRM
03-20-2008, 01:37 PM
Anyone else take the day off?

I am tomorrow.

WMR
03-20-2008, 02:01 PM
All 5 black and gold speedos are packed, yes.

Wow your wife is a lucky lady. :eek:

UKFlounder
03-20-2008, 02:20 PM
Anyone else take the day off?

Today and tomorrow - 2 of the best days of the year

*BaseClogger*
03-21-2008, 04:02 AM
So I was filling out my "real" -- $5 -- bracket just a couple minutes ago. I can't fill one out with anything other than Vandy winning it all without feeling like a sell-out.

I'd rather lose $5 than feel like a sell-out.

Final Four for me...

RedFanAlways1966
03-27-2008, 11:16 PM
Bump... so I can find the link easier! :)

Razor Shines
03-27-2008, 11:21 PM
Wow. I'm losing to WilyMo and he didn't even try.

WMR
03-27-2008, 11:25 PM
Wow. I'm losing to WilyMo and he didn't even try.

Hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahah

That's the best laugh I've gotten on this board in a while.

LMAO LMAO LMAO

Razor Shines
03-27-2008, 11:30 PM
Hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahah

That's the best laugh I've gotten on this board in a while.

LMAO LMAO LMAO

Please, don't laugh. I'm truly discouraged. I may never fill out another bracket in my life.

WMR
03-27-2008, 11:31 PM
Please, don't laugh. I'm truly discouraged. I may never fill out another bracket in my life.

The day I fill out a free bracket when I don't pick UK to win the championship is the day hell freezes over.

WMR
03-27-2008, 11:32 PM
BTW, Razor: I think it's time to go to favorite number four.

Razor Shines
03-27-2008, 11:36 PM
BTW, Razor: I think it's time to go to favorite number four.

Yeah, that sucks too.

*BaseClogger*
03-28-2008, 02:55 AM
Final Four for me...

your SEC killed me WilyMo! :p:

Johnny Footstool
03-28-2008, 05:42 PM
I jumped from 45 to 15, thanks mostly to Louisville and Xavier.

texasdave
04-06-2008, 11:21 AM
Self-serving bump. :) One more game to play in the NCAA tournament and, thanks to Yahoo's scenario generator, we know that either Mcluvin (KoryMac) or ThrowingDarts (TexasDave) are Superbad - at least as far as the Redszone 2008 Brackets contest goes. Mcluvin is pulling for Kansas, while I am pulling for Memphis. I hope for a nail-biter so that anyone watching the game gets some thrills, but don't really expect one. I am not a huge college basketball fan but Memphis is the best team I have seen in this millenium and a double-digit Tigers' victory would not surprise me at all. So what if they are from Conference USA, they are an outstanding team. Good luck, Mcluvin. :beerme:

KoryMac5
04-08-2008, 01:03 AM
The winner of the March Madness Pickem Competition is:

McLuvin :jump:

WMR
04-08-2008, 01:07 AM
Congrats to Razor for finishing dead last. :redface: :lol: :laugh:

guttle11
04-08-2008, 01:12 AM
The winner of the March Madness Pickem Competition is:

McLuvin :jump:

McLovin...nice!

texasdave
04-08-2008, 01:52 AM
congrats, mcluvin.....:beerme:

Razor Shines
04-08-2008, 02:10 AM
Congrats to Razor for finishing dead last. :redface: :lol: :laugh:

My picks were right, the games were wrong.

texasdave
04-08-2008, 09:30 AM
My picks were right, the games were wrong.

I was feeling pretty confident with a little over two minutes ago, until I remembered Razor Shines was going with Memphis. I just turned off the TV, walked out of the room and waited for the inevitable. :D

bucksfan
04-08-2008, 09:50 AM
That may very well be the worst bracket I have ever picked! :eek:

oneupper
04-08-2008, 10:07 AM
My "random" bracket was awful...but better than last year!

I ALMOST picked the final score (not the teams, of course). I had 75-69.

Razor Shines
04-08-2008, 07:24 PM
I was feeling pretty confident with a little over two minutes ago, until I remembered Razor Shines was going with Memphis. I just turned off the TV, walked out of the room and waited for the inevitable. :D

I have been consistently wrong this year. I should have done the George Costanza thing and gone with the opposite of what I thought was right.