Mar
24

RAB Bracket Busters Update

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March MadnessLast week I put together a Yahoo group at the last second for this year’s NCAA Tournament, spending no more than a nano-second thinking up the RAB Bracket Busters nickname. Even though I posted the group info barely an hour before the first tip-off, we still managed to get forty-four people to join.

I’m not overly interested in college basketball, but I do have an idea of what goes on throughout the year. However I followed less than usual this year, so I figured my brackets were going to go boom before the weekend even started. I got lucky though, losing just seven of the thirty-two frst round games, and only one of those losses could haunt me beyond the second round (Wake Forest). The weekend went well, and I’m currently sitting pretty with thirteen of Sweet Sixteen correct (the misses are Wake, Washington, and Texas). I had Washinton in the Elite Eight, which kinda sucks, but whatever.

My Final Four is pretty standard – Louisville, Memphis, Pitt and Oklahoma – as is my Championship matchup (Pitt over Louisville). I’m tied for fifth place in our league with 51 points, and I’m well within striking distance of the leader’s 55 points. The scoring doubles each round (one points in the first round, two points in the second, four in the third, etc), so one game means a big swing now. Current standings are after the jump, if you’re interested.

  1. TC09, 55 pts
    Busted on the First Day, 55 pts
  2. SAMIAMSPORTS, 54 pts
  3. Albany, 53 pts
  4. Yankee girl, 52 pts
  5. Straight Cash Homey, 51 pts
    Pinstriped Tar Heels, 51 pts
    Last Place, 51 pts
    schmegma, 51 pts
    Mike A.’s Brackets, 51 pts
  6. stryker, 50 pts
    CC, 50 pts
    ChairmanoftheBracket, 50 pts
    Bagarai, 50 pts
    Bill R’s Bracket of Awesome, 50 pts
    hdbracket, 50 pts
    The Closer, 50 pts
    E4Yanks, 50 pts
  7. A Connecticut Husky (Matt), 49 pts
    What?, 49 pts
    Thomas, 49 pts
    ChrisPsBrackets, 49 pts
    amzgolinksi, 49 pts
  8. mtgexecutive, 48 pts
    Bringing Down the Hansbrough, 48 pts
  9. nyyanksfan20, 47 pts
    CC the Second, 47 pts
  10. BUB RUBB, 46 pts
    Evan C, 46 pts
    TC, 46 pts
  11. 12-Piece Bucket Bracket, 44 pts
    Rafi’s Winners, 44 pts
    Cashman is teh suxor!!!11!, 44 pts
    Am I the only Kevin?, 44 pts
  12. STEVEcapDC, 43 pts
    Smitt Dogg’s Obstructed Seat, 43 pts
    rbizzler, 43 pts
    Mattingly’s Love Child, 43 pts
    Killa Cam AKA Spacey Sprockets, 43 pts
  13. The Gunslinger, 42 pts
    tommiesmithjohncarlos, 42 pts
    Retire 21, 42 pts
  14. 161standriver, 40 pts
  15. Peter Abraham’s Ego, 39 pts

Photo Credit: Curing 30 Years One Month At A Time

Categories : Not Baseball
  • Mike Pop

    Straight Cash Homey!

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    Wow. So when doing a bracket, you’re supposed to pick the teams that you think will win, not the teams that you want to win? My b!

  • rbizzler

    Meh, for the second straight year the brackets are extremely chalky. Only one team in the Sweet 16 that could be considered a surprise, and even ‘Zona was a preseason favorite to be solid this year.

  • Moshe Mandel

    In my group, I am 11th. Out of 11. Yeah, the trip to Vegas is canceled.

  • Yankeegirl49

    Whoo hoo…Ill take #4!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Quoting myself:

      Alright, my bracket’s in. I eagerly look forward to being beaten by UWS, Rebecca, Yankeegirl49, RCK, or Marsha.

      http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....ent-306009

      • Yankeegirl49

        No more satisfying feeling than beating a bunhc of guys in something sports related.
        When I won my fantasy football a couple of years ago (only female, 13 guys), the money was secondary..the bragging rights were so much better!

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Speaking of bragging rights…

  • Alex K.

    Killa Cam AKA Spacey Sprockets!

  • Agent Maxwell

    First year I don’t enter brackets for cash prizes and I’ve got a decent shot to win (currently t-1st w/ 3 final four teams left). Of course, Wake getting routed by the local team here didn’t help.