I often say about this pool that you make your money in the Elite 8. But the pretenders are separated from the contenders in the Sweet 16.
I missed most of the early games bc Elliot and I were at “Art Night” at the school. That’s what we told Mom. Actually, we went to a biker rally and got tattoos. His tattoo said “I love mommy.” Mine said “Mama didn’t love me.”
Kate just sharted. Conrad’s situation is worse.
Kentucky made WVU (oh, I am so tempted to say “Pittsnoggled” for old times sake…but I won’t) look like they did not belong on the same court. In other words, they made them look like they were from the Big XII.
Seriously, I can’t think of any time in history that talk radio (XM Ch 91!!!) salivated over a conference so much only to see them absolutely suck. To look at W-L record is too narrow. Watch the games. They do not belong on the same court as the teams they to which they lose. And Baylor and ISU were the worst. Leffler, is your woman’s basketball team playing tonight?
And so we had 3 new sherriffs in town after 3 games
Reid Babin – I have never met this guy in my life. It is entirely possible that he is a perfectly normal, well-adjusted dude. He may also like things that Republicans would consider unnatural. Things like taxation.
Phil Magee – I have known Phil since he broke his arm playing basketball. Our team was undefeated until that happened. Not after. What a selfish you-know-what to go and break his arm when we needed him the most.
Travis Bloom – Travis and I aren’t friends in the traditional sense, but he has been in the pool longer than I can remember. I am happy to see him do well.
I was in 280th place. But I have MSU and Louisille winning tommorw. Go Sparty!
The late games was Arizona. Only 10 people picked Xavier. Not Phil Magee. As the only Arizona grad in the of which I am aware in the pool, he took his ‘Cats. But since most everyone else did, the game was of little consequence to the pool.
As you lose hope in your chances to win the pool, just know that you can win the quotation contest. It always pays out $20 each year, but this year you get two bonus prizes: 1) you get to enjoy a complimentary drink with a charming pool webmaster and 2) I will tell you my deepest, darkest secret. But mainly the $20. Just email me, for each post and each quote in the title to the post the following:
– the source of the quote (e.g., “that was said by Elliot in E.T.”)
– the relevance of the quote (e.g., “that was said by Barak Obama when making his bracket picks on TV” or “you actually just wrote that in the post. you quoted yourself. Are you lazy or an egomaniac? I think you need to see somebody.”)
You can get up to 3 points per post. One for source and, where applicable, two points if there are two points of relevance of the quote. Relevance might be to the the post or it could be more generally to the tournament or the pool. Don’t be discouraged if you barely get half of them right. It isn’t meant to be easy. Take a shot. Beau Ryan and Kim Hock always do, and they tend to win about every other year between the two of them. Beau wins money from me in poker more often than that. Kim …less often. Canonico has gotten 2nd place in the quotation contest more often than UT has failed to win the Big XII tournament. But less often than A&M has claimed a championship it did not win. More often than Russ Sartain went to class at UT. Less often than Jay Bilas is wrong. More often than Robert Dies sends me flowers. Less often than Jayson Baird “scratches” his nose while driving. More often than Jack Graham has a sober night.
A great night. Arizona’s victory bumped me to 324th place. But I still have the Running Izzos and the Louisville Lou’s.
Kate Keegan, the hot little tart she is once again finds herself in last place. I think she picked the Clippers to win the tournament. She also once bet me the sun would not rise the next day. Stakes were that if it did not, I owed her a dollar. If it didn’t, she’d go skinny dipping in the Pond Room. I lost the bet and a dollar. Damn clouds.
I will be at the Sweet 16 games tomorrow night in Houston so tomorrow’s update will be late (read: the next day).