Category Archives: Bracket Forums

Round 2, Day 2 Forum

Credit Stanford for a great game plan–and blame Wiggins all you want for a poor game. But Bill Self did not do his star any favors by making him hang out on the wing, out of the action. He could’ve … Continue reading

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Round 1 Forum, Friday games: “POP” go the brackets!

Pop! That was the sound of millions of brackets getting busted across the land–including my Keeper bracket. The is the eighth year in 10 tourneys that Duke has failed to meet seed expectations. And Duke is the all-time victimized school, … Continue reading

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Round 1 Forum, Thursday Games

Member BD suggested that I open a forum to discuss the results of each round. Good idea. So far, three models have pegged the two upsets: F4/Champ, Seed Match-ups and Upset/Toss-up. The Billion Dollar bracket is done. That was fun. … Continue reading

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2014 Midwest Region Forum

Please don’t tell me that the Selection Committee randomly places teams. Three of last year’s Final Four in the same bracket? Potential Louisville/Kentucky and Duke/Michigan match-ups in the Elite Eight? Come on. I can’t see Wichita State surviving this bracket. … Continue reading

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2014 West Region Forum

This seems to be the most clear-cut region to me…and that’s scary. I hate when I lock into rigid thinking about my picks. But who’s going to beat Arizona? Maybe Oklahoma State catches lightning in a bottle, but I don’t … Continue reading

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2014 East Region Forum

I think this is the most wide-open bracket. I struggle to see Virginia getting to Arlington, which would seem to clear the way for the Spartans. But there are a lot of tough teams on the two side of the … Continue reading

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2014 South Region Forum

I’ve had a number of members ask me to open up the forums. Sorry for the delay…still mired in bracket model Hell. But without further ado, I give you the forums. Here’s my fast take on the South. Hard to … Continue reading

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East Region Forum

Something tells me this will be the craziest region of them all. Miami is a strong team…but didn’t go to the dance last year. Marquette doesn’t seem like a real three to me…and there are a bunch of perennial Cinderellas … Continue reading

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South Region Forum

Every time I ponder this bracket, I seem to come up with the same teams. That’s usually a danger sign; I’ve gotten too stuck in my biases. Here are my questions: Why do I have the Tar Heels always beating … Continue reading

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West Region Forum

Here’s what I’m pondering about the West region: Is Gonzaga for real–and can they slog through the inevitable mudfights they’ll have, either with Pitt, Kansas State or Wisconsin? I want to pull the trigger on the Belmont upset…but I’m also … Continue reading

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