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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2012, 10:31:48 AM »
i will give it a crack, i am a massive NBA fan but i'm not that cluey on the NCAA but i watch a little bit of it, just to check out the future draft picks in the NBA

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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2012, 11:04:32 AM »
Nice shot J. It's cool...FSU doesn't bother me at all. They had a very good team. We certainly couldn't play with their bigs.

We can't win it every year, so I'm glad it was FSU instead of you know who. The ACC tourney is called "the Duke invitational" for a reason...we own it! Can't wait till next year when Cuse and Pitt join. The ACC will be dominant again. In hoops anyway...lol.

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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2012, 11:06:01 AM »
i will give it a crack, i am a massive NBA fan but i'm not that cluey on the NCAA but i watch a little bit of it, just to check out the future draft picks in the NBA

Its pretty easy. I post the games and hope they are difficult to pick. Everyone posts thier winners and come back the next week to post winners again.
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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2012, 11:48:41 AM »
Cool Cali's in! I always wanted to dominate her!   grin1

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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2012, 11:49:42 AM »
i will give it a crack, i am a massive NBA fan but i'm not that cluey on the NCAA but i watch a little bit of it, just to check out the future draft picks in the NBA

Well, then you must be quite familiar with the University of Kentucky Wildcats. blitz1 dbana
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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2012, 01:50:06 PM »
Well, then you must be quite familiar with the University of Kentucky Wildcats. blitz1 dbana
yes i am, Antoine Walker, Rajon Rondo, Tayshaun Prince, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins :D and lots more including Patrick Patterson from my Rockets

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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2012, 04:54:08 PM »
yes i am, Antoine Walker, Rajon Rondo, Tayshaun Prince, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins :D and lots more including Patrick Patterson from my Rockets

That list makes me smile...and that isn't even to mention any of the guys from the last two years.
Speaking of one of those guys, if you're a Rockets fan, Houston drafted Terrence Jones.  He played for Kentucky for two years, and was a starter on both the Final Four team in 2011 and the Championship Team in 2012.
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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2012, 07:24:04 AM »
That list makes me smile...and that isn't even to mention any of the guys from the last two years.
Speaking of one of those guys, if you're a Rockets fan, Houston drafted Terrence Jones.  He played for Kentucky for two years, and was a starter on both the Final Four team in 2011 and the Championship Team in 2012.

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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2012, 10:15:17 AM »
That list makes me smile...and that isn't even to mention any of the guys from the last two years.
Speaking of one of those guys, if you're a Rockets fan, Houston drafted Terrence Jones.  He played for Kentucky for two years, and was a starter on both the Final Four team in 2011 and the Championship Team in 2012.
yeah i noticed Terrence Jones, hopefully he has a good rookie year

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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2012, 01:51:20 PM »
Quit living in the past...sweetheart. tony1

Current Reigning National Champs ain't livin' in the past...
It's present reality...
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yeah i noticed Terrence Jones, hopefully he has a good rookie year

He has the size, the bulk, and the skill to be a good NBA player,imo.
He may still have some mental/emotional hurdles to overcome,
But he made a lot of progress in that department, last season.
I don't follow the NBA (other than checking in on guys who played for UK), so am not familiar with the Rockets, nor how/where he will fit in on the team,
But the raw material is there.
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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2012, 02:29:39 PM »
If Kansas hadn'ta completely overachieved in the national semi and the Cats had to deal with ohiostate1, would have been another story. 

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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2012, 03:08:27 PM »
If Kansas hadn'ta completely overachieved in the national semi and the Cats had to deal with ohiostate1, would have been another story. 

:)

Indeed, it would have been another story.
Instead of the headlines reading kentucky1 defeats kansas1 for Championship,
It would have read...
kentucky1 defeats ohiostate1 for Championship.  grin1
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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2012, 03:57:33 PM »
That would have been a shame.....
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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2012, 07:23:42 PM »
Alright folks, here is a small review of what the game is about and why I pick the games I do.

Why:

1. At the start of the season I base my selections on last year's tourney teams and rumors of them being solid again.
2. Half the purpose of the game is to get everyone familiar with the Tourney Teams. In other words, to get familair with the bracketbusters so all of us can make educated assessments when March rolls around. They won't dominate the game, but there will be small schools included in this game.
3. The first month is rather boring since most of us are focussed on football.
4. After things settle down I will be more selective about the games. This means top place teams vs top place teams and top 25 matchups.

About/Rules:

1. Bonus picks for conference champion selections. After November comes and goes we will have a better idea of what is going on with hoops. Mid December will be the cutoff to submit your bonus conference champions. This will be clarified when the time comes. This is for top seeds only.
2. Each game is worth one point due to the high quantity of games available.
3. Games will be posted no later than the Thursday before they start on Sunday.
4. Welcome to all of our new players!!!!
5. Tip off is NOVEMBER 9!!!!
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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #39 on: October 15, 2012, 07:26:14 PM »
Wow a fun game and an education at the same time, you the man Jrny grin1
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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #40 on: October 15, 2012, 07:29:16 PM »
Also a warning. I will give proper names to everyone except Michigan's Arch Rival. I know this is classless and non professional running a game, but this is the only thing I refuse to give a break on. Blitz will also come by and make a large red post about what school I'm referecing if there is confusion as to who Michigan hates the most.

Michigan's rival = Duh Nuts
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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #41 on: October 15, 2012, 07:30:56 PM »
Week 1

UC Santa Barbara/LSU
MSU/UConn
Duh Nuts/Marquette
Cuse/SDSU
Montana/CSU
WVU/Gonzaga
Detroit/St. John's
MSU/Kansas
Wichita St./VCU
Wisky/Florida
Dayton/Colorado
Illinois St./Drexel
BYU/FSU
Vandy/Oregon
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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #42 on: October 15, 2012, 07:35:18 PM »
Wow a fun game and an education at the same time, you the man Jrny grin1

Thanks. I try to make this a double edged sword. Blitz and I had, well I did, a blast comparing the small schools for the tourney. He was telling me the whole first round that FSU could lose to thier opponent. They almost did. I was telling hima few years ago that Morehead St. would drop Lousiville or Vandy, which ever it was. Hopefully my goal of educating the participants will be fruitful.
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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2012, 08:09:25 AM »
OK - I will play.  Gotta make it a habit to beat Cali in these basketball pools.     wiggle
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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2012, 11:09:26 AM »
UC Santa Barbara/LSU
MSU/UConn
Duh Nuts/Marquette
Cuse/SDSU
Montana/CSU
WVU/Gonzaga
Detroit/St. John's
MSU/Kansas
Wichita St./VCU
Wisky/Florida
Dayton/Colorado
Illinois St./Drexel
BYU/FSU
Vandy/Oregon
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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #45 on: October 17, 2012, 12:00:37 PM »
Duh Nuts =

OHIO STATE

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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #46 on: October 17, 2012, 04:10:57 PM »
Jrny can you put the dates that the games are being played? Are they all on Sunday?
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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #47 on: October 17, 2012, 11:13:40 PM »
OK - I will play.  Gotta make it a habit to beat Cali in these basketball pools.     wiggle

Oh, really?
Well, in that case, it's on.
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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #48 on: October 18, 2012, 10:51:45 AM »
Jrny can you put the dates that the games are being played? Are they all on Sunday?

I can do that before the games start. No they aren't all on Sunday.
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Re: 3rd Annual Basketball Pickems
« Reply #49 on: October 18, 2012, 10:53:56 AM »
Yup those words echoed in my head when Coach mention Duke being a frequent flyer school. Figured I could inflate your head a little and pot shot Coach all in one. grin1
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