March Madness 2010 March 11, 2010 7:27 AM   Subscribe

NCAA basketball is upon us. For all interested parties, I have set up a pick 'em on Yahoo!

If you want in, please MeMail me with your e-mail address.
posted by reenum to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:27 AM (20 comments total)

posted by carsonb at 10:41 AM on March 11, 2010

Oh man. I'm ok at picking brackets, but I am awesome at talking smack. So, you're all going down.
posted by secretseasons at 1:16 PM on March 11, 2010

Everyone who MeMailed me, but did not send me an e-mail address haven't gotten invites. Please provide this info if you want in.
posted by reenum at 1:25 PM on March 11, 2010

I would totally do this, but I totally hate Yahoo.
posted by scottymac at 5:44 PM on March 11, 2010

As a Carolina fan, pretty much any exposure to basketball has made me physically ill for a couple months. That said, I'm in to give me some reason to watch.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 6:51 PM on March 11, 2010

Oooh, there is an upset pick bonus. Tricksy.
posted by rainbaby at 4:52 AM on March 12, 2010

Bulgaroktonos: As a KU fan, I can tell you that Roy Williams is a regular season coach. Sure, he's won a couple of titles with the Heels, but I see a lot of 2nd and 3rd round exits coming for your squad in the future.
posted by reenum at 6:54 AM on March 12, 2010

I'm in!

so sad I'm not in Nashville right now dressed in my most obnoxious blue and white school spirit fashion, strategizing for smuggling bourbon into today's game and yelling at/with all the other obnoxious school spirit people at hotel breakfast
posted by little e at 7:20 AM on March 12, 2010

Is that Villanova? Because I got all decked out in my most obnoxious red and blue and cheered my CATS to a first-game exit from our only hope to continue The Streak yesterday. =(
posted by carsonb at 8:40 AM on March 12, 2010

Oh, Villanova. Normally this is where I [a Pitt girl] would say something snarky, but I'm still stinging from last night's loss to Notre Dame.

Also, I need the practice at keeping my taunting to myself, because the boyfriend is going to be a grad student at Villanova in the fall, and I really ought to learn to play nice with others.
posted by alynnk at 8:51 AM on March 12, 2010

Nope, Kentucky's my team. The other blue and white Wildcats. SEC school y'know, hence the extensive pre-game liquor strategy sessions.
posted by little e at 9:42 AM on March 12, 2010

Wow, I didn't realize I still had it in me to come to Roy Williams's defense. Roy has won a couple of titles with the ' seven years there. Admittedly, he never won a championship at Kansas, but he made the final four a few times, and got to the final twice. Right now, he has the second most titles of any active coach, behind Krzyzewski, who only has three. Given that Ratface has been coaching for about a decade longer, I wouldn't be surprised if Roy can pass him before his career is over. It's hard enough to win a title these days, that I don't think the "regular season coach" or "can't win it all" labels make much sense.

Honestly, there's enough parity in college basketball these days that I'd be happy if we made the tournament every year, and won a championship every decade or so and I'm confident Roy can deliver that(well, he might not have too many more decades in him, but he deliver it for a while).

That said, he's gotten nothing out of this year's team, and this season cannot be over soon enough.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 10:36 AM on March 12, 2010 [1 favorite]

Duke sucks.
posted by clearly at 1:55 PM on March 12, 2010 [2 favorites]

Duke sucks.
posted by clearly


Also, little e, as the only person whose signed up who I've ever met in life, my main gauge of success or failure in this bracket will be beating you. If my wife joined, it would be beating her; I always have to beat my wife.

And I will not stop.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 7:23 AM on March 13, 2010

posted by little e at 7:57 PM on March 13, 2010

Rebuilding is a bitch and to top it off Williams thoroughly and pretty vocally hates this year's Heels. It's too depressing to watch and that's my excuse for not really giving a shit this year and just pulling for my crappy old Winthrop Eagles and lighting a bracket on fire and toppling cars any damn way.
posted by Juicy Avenger at 6:41 AM on March 17, 2010

Thanks for responding to my last minute request so quickly, reenum. That Yahoo is tricky -- as I'd set up my brackets but realized just now that I hadn't submitted it for the MetaFilter group.

I'll certainly say this is user error, rather than UI error... or it may just be that I've entered my brackets in 5 different systems since last night, so it might just be burn out.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:05 AM on March 18, 2010

Whoops! I was thinking I had until 1 and just clicked over to fill out my bracket at, um, 12:14. Bulgaroktonos, you may have an advantage in that I made my picks REALLY REALLY QUICKLY.
posted by little e at 9:23 AM on March 18, 2010

Doh. Busy week + crushing disappointment + subsequent apathy = no bracket. Sorry you have to watch me lose.
posted by carsonb at 3:39 PM on March 18, 2010

and DAMN IT I hit save, then I thought, "what the hell, how about Murray for the upset," but by the time I changed it and tried to save again it was too late
posted by little e at 10:03 PM on March 18, 2010

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