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Title: 2013 March Madness
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on March 17, 2013, 12:52:30 PM
Alright College Basketball fans, tonight is Selection Sunday, which means the bracket is coming out tonight! :D
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on March 17, 2013, 08:22:11 PM
Here's the bracket http://a.espncdn.com/i/ncaa/13mens_bracket.gif (http://a.espncdn.com/i/ncaa/13mens_bracket.gif)
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on March 17, 2013, 09:09:48 PM
Go Michigan! Go Syracuse! :D
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 17, 2013, 10:18:23 PM
Filling out my bracket now. Hopefully 3rd time's a charm for me. I've done horribly the two years I've done this. :roll:

I'm thinking of potential upsets right now. First one that comes to mind is Michigan State vs Valparaiso. I see Valpo stunning MState, but I think it's too risky. Anyone else have potential upsets?
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 17, 2013, 10:19:47 PM
By the way, GM1, your brackets aren't showing up for me. It keeps asking me to print nothing. :|
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on March 17, 2013, 10:26:23 PM
Then I'll have to get the real link later.

Oregon could be a good upset. Usually a 12 beats a 5 about 1/3rd of the time.
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 17, 2013, 10:43:41 PM
Top half of my bracket: http://i.imgur.com/Hz5Aa8S.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/Hz5Aa8S.jpg)

Bottom half: http://i.imgur.com/kmvc5gR.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/kmvc5gR.jpg)
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 17, 2013, 10:44:56 PM
I almost went all chalk. The lowest seed I have advancing are three 9s. I really believe Indiana is ready to make a run.
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 18, 2013, 10:51:43 AM
I somehow ignored advancing the 11 seeded Minnesota. I have them winning in the first ro......oh I'm sorry, second round. :roll:
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 20, 2013, 03:19:01 PM
Quadruple post, yay! :roll:

Obama made his picks and our final four is almost the same. However, he has Florida getting there instead of Michigan. I got Florida losing to them in the elite 8.
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on March 20, 2013, 09:44:43 PM
Presenting the braaaaacket of the Silver Monkey!:

(http://i.imgur.com/FHDuJ9e.png)

Rooting for Michigan and Syracuse. :)
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 20, 2013, 10:12:31 PM
We seem to be thinking alike. We don't have many upsets and we're banking on the powerhouses to be dominant.
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on March 21, 2013, 04:14:14 PM
And we have our first Upset in the tournament, Wichita State over Pitt
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 21, 2013, 04:39:22 PM
And we have our first Upset in the tournament, Wichita State over Pitt

Not too big of an upset if you think about it. I didn't think Pitt was that good. Wichita State is pretty good. That's why I picked them in this one.

Right now, I have a perfect bracket going I think. Just getting that out of the way before it gets ruined, and possibly by Davidson.
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on March 21, 2013, 05:48:18 PM
Man that Davidson Marquette ending was intense, I can't believe Marquette escaped
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on March 21, 2013, 07:00:35 PM
And now Gonzaga barely beat Southern.  :shock:
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on March 21, 2013, 07:09:57 PM
Oregon just upset Oklahoma State!
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on March 21, 2013, 07:11:13 PM
Oregon just upset Oklahoma State!

The second upset of the tournament, and I predicted it :D
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on March 21, 2013, 07:31:00 PM
I had Oregon, too. :D
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 21, 2013, 08:40:19 PM
You guys suck. :P

Oh well, I don't think I had Okla. St. going far anyway. :roll:
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 21, 2013, 08:42:39 PM
Just looked back at my bracket. I had Okla. St. losing to Saint Louis in the next round. Saint Louis is scary good. I won't be surprised if they make a great run and beat Louisville along the way.
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on March 21, 2013, 09:08:09 PM
Michigan wins! :D
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 21, 2013, 10:10:34 PM
Down goes one of my Sweet 16 picks. Thanks UNLV! >.>
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 22, 2013, 10:15:41 AM
3 years of doing this, 3 years of ripping apart my bracket in the first round (screw the play in games being the first round). Thanks UNLV and New Mexico. :x
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on March 22, 2013, 03:44:32 PM
Ripping up one of my brackets now, thanks for losing NM & WIS :roll: :x
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on March 22, 2013, 09:19:45 PM
And somewhere I bet TSM is ripping his bracket, Georgetown lost :shock:
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 22, 2013, 09:43:19 PM
My bracket was already ripped after last night. Today was just bad. :roll:
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 23, 2013, 03:03:00 PM
To the Sweet 16 we go! :D
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on March 23, 2013, 10:31:13 PM
Man, Marquette was in another epic finish
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on March 23, 2013, 11:12:05 PM
And the first #1 seed goes down! Thanks for playing, Gonzaga.
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on March 23, 2013, 11:13:51 PM
If your bracket isn't ripped up by now America, it should be. That was my Champion
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on March 23, 2013, 11:15:10 PM
I had them losing to Louisville in the Final Four, for the record.
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 24, 2013, 09:31:16 PM
Wow, Florida Gulf Coast! :shock:
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on March 24, 2013, 09:35:01 PM
I can't believe it, before the tournament I had no idea who they were and now they're in the Sweet 16. :shock: Florida is next for them.
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 28, 2013, 11:38:16 PM
Oh damn, my bracket is about to be completely destroyed at the hands of Syracuse. :(
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on March 28, 2013, 11:41:07 PM
Go Cuse! :D
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 28, 2013, 11:43:50 PM
Ohio State won at the end again. I bet you know how I feel about that. :blank:

I'm surprised Marquette beat Miami. The way they won was even more surprising. :o
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on March 28, 2013, 11:46:01 PM
I bet the people in Milwaukee are going crazy.
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 29, 2013, 12:02:39 AM
Good bye bracket! It was nice knowing you. :roll:
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on March 29, 2013, 12:02:57 AM
Syracuse wins!!!   :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 29, 2013, 12:06:53 AM
Syracuse wins!!!   :D :D :D :D :D

Honestly, this is good news for Michigan. All of our losses this year have come against Big Ten teams. No Big Ten team stands in our way on the path to the championship game. We've got a good shot at getting there now that Indiana's gone. :mrblue:  :mryellow:
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on March 29, 2013, 12:10:55 AM
Syracuse wins!!!   :D :D :D :D :D

Honestly, this is good news for Michigan. All of our losses this year have come against Big Ten teams. No Big Ten team stands in our way on the path to the championship game. We've got a good shot at getting there now that Indiana's gone. :mrblue:  :mryellow:

Still have to go through Kansas first, and that won't be an easy task.  :|
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 29, 2013, 12:15:07 AM
Syracuse wins!!!   :D :D :D :D :D

Honestly, this is good news for Michigan. All of our losses this year have come against Big Ten teams. No Big Ten team stands in our way on the path to the championship game. We've got a good shot at getting there now that Indiana's gone. :mrblue:  :mryellow:

Still have to go through Kansas first, and that won't be an easy task.  :|

True, but Kansas has played sloppy a lot this year. I'm confident we'll win. It would be perfect if THK was here. He's the Kansas fan. I wish he was here. :(
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on March 29, 2013, 10:13:11 PM
Kansas is toast, only Louisville is the last of my Final Four.
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 29, 2013, 10:13:30 PM
It wasn't easy, but we did it!  :mrblue:  :mryellow:  :mrblue:  :mryellow:  :mrblue:  :mryellow:
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on March 29, 2013, 10:13:44 PM
HOLY CRAP WHAT A GAME! Michigan!!!!!  :D  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 30, 2013, 02:53:11 PM
This needs to be bumped badly.

Well, FGCU's run is officially over. In their honor, we will beat Florida.  :twisted:
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 30, 2013, 06:33:29 PM
Looks like Syracuse will be the first team in the Final Four. I smell a matchup between our favorite teams! :o
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on March 30, 2013, 09:47:09 PM
Ding Dong, Ohio State's dead!
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 30, 2013, 09:52:17 PM
Ding Dong, Ohio State's dead!

This makes my day complete! :D
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 31, 2013, 04:23:13 PM
Michigan to the Final Four baby! YES!!! :mrblue:  :mryellow:  :mrblue:  :mryellow:  :mrblue:  :mryellow:

Well TSM, look what we've got here. Michigan vs. Syracuse to see who makes it to the championship game. Which team do you want to win more? ;)
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on March 31, 2013, 04:30:20 PM
I'd say Michigan, if just because Syracuse has already won a national title in my lifetime (in 2003).
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on March 31, 2013, 04:35:12 PM
Yeah, I'm pulling for Michigan all the way. We're the only Big Ten team remaining and all of our losses came against Big Ten teams. We've got a great shot at winning it all now. :D
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on April 01, 2013, 01:18:20 AM
Wow, never knew John Beilein (Michigan's head coach) has some ties to the Buffalo area (where I live).
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on April 01, 2013, 01:19:33 AM
Wow, never knew John Beilein (Michigan's head coach) has some ties to the Buffalo area (where I live).

That's pretty cool! :o
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on April 01, 2013, 01:20:47 AM
Did anyone see that Ware (Louisville) injury? I don't ever want to see a replay of that again. I'm hoping he makes a full recovery from this. :(
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: GreenMonkeys#1 on April 06, 2013, 08:58:21 PM
Louisville is in the Championship!

It's ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-mad-mad-madness! I love Muse!
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on April 06, 2013, 09:03:24 PM
Wichita State got screwed by a bad call late. I hate that.
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on April 06, 2013, 10:05:56 PM
Wichita State got screwed by a bad call late. I hate that.

Yeah, the officiating should never decide a game.
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on April 06, 2013, 11:37:40 PM
Michigan=NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME BOUND!!!

You're going down, Louisville!

 :mryellow:  :mrblue:  :mryellow:  :mrblue:  :mryellow:  :mrblue:  :mryellow:  :mrblue:
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on April 06, 2013, 11:50:59 PM
Michigan=NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME BOUND!!!

You're going down, Louisville!

 :mryellow:  :mrblue:  :mryellow:  :mrblue:  :mryellow:  :mrblue:  :mryellow:  :mrblue:

Absolutely! This is so unreal. So much excitement right now! :mrblue:  :mryellow:  :mrblue:  :mryellow:  :mrblue:  :mryellow:  :mrblue:  :mryellow:  :mrblue:  :mryellow:
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on April 08, 2013, 06:46:40 PM
Well, tonight's the big night. The game can't get here sooner.

Kind of pointless, but my ESPN bracket actually isn't too bad after all. In the 180,000s out of millions and I'm in the 97.7 percentile. I never thought it would be good, but I guess it is. :P
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on April 08, 2013, 09:25:20 PM
It's game time! LET'S GOOOOOOOOO BLUE!  :mryellow: :mrblue: :mryellow: :mrblue:
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on April 08, 2013, 09:27:40 PM
Let's do this one last time! :mrblue:  :mryellow:
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on April 08, 2013, 11:49:27 PM
Aaaaand they lose.... :( :( :( :( :(    

Hell of a season, though. Hopefully Burke and company all come back for another shot. (And on a more positive note, at least my championship pick was right.)

Also,  :lol: :lol: :lol: at Pitino getting the shit scared out of him by the confetti or whatever it was.
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on April 08, 2013, 11:54:48 PM
Horrible defense and rebounding led to that loss. Great year though. A lot of our players should be returning, so we should be back better than this year.
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: The Silver Monkey on April 08, 2013, 11:58:22 PM
Agreed, the defense and rebounding were the main reasons they lost. Gotta give some props to the offense for keeping them in it, though.
Title: Re: 2013 March Madness
Post by: PurpleParrot319 on April 09, 2013, 12:11:45 AM
Louisville was great on offense. Our 3 point explosiveness just wasn't there.

I hate to bring this up, but the officiating during the tournament was pretty bad. Not just this game, but overall it was awful. Both teams in this game kept getting bad calls. Overall, the refs didn't do a great job this year.

Now, onto college football! :P