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« on: March 30, 2008, 09:32:27 PM »

Final Four of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament:
  • UCLA
  • Memphis
  • North Carolina
  • Kansas

The first time in the history of the tournament that ALL FOUR regional No. 1 seeds advanced this far.

Any thoughts on who's going to win it all?  Whom you want to win?  Whom you can't stand and want to see lose?


(The Final Four of the women's tournament will be ultimately determined on Tuesday.)
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2008, 09:35:51 PM »

I cant say that I like UCLA that much, but I think they'll end up winning. My hope: Memphis.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2008, 09:41:05 PM »

UCLA's superstar freshman, Kevin Love, played high school ball in a suburb of my city of residence.  Wouldn't it be great for UCLA to beat Memphis in their semifinal and bring Love to his fourth consecutive championship game (the past three being Oregon high school state finals)?
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 12:21:40 AM »

Yes it would, especially since i'm the only one who has UCLA winning it all, in the pool. Which would make me 2 year winner in picking the brackets. I have North Carolina and UCLA in the championship game.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 03:04:31 PM »

Normally I don't care a bit about basketball, but this time I'm going to pick Kansas. It's a good university; I've heard terrific things about its law and music programs. After all, sports only exist to bring revenue, whether through ticket sales, merchandise sales, alumni donations, or tuition from additional students. Whichever school wins is going to get a nice boost to all of these, so I'd like it to be a school that my students can reasonably expect to attend and which has a solid academic record. Kansas fits the bill on both counts. So...go Jayhawks!
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008, 12:07:34 AM »

UCLA Bruins...

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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008, 12:27:03 AM »

I'm hoping North Carolina wins with a combined score of 150 or more...if that doesn't happen, I couldn't care less. Wink

It's been fun watching the final scores...but I think I still prefer the ponies.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008, 12:40:37 AM »

I figured that this would be the year for the Top-seeds: the bracket was too top-heavy, and didn't have enough good mid-seeds (between the 3 seed and the 10 seed) to foresee a reasonable upset.  I still think NC is much more talented than the others, and definitely has the best shot to win it all.
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008, 12:51:26 AM »

I figured that this would be the year for the Top-seeds: the bracket was too top-heavy, and didn't have enough good mid-seeds (between the 3 seed and the 10 seed) to foresee a reasonable upset.  I still think NC is much more talented than the others, and definitely has the best shot to win it all.

Considering I might pull in several hundred bucks if that's the case, I really hope you're right Wink
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008, 01:13:22 AM »

Considering I might pull in several hundred bucks if that's the case, I really hope you're right Wink

I hope you're referring to a pool, because the bookies are not going to give you anything for picking the #1 overall team.
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2008, 01:24:22 AM »

I hope you're referring to a pool, because the bookies are not going to give you anything for picking the #1 overall team.

Of course, I'm not going to call up the bookies to bet on something I know absolutely nothing about. As far as that's concerned, I'll stick with the ponies (and even then, despite their 20%+ cut, you're generally better off betting with the track than with the bookies). But I'm in a pretty well populated pool with a bunch of people who gave me a really hard time for going with statistical favourites. Now that I'm well ahead of them, win or loose, I get the satisfaction of beating these people who fancy themselves experts. Grin
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