march madness brackets

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espn, hate them all you want for their NCAA football coverage but they are pretty dagum good in a few other areas

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

Couldn't sign in using thekeyplay and thekeyplay. Is it there yet?

Pain is Temporary
Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever
Let's Go Hokies!!

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yeah its up and should work iunno why its not

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

Where on the site is this, the Tourney Challenge? Do I have to set up my own account 1st to get to this group? Sorry, never spent much time on this, trying to get involved.

Pain is Temporary
Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever
Let's Go Hokies!!

Thanks, can I save without bracket being done? Don't see that on page?

Pain is Temporary
Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever
Let's Go Hokies!!

Yep, you can save at any point; it doesn't have to be done. You can actually fill out the whole thing, save it, then re-do it completely later on. The picks only lock in when the tourney starts.

How? thanks for speedy reply.

Pain is Temporary
Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever
Let's Go Hokies!!

I'm in. Thanks for help. FYI, you can't submit until entire bracket is completed...

Pain is Temporary
Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever
Let's Go Hokies!!

Already picked Coastal Carolina in the 1st round.

Rip his freaking head off!

My picks are purely based on who I want to win. Not based on what makes sense. As such, EKU wins the big dance. Sucks for VCU, I've been pulling from them for a bunch of years in a row, but now that EKU's in the mix, I need need need to them to win.

Same. I pick Kansas every year (I would pick VT but it wouldn't be the wisest thing to pick a non-tournament team) and then knock out teams I hate. If I had it my way Missouri, KState, UVA, WVU and Duke would never win a game.

Rip his freaking head off!

You forgot Miami.

"Have you ever tried simply turning off the TV, sitting down with your children, and hitting them?"
-Bender

Upleg for the quote. No particular reason. Just sort of resonates with me, strangely.

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A #1 seed has never lost to a #16 seed. Oh how scrumptious it would be for UVa to have to wear that banner forever. Scrumptious, indeed.

They lost to Chaminade, why not Coastal Carolina?

Rip his freaking head off!

UPSET ALERT!!!!!

Let's Go Chants!!!!!

Commonwealth Cup Champions since Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 4:05:00 PM EST

I was tempted

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

Hey, make sure you guys also fill out a bracket over on Yahoo. Pick a perfect bracket and win a cool $1 BILLION dollars. That could go a long way towards making a donation to improve the basketball program and to allow Joe to operate TKP as a full time operation. Give us all kinds of bells and whistles. Be in the top 20 brackets, win $100K.

Rob Peterson
VTCC
Charlie/Hotel Company
Class of 1999

Reason #2096 to hate yahoo:
Using Google Chome, I can't click to get rid of the stupid "this is how you fill out your bracket overlay" and therefore I cannot fill out my bracket.
Using the dreaded IE, I can click to get rid of the stupid "this is how you fill out your bracket overlay," but the drag to select teams isn't supported in IE because IE is beyond idiotic. So I can't fill out my bracket either.

Should I install Firefox and try for the middle ground?

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

Yahoo is not fun to work with. I publish stuff through their Contributor Network. It used to be really well funded and the articles paid fairly well because they automatically cross leveled them on all of their platforms and had the social media share buttons on every article. They pulled a lot of the funding when the new CEO took over so now even if they publish an article I wrote on say the Wizards, if you go to the Wizards team profile on Yahoo Sports, you wont find my article and they removed the social media share buttons. They then reset quite a few peoples profiles to zero. Went from getting 10-15 thousand hits an article to hundreds of hits. It is still a great way to get started publishing write-ups if you are looking for beginner experience on publishing articles through the net.

http://contributor.yahoo.com/user/1741508/robert_peterson.html

Rob Peterson
VTCC
Charlie/Hotel Company
Class of 1999

I use Safari but I also couldn't do yahoo's "click and drag" either to pick teams. Now Yahoo's bracket picking is almost as efficient as London's time clock management.

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

In the mean time, yahoo is convinced my phone number is not a phone number.

had the same "problem"

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

Yahoo is from now on officially not allowed to be in charge of anything. They sent me 10 text messages with my confirmation number after denying that my phone number was a phone number.

It's like here at work. We have to use IE8. We have the option for Chrome, but nothing works since it doesn't automatically accept the swapped security certs and Java and crashes 1/4 of the time. Firefox is similar, but has issues with any flash which I require for legitimate purposes and that means autoplay video ads crash it.

IE has none of those problems but is a steaming pile of crap. It crashes, hangs, and displays everything wrong just because it has the functional capability of a rock.

The soon-to-be-released web app I'm working on refuses IE8.

IE8 is the new IE6.

As should everything on the internet. That way it can rot then die in the dark hole as it was meant to.

Joined. I know absolutely nothing about bball, so I'll probably kick ass ha

Carry Me Back

Just pick whichever mascot you think would win in a fight.

That's how Syracuse ended up in my NCG

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

Did syracuse just keep coming up against a team whose mascot was scurvy in every round?

What's an orange going to do? Drown me in vitamin C?

VT 2016
Go Hokies

I'll bet they hurt when they fall on your head. Or maybe the juice stings eyes and open sores.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

Is SMU the first AP Top 25 team to miss the tournament?

In Sam Rogers we trust.

No, I remember 10ish years ago one of the Utah schools (Utah or Utah State) was #25 and left out.

Rip his freaking head off!

Either way it shows how ridiculous the Automatic Qualifiers are to get a tournament of the Top 68 teams. 32 of the 68 teams get in by way of automatic qualifiers. 13-19 Cal Poly gets in and SMU at 23-8 stays home. They need to either reevaluate what is Division I college basketball or change the Automatic Qualifiers.

Rob Peterson
VTCC
Charlie/Hotel Company
Class of 1999

SMU is a national title contender next year though with Mudiay in. They have a chance to be scary good.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

I'm a little biased, but I'm a big Michigan State fan. I can't wait until they beat LOLUVA and head to the final four.

VT 2016
Go Hokies

Same I'm from michigan and I have Michigan St winning in 3 of my 4 brackets. I hate Michigan though

Hokie Hokie Hokie high

OK....i'm in....got final 4 of Florida, Arizona, Villanova, & Louisville with Louisville over Florida in the final to repeat as champs...

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

For my billion dollar bracket I have the same, just with Florida winning the whole shebangibang.

I haven't filled one out yet but here we go:

1) Every single ESPN analyst on bracketology last night picked Michigan State to win it all. Every. Single. One. Greenberg, Bilas, Digger, Vitale, Anthony. Probability theory dictates that they're all wrong. Because reasons.

2) I'm picking VT to win it all.

3) Everyone who is having a problem with Chrome should hit F12 and use the tools to get rid of the offending dialog. I haven't looked at the site, but playing with the html usually works for me.

As much as I like Michigan State as a tournament team, they always seem to have a game where the three ball doesn't fall and they lose before they should have.

Right. I think everyone knows how good Izzo iz as a tourney coach, though. He's like Pitino in that regard.

I have Florida in my Billion Dollar Bracket. If I win, I will be sharing with VT.

Coastal Carolina, blue fish, and YOU ! Gotta pick em, gotta love em.

Fortune Favors the Bold

for the billion dollar brackets we should all make a different bracket and offer to share the $...I mean frankly I don't think I could spend a billion dollars if I tried

Taylor, looking desperately throws it deep..HAS A MAN OPEN DANNY COALE WITH A CATCH ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE FIVE!!!!....hes still open

I haven't researched this myself but I heard the odds of getting a perfect bracket are something like 9 quentillion to 1

I don't think there are that many TKP'ers

"I like to hit a home run early" ~ Whit "knows how to create a Buzz" Babcock

I read that in 10 years of monitoring Yahoo and ESPN, nobody has ever done it.

there are close to 9,223,372,036,854,780,000 bracket combinations.

We just need Sam Rogers to sign up.

@VTimHokie85

Finally got yahoo to let me fill out my billion dollar bracket. Time to drop out of school and quit work, I'm living on a billion dollars now.

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

Magnum PI pull. Classic

Rob Peterson
VTCC
Charlie/Hotel Company
Class of 1999

Commonwealth Cup Champions since Sat, Nov 27, 2004 at 4:05:00 PM EST

To 3000 with you sir!

Rob Peterson
VTCC
Charlie/Hotel Company
Class of 1999

Is there a TKP group on yahoo?

EDIT: I just went ahead and signed up on ESPN. Surprisingly much easier than Yahoo!

@AMB4VT

One thing I do like about Yahoo is that if you click on the little info symbol by each game it gives you a summary of each teams strengths and weaknesses and what percent of people picked each team in that matchup. You would have to be a paid Insider on E$PN to get info there.

Rob Peterson
VTCC
Charlie/Hotel Company
Class of 1999

Then ESPN for some reason thinks I'm an insider, and only for the NCAA tournament. I get the same information from yahoo as I do ESPN.

Coin Flipping and blind guessing are my normal bracket names.

Nice. I normally wind up with somewhere between 25-40% correct, so any real random method of choosing would seem to work better for me. Last year, I busted out all the matchups and stats that I had time for and it turned out awful.

They guys I play fantasy football with sent me an invite, so I went ahead and added my bracket to the TKP group as well. I don't really follow basketball much (at any level), except for what I read here. I ended up with an ACC/Future ACC bias for the most part and Louisville beating UNC for the championship. The one exception to that was UVA losing to Coastal Carolina, though being both a fan of VT (LOLUVA) and a Liberty Alum (Beat Coastal!) I of course wish they could both lose.

I will never root against a 16 seed. Even if they are LOLUVA. This is actually a bit of an epiphany for me.

I hate having to choose Iowa or Tennessee to advance. I can see Tennessee winning a game or two, but if Iowa wins the play-in game I don't know.

PS, I have Wichita State over Florida in the final. This is different than my billion dollar bracket, which I'm not going to share because I'm greedy and don't want to split the billion dollars. When I win the billion though, I'm going to buy Stadium Woods so we can finally build the damn practice facility, and pay for Metallica to play Enter Sandman live.

twitter.com/weavez22

Please no one beat me up, but I'm in favor of leaving stadium woods in place.

I wonder how many brackets have UVa being the first #1 to lose to a #16?

Lost count. Dunno. Definitely a higher number than there ever were at their spring games.

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Submitted my bracket. Maybe I won't cry after the first day this year!