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#1 dmaul1114

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:02 PM

I started a CAG bracket pool for anyone interested in entering. I posted the info in the College Hoops thread, but figured I'd put it in it's own thread as well to get more people to enter.

Here's the link and password:

http://cagbracket201...cbssports.com/e

Group password is "cheapassgamer"


Edit: Official CAG Bracket Challenge Thread/Contest is here: http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=317164

Edited by dmaul1114, 13 March 2012 - 08:32 PM.


#2 Wontwin

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:20 PM

Joined up, good luck!

#3 AvengedBacklog

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:40 PM

Joining now! was hoping there'd be a CAG bracket league this year

#4 luvmysegadc

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:06 PM

I started a CAG bracket pool for anyone interested in entering. I posted the info in the College Hoops thread, but figured I'd put it in it's own thread as well to get more people to enter.

Here's the link and password:

http://cagbracket201...cbssports.com/e

Group password is "cheapassgamer"


OP, the traditional CAG March Madness is here http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=317164

(what a pain in the arse to find it)

I'm still going to sign up for this one as well though, so thanks for putting this together.

EDIT: all signed up!

Edited by luvmysegadc, 14 March 2012 - 08:43 AM.
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#5 dmaul1114

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:14 PM

Thanks for the link. I never check the contests/free stuff forum so I had no idea it was already up.

#6 JStryke

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:29 PM

I only found the Tanuki's thread from him posting in the OTT.

With that being said, not sure if I'll do more than one bracket or not, but if nothing else, it would be easier to use this as a general march madness thread. Plenty of shaq-fus to go around I'm sure as well. (Especially if Syracuse wins it all).

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#7 dmaul1114

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:33 PM

Good idea. Edited the thread name. Doubt it will get much buzz anyway as the college basketball thread was pretty dead this year with just me and Chitown021 posting most of the time.

Anyway, here's some important tourney related news I just posted in that thread...


http://espn.go.com/m...ligible-tourney

Syracuse's Fab Melo is ineligible for the NCAA tourney. Huge loss as they struggled a bit without him (still won, but not nearly as dominate). I had them in the final four, but will have to reevaluate that pick now. I think there bracket is pretty weak though--but maybe OSU or FSU can knock them off in the elite 8 without Melo in the middle.

#8 combatFlexo

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:55 PM

Just joined.

#9 Ugamer_X

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:23 PM

http://espn.go.com/m...ligible-tourney

Syracuse's Fab Melo is ineligible for the NCAA tourney. Huge loss as they struggled a bit without him (still won, but not nearly as dominate). I had them in the final four, but will have to reevaluate that pick now. I think there bracket is pretty weak though--but maybe OSU or FSU can knock them off in the elite 8 without Melo in the middle.

Son of a bitch, Syracuse is already a terrible rebounding team with Melo, they were even worse when he was out those 3 games earlier this year.

Cuse centers are cursed when it comes to being the number one seed in the Tourney. Onuaku was injured back in 2010 right before the tournament started and Syracuse lost to Butler in the Sweet 16. I expect Vandy to handle them at this point if they both make it that far. Vandy has good perimeter shooting and Syracuse will not handle the boards with Melo out.

Edit: Most analysts consider the East bracket a tough, if not the toughest, draw in the whole tournament.

#10 Ugamer_X

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:10 AM

Good God, did anyone see Western Kentucky come back and win against Mississippi Valley State?

#11 Burning Karma

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:16 AM

Good God, did anyone see Western Kentucky come back and win against Mississippi Valley State?

That was one of the worst played games I've witnessed. By both teams.

#12 JStryke

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:23 AM

Anyway, here's some important tourney related news I just posted in that thread...


http://espn.go.com/m...ligible-tourney

Syracuse's Fab Melo is ineligible for the NCAA tourney. Huge loss as they struggled a bit without him (still won, but not nearly as dominate). I had them in the final four, but will have to reevaluate that pick now. I think there bracket is pretty weak though--but maybe OSU or FSU can knock them off in the elite 8 without Melo in the middle.


I saw that at work. Makes me like my Syracuse pick even more. And by pick, I mean I have Kansas State knocking them off.

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#13 eLefAdEr

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:45 PM

I joined up. Can never have too many brackets entered across all these sports sites! ;)

edit: ID in the bracket is the same ID I have here.

Edited by eLefAdEr, 14 March 2012 - 08:25 PM.


#14 dmaul1114

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:28 PM

16 seed UNC-Asheville is up by 4 on Syracuse at the half.

#15 dmaul1114

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:43 PM

Syracuse survives 72-65.

Got some help from the refs late with a bad call on a lane violation and an out of bounds deflection.

#16 KingBroly

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:43 PM

UNC Asheville got completely screwed over in the last 3 minutes of that game. Just...wow.
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#17 Beatofficer

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:50 PM

Probably the worst officiating in a game I've seen since the Kings-Lakers series in 2002.
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#18 dmaul1114

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:35 PM

Damn. I had Long Beach State in the sweet 16.

#19 tgk2044

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:07 PM

Probably the worst officiating in a game I've seen since the Kings-Lakers series in 2002.


Just watched the replays, and good god. How much can you favor a team? That out of bounds deflection was one of the most blatantly blown calls I may have ever seen. I truly do feel bad for UNCA.
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#20 dmaul1114

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:23 AM

WVU is just getting absolutely crushed by Gonzaga. :-(

#21 dmaul1114

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:25 AM

VCU knocks off Wichita State. Another of my sweet 16 goes down.

Had WVU losing to OSU in the next round, so at least my Alma Mater's turd of an effort doesn't hurt my bracket much.

#22 Nate Nanjo

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 01:31 AM

VCU knocks off Wichita State. Another of my sweet 16 goes down.


Yea, I had Wichita State in the sweet 16 as well. So far its the only loss I have on my bracket on espn.

Well, UConn is getting crushed right now so there will be my second loss, but I had them losing to Kentucky anyways.

Edited by Nate Nanjo, 16 March 2012 - 02:01 AM.


#23 dmaul1114

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

Went 11-5 yesterday. Lost two sweet 16 teams in my bracket (Long Beach State and Wichita State), the other three (UCONN, WVU, UNLV) I had going out in the next round.

#24 pitfallharry219

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:24 PM

I know I'm far from the only one who picked Belmont over Georgetown, but I still feel like an idiot for doing it.

#25 dmaul1114

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:24 PM

Well my bracket is busted as I had Missouri in the final four.....

#26 pitfallharry219

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:43 PM

I had them losing to Florida next round.

#27 keithp

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:47 AM

Well my bracket is busted as I had Missouri in the final four.....


I doubt anyone had Norfolk St winning.

#28 keithp

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:31 AM

...or Lehigh for that matter, the way it's going...

#29 KingBroly

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:43 AM

Woo! Duke lost!
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#30 pitfallharry219

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:43 AM

I had a Duke-UNC final in an early version of my bracket. I'm glad I changed it to Duke losing to Baylor in the Sweet 16.