Monday, March 19, 2012
*Vicarious World Bracket Challenge*: Onto the Sweet 16
The suits who run the NCAA are so gosh darn stoopid. Why call the play-in games the first round? Now when the real first round begins everybody has to call it the second round and when the second round begins everybody has to call it the third round. Let's just call the two rounds before the Sweet 16 the Round of 64 and the Round of 32. They're just warming it up before the field expands to 15,000 schools in 2875 anyway.
The Round of 32 results:
1 win = 20 points; 1 upset = 40 points
1) NYC Robert- 11 wins (2 upsets): 260
2) Joose's Gut- 11 wins (0 upsets): 220
3) Bluespeck- 10 wins (1 upset): 220
4) K.V. Sart- 9 wins (0 upsets): 180
5) Jersey Campbell- 7 wins (1 upset): 160
5) JrKartel- 7 wins (1 upset): 160
7) Sister Campbell- 6 wins (0 upsets): 120
1) NYC Robert: 480
2) Joose's Gut: 460
3) Bluespeck: 460
4) Jersey Campbell: 420
5) K.V. Sart: 410
6) JrKartel: 400
7) Sister Campebll: 330
After a crap Round of 64, NYC Rob's picks pan out in the Round of 32 and he now has the overall lead. In other news, two of Sister Campbell's Final Four picks are now out of the tourney after the first weekend. Lightening can strike twice, but rarely does it strike thrice. Better luck next year. Speaking of lightning, the winner of VW's March Madness Bracket Challenge wins lightning in a bottle, or as nonconformists like to call it, a bottle of lightning.
The Sweet 16 games begin on Thursday. Check back on Saturday morning for the updated standings.