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  Monday, March 20, 2006

Reviewing the First Two Rounds, and more...
By Drew Barnette

STILL href=/profile//> IN href=/profile//> AN href=/profile//> OFFICE href=/profile//> POOL?? href=/profile//> CLICK href=/profile//> HERE href=/profile//> TO href=/profile//> GET href=/profile//> A href=/profile//> BREAKDOWN href=/profile//> OF href=/profile//> ALL href=/profile//> THE href=/profile//> MATCHUPS href=/profile//> AND href=/profile//> POTENTIAL href=/profile//> MATCHUPS href=/profile//> TO href=/profile//> HELP href=/profile//> YOU href=/profile//> WITH href=/profile//> YOUR href=/profile//> PICKS!!!



IíM href=/profile//> BOYCOTTING href=/profile//> APPLEBEEíS

-If href=/profile//> youíve href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> watching href=/profile//> 10+ href=/profile//> hours href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> these href=/profile//> past href=/profile//> four href=/profile//> days href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> have, href=/profile//> then href=/profile//> chances href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> youíre href=/profile//> absolutely href=/profile//> sick href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> commercial href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Applebeeís href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> guys href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> singing href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> shrimp href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tune href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Gilliganís href=/profile//> Island. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> canít href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> anymore. href=/profile//> We href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> TVs href=/profile//> set href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> watch href=/profile//> multiple href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> once, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> meant href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> times href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> commercials. href=/profile//> There href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> law href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> running href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> commercial href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> annoying href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> times. href=/profile//>



OTHER href=/profile//> NEWS href=/profile//> AND href=/profile//> NOTES

-My href=/profile//> bracket href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> pretty href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> trash. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> wound href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> 11-5 href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> round, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> believe href=/profile//> makes href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> 31-18 href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> entire href=/profile//> tournament href=/profile//> including href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> play-in href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//> That href=/profile//> wouldnít href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> bad, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> site href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> pick href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> round. href=/profile//> For href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> actual href=/profile//> jackpot href=/profile//> bracket href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> fill href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> whole href=/profile//> thing href=/profile//> before href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tournament href=/profile//> starts href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> Elite href=/profile//> Eight href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> Final href=/profile//> Four href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> gone. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> Pitt href=/profile//> winning href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> region, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> Bradley href=/profile//> took href=/profile//> care href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> round. href=/profile//> North href=/profile//> Carolina href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> Elite href=/profile//> Eight href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> upset href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> nearly href=/profile//> upset href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> round. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> Marquette href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Elite href=/profile//> Eight href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> didnít href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> round. href=/profile//> Iím href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> better href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> guessing href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> theyíll href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> seeded href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> am href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> picking href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> winners. href=/profile//> href=/profile//>

-With href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> said, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> upsets href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> see. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> success href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Missouri href=/profile//> Valley href=/profile//> pretty href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> proves href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> people href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> follow href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> known href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> long, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> thatís href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> good. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> RPIs href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> inflated href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> computers href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> glitches href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> better href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> were. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> numbers href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> reason href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> reason href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> good. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> feel href=/profile//> strongly href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Missouri href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> deserved href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> bid href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> done href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> damage href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NCAA href=/profile//> Tournament href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> gotten href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> (more href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> Air href=/profile//> Force href=/profile//> anyway). href=/profile//>

-Props href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> George href=/profile//> Mason href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Michigan href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> despite href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> Tony href=/profile//> Skinn href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> North href=/profile//> Carolina href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> him. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> face href=/profile//> Wichita href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Sweet href=/profile//> Sixteen. href=/profile//> You href=/profile//> may href=/profile//> remember href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> met href=/profile//> earlier href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Bracket href=/profile//> Buster. href=/profile//> George href=/profile//> Mason href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> 70-67. href=/profile//> Had href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> wouldnít href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tournament href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> all. href=/profile//> Many href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> surprised href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> despite href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fact href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> guess href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> proved href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> worthy href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> selection. href=/profile//> If href=/profile//> anyone href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> matchup href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> brackets, href=/profile//> then href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> jackpot href=/profile//> automatically. href=/profile//>

-North href=/profile//> Carolina href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> struggled href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Murray href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lead href=/profile//> late href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> half href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> couldnít href=/profile//> hold href=/profile//> on. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> fantastic href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> games. href=/profile//>

-The href=/profile//> biggest href=/profile//> upset href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> far href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> seeding href=/profile//> goes href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> Northwestern href=/profile//> Stateís href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Iowa. href=/profile//> Murray href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Xavier href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> #14 href=/profile//> seeds href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> close href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> pulling href=/profile//> upsets href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> actually href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> part href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> half, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> couldnít href=/profile//> hold href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> end. href=/profile//> Northwestern href=/profile//> State href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> behind href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Iowa, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> needed href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> pointer href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> do href=/profile//> it. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ball href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> poorly href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> West href=/profile//> Virginia, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> whenever href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> tournament href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> gives href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> something href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> feel href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> home. href=/profile//>

-Iím href=/profile//> watching href=/profile//> Cold href=/profile//> Pizza href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> Iím href=/profile//> writing href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Woody href=/profile//> Paige, href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> once href=/profile//> again href=/profile//> arguing href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> every href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tournament. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> reason href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> feels href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> way href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> give href=/profile//> every href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> chance href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> all. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> addition href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fact href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> tournament href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> 334 href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> absolute href=/profile//> pain href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> seed, href=/profile//> itís href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> impractical href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> every href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> DOES href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> chance. href=/profile//> Itís href=/profile//> called href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 27-30 href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> regular href=/profile//> season. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> wish href=/profile//> people href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> want href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tournament href=/profile//> expanded href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> itís href=/profile//> exciting href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> watching href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> sooner. href=/profile//> Itís href=/profile//> exciting href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> meaningful href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> long. href=/profile//> Expanding href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> field href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> include href=/profile//> everyone href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> regular href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> virtually href=/profile//> meaningless. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> NCAA href=/profile//> Tournament href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> championship href=/profile//> tournament href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> must href=/profile//> qualify href=/profile//> for, href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lottery href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> everyone href=/profile//> gets href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> participate href=/profile//> in. href=/profile//> Thatís href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> makes href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> great.

 
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