jqubed


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Hello friends, J̶i̶m̶ ̶N̶a̶n̶t̶z̶ jqubed here, and welcome to our Tenth Annual Everything But Woot Bracketology competition! It's hard to believe we've been playing for this long! Will we do anything special for this year? Probably not! But we will carry on a tradition u̶n̶l̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶y̶ ̶o̶t̶h̶e̶r̶ popular nationwide, but with strangers from the internet instead of people you actually know. There's no fee to enter and also probably no prizes (you may be eligible for prizes from CBS Sports as part of playing our game). You don't need to know college basketball at all to participate; in fact, you might do as well or better than people like me who actually put a lot of time into filling out their brackets!

Once again 68 of the nation's best teams will compete for the championship, with 67 of those teams ending their season in bitter defeat! You won't have to worry about 4 of those teams, though; they're playing in totally bogus play-in games and will be eliminated before the real tournament has even begun. Will this be the year Gonzaga finally lives up to the hype? Will Grayson Allen do something outrageous and continue to distract us from how good Luke Kennard is? You decide, and then see what actually happens!

So, how do you play? If you've played with us in years past you just need to login at CBSSports.com and click onto our bracket game. If it's been a few years you might have been purged from the system and need to rejoin.

If you've never played before, follow this link to join our pool:
http://ebwoot.mayhem.cbssports.com/e?ttag=BPM17_cpy_invite_returning
You'll need to enter our group password to join, which is:
ebw
If you need to register for an account with CBSSports.com I strongly recommend for the purposes of this game that you not use your real name; instead, use the screenname we know you by here so we'll know who we're playing against. In fact, even if you already have an account with CBSSports.com, you may want to consider creating a second account for our game. As group manager I'll see your account name as well as your email address. I promise to use those for no purpose other than contacting you for game-related purposes, which will generally be done through the CBSSports.com interface, if at all (keep in mind your participation in the game is subject to the CBS Interactive Terms of Use and Privacy Policy).

Sign up, join the group, and make your picks! Picks must be made by Noon EDT on Thursday, March 16. You can fill out 2 brackets, giving you the option to do one with your best guesses, and one where you follow your heart and imagine your 16-seed alma mater defies the odds and wins the tournament. Whatever you do, have fun! But try to join the honored ranks of our previous winners:

2016: MaggieS (a.k.a. maggie3052)
2015: SkekTek
2014: SkekTek
2013: Brian Morris
2012: Brian Morris
2011: kenney9226
2010: kenney9226
2009: Josh Forsythe
2008: Schrobblehead

Will this be your year? Will maggie3052 follow our running tradition of winning 2 years in a row? There's only one way to find out; watch this space and join our game!

ⅉℚ Tenth Annual Woot! Bracketology | I'm Quality Peoples!

Skye — 1997-2007

lordbowen


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Thanks so much for posting this. Now to wait and see.



joelmw


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meh

sammydog01


quality posts: 60 Private Messages sammydog01

I think I filled one out. Hopefully.

hot72chev


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I'm in! Wasn't sure I'd have time to fill in the bracket tonight, but I did.

YAY, sports, go team, run, shoot, make that goal.

x9
It seemed like a good idea at the time.

no1


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many thanks, jqubed. i wonder if we should move to meh to increase participation.

pooflady


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no1 wrote:many thanks, jqubed. i wonder if we should move to meh to increase participation.



Not adamant, but would prefer not. Wouldn't mind Meh in addition to, but if we move everything there's going to be maybe hundreds. I kind of like people we know.



So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

pooflady


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I wish there was a way (maybe there is) of removing names that haven't played in, say, three years.



So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

pooflady


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Thanks Jqubed. Sure doesn't seem like 10 years.



So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

pooflady


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I've posted two brackets for me, but can't figure out how to bring up brackets for poofguy. I think I go through this every year.



So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

f00l


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f00l's brackets done.

no1


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pooflady wrote:I wish there was a way (maybe there is) of removing names that haven't played in, say, three years.



they move to the bottom of the standings pretty quickly.

no1


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pooflady wrote:I've posted two brackets for me, but can't figure out how to bring up brackets for poofguy. I think I go through this every year.



no1 wrote:prolly need to log out of cbssports and log back in under poofguy's account info. mabe use a different browser if you don't want to have to keep switching back and forth.


no1


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pooflady wrote:Not adamant, but would prefer not. Wouldn't mind Meh in addition to, but if we move everything there's going to be maybe hundreds. I kind of like people we know.



you're on meh, you know all of them!

pooflady


quality posts: 25 Private Messages pooflady
no1 wrote:you're on meh, you know all of them!



But...but I don't like all of them!



So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

mikibell


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pooflady wrote:But...but I don't like all of them!



Hahaha..hey, I resemble that remark.. 🐐

pooflady


quality posts: 25 Private Messages pooflady
mikibell wrote:Hahaha..hey, I resemble that remark.. 🐐



Present company excluded, of course.



So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

mick52


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pooflady wrote:But...but I don't like all of them!



yet again... i love this so much!.


FrostByte


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My bracket is in. Thanks for continuing this grand tradition!

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sammydog01


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pooflady wrote:But...but I don't like all of them!



Me either.

jqubed


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pooflady wrote:I wish there was a way (maybe there is) of removing names that haven't played in, say, three years.



I think I can go through and purge people, or it's done automatically when when they haven't played in a while, something like that.

ⅉℚ Tenth Annual Woot! Bracketology | I'm Quality Peoples!

Skye — 1997-2007

jqubed


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So I never finished my paper bracket where I do extensive research, and I realized I never filled a bracket on here out at all. Now CBS's website is really slow. I hope I can get it in in time!

ⅉℚ Tenth Annual Woot! Bracketology | I'm Quality Peoples!

Skye — 1997-2007

jqubed


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jqubed wrote:So I never finished my paper bracket where I do extensive research, and I realized I never filled a bracket on here out at all. Now CBS's website is really slow. I hope I can get it in in time!





Same to you, CBS!

ⅉℚ Tenth Annual Woot! Bracketology | I'm Quality Peoples!

Skye — 1997-2007

pooflady


quality posts: 25 Private Messages pooflady
jqubed wrote:

Same to you, CBS!



Awwww, sorry jq. Doesn't look like you made it in time. Hope you're in brackets elsewhere.



So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

pooflady


quality posts: 25 Private Messages pooflady

Gonna miss Kenney, Turken, Cruzer, and Schrobblehead.



So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

jqubed


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If anybody had trouble because the website wasn't working, send me a PM; as admin I can add things after the fact.

ⅉℚ Tenth Annual Woot! Bracketology | I'm Quality Peoples!

Skye — 1997-2007

jqubed


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pooflady wrote:Gonna miss Kenney, Turken, Cruzer, and Schrobblehead.



Do they come around here anymore?

ⅉℚ Tenth Annual Woot! Bracketology | I'm Quality Peoples!

Skye — 1997-2007

jqubed


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pooflady wrote:Awwww, sorry jq. Doesn't look like you made it in time. Hope you're in brackets elsewhere.



I'm admin; I can still add or change things. But I haven't started watching the games yet.

ⅉℚ Tenth Annual Woot! Bracketology | I'm Quality Peoples!

Skye — 1997-2007

pooflady


quality posts: 25 Private Messages pooflady
jqubed wrote:Do they come around here anymore?



No, but then neither do you. Just nice to see their picks.



So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

no1


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pooflady wrote:No, but then neither do you. Just nice to see their picks.



you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you shouldna pick your friend's nose.

no1


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pooflady wrote:Gonna miss Kenney, Turken, Cruzer, and Schrobblehead.



looks like turken and schrobblehead both made it.

pooflady


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no1 wrote:looks like turken and schrobblehead both made it.



So did jq. Wow, even Kenney!



So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

no1


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pooflady wrote:So did jq. Wow, even Kenney!



but not, sadly, poofguy

pooflady


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no1 wrote:but not, sadly, poofguy



I got slammed with work and didn't have time to try to figure it out. Usual feast or famine. But he's in another bracket, so it's okay.

Did I tell you I have TheraBand exercises to do for my left shoulder because of the repetition of turning pages over with my left hand? What a wuss!



So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

no1


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pooflady wrote:Did I tell you I have TheraBand exercises to do for my left shoulder because of the repetition of turning pages over with my left hand? What a wuss!



interesting!

"how did you hurt your shoulder?"

"i'm a major league baseball pitcher. hurt it throwing 95+ mph sliders. you?"

"firefighter. broke down door saving a widow, three of her kids and a puppy. how about you over there in the corner?"

"uh, turning pages."

pooflady


quality posts: 25 Private Messages pooflady
no1 wrote:interesting!

"how did you hurt your shoulder?"

"i'm a major league baseball pitcher. hurt it throwing 95+ mph sliders. you?"

"firefighter. broke down door saving a widow, three of her kids and a puppy. how about you over there in the corner?"

"uh, turning pages."



That's about it. I turned down an injection, hoping the exercises will do the trick.



So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

jqubed


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pooflady wrote:I got slammed with work and didn't have time to try to figure it out. Usual feast or famine. But he's in another bracket, so it's okay.

Did I tell you I have TheraBand exercises to do for my left shoulder because of the repetition of turning pages over with my left hand? What a wuss!



Wow!

no1 wrote:interesting!

"how did you hurt your shoulder?"

"i'm a major league baseball pitcher. hurt it throwing 95+ mph sliders. you?"

"firefighter. broke down door saving a widow, three of her kids and a puppy. how about you over there in the corner?"

"uh, turning pages."



haha

ⅉℚ Tenth Annual Woot! Bracketology | I'm Quality Peoples!

Skye — 1997-2007

jqubed


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Our standings after the opening round:

Rank Name Score Correct
1 FrostByte 28 28
1 Jennifer Lawrence 28 28
1 Jennifer Lawrence (2) 28 28
1 Josephus 28 28
1 Lord Bowen 28 28
1 Pooflady 28 28
7 drewcroa (2) 27 27
7 Joel Wasinger (2) 27 27
7 kevin shannon 27 27
7 Schrobble Head 27 27
11 caleb sayre 26 26
11 caleb sayre (2) 26 26
11 Joel Wasinger 26 26
14 Brian Morris 25 25
14 foolish fool (2) 25 25
14 hotseventytwo chev 25 25
14 Lord Bowen (2) 25 25
14 Turken (2) 25 25
19 foolish fool 24 24
19 joe sardone 24 24
19 joe sardone (2) 24 24
19 Kerry Hough 24 24
19 SkekTek 24 24
19 Turken 24 24
25 jqubed 23 23
25 jqubed (2) 23 23
25 Pooflady (2) 23 23
25 renatus lives (2) 23 23
25 Sammy Dog 23 23
25 The Real Kenney9226 23 23
25 The Real Kenney9226 (2) 23 23
32 Michele Barnard 22 22
32 Sammy Dog (2) 22 22
32 SkekTek (2) 22 22
35 hotseventytwo chev (2) 21 21
35 renatus lives 21 21
37 drewcroa 20 20
38 mick farnsworth 13 13

ⅉℚ Tenth Annual Woot! Bracketology | I'm Quality Peoples!

Skye — 1997-2007

pooflady


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Lots of people this year.



So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?

jqubed


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pooflady wrote:Lots of people this year.



Yes, a Mediocre influx

ⅉℚ Tenth Annual Woot! Bracketology | I'm Quality Peoples!

Skye — 1997-2007