Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Duke Wins....Again!!

I must admit, being from Minnesota, I wasn't onboard with Wisconsin winning, yet again, because they have put together a great team and have great coaching and it's another sport they are doing well in. While here in Minnesota, we don't always seam to get our money's worth, while throwing plenty of cash at our coaches, just to see them leave or get let go after we sign them to an extended contract. However, the more I thought about it, put away my pettiness, jealousy, whatever you want to call it, I started rooting for Wisconsin to win.

I believe it's mainly because Duke has won it plenty of times, Wisconsin wasn't expected to win, and it was 1941 the last time they made it to the Championship game. But, I mentioned it in my last blog post, coaching appears to be key in this tournament. If you have great coaching, you typically have a better chance of advancing to the next round. You still need good players, but without good coaching, you're going to be sitting in my shoes rooting for Minnesota. Congrats to the Blue Devils on their victory.

As for the Office Pool results, with 76% picked correctly, Quincy Nguyen and his 186 points was our winner. Congratulations Quincy! There was also three others with 76% correctly picked, however Quincy correctly picked the lats four teams, the runner up and the champion correct.

Here are your top ten brackets for the 2015 tournament

1. Quincy Nguyen
2. Byrneit!
3. Dan Dylak
4. Brendan Lindsley
5. Ales Kunc
6. Mitchell Hahn
7. Irish Texan
8. Chris Charters 2
9. Sue Brown
10. Steve Tronovitch

See you in 2016 for our 20th Season of this office pool !!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Final Weekend Of The Tournament

We are starting back up for the final weekend of games. Is it surprising that three of last years final four teams have returned, or is it a sign of good coaching from year to year? Which ever it is, the winner of last years tournament has not advanced, which brings in Michigan State as the final team, led by Coach Tom Izzo. Coaching does matter.

Both of the semi final games tonight are on TBS, not CBS. However there will Team Cast broadcast for each team on TNT or truTV.

On TBS at 6:09 EST
#7 Michigan State vs #1 Duke

TNT Team Cast for Duke Blue Devils
truTV Team Cast for Michigan State Spartans

Approximately 30 minutes from the the end of first game they will tip off for the final game of the evening.

On TBS at 8:49 EST
#1 Wisconsin vs #1 Kentucky

TNT Team Cast for Wisconsin Badgers
truTV Team Cast for Kentucky Wildcats

For the Office Pool standings, we have exactly eight tournament scenarios remaining. They are as follows:

If Kentucky beats Michigan St
If Michigan St beats Kentucky
If Kentucky beats Duke
If Duke beats Kentucky
If Wisconsin beats Michigan St
If Michigan St beats Wisconsin
If Wisconsin beats Duke
If Duke beats Wisconsin

Best of luck to ya peoples....