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  • Apr 13, 2017 01:56 PM
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    Seems everything is going according to plan, except for the Celtics. The Bulls are walking all over them so far. Up 2-0. At this point, aside from the championship, I am most looking forward to a possible Cavs/Bulls Eastern championship playoff.

    I haven't watched the Bulls during the regular season, but I will now. I like the Wade, Rondo, Butler combo. Weird that Rondo is playing for the Celtics now. And then Wade could play Lebron. Gone are the days where players stay put for long.

  • Apr 10, 2017 02:22 AM
    Last: 18d
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    The final round came down to just two players really, Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose. The lead changed several times on the back nine until it was all tied up after 18. Then we got a playoff, which was great to watch, and completely redeemed my interest after Jordan Spieth totally fell out of contention pretty early on, say around hole 6 or 7 of the first 9.

    If you don't want spoilers, avoid watching this video. Otherwise, enjoy:

  • Apr 04, 2017 05:48 PM
    Last: 24d
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    The refs are getting deservedly trolled online after the National Championship game, for how bad the officiating was. And I can't say I feel sorry for them. Sure their job is tough, but they made several costly mistakes, and that deserves negative feedback. The game was certainly changed because of all the many, many calls and the several no calls were even worse.

    If they had been more consistent, I think it would be less justified. Problem is, they were all over the place. What I don't think happened though is that the refs were one sided in their bad officiating. Lots of people seem to want to act like they were somehow on the side of NC. But Gonzaga got plenty of calls they shouldn't have gotten in their favor. And I think it all washed out fairly cleanly in the end.

    Still, it hurts to watch a full game with bad officiating. So many moments that had the potential to go one direction or another were thwarted by it.

  • Mar 14, 2017 12:59 AM
    Last: 1mo
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    Sweet 16 matchups for #1 seeds:

    Kansas plays #4 Purdue
    Gonzaga plays #4 West Virginia
    North Carolina plays #4 Butler

    None of them got a break there. Still think NC has the hardest draw of the 3.

  • Mar 20, 2017 06:28 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    Yeah, we only have 4 teams that aren't #1-4 seeds in the Sweet 16. So it's been a pretty predictable 2nd round outside of this game and a few others. South Carolina, Wisconsin, Xavier and Michigan are now the underdogs, Xavier being my favorite of that bunch, and coincidentally the lowest seed still left alive (#11). I like underdogs for sure.
  • Mar 16, 2017 09:53 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    Thought this was pretty cool ---> 2017 March Madness Predictions

    538 has a real time probability bracket, showing each team remaining's chances at winning it all.

  • Mar 16, 2017 09:53 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    March Madness Live Bracket

    We have 2 upsets so far. 11 Xavier over 6 Maryland, and 12 Middle Tenn over 5 Minnesota. Luckily I picked Xavier, but not Middle Tenn. Got the others so far. I usually pick pretty straight in the first round; just chose the higher seed. But I usually will pick 2-3 middle match-ups for upsets. Every year it seems a few 4-6 seeds fall to some 11-13 seeds. Every other match-up spread seems pretty safe to pick the higher seed.

    Anyone still perfect?

  • Mar 14, 2017 12:59 AM
    Last: 1mo
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    Villanova, Kansas, North Carolina and Gonzaga are the #1 seeds this year. Which of the four do you see falling off first? I think it will be Kansas. I was low on Gonzaga at the beginning of the year. But toward the end of the season I started to think they are the best team in the nation. Now I think they are the best #1 seed, with the best chance of winning it all.
  • Mar 13, 2017 02:22 PM
    Last: 2mo
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    BearDown Wrote:

    The Cubs roster is pretty much a mirror image of last years with the notable exception of Grandpa Ross. Even so, Willson Contreras got ample playing time last year and is more than ready to take on catching duties full time this year. We also have a starting pitching rotation that is the envy of both the National and American Leagues.

    I think this is the best argument to support your point. I think the Cubs are the clear favorite to win again this year. I can totally see it happening. Would be fun to watch all over again actually. But this time, I want to see my Rangers go against your Cubs. Of course if that happens, I won't root for the Cubs to win it all. Very Happy
  • Mar 06, 2017 04:54 PM
    Last: 2mo
    591

    Are the Warriors the best team in the West still without Durant on the floor? It's an odd question because they dominated so heavily last year. And they are still favored to win almost every single regular season game left on the schedule. But the Spurs might have just surpassed them, without Durant. (out indefinitely with knee injury)

    Circle March 11th and March 29th. Those are the last two times these teams will meet before the playoffs start. Durant may or may not be available for the playoffs, but it's a lock both of these teams are in as the #1/#2. Which order and who's really better remains to be seen.

    I am starting to think the Spurs are the favorite now. Kawhi Leonard is that good.

    If these teams make it to the finals and play each other (is that possible?), how do you see it going down if Durant isn't able to contribute?