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    Not filling out a bracket this year.

    Was wondering if anyone else is going to be like me and not fill out a bracket this year. I love the tournament and have found that I am often conflicted over who I want to win based on my bracket. I just want to watch for the pure joy. I have contemplated not doing it in the past, but in the end, I did.

    Just wondering if I am the only one.

    I always fill out the bracket as it goes, so I can say that I have a perfect bracket every year. (Just after the fact.)



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    Re: Not filling out a bracket this year.

    I'm contemplating it. Mainly because I will be in Vegas betting.



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    Re: Not filling out a bracket this year.

    I have fun just cheering for the underdog in most games...except ours of course.



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    Re: Not filling out a bracket this year.

    I feel like my bracket has already lost.



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    Re: Not filling out a bracket this year.

    I have $1 billion to win, so I'll be filling out a bracket.


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    Re: Not filling out a bracket this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by HoopsTournament View Post
    Was wondering if anyone else is going to be like me and not fill out a bracket this year. I love the tournament and have found that I am often conflicted over who I want to win based on my bracket. I just want to watch for the pure joy. I have contemplated not doing it in the past, but in the end, I did.

    Just wondering if I am the only one.

    I always fill out the bracket as it goes, so I can say that I have a perfect bracket every year. (Just after the fact.)
    I didn't want to either, but I've got my eyes getting some Warren Buffet money.



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    Re: Not filling out a bracket this year.

    I'm not emotionally tied to my bracket. That's just for fun. Can't expect success with it.


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    Re: Not filling out a bracket this year.

    I fill them out, but don't join pools with a pay in. Bragging rights alone don't sway my enjoyment of the games.



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    Re: Not filling out a bracket this year.

    you are the only one, freak.


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    Re: Not filling out a bracket this year.

    I'm filling out a bracket. Not doing anything for money though.



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    Re: Not filling out a bracket this year.

    Every year I think about whether I should not fill out a bracket, then .5 seconds later, the urge passes.

    I would fill it out even if I didn't "officially enter a pool," so I might as well anyway.

    I do understand the idea of just watching it unfold without being "invested" in it.


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    Re: Not filling out a bracket this year.

    I stopped filling out brackets several years ago. For me, it makes the tourney lots more fun. I hated having to root for teams that I disliked, just to win a bracket. Get to pull for all the underdogs.... Except those playing ISU.



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    Re: Not filling out a bracket this year.

    I didn't last year. Makes it much more fun to root for who you want to win, rather than who you predicted. March Madness is way too fun when you're just enjoying it for what it is rather than trying to play ESPN analyst.



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    Re: Not filling out a bracket this year.

    I contemplated not doing it because whenever I bet on a team, they lose, and I feel like penciling ISU in all the way this year. Dont want to jinx them....



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    Re: Not filling out a bracket this year.

    I'll be filling out as many brackets that I can get my hands on.


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