Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 136,083, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cyrevkah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    7,250
    Points
    136,083
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 168
    Given: 742

    March Madness Traditions

    With Selection Sunday coming up, and the bracket competitions, I was wondering what you guys do either while you watch the games, how you make your brackets or if you sit infront of the tv all day waiting for the selection show?



  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 414,010, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cyclonedave25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    14,760
    Points
    414,010
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 600
    Given: 304

    Re: March Madness Traditions

    I start by watching Gus Johnson clips on youtube, just to get me pumped up. His enthusiasm is second to none!


    When Prepared, Fear No One.

  3. #3
    I AM SO PROUD....
    Points: 97,011, Level: 96
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 39
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    RhoadsRage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    McGregor
    Posts
    6,688
    Points
    97,011
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: March Madness Traditions

    It's kinda like the super bowl.......need lots of good food, beverages of your choice, some good friends, and some scratch paper for listing some favorites while watching conference tourney finals. But, as soon as the brackets are announced, immediately head to the computer for printable brackets and proceed to fill out the first alcohol induced picks, which inevitably will be changed come Monday morning.



  4. #4
    Recruit
    Points: 5,556, Level: 22
    Level completed: 2%, Points required for next Level: 494
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    ames
    Posts
    86
    Points
    5,556
    Level
    22
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: March Madness Traditions

    We do a team draft every year. There's eight of us that do it, two different pools. One is a capture pool and the other is straight up, makes the late rounds of the draft a lot more interesting. Adding a five player draft this year, total points takes pot, should be fun. Always get the package from Directv in HD on 55", 42" and 2 32", can't wait till Thursday!



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 81,045, Level: 88
    Level completed: 50%, Points required for next Level: 905
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    RyCy04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    2,357
    Points
    81,045
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 137
    Given: 13

    Re: March Madness Traditions

    Beer and Girl Scout cookies



  6. #6
    All-Star
    Points: 45,484, Level: 65
    Level completed: 95%, Points required for next Level: 66
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    dahliaclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    1,349
    Points
    45,484
    Level
    65
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 132
    Given: 171

    Re: March Madness Traditions

    When I pick my brackets, I do it all in pods. For instance, I look at, say, the #5 vs. #12 and #4 vs #13 in a given region and decide who of those four will make the Sweet Sixteen and work backwards. I do that for the first two rounds for the whole bracket, then do the same for the Sweet Sixteen to the Final Four. I usually do pretty well that way.



  7. #7
    All-Star
    Points: 36,387, Level: 58
    Level completed: 79%, Points required for next Level: 263
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Recommendation Second ClassVeteran25000 Experience Points
    cyman1189's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Akron, OH
    Posts
    1,659
    Points
    36,387
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 8

    Re: March Madness Traditions

    Filling in brackets endlessly only to watch myself fail miserably



  8. #8
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 16,831, Level: 39
    Level completed: 48%, Points required for next Level: 419
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran
    TheAdmiral's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Fridley, MN
    Posts
    275
    Points
    16,831
    Level
    39
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: March Madness Traditions

    I sit on in front of the TV and just bask in the pure basketball greatness. Easily the greatest event/events on the sports calendar, hands down.


    Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.

  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 82,751, Level: 89
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 999
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    5,904
    Points
    82,751
    Level
    89
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 118
    Given: 0

    Re: March Madness Traditions

    I personally think that it should become a tradition that ISU's spring break corresponds to the NCAA first round week. When I realized this, suddenly my lack of spring break plans became a plus.



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 157,458, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Clonefan32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    8,995
    Points
    157,458
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 799
    Given: 9

    Re: March Madness Traditions

    The natural progression has been:

    High School-- Beg teachers to turn day games on during class.
    College-- Skip class and get stupid drunk.
    Post-Grad-- Skip class and get stupid drunk.



  11. #11
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 65,937, Level: 79
    Level completed: 68%, Points required for next Level: 513
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cyfanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Posts
    4,023
    Points
    65,937
    Level
    79
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 36
    Given: 541

    Re: March Madness Traditions

    I always start by wishing I had the courage to call in sick both days! But I never do...



  12. #12
    All-Star
    Points: 45,484, Level: 65
    Level completed: 95%, Points required for next Level: 66
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    dahliaclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Minneapolis
    Posts
    1,349
    Points
    45,484
    Level
    65
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 132
    Given: 171

    Re: March Madness Traditions

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    I always start by wishing I had the courage to call in sick both days! But I never do...
    I don't call in sick...but at the beginning of every year in January, I tell my company I am using those two days as vacation days for the first rounds.



  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 283,521, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    16,676
    Points
    283,521
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 261
    Given: 29

    Re: March Madness Traditions

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I start by watching Gus Johnson clips on youtube, just to get me pumped up. His enthusiasm is second to none!
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB2KOhEceNM]YouTube - RISE & FIRE v.1--Best of Gus Johnson[/ame]



  14. #14
    Legend
    Points: 414,010, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cyclonedave25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    14,760
    Points
    414,010
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 600
    Given: 304

    Re: March Madness Traditions

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    This one is my favorite.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbRaRc9nxIw&feature=related]YouTube - UCLA vs. Gonzaga Heartbreak City[/ame]


    When Prepared, Fear No One.

  15. #15
    All-Star
    Points: 30,244, Level: 53
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 606
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,565
    Points
    30,244
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 52
    Given: 4

    Re: March Madness Traditions

    Quote Originally Posted by dahliaclone View Post
    I don't call in sick...but at the beginning of every year in January, I tell my company I am using those two days as vacation days for the first rounds.
    Yep, me too.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
  • November 1, 2014
  • 07:00 PM