Author Topic: **WNFF MARCH MADNESS 2012 CBS NCAA BRACKET CONTEST - FREE**  (Read 1522 times)

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Offline nats2playoffs

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We used this CBS Bracket group a few years ago.  They keep sending renewal emails. We used ESPN in 2011, but they have no renewal information and are trying to get bracket users to buy Insider status to get more information, some of which CBS is providing for free. Go to:

http://wnff.mayhem.cbssports.com

League name: Washington Nationals Fan Forum

Password: zimmerman

League abbreviation: wnff

 
First place:  Bragging rights
Second place:  "I could have won if only..."
Third  place: I got Third Place.

I set this up with the Add Seed Scoring option, which rewards picking upsets.  If a 12 seed beats a 5 seed, you add 12 points.  If the 5 seed wins, add 5 points to the basic score (which a commissioner can control, unlike ESPN):

First Round:       5 points
Second Round:  10
Third Round:     15
Fourth Round:    20
SemiFinals:       25
Finals:              30
       
They still have email addresses for Invitations from 2010 I can use. 
Entry must be created before the first game this Thursday March 15, 2012. 
You have to set up or log in to a CBS Sports ID.

SEND ME A PM IF YOU CANNOT SIGN UP WITHOUT AN INVITATION. 
E.G. The address for Sportsfan882 has a gmu,edu suffix, so that invite may not work.

CBS also has a separate Round By Round game. 
I can set one of those up too, if people are interested 

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Use @gmail.com for me

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Offline comish4lif

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Free? What's the point?

Offline CALSGR8

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Im using Washington Post and they have a round by round one! 

Offline nats2playoffs

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Im using Washington Post and they have a round by round one!


CBS sent me an email suggesting a separate Round by Round bracket.  I can set that up too, if WNFF members are up for it


Offline Minty Fresh

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I'm up for it...

Incidentally, there are two other "me's" in the group.  Can you delete them?  I cannot...

Offline nats2playoffs

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I'm up for it...

Incidentally, there are two other "me's" in the group.  Can you delete them?  I cannot...


The other "you's" are dead now.

Offline nats2playoffs

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Barack-etology

President Barack Obama is going back to Carolina in his NCAA tournament bracket. The president, who correctly picked North Carolina to win the 2009 NCAA championship, has the Tar Heels as the team to beat in his 2012 bracket, which was unveiled Wednesday. Obama has North Carolina beating Kentucky, the overall No. 1 seed, in the title game. Ohio State and Missouri are his other Final Four selections.
http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/en/entry?entryID=4267886

You can try to beat Obama's picks.  His entry is now posted in our FREE Washington Nationals Fan Forum Bracket Contest.  Send me a Private Message (PM) with your email address and I'll send a CBS Invitation. Entry is due before the first game's tipoff at 12:15 pm ET, Thursday March 15, 2012 (#11 Colorado State vs. #6 Murray State, in Louisville, KY.)


Offline nats2playoffs

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Time is running out to submit your Bracket!  Deadline is today at 12:14 pm! 

We only have 8 entries now. Anyone can sign up, even if they do NOT post on WNFF.  Just send me a PM with their email address....

 

Offline nats2playoffs

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The participants - Champion picked (total score)- Best Score (with Add Seed):

Barack Obama - North Carolina (159), 839
BerkeleyNat - Kentucky (140), 873
cmdterps44 - Kentucky (163), 826
Lintyfresh85 - Kentucky (191), 814
HTT - Missouri (155), 901
imref - Michigan St. (118), 845
Lebron James - Kentucky (137), 828
mickey the dog - Missouri (151), 855
nats2playoffs - Florida St. (142), 857
Minty Fresh - North Carolina (158), 876
Sportsfan882 - Michigan St. (137), 852

Now... our fates rest in the hands of 18 to 22 year olds...



Offline nats2playoffs

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After the 16 Second Round games on Thursday March 15, the WNFF March Madness leader is...



BerkeleyNat - 14 of 16 correct -
Score including Add Seed: 142 - Champion pick: Kentucky (140), 873.

Also with 14 correct:
mickey the dog
Barack Obama
Sportsfan882


I added Lebron James' celebrity picks.  He has Murray State in the Final Four and Kentucky as champion.  There are a bunch of celebrity bracket picks at:
http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/ncaa-tournament/predictions/celebs

     
I've thought of adding actor Jesse Eisenberg's bracket, who starred in The Social Network and Zombieland.  He picked North Carolina to win it all.

Offline BerkeleyNat

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After the 16 Second Round games on Thursday March 15, the WNFF March Madness leader is...

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BerkeleyNat - 14 of 16 correct -
Score including Add Seed: 142 - Champion pick: Kentucky (140), 873.

Also with 14 correct:
mickey the dog
Barack Obama
Sportsfan882


I added Lebron James' celebrity picks.  He has Murray State in the Final Four and Kentucky as champion.  There are a bunch of celebrity bracket picks at:
http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/ncaa-tournament/predictions/celebs

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I've thought of adding actor Jesse Eisenberg's bracket, who starred in The Social Network and Zombieland.  He picked North Carolina to win it all.



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Offline nats2playoffs

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With Round 2 and Friday's games done, our new leader is...

24 of 32 correct, score 252 - champion pick North Carolina (158). 
Best possible score 737 = 1st place.

2nd place: Barack Obama 24 of 32 correct, score 241 - champion pick North Carolina (159). 
Best possible score 675 = 3rd place

3rd place: BerkeleyNat 23 of 32 correct, score 231 - champion pick Kentucky (140). 
Best possible score 727 = 2nd place




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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin’s wacky NCAA tournament bracket:
1) He signed the bracket “OVI8” at the top.
2) He picked Alabama, (who already lost to Creighton), to advance to the title game, against Kentucky.
3) His elite eight includes Kentucky, Duke, St. Louis, Norfolk State, Syracuse, West Virginia, Alabama and Georgetown.
4) He decided filling out a bracket was more of a dot-to-dot style arrow-filled maze game, rather than a fill-in-the-blank quiz.
      :lmao:
I added Alex Ovechkin's bracket to the WNFF March Madness Bracket contest.

He is currently in first place  :doh:
He got 23 correct of the first 32 games.  Since we're using Add Seed, he has 259 points.  But the most he can get correct is only 44.

Offline Minty Fresh

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There goes my big chance.  K-State lays the egg.

Offline nats2playoffs

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After Saturday's games, the new leaders are...

1. Barack Obama - 31 correct, score 329, champ pick North Carolina (159), Best score 660
2. Minty Fresh - 29 correct, score 315, champ pick North Carolina (158), Best score 669
3. Alex Ovechkin (the real one) - 26 correct, score 295, Kentucky (142), Best score 631
4. BerkeleyNat - 28 correct, score 292, Kentucky (140), Best score 653

NO upsets today!  Closest game was #4 Indiana 63, #12 VCU 61.




Offline CALSGR8

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I wish I had known about the round by round.  Im doing that on the Washington Post site.  I already lost the try to guess it all.

Offline nats2playoffs

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With the Round of 32 now complete Sunday night, the leaders in the WNFF March Madness Bracket contest:

Rank Team Name   Score, Correct, Best Score, Best Correct, Champion
1   Barack Obama*     384   35   647   48   North Carolina (159)
2   Ryan Zimmerman*375   32   628   44   Kentucky (153)
3   Minty Fresh            372   33   625   45   North Carolina (158)
4   mickey the dog      341   32   531   42   Missouri (151)
5   BerkeleyNat         338   31   627   45   Kentucky (140)

* Celebrity bracket

Offline nats2playoffs

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With the Elite 8 now complete Friday night Mar 23, 2012, the leaders in the WNFF March Madness Bracket contest:

Rank Team Name   Score, Correct, Best Score, Best Correct, Champion
Barack Obama*    484   41   631   47   North Carolina (159)
BerkeleyNat          457   38   627   45   Kentucky (140)
Ryan Zimmerman*441   36   566   41   Kentucky (153)
mickey the dog      424   37   515   41   Missouri (151)
Minty Fresh            421   36   568   42   North Carolina (158)
Lintyfresh85          367   34   514   40   Kentucky (191)
      
* Celebrity bracket

Offline BerkeleyNat

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With the Elite 8 now complete Friday night Mar 23, 2012, the leaders in the WNFF March Madness Bracket contest:
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Rank Team Name   Score, Correct, Best Score, Best Correct, Champion
Barack Obama*    484   41   631   47   North Carolina (159)
BerkeleyNat          457   38   627   45   Kentucky (140)
Ryan Zimmerman*441   36   566   41   Kentucky (153)
mickey the dog      424   37   515   41   Missouri (151)
Minty Fresh            421   36   568   42   North Carolina (158)
Lintyfresh85          367   34   514   40   Kentucky (191)
      
* Celebrity bracket


At least I passed Ovechkin.  :lol:

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Sixth, huh? So you're saying there's a chance?

Offline nats2playoffs

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The Final Four teams 2012:
#1 Kentucky vs. #4 Louisville
#2 Ohio State vs. #2 Kansas



Rank   Team Name    Score  Correct   Best Score   Best Correct   Champion (Tiebreaker, total score)
1   Barack Obama *     527   43             553           44   North Carolina (159)
2   BerkeleyNat            502   40             559           42   Kentucky (140)
5   Ryan Zimmerman * 462   37             519           39   Kentucky (153)

* Celebrity bracket

None of the other WNFF entries can surpass what Obama and BerkelyNat have accumulated already.  Zimmerman cannot pass Obama either, but BerkelyNat can still top him.


Offline nats2playoffs

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NATIONAL CHAMPION: #1 Kentucky beat #2 Kansas:

WNFF CHAMPION: BerkeleyNat 


Rank   Team Name    Score  Correct     Champion (Tiebreaker, total score)
1   BerkeleyNat          559   42   Kentucky (140)
2   Barack Obama *     553   44   North Carolina (159)
3   Ryan Zimmerman * 519   39   Kentucky (153)
4   mickey the dog       494   40   Missouri (151)
Minty Fresh             490   39   North Carolina (158)
6   cmdterps44            478   38   Kentucky (163)
7   Lintyfresh85          467   38   Kentucky (191)
8   Sportsfan882         432   36   Michigan St. (137)
9   LeBron James *      425   34   Kentucky (137)
10  Alex Ovechkin *     417   32   Kentucky (142)
11  imref                      406   35   Michigan St. (118)
12  nats2playoffs         322   31   Florida St. (142)
13  HTT                         322   29   Missouri (155)

* Celebrity bracket

Offline BerkeleyNat

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NATIONAL CHAMPION: #1 Kentucky beat #2 Kansas:

WNFF CHAMPION: BerkeleyNat 
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Rank   Team Name    Score  Correct     Champion (Tiebreaker, total score)
1   BerkeleyNat          559   42   Kentucky (140)
2   Barack Obama *     553   44   North Carolina (159)
3   Ryan Zimmerman * 519   39   Kentucky (153)
4   mickey the dog       494   40   Missouri (151)
Minty Fresh             490   39   North Carolina (158)
6   cmdterps44            478   38   Kentucky (163)
7   Lintyfresh85          467   38   Kentucky (191)
8   Sportsfan882         432   36   Michigan St. (137)
9   LeBron James *      425   34   Kentucky (137)
10  Alex Ovechkin *     417   32   Kentucky (142)
11  imref                      406   35   Michigan St. (118)
12  nats2playoffs         322   31   Florida St. (142)
13  HTT                         322   29   Missouri (155)

* Celebrity bracket



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