Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Opening Round, 1st Half: Comment-Time!

And thus begins the madness...

Here again are the rules, and here's the bracket:

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Git commenting!

61 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

kill Kill KILL!

Dusty Baker said...

Who you calling a git?

Josh S. said...

Swoosh!

J. Steve said...

I'm in!

J. Steve said...

Sock Monkey Regional is underway!

Jason said...

Deltalina! Oh wait...

Mr. Customer said...

Ping

fanerman said...

What do I do?

fanerman said...

I didn't think I was signed up. Ex..ell-ent.

Dusty Baker said...

@Fanerman

Just remember not to call a timeout if you've already used up all three of yours already.

jmk said...

Still deciding whether I care to fill out a bracket with no UCLA or North Carolina in the field of 64....

Dusty Baker said...

^minus the second, superfluous "already"

Keven C said...

From way downtown ... BANG!

Eric Karros said...

Personally I think the Sock Monkey regional is the toughest. The 1-8 matchup of FB vs Fanerman is brutal, and there's 3 or 4 other regulars too.

The Mr X regional has both returning final four competitors from last year (Neeebs and w.d.d.i.m.), but I think Sock Monkey top to bottom is stronger.

Curious Gene said...

And I haven't even started drinking yet!

Neeebs said...

In like Flynn

Eric Karros said...

First matchup is locked down: Jason leads Curious Gene by 14 minutes at the half out in the Robot Regional.

Steve Dittmore said...

D... amn. I was on the other thread.

Erin said...

I love being in the Robot bracket.

djansson said...

This could be bad.

QuadSevens said...

WTF!?

QuadSevens said...

I swear I refreshed the website at noon before lunch and this post wasn't here. Still got in before my opponent though, so it's all good.

fanerman said...

I love that "GregPhoto" and "GregNoPhoto".

Paul said...

Dusty!!!!!

Seeing Tommy in green. Seeing Andre in green. And now I am green with envy I didn't check the site early!!!!

Curious Gene said...

I was going to say 14 minutes isn't great, but if we're the first completed matchup for this half of this round, then maybe it's better than I thought.

Booger said...

Hahaha

Paul said...

James just crushed one! Top of the morning to ya Chicago!

Dusty Baker said...

You still da man, Paul.

Loney Fan said...

I just realized I have to go the finals in order to face Quad.

We are going to have to work hard to get to destroy each other.

Greg said...

GregPhoto checking in!

I am definitely not clicking "email follow-up comments." :)

Orel said...

"I love being in the Robot bracket."

Kismet, Erin.

Josh S. said...

Any surprises so far? No Mr. LASF yet?

Steve Dittmore said...

The second half of this game could be interesting... Flying to Cleveland tomorrow to present at a conference on Friday. May not have good access.

Steve Dittmore said...

It just occurred to me. I'm flying Delta tomorrow. Do you think the flight attendant on my 50-seat regional jets could be Deltalina?

Yeah. Me neither.

Erin said...

I'm flying Delta to Venice. Deltalina might be there, but I won't care. I voted for Flo.

Eric Karros said...

Completed matchups so far:

Paul > DB by 48m
S Dittmore > Greg Photo by 98m
Jason > Curious Gene by 14m
Keven C > Booger by 82m

(please doublecheck)

Dusty Baker said...

I thought the diff b/t Paul and me was 57 mins (I posted right at 12 and he at 12:57).

Greg said...

Bleah. Damn you meetings, damn you.

Greg said...

personally, i'm looking forward to the epic final four match between GregPhoto and GregNoPhoto.

QuadSevens said...

I saw the same thing LoneyFan. When the bracket first came out, I searched for you to see how soon I would need to come up with a game plan. If we do meet in the finals, that will have lots of elbows thrown and a few technicals I'm sure.

Eric Karros said...

Yeah Sorry DB, don't know how I screwed it up that particular way. Corrected score:

DB > Pau by 57m
S Dittmore > Greg Photo by 98m
Jason > Curious Gene by 14m
Keven C > Booger by 82m

Betsy said...

Daggone meeting!

Loney Fan said...

Well Quad, I know you and I have the experience and the motivation to get there. I'm going to plan on meeting you in the final for the epic battle we so deserve. Facing off in the finals is the only proper thing anyway. If we had played first round it would have been anticlimactic.

Steve Sax said...

Neeeeebs is the defending champ, right?

Eric Karros said...

Yeah Loney Fan and Quad were put on opposite sides for the potential TV ratings bonanza. BUT...you both have to get there first.

Yup, Neeebs is reigning champ. He and w.d.d.i.m. are the only returning final four-ers.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dammit, I'm really behind

Neeebs said...

I've been injured all year. I'm not sure whether I have what it takes to make it back to the championship, let alone, get out of my bracket.

Eric Karros said...

FYI I'm changing a minor rule that says comments always remain open and instead say I reserve the right to end a round (1st or 2nd half) when I deem appropriate. I'll leave plenty of time, but it's just too much tracking confusion to leave things open forever...

rbnlaw said...

Whew. I'm in ahead of my competition.

I hate firewalls, by the way. Why can't my employer just trust me like every other sucker, er, let me rephrase that.

rbnlaw said...

Now to analyze possible second round matches. . .
ME VS. DUSTY?????

The bracket gods must be crazy. I'm throwing the Coke bottle over the cliff.

Dusty Baker said...

Nice reference RB. Now firewall do your job.

Felix Pardalis said...

Flo!

Josh S. said...

Fake basketball doesn't seem to generate the same response as debating the appeal of two marginally famous women.

Dusty Baker said...

Or trying to "assassinate" other readers by posting in a pre-determined order.

TD said...

here we go

Fite Club said...

Wow, missed it by that much!

Fred's Brim said...

first round upset in the making

Fred's Brim said...

my dedication to St Paddy's Day has killed my chances of advancing :(

Eric Karros said...

hey folks, fyi I will try to post a recap sometime today...or when the next comment-time thread posts, whenever that may be...

BWrightson said...

Doh!! Not a good start.

Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Am I too late? Damn, I thought games were starting on Thursday