Tuesday, March 23, 2010

SoSG March Madness Results Update

Congratulations Elite Eighters (as always, let me know of any errors):

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Interestingly, the seeds appear to have some meaning. Not a single 5, 6, 7, or 8 seed has survived.

The next round starts tomorrow, Thursday, or Friday (imagine if the start times for the real NCAA tournament games were this random and unannounced...)!

82 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Interesting that no one higher than a 4 seed went through, even though (besides the 1 seeds being sign-up order) the seedings were random(ish), allegedly.

I blame chaos.

Greg said...

What happened to the betting post?

Eric Karros said...

Dusty, I was in the process of amending the post to say exactly the same thing when you commented.

I went ahead and amended it anyways, just to make it look like you're just repeating what was already written.

Eric Karros said...

Greg, it was published accidentally, but worry not, its time will come...

Mr. Customer said...

@Dusty

Yeah, I was thinking the SoSG selection committee did a better job on this bracket than the NCAA selection committee on theirs.

Apparently, posting quickly to get in to a contest is a good predictor of being able to post quickly as part of the contest itself.

Dusty Baker said...

@EK

Interesting that no one higher than a 4 seed went through, even though (besides the 1 seeds being sign-up order) the seedings were random(ish), allegedly.

Dusty Baker said...

I keep thinking Dr(.) Geek will somehow show up and figure out a way to game the system and get himself into the FInal Four.

Eric Karros said...

ha ha dusty.

But it's an interesting point you raise. In fact I was thinking the SoSG selection committee did a better job on this bracket than the NCAA selection committee on theirs.

Eric Karros said...

Dr Geek will never live that down.

Actually though, not just the #1 seeds, but actually all 32 competitors were seeded based on the order they signed up. And I placed them in the regionals in the standard zig-zag fashion: Muno, Sock Monkey, Mr X, Robot. Robot, Mr X, Sock Monkey, Muno. Then repeat: Muno, Sock Monkey, Mr X, Robot. Robot, Mr X, Sock Monkey, Muno. And so on...

rbnlaw said...

Best of luck, DB.

Just wait until the next assassin's circle.

Mr. Customer said...

@EK 5:40

Funny, I was thinking the same thing...

fanerman said...

Go J. Steve!!

Eric Karros said...

Muno, Sock Monkey, Mr X, Robot. Robot, Mr X, Sock Monkey, Muno...

Mr. Customer said...

There is something inherently unsettling about this thread.

Dusty Baker said...

RB, you were a truly worthy and respectable opponent, and it is on your name, and in the name of Paul, that I will carry on in my quest for SoSG March Madness glory.

Dusty Baker said...

"Muno, Sock Monkey, Mr X, Robot. Robot, Mr X, Sock Monkey, Muno..." -- That dude hunting for the best baseball cards in Target

Mr. Customer said...

@dusty

...or SoSG March glory madness, whichever comes first.

rbnlaw said...

Lenny, Moe, guy that calls me Bill.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Has baseball started yet?

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

Does Johnny Daniels play a mean fiddle?

Eric Karros said...

And repeat: Muno, Sock Monkey, Mr X, Robot. Robot, Mr X, Sock Monkey, Muno...

Mr. Customer said...

There is something inherently unsettling about this thread.

Wait...What?

Eric Karros said...

I agree Mr C. Things are eerily here tonight. Somehow I am not myself.

I hope tomorrow everything returns to normal.

Mr. Customer said...

I agree, EK. I'm not myself either. I'm getting a little freaked out.

Dusty Baker said...

Am I detecting some bad juju in this thread? Maybe a good old fashioned exorcism is in order.

Mr. Customer said...

Bad juju, indeed.

Mr. Customer said...

Ok, We'll need an old priest and a young priest...

Josh S. said...

Requisite smack talk:

I'm going to give Neeebs one big L to go with his three little e's.

Dusty Baker said...

Just for the record though, I personally don't feel anything off in this thread.

Eric Karros said...

You're probably right, Dusty. Nothing out of the ordinary or the slightest bit remarkable.

Dusty Baker said...

Whoa - hey - what tha...am I Locke?

Dusty Baker said...

Ok, all back to normal then.

Anyhow EK, can you tell me what day/time does the next SoSG March Madness thread post? I'll keep it just between you and me. Nobody else is here...

Neeebs said...

Wait, what? Neeebs is confused.

Mr. Customer said...

I suspect I'll have something to say in 3...2...1

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Did anyone know Stults, Hu, and Repko are on the trade market?

Eric Karros said...

DB, I can't divulge that information. I myself don't even know.

Eric Karros said...

Ok no more out-of-body experiences for me. I blame Dr Geek. He unknowingly started this whole thing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@MLASF

I had seen Stultz and Hu mentioned as trade bait in Dylan Hernandez's tweet earlier, but hadn't heard anything about Repko. I wouldn't be all that surprised, since it looks like there are at least 3 backups ahead of him.

Dusty Baker said...

Aha! Found out. I would never have used the superfluous "does" in "...you tell me what day/time does the next..." post.

Mr. Customer said...

I had to eke one last joke out of it...

I'll stop before someone loses an eye.

Dr. Geek said...

I feel like this is all my fault.

Eric Karros said...

So I guess I'll explain: my intent in commenting in disguise was to get someone - namely DB or Mr C, because they were active on the thread - to start commenting as me so we could have a 'backwards' conversation, with each of us being the other person.

But when someone finally did comment as me (Mr C), I blew it by somehow thinking it was DB. So I tried starting a conversation with EK (really DB) as DB (really me) when I should have gone it as Mr C since it was he, not DB, was who was being me.

So I faked myself out of my own gag.

I'm going to sleep now.

Eric Karros said...

Wait, is that the real Dr. Geek? I just don't know who to trust anymore.

*retreats into a corner in the fetal position*

Muno, Sock Monkey, Mr X, Robot. Robot, Mr X, Sock Monkey, Muno..

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

IDENTITY THEFT IS NOT A JOKE, MR. C! MILLIONS OF FAMILIES SUFFER EVERY YEAR!

MICHAEL!

Dusty Baker said...

It was my intent to drive EK into a fetal position, muttering to himself "Muno, Sock Monkey, Mr X, Robot. Robot, Mr X, Sock Monkey, Muno..."

Orel said...

The Dodgers have one off-day, and the place goes straight to hell.

Mr. Customer said...

Utter chaos.

My work here is done.

Dusty Baker said...

The Dodgers had the day off? How the hell was I supposed to know that? I wish Charley Steiner would have told me 54 times during the broadcast yesterday, then I would have known.

Dusty Baker said...

It went to hell before we got here!

Dusty Baker said...

@ Mr.C-

I blamed chaos from the beginning (5:24 PM).

Dusty Baker said...

HEY! Watch it.

Eric Karros said...

I have created a monster!

Mr. Customer said...

@DB, MLASF, EK

Piggy's glasses get stolen, and look what happens.

Dusty Baker said...

It's alive!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Just like the Marriage Ref, this abomination must die.

Eric Karros said...

*in corner with eyes shut, covering ears, rocking back and forth in fetal position*

"Muno, Sock Monkey, Mr X, Robot. Robot, Mr X, Sock Monkey, Muno."

"And repeat: Muno, Sock Monkey..."

Eric Karros said...

*in corner with eyes shut, covering ears, rocking back and forth in fetal position*

"Muno, Sock Monkey, Mr X, Robot. Robot, Mr X, Sock Monkey, Muno."

"And repeat: Muno, Sock Monkey..."

Mr. Customer said...

What the hell is wrong with me? This should have stopped being funny 20 posts ago, and yet...

Dusty Baker said...

I feel the same way, Mr. C.

Dusty Baker said...

This abomination AND the DH must die.

Neeebs said...

How'd he do that?

Neeebs said...

@Josh S.:

How the hell can I smack talk to that cute as a button Avatar?

Maybe I'll "throw" the match. Maybe not.

Mr. Customer said...

To bring it all full circle, it would appear that Neeebs really is confused.

Dusty Baker said...

@ Mr. C-

Indeed, Brother Neeebs both began and remains confused. All is right with the world.

Eric Karros said...

Ok this is turning my brain to mush.

Thus, after today, and outside of this thread, please: no more commenting as other people.

If EK were here, he'd say the same thing.

Mr. Customer said...

Total elapsed time between the first post as an alias and when I realized I had memorized the prime offenders last few blogger ID digits and started checking them reflexively for each new post, approximately 2 hours.

Mr. Customer said...

@EK

I can live with that.

Paul said...

(pounds on wall)

Will you guys keep it down over there. I am trying to read Don Quixote. Charlie Steiner you are Rick Monday's Sancho Panza.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Much like The Jay Leno Show, this abomination has gone on too long.

And just like The Jay Leno Show, I am responsible.

Paul said...

I spend too much time chasing windmills....

Neeebs said...

I wish I were tech savvy so I could do all that wacky stuff. But alas, I aint.

Orel said...

I don't know what the hell is going on in here (looking at you, MLASF), but I applaud the return of Dodger Snoopy.

Steve Sax said...

72 comments for a non-March Madness update seemed crazy, so I checked to see what the hell was going on.

Now, I'm even more confused.

Mr. Customer said...

@sax

It's like a 14-car pile up in here.
Slow down to gawk, if you must, but you probably don't want to see the full extent of the carnage.

Dusty Baker said...

This place is a fuckin' mess.

On a school night, no less.

Eric Karros said...

Mr C, I'd be wary about even slowing down. Step on the gas and get the hell out of Dodge.

Fred's Brim said...

Will this thread go the way of the secret Comment-Time thread or will it be left for all to enjoy and/or shake their head at?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I'm a bad widdle boy.

QuadSevens said...

Like Sax, I decided to check this thread out because of the high comment count. I had to read everything twice to figure out what was going on.

QuadSevens said...

This comment thread is like a puzzle.

Answer sent!

Fred's Brim said...

@Q7: what exactly is going on? I never figured that out :)

rbnlaw said...

Answer sent.


Also, great timing by my employer to unblock commenting. *shakes fist*