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"Stan's Pick 8"
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03-13-12, 02:57 PM (EST)
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"Stan's Pick 8"
Obviously I'm impatient today.

Here is a March Madness game that Gothmog began a few years ago, which Stan took over, and which I always enjoy. So, with or without their permission his permission (hopefully), I'm starting it again this year.

I've cut & pasted his instructions:
Here's a different kind of NCAA pool. It seems fairly simple, yet I've never managed to finish higher than 5th, and I usually lose to 8 yr olds picking at random, or people picking by cities they've visited, favorite colors, or teams with "Wildcat" mascots, or some such or to Jbug, who, well works her own kind of magic if you will.

Here are the rules:
1. Each team in the tournament is assigned a point value, based on their seed. (See below).
2. Before the first game on Thursday (the play-in game doesn't count), you must pick 8 teams. You may pick any 8 that you like, regardless of where they appear in the bracket (although it's wisest to pick teams that won't meet each other right away).
3. For every team that you pick, they get their pre-assigned point value each time they win. Once the team loses, they can no longer get any points.
4. You cannot change teams or edit your picks after the start of the first game on Thursday
5. The winner is the person with the most total points. If there is a tie, then the tiebreaker is total number of points that will be scored by both teams in the CHAMPIONSHIP game (closest wins).

Strategy hints:
Like I said, I can't seem to figure this game out, but here's what I've observed: The winner of this usually has around 40-50 points, so you want teams that will get you about 6-8 points each. If you can pick a lower seed to win a couple of games, that's worth more points than a #1 seed that will win it all. I usually try to pick teams that are spread out among the brackets, but there have been occasions where the top 3 point-getters are all from the same region. The winners of this pool seem to be the ones who pick the mid-range seeds that go far, but I've tried that strategy and ended up with only 2 live teams by the end of the first weekend. So if you have a better idea, by all means go for it.

Here are how the points are assigned:
Seed....Point value per win
1............1
2-3.........2
4-5.........3
6-8.........4
9-11.......5
12-13......6
14-15......7
16..........8

If you'd like to play, then sometime before Thursday, post your 8 teams and the total number of points you think will be scored by both teams in the championship game (to be used as a tie-breaker).

Hopefully Stan will see his name in the subject line and take over. Otherwise, you're stuck with me, and I'm already running Nutzy's pool and am smack dab in the middle of the start of little league.


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
 Stan's Pick 8   samboohoo     03-13-12       
   RE: Stan's Pick 8   emydi     03-13-12     1  
     RE: Stan's Pick 8   emydi     03-16-12     21  
   RE: Stan's Pick 8   mrc     03-13-12     2  
   RE: Stan's Pick 8   samboohoo     03-13-12     3  
   RE: Stan's Pick 8   byoffer     03-13-12     4  
     RE: Stan's Pick 8   byoffer     03-15-12     17  
   RE: Stan's Pick 8   Max Headroom     03-13-12     5  
   RE: Stan's Pick 8   Starshine     03-13-12     6  
   RE: Stan's Pick 8   Snidget     03-14-12     7  
     Tie breaker   Snidget     03-14-12     12  
   RE: Stan's Pick 8   Gothmog     03-14-12     8  
     my picks   Gothmog     03-14-12     13  
     RE: Stan's Pick 8   byoffer     03-15-12     18  
   RE: Stan's Pick 8   Yogi     03-14-12     9  
   RE: Stan's Pick 8   byoffer     03-14-12     10  
   RE: Stan's Pick 8   PepeLePew13     03-14-12     11  
   RE: Stan's Pick 8   HobbsofMI     03-15-12     14  
   RE: Stan's Pick 8   newsomewayne     03-15-12     15  
   RE: Stan's Pick 8   zazzy     03-15-12     16  
   CLOSED!   samboohoo     03-15-12     19  
     RE: CLOSED!   Max Headroom     03-15-12     20  
         RE: CLOSED!   samboohoo     03-16-12     22  
             RE: CLOSED!   Gothmog     03-16-12     23  
   Results through Friday's games   Gothmog     03-17-12     24  
     RE: Results through Friday's games   samboohoo     03-17-12     25  
   Results after first weekend   Gothmog     03-19-12     26  
     RE: Results after first weekend   Gothmog     03-19-12     27  
   RE: Stan's Pick 8   aethelstan     03-20-12     28  
   Standings after Sweet 16   Gothmog     03-24-12     29  
     RE: Standings after Sweet 16   byoffer     03-24-12     30  
         RE: Standings after Sweet 16   Gothmog     03-24-12     31  
     RE: Standings after Sweet 16   Snidget     03-24-12     32  
     RE: Standings after Sweet 16   Max Headroom     03-24-12     33  
   Standings after 2nd weekend   Gothmog     03-25-12     34  
     RE: Standings after 2nd weekend   byoffer     03-25-12     35  
         RE: Standings after 2nd weekend   emydi     03-26-12     36  
         RE: Standings after 2nd weekend   Gothmog     03-26-12     37  
             RE: Standings after 2nd weekend   Gothmog     03-27-12     38  
   Final results   Gothmog     04-02-12     39  
     RE: Final results   samboohoo     04-03-12     40  
     For comparison   Gothmog     04-03-12     41  
     RE: Final results   zazzy     04-05-12     42  
         RE: Final results   Gothmog     04-07-12     43  

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