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Freerepublic NCAA Tournament pick 'em
Yahoo.com | 3/13/06 | Me

Posted on 03/13/2006 2:45:40 PM PST by baseballfanjm

Hey all, I started up a Yahoo Freeper NCAA tournament league.

Sign up and play against other Freepers, and pick the winners in the year's NCAA Basketball tourney.

Go to fantasysports.yahoo.com, and click "sign up now". Then click "create or join group". Click "join existing group", and finally "join private group".

The info you'll need:

Group ID#: 86007

Password: jimrob

Group name: freepers

Join up, have fun. No prizes, apart from personal glory. :)


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: ncaa

1 posted on 03/13/2006 2:45:41 PM PST by baseballfanjm
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To: baseballfanjm

Get your girlfriend/wife to pick. They always win anyway using the "cute mascot" system.


2 posted on 03/13/2006 2:49:14 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: neodad

Doesn't help that so many teams have cat mascots.


3 posted on 03/13/2006 2:51:26 PM PST by baseballfanjm
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To: baseballfanjm

Thanks, not a big B-ball fan until tourney time. Although I can tolerate the College game far more than the Pros.


4 posted on 03/13/2006 2:53:19 PM PST by infidel29 ("We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." --Benjamin Franklin)
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To: infidel29

This is the time of year I hate. Nothing on but B-ball and it sucks.


5 posted on 03/13/2006 3:06:14 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: sgtbono2002

I played basketball in HS, but I hate to watch it.


6 posted on 03/13/2006 3:08:36 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: baseballfanjm

I've submitted my entry. I'm also setting up a FReeper group on the ESPN Tournament Challenge. I'll post the information on that one to you.


7 posted on 03/13/2006 3:08:53 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: sgtbono2002

I just take part in the brackets, I don't actually watch any of the games. Then again I don't watch TV so I'm not really missing anything.


8 posted on 03/13/2006 3:13:15 PM PST by infidel29 ("We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." --Benjamin Franklin)
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To: baseballfanjm

Rooting for George Mason University; we are the "patriots" after all. I don't think my team will last very long though.


9 posted on 03/13/2006 3:34:43 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: baseballfanjm
Here is a link to the FReeper Challenge group in the ESPN.com contest: http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/group?groupID=121035&password=jimrob
10 posted on 03/13/2006 3:36:41 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

Think you know men's basketball? Well predict the winner of each matchup in this year's tournament and you could win $10,000 cash! It's free, so create your entry today!

Top 5 reasons to manage your bracket on ESPN.com
1. Free
2. Win $10,000
3. Automatic Scoring
4. Easy to Fill Out
5. Easy to Run Office Bracket

Get in the action now:
http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/group?groupID=121035&password=jimrob

Game Front: http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/frontpage
Group: FReeper Challenge
Password: jimrob

Take the challenge if you aren't a liberal coward.


11 posted on 03/13/2006 3:53:06 PM PST by VRWCmember
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To: baseballfanjm

I'm in!! I was waiting for this thread


12 posted on 03/13/2006 3:55:23 PM PST by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq)
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To: ncpatriot

I played too, I played long enough to know most of the rules that are ignored today in pro ball.

The NCAA is a little better in observing the rules , but not much.

When James Naismith invented the game he didnt envision 7 foot players.The game was invented for us normal fellows.


13 posted on 03/13/2006 4:04:33 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: sgtbono2002

yeah and he didn't envision shot clocks and 3 pointers either.

3 pointers can be a big problem if the team doesn't have discipline in when to take them. Iowa does, Ohio State doesn't, which is why Iowa won yesterday.

Shot clocks moved the game along. Sure some of the best teams would run up and down the courts, but you would also have those games where there were 5 or 6 possessions in an entire half, which kills you both in TV and in the crowd.


14 posted on 03/13/2006 4:08:02 PM PST by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq)
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To: sgtbono2002

You know, I am only two yrs younger than you - but I am female. I played when us girls did not play the whole court. Remember that?

Yeah, the game has really changed. Remember in college ball when Dean Smith had his team hold the ball, and the scores were LOW? How it all has changed.


15 posted on 03/13/2006 4:33:05 PM PST by ncpatriot
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To: baseballfanjm
When I click on join a private group I get the following message:

There was a problem:
• You must have a team to join a private group. (Error #148)

Am I doing something wrong? Thanks.

16 posted on 03/14/2006 11:17:36 AM PST by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the admin moderator.)
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To: GSWarrior; All

Hmm, I can't say I know what the problem is. Anyone else know how to solve this? Maybe you need to create a seperate team name before joining? Look around for that.


17 posted on 03/14/2006 1:10:37 PM PST by baseballfanjm
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To: baseballfanjm
I was able to sign up. I wasn't signed in to yahoo the first time.

Go Aztecs!

18 posted on 03/14/2006 3:32:22 PM PST by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the admin moderator.)
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To: VRWCmember
Ok, I'm in....are we gonna use the smack talk feature here, then?

My smack talks amounts to consulting ....

Cloud formations....yeah, that's the ticket....let's see, I like history, so that's why I came up with BC winning it (over Iowa 81 to 73).

19 posted on 03/15/2006 8:07:58 AM PST by spankalib
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To: GSWarrior

I think you have to make your picks first, THEN join a group. That's how I did it.


20 posted on 03/15/2006 4:25:18 PM PST by TheRealDBear
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To: baseballfanjm
I'm in.

-Eric

21 posted on 03/16/2006 5:31:13 AM PST by E Rocc
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To: baseballfanjm
I'm in. Go Arizona!


22 posted on 03/16/2006 5:36:14 AM PST by ecurbh (Hobbit Hole Troop Support - http://freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net/)
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To: neodad; baseballfanjm

For the last two years, I won the March Madness tourney in my office - for both men's and women's basketball.

I'm female and didn't use the "cute mascot system", I actually follow all sports.

Just an FYI...

;-)


23 posted on 03/16/2006 5:46:31 AM PST by Dashing Dasher (Knuckledraggers are everywhere!)
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To: ecurbh

Arizona? Fool me once... ;-)


24 posted on 03/16/2006 7:23:52 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: baseballfanjm

Joined up!

My picks are under "mustangfan".


25 posted on 03/16/2006 10:42:33 AM PST by nhoward14
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To: baseballfanjm

Darn. I just now saw this. Oh well..My oldest daughter is 3 for 3 so far and my youngest and my wife are 2 for 3. My son and his buddy and I are 1 for 3..figures.


26 posted on 03/16/2006 1:09:10 PM PST by Post5203
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To: baseballfanjm
Damn; I missed it. In any case, my pics (perfect so far) are over at my blog.
27 posted on 03/16/2006 3:06:34 PM PST by steveegg (Sen. Ted "Swimmer" Kennedy's vehicles have killed more people than V.P. Dick Cheney's guns)
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To: baseballfanjm

Thank goodness for Montana. I was nervous about calling that upset. I guess I should be happy that Tennessee won, but I doubt anyone would've called that upset. I was rooting for Winthrop.


28 posted on 03/16/2006 4:34:52 PM PST by baseballfanjm
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To: baseballfanjm

Well, I ended up 13-3 on the day, with no serious damage done (i.e. my Sweet 16 is still intact).


29 posted on 03/17/2006 9:38:28 AM PST by steveegg (Sen. Ted "Swimmer" Kennedy's vehicles have killed more people than V.P. Dick Cheney's guns)
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To: All

Congrats to "paidthug," whoever you are, on winning the Freeper challenge.


30 posted on 04/04/2006 9:57:53 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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