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Old 03-19-2013, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Using the guideline that red states > blue states and red areas > blue areas, I have completed my NCAA tournament bracket(men's).

My final four consists of Louisville, Arizona, Kansas, and Butler.

Louisville vs. Tucson was tough as both areas have substantial liberal populations but in the end I chose Louisville because there is simply no way that the Wildcats belong in the final.

Kansas beats Butler - duh.

Jayhawks beat Cardinals in Atlanta on 8 April.

 
Old 03-19-2013, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Anyways - here are my First Round predictions for the next couple of days action in Dayton.

Liberty may be Jerry Falwell's school, but it is located in Virginia, which voted for President Obama in 2012, so they are defeated by North Carolina A&T who goes on to be destroyed by 30 points by Louisville(Kentucky is a red state) in the Second Round.

Middle Tennesee defeats St. Mary's of California(how come the religious school are in blue states this year?).

Memphis destroys Middle Tenn. in a battle of same state schools in 2nd Round play - by only 25 points(as compared to Louisville's slaughter of N.C. A&T).

James Madison beats LIU Brooklyn - yes, both New York and Virginia are blue states, but we are talking Virginia vs. Brooklyn here - which do you think is more liberal? Besides, James Madison(the man) was awesome!

Unfortunately, his namesake school basketball team isn't so much, and is creamed by Indiana in the Second Round.

Boise State beats La Salle(another religious school in a blue state) and promptly loses to another red state school - Kansas St.

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Old 03-19-2013, 04:17 AM
 
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On absolutely no scientific basis at all, I say Brooklyn wins over Virginia.
I don't watch sports, and I don't care about the outcome, but just to oppose you, I say Brooklyn wins.

Why?

Because Brooklyn has brook in it, and bricks are pretty cool, and the word bricks sounds similar to Brooklyn...









...But that's not the point.
...Why don't you try out your bracket predictions by applying the rules in the last season, before going all high and mighty with this season.
 
Old 03-19-2013, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Originally Posted by Harrier View Post
Using the guideline that red states > blue states and red areas > blue areas, I have completed my NCAA tournament bracket(men's).

My final four consists of Louisville, Arizona, Kansas, and Butler.

Louisville vs. Tucson was tough as both areas have substantial liberal populations but in the end I chose Louisville because there is simply no way that the Wildcats belong in the final.

Kansas beats Butler - duh.

Jayhawks beat Cardinals in Atlanta on 8 April.
wow, I don't have it that way, but I do have Kansas going all the way I think. I have to check back, I have AZ getting beat pretty early..Louisville goes all the way I think...
 
Old 03-19-2013, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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...But that's not the point.
...Why don't you try out your bracket predictions by applying the rules in the last season, before going all high and mighty with this season.
2012 Final Four:

Kansas, Ohio State, Kentucky, Louisville.

Ohio State is the only one from a blue state, but they only played teams from blue states in the tournament up until the Final Four(Loyola of Maryland, Gonzaga of Washington, Cincinnati, and Syracuse) and they clearly deserved to be there.

They would have made my final four.

Kansas beat Kentucky in the final.

I probally would have predicted something similar.
 
Old 03-19-2013, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Oh yes - my second round upset pick.

I have West Region #1 seed Gonzaga(another blue state religious school) losing to #16 Southern(a historically black university from the red state of Louisiana).

This would make tournament history - as a #16 has never vanquished a #1.

Southern gets squashed in the round of 32 by Wichita State in a battle of red state teams.
 
Old 03-19-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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On absolutely no scientific basis at all, I say Brooklyn wins over Virginia.
I don't watch sports, and I don't care about the outcome, but just to oppose you, I say Brooklyn wins.

Why?

Because Brooklyn has brook in it, and bricks are pretty cool, and the word bricks sounds similar to Brooklyn...
It does?
 
Old 03-19-2013, 02:23 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I hope you don't bet on the World Series or the Super Bowl using the same criteria.
 
Old 03-19-2013, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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I hope you don't bet on the World Series or the Super Bowl using the same criteria.
Let's see - San Francisco vs Baltimore and Detroit - which is more liberal?

Toss-up.
 
Old 03-19-2013, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Del Rio, TN
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I don't follow college sports enough to care too much. I would like to see our local team (Gonzaga) do well though.
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