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On December 21, 2009 By

All Time Wins: 2000 (NCAA rank #1)
All Time Winning Percentage: .759 (NCAA rank #1)
NCAA Championships: 7 (NCAA rank #2)
NCAA Championship Game Appearances: 10 (NCAA rank #2)
NCAA Final Four Appearances: 13 (NCAA rank #4)
NCAA Final Four Wins: 17 (NCAA rank #2)
NCAA Elite-8 Appearances: 31 (NCAA rank #1)
NCAA Sweet-16 Appearances: 40 (NCAA rank #1)
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 49 (NCAA rank #1)
NCAA Tournament Wins: 98 (NCAA rank #2)
NCAA Tournament Games Played: 142 (NCAA rank #1)

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Well, last night’s incredible national championship game put an end to the tournament and also an end to the first PlunderPool. The final results show beginner’s luck not only works in poker, but picking tournament brackets as well. Congrats to Joe who won the first annual PlunderPool. His prize will be delivered via special courier.

1 – Joseph – 78 points
2 – Jason S. – 75 points (provisional)
2a – Eric (2) – 75 points
3 – Scott Bakalar – 74 points
4 – GoHeelsGo – 73 points
5 – Jerid Kurtz – 68 […]

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PlunderPool 2008: Day One

On March 21, 2008 By

OK, so I’ve had a bad day. Not only is my team out but I’m also bringing up the rear in my own pool! Yuck. But hey. Lotta time left. Don’t count me out! Here are the results of day one:

Points are awarded by round. Each win in round 1 is worth 1 point. Round 2 is worth 2, and so on.

Guesswho – 14
Joseph – 14
Scott Bakalar – 13
GoHeelsGo – 13
Paul Ackerman – 12
Jerid Kurtz – 12
Eric Vessels #2 – 12
Eric Vessels #1 […]

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PlunderPool 2008: Last Call

On March 19, 2008 By

OK hoops fans. This is it. The final call for bracket entries. You must have your picks in by 11:55am tomorrow. The pool will be locked in after that time.

Enter a bracket here:

password: plunderpool

We have 6 players so far. Like to get at least 10 in. I’m tellin’ ya. There will be prizes! Don’t miss out.

I know Joe wanted some tips so here it goes for the non-bracketologists:

Pick all 1 and 2 seeds to advance. Pencil in North Carolina, Memphis, UCLA, Kansas, Tennessee, Texas, Georgetown, and Duke. I’d also probably pick […]

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Quick Reminder: PlunderPool 2008

On March 17, 2008 By

This won’t be the last time I remind peeps that the brackets are available for the first annual PlunderPool. Make sure to get your bracket in. Everyone is welcome and I’ll accept up to two pick sheets from each person who enters (so do up a whacky bracket along with your most serious picks). We are working on some cool prizes…and who wouldn’t want to say they won the inaugural PlunderPool NCAA bracket contest?

So come one. Current players include:

Jason S.
Paul Ackerman
Jerid Kurtz
Scott Bakalar
and me

If you blog, put up a […]

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PlunderPool 2008

On March 16, 2008 By

OK, so I’ve already given myself the segue from politics to college basketball. So let’s talk some college hoops for a bit (at least until the first week of April and for sure all this next week!).

I’ve set up a tournament pool online and you are invited to join. All are welcome (yes, even you conservative types and Hillary supporters LOL). You will be asked for a password to keep the random people out. Use “plunderpool”. We’ll have some fun with it and everyone probably agrees we’ll need something to temporarily take some of our focus off […]

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It’s not often that two things I’m fairly well addicted to converge, but this might be it. I love politics – can’t stay away from it no matter how hard I try. This should be fairly well known to those who have been reading PB over the course of the last 2 1/2 years. I also love college basketball. Not quite as evident, but I probably hinted at it. If you’ve read the about page here then you know that I was born in Louisville, Kentucky and grew up just south of there. There are 3 things in […]

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This is HUGE:

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Heralded prospect Patrick Patterson made the wait worthwhile by committing to Kentucky on Wednesday, the last day of the monthlong spring signing period. He picked UK over Duke and two-time defending national champion Florida.

Bluegrass hoops is on the way back up:

Patterson and another spring recruit, guard Alex Legion, give UK its customary top-shelf talent, according to Oettinger, who works for the Prep Stars recruiting service.

See ya’ll in mid-November!

PS: Skilz!

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