March 13, 2006

Sweet 16 Swell Picks Contest

Jimmy the Greek we're not. More like Zorba the Greek, but what's March Madness without a little competitive blood running through We Is ND's veins? The contributors are offering their Sweet 16 choices and picking out to the eventual champ. Winner gets a TBA prize involving a mad props shout out, major respect, a special post dedicated to the champ (and maybe even a champion's beer). We're opening the doors to our readers to join in the picking frenzy so if you post your picks BEFORE games begin Thursday, you stand to win the aforementioned TBA immaterial yet glorious acclaim of Inaugural Champ of WeIsND's Sweet 16 Swell Picks Contest.

The scoring system is easy. For each team that advances to the given round, you get the designated point value. Add them up to determine a winner, with the tiebreaker being closest guess to the total points scored in the Championship game.
Sweet 16: 2 points
Elite 8: 4 points
Final 4: 6 points
Finals: 8 points
Champ: 10 points

On to the picks! (which can be viewed in the comments section below)

9 comments:

Jimmy said...

Jimmy's Swell Picks
16: Duke
LSU
West Virginia
Texas
Memphis
Pittsburgh
Gonzaga
Marquette
Connecticut
Illinois
North Carolina
Wichita St.
Villanova
Nevada
Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Georgetown

8: LSU
WVU
Pitt
Gonzaga
UConn
UNC
Nova
G'Town

4: WVU
Gonzaga
UConn
Nova

2: Gonzaga
UConn

1: UConn

Tiebreaker: 165 Points

Anonymous said...

Dan's Swell Picks:
16:
Duke
Syracuse
West Virginia
Texas
Arkansas
Pittsburgh
Gonzaga
UCLA
Connecticut
Illinois
Michigan St.
Seton Hall
Villanova
Nevda
Florida
Georgetown

8:
Duke
Texas
Pitt
UCLA
UConn
MSU
Nova
Florida

4:
Duke
UCLA
UConn
Nova

2:
Duke
UConn

1:
UConn

Tiebreaker: ?

Matt said...

Matt's Picks
16:
Duke
LSU
West Virginia
Texas
Memphis
Pitt
Gonzaga
UCLA
Uconn
Illinois
UNC
Wichita State
Villanova
Boston College
Florida
Georgetown

8:
Duke
Texas
Pitt
UCLA
Uconn
UNC
Villanova
Florida

4:
Duke
UCLA
UConn
Florida

2:
Duke
UConn

1:
UConn

Score - 148

Doug said...

S16:
Duke
Syracuse
Iowa
California
Memphis
Kansas
Indiana
UCLA
Connecticut
Illinois
North Carolina
Seton Hall
Villanova
Boston College
Oklahoma
Georgetown

Elite8:
Duke
Iowa
Kansas
UCLA
Connecticut
North Carolina
Boston College
Georgetown

Final4:
Duke
UCLA
Connecticut
Boston College

Final2:
UCLA
Connecticut

Champion:
Connecticut

Jimmy said...

Day 1 eligible teams remaining:

Jimmy- 6 of 8
Dan- 5 of 8
Matt- 8 of 8!
Doug- 5 of 8

Some quality hoopage on display today. Day 2 should be that much better with green beer involved.

Matt said...

All 16 still alive!!! Could this be history in the making?

Jimmy said...

And then there were 16. How'd we do?

Matt
13 = 26 points
Max Score Potential- 100

Jimmy
10 = 20 points
Max Score Potential- 94

Dan
9 = 18 points
Max Score Potential- 92

Doug
7 = 14 points
Max Score Potential- 84

Brown said...

lips is a genious

Jimmy said...

I'm still counting, though still fuming about BC's end game deterioration. Chalk it up as one more reason to continue despising the Eagles.

Standings heading into the Final Four weekend:

Matt: 5 of 8; 2 of 4; 20+12+26=58 points

Dan: 5 of 8; 1 of 4; 20+6+18=44 points

Jimmy: 3 of 8; 0 of 4; 12+0+20=30 points

Doug: 2 of 8; 1 of 4; 8+6+14=28 points

Since Matt and Dan both had a Duke-UConn final, the suspense is gone and Matt is crowned champion. Sadly, Doug's the only one of us who still stands to score points this weekend. Go Bruins!

Lips, you're prize is forthcoming.