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    Default march madness pool

    Hi Everyone,

    I've been talking with David and we want to do a pool.

    Maybe it'll be on yahoo again.

    As a UCLA fan this has been a tough season...

    Contest Link: https://yho.com/tourney?g=39959&k=38c3e7aea9ee2d96
    Last edited by dhubermex; 03-15-2015 at 10:22 PM.
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    Hi guys,

    We'd like to set a free contest up via Yahoo in which the winner gets an FTR hat or a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate (it is easier for us to do an Amazon Gift Card for a non-U.S. winner due to shipping costs).

    Could we get at least 10 FlopTurnRiver members to participate in this free contest? If so, I'll look into setting it up on Yahoo or if one of you is more familiar with how their competitions work then feel free to set it up and provide a link here.

    Who's in?
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    I'm in.
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    Link to rules? I don't watch the basketsballs.

    I'll be in though. +EV is +EV.
    That's how winners play; we convince the other guy he's making all the right moves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhubermex View Post
    Hi guys,

    We'd like to set a free contest up via Yahoo in which the winner gets an FTR hat or a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate (it is easier for us to do an Amazon Gift Card for a non-U.S. winner due to shipping costs).

    Could we get at least 10 FlopTurnRiver members to participate in this free contest? If so, I'll look into setting it up on Yahoo or if one of you is more familiar with how their competitions work then feel free to set it up and provide a link here.

    Who's in?
    having won a 10$ amazon gift card on another site I should warn that if the gift card is bought on amazon.com then it can only be redeemed on amazon.com which can lead to problems with items possibly not available for international shipping , or that international shipping costs can be really expensive which may limit their use to ebooks and software.
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    I don't get why we care about people not from America. I mean, they're not REALLY people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BooG690 View Post
    Link to rules? I don't watch the basketsballs.

    I'll be in though. +EV is +EV.
    I think we'll use the default yahoo rules for these brackets. It's super simple - you just fill out the bracket and choose a tie breaker for the final score of the last game.
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    I'm in as well.

    To Keith: I didn't factor-in possible shipping costs but that makes perfect sense. I'm an e-book guy myself so I hadn't thought about the Amazon shipping.

    Since this is a non-poker promotion I'd like to stick with the prizes, but we'll definitely keep this in mind for upcoming WSOP Fantasy & Poker Forum contests in the future.

    Contest Rules: Yahoo March Madness Guidelines. I'll create a pool and post a link in this thread for any FTR member with at least 10 lifetime posts to enter.

    Admin Prize Exclusion: The prize winner in this contest will be the person who places the highest who isn't an FTR Admin. We may still give ourselves an undertitle or otherwise brag about our Fantasy Sports pwnage if we win though.
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    Contest Link: https://yho.com/tourney?g=39959&k=38c3e7aea9ee2d96

    Once you've filled out your Bracket, please submit your Yahoo! name here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BooG690 View Post
    I don't get why we care about people not from America. I mean, they're not REALLY people.
    I'll play just to make it slightly less +ev for boog.
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    ongies gonna ong
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    i vote that boog should be made an honourary admin .....undertitle but no powers
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    This should be fun. It looks like Selection Sunday is on the 15th.
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    I joined. I have no idea what I'm doing. Someone spell it out for me as if explaining gravity to a dog.
    Quote Originally Posted by wufwugy View Post
    ongies gonna ong
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    Quote Originally Posted by OngBonga View Post
    I joined. I have no idea what I'm doing. Someone spell it out for me as if explaining gravity to a dog.
    Haha.. it won't be that difficult. No picks can be made yet because the matchups (bracket) won't be decided until this Sunday, March 15th. Once that happens, I imagine there will be options to edit your bracket by choosing which teams you believe will advance to the Final Four, and ultimately the NCAA Championship. Actual play in the NCAA Tournament begins on Tuesday, March 17th... so your picks will need to be submitted before then.

    It's been a loooong time since I've taken any interest in college hoops. 32 years ago Jim Valvano's Wolfpack defeated my favorite team, the Houston Cougars in the Championship game on national television with that miracle shot-pass at the buzzer. I was 8 at the time and cried after the game. Clyde "Slama-Jama" Drexler, Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon and Larry Micheaux. There's a REALLY good ESPN "30 for 30" documentary on that season from N.C. State's perspective below. Still, it will be fun to pick 'em once the brackets come out, although I don't know anything about the teams anymore.

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    Ok so this is something to do with basketball. I'm slowly figuring it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OngBonga View Post
    Ok so this is something to do with basketball. I'm slowly figuring it out.
    Yeah, it's a bracket for the end-of-year college basketball tournament. It's more exciting than professional basketball playoffs because it is single game elimination (pro is best of 7 series in each round).

    The idea is to pick more winners than anyone else and it tends to be weighted such that each round is worth more points.

    Do they have similar bracket contests for tournaments in other sports like the world cup?
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    It's impressive that Kentucky is now 32-0. I'm guessing a high percentage of brackets will have them winning the whole thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    having won a 10$ amazon gift card on another site I should warn that if the gift card is bought on amazon.com then it can only be redeemed on amazon.com which can lead to problems with items possibly not available for international shipping , or that international shipping costs can be really expensive which may limit their use to ebooks and software.
    We can buy the gift card on whichever amazon site the winner's heart desires.
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    wtf why does Yahoo delete inactive accounts? and after trying 5 times to make a new account i can't? this is rigged.
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    Do I need to install an app? Becuase bollocks to that.
    Quote Originally Posted by wufwugy View Post
    ongies gonna ong
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    Quote Originally Posted by OngBonga View Post
    Do I need to install an app? Becuase bollocks to that.
    I would think that pop-up ad will go away or at least let you close it once we're able to make picks later today.
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    The seeds have been announced. I just checked out Yahoo! league and it's not letting me edit my bracket yet, but it should allow for editing soon.

    Contest Link: https://yho.com/tourney?g=39959&k=38c3e7aea9ee2d96
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    I just completed all picks in my bracket... no app download required. Just go to the link below and fill out your bracket. There is a "tiebreaker" where you'll need to enter the final score of the National Championship game.

    There is plenty of room for more contestants in this free FTR-sponsored contest! Fill out your bracket now!

    Contest Link: https://yho.com/tourney?g=39959&k=38c3e7aea9ee2d96
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    I'm done, that was easy enough,
    Quote Originally Posted by wufwugy View Post
    ongies gonna ong
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    done mine as well.
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    I'm done too.
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    There is still time to join! The deadline for submitting your bracket is early Thursday.
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    There are still approximately 48 hours left to participate in this FTR sponsored free contest.

    Contest Link: https://yho.com/tourney?g=39959&k=38c3e7aea9ee2d96
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    ok in
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    Thanks guys, I'm in!
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    I'm in!
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    where are all the freetrollers. guess if this was in the events forum it might have gained some attraction on the days that ftp or stars added value events occured.

    any news on Boog's honourary admin status?
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    There are less than 24 hours to sign-up for our FTR March Madness Contest! Please enter and fill out your brackets by early tomorrow Eastern Time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    any news on Boog's honourary admin status?
    I've added an Undertitle to his account... even spelled "Honourary" the way people in CET spell it... should I add a colour to it?
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    OH WTF. HOw do I get rid of this Eurotrash spelling?
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    I wonder if Mexicans are stupid enough to mock the Spanish for spelling words correctly?
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    ongies gonna ong
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    Quote Originally Posted by BooG690 View Post
    OH WTF. HOw do I get rid of this Eurotrash spelling?
    Got it taken care of. Are you cool with the Undertitle? If not, can always change it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chardrian View Post
    I'm in bizzitches!
    Yo, man. We need to meet up and golf this summer.
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    This contest will close in a few hours. Last call for signing up and filling out your bracket!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhubermex View Post
    This contest will close in a few hours. Last call for signing up and filling out your bracket!
    So, not to sound like an ass but, shouldn't an announcement like this be made, you know, outside of this thread? I'm sure that those that actually KNOW about this thread made their decision to sign up. Maybe a BC announcement?
    That's how winners play; we convince the other guy he's making all the right moves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyd View Post
    Thanks guys, I'm in!
    sucks to be you tommy! Go cyclones!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Yo, man. We need to meet up and golf this summer.
    would love too. Last time I played golf was with you. We are moving to santa barbara in 2 weeks, come visit us and we can play a course there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BooG690 View Post
    So, not to sound like an ass but, shouldn't an announcement like this be made, you know, outside of this thread? I'm sure that those that actually KNOW about this thread made their decision to sign up. Maybe a BC announcement?
    You're right... I should have done this days ago once we had the contest link. I'll definitely do it for future contests.

    On a separate note... extreme ironing that two Englishmen currently hold the lead with 4 Points (OngBonga, Keith).
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    I'm winning? Hahahaha.
    Quote Originally Posted by wufwugy View Post
    ongies gonna ong
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    No I'm not winning.

    How am I so far behind after luckboxing 7 of 9 winners? Why aren't you guys making a fortune here?
    Quote Originally Posted by wufwugy View Post
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    You and Keith were ahead after the first 4 games, but the tides have changed over the last few hours.
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    Lots of upsets today. The end of that UCLA game was weird...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chardrian View Post
    would love too. Last time I played golf was with you. We are moving to santa barbara in 2 weeks, come visit us and we can play a course there.
    You got it, Mr. I'll talk my wife into it.

    Hit me up if you're ever visiting back up here or even in SF.
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    This is getting interesting. I have no idea how I'm keeping in touch with the lead, but I assume my low maximum score is bad news and I'm merely treading water. It's nice to see keith at the bottom though.
    Quote Originally Posted by wufwugy View Post
    ongies gonna ong
  51. #51
    meh ...its netball and i just did random guesses .
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    My strategty was to select by seed and then jiggle it about a bit in order to claim it as a unique selection. Took me all of two minutes. Iowa have hurt me though. Fuck Iowa, I'm never going to that shithole. And Baylor. Where the fuck is Baylor? wft it's a baptist university in Texas? If I'd done my research I'd never have backed them. Fuck's sake. Next year I'll pick based on prejudice and will do better.
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    Here are the Current Standings after 34 Picks. Click on image to go to Contest Page...

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    Wow, I can't believe UCLA is in the sweet 16. I guess they call it madness for a reason...
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    Here's a link to the overall leader (40 out of 42 picks correct) on all of Yahoo. Amazing that he got both UAB > Iowa St. and Georgia St. > Baylor correct.

    https://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/t1/441119
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    yeah ........can't come last in a contest i know absolutely nothing about .
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    Here are the current standings heading into the Final Four. Looks like it's a four-man race for first place...

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    Well we all have duke in the final. So it really just depends if Kentucky wins. If they do then John wins. If the badgers win then I win.
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    If I can finish above both keith and boog, I'll find a fistpump.
    Quote Originally Posted by wufwugy View Post
    ongies gonna ong
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    Quote Originally Posted by OngBonga View Post
    If I can finish above both keith and boog, I'll find a fistpump.
    Haha, you've already pwned me... I'm guaranteed last place.
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    Lock it up! On wisconsin!
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    Private Message sent to chardrian requesting shipping details. Thanks to all who participated in the contest and congratulations to chardrian for taking it down!

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