2021 BWI March Madness Pick'Em

Tom McAndrew

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Once again, I invite you to participate in the BWI March Madness Pick'Em

The rules are pretty simple. You can enter two brackets per contestant. Also, scoring is one point per game, all the way through the finals, with no bonus points for anything.

To join the board contest, click on the below link:


Unfortunately, in setting up the BWI March Madness Pick'Em, I don't go through the normal registration process, so I can't write it out, step by step, for everyone to follow. If someone that joins could record the steps, and post them, that would be greatly appreciated.

Best of luck to all that play. Any questions, don't hesitate to ask, and we'll try to answer them (or gets answers to them) before the start of the competition.

Note: all brackets have to be completed by 12:15 pm EDT on Friday, March 19
 
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Tom McAndrew

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Sorry to be so tardy in updating this standings. In past years, I tried to do it after each weekend of play. My bad for not getting to it until the after the semifinals.

Going into the championship game, the standings are:

1. Ralphie_ -- 39 points
2. Michael (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 38 points
2. Bmejnes -- 38 points
2. Yours truly -- 38 points
2. Chris (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 38 points
6. Hidden (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 37 points
6. Da Bandit (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 37 points
6. NitneLiun -- 37 points
6. lionville -- 37 points
6. Diane (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 37 points
11. Rahj -- 36 points
11. Ronald (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 36 points
11. NitneLiun (2nd bracket) -- 36 points
11. Clayton (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 36 points
11. Robert (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 36 points
18. CoolBean -- 35 points
18. Obliviax -- 35 points
18. Jim (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
18. Andrew (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
18. Fitzy (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
18. Red Moon (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
18. Boo (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
18. Karleen (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
18. Hidden (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
18. WJL -- 35 points
28. Tom (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
28. Fox Chapel Lion -- 34 points
28. Fac -- 34 points
28. Justin (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
28. Woodpecker -- 34 points
28. lionville -- 34 points
28. Tim (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
28. ship (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
28. Tim (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
28. Zakee (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
28. bna -- 34 points
28. Canio Cantarella (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
41. Nittanylion83 -- 33 points
41. Brad (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
41. harjeff -- 33 points
41. Bob McG (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
41. Gerry (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
41. Toon (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
41. Packer (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
41. rudedude -- 33 points
41. cigarowl -- 33 points
41. Brian (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
41. cigar owl (2nd bracket) -- 33 points
41. Joe (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
53. CoolBean (2nd bracket) -- 32 points
53. Neal Light (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 32 points
53. Fohner -- 32 points
53. MBCSportsFan -- 32 points
53. Yours truly (2nd bracket) -- 32 points
53. sviatoslav -- 32 points
53. Bmejnes (2nd bracket) -- 32 points

Ralphie_ has Gonzaga winning. Michael has Gonzaga winning, so win or lose, he can't overtake Ralphie_. Similarly, Bmejnes and yours truly have the Zags winning, and Chris has Illinois winning, And since the championship game is only worth 1 point, and there is no bonus for picking the winner, it appears that nobody in 2nd place can overtake Ralphie_. So Ralphie_ is going to win the 2021 BWI March Madness Pick'Em.

Those of you that I indicated I can't align the entry with a board handle, feel free to identify yourself.
 
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Sorry to be so tardy in updating this standings. In past years, I tried to do it after each weekend of play. My bad for not getting to it until the after the semifinals.

Going into the championship game, the standings are:

1. Ralphie_ -- 39 points
2. Michael (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 38 points
2. Bmejnes -- 38 points
2. Yours truly -- 38 points
2. Chris (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 38 points
6. Hidden (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 37 points
6. Da Bandit (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 37 points
6. Robert D (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 37 points
6. lionville -- 37 points
6. Diane (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 37 points
11. Rahj -- 36 points
11. Ronald (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 36 points
11. Robert D (2nd bracket) (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 36 points
11. Clayton (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 36 points
11. Robert (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 36 points
18. CoolBean -- 35 points
18. Obliviax -- 35 points
18. Jim (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
18. Andrew (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
18. Fitzy (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
18. Red Moon (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
18. Boo (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
18. Karleen (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
18. Hidden (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
18. WJL -- 35 points
28. Tom (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
28. Fox Chapel Lion -- 34 points
28. Fac -- 34 points
28. Justin (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
28. Woodpecker -- 34 points
28. lionville -- 34 points
28. Tim (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
28. ship (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
28. Tim (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
28. Zakee (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
28. bna -- 34 points
28. Canio Cantarella (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
41. Nittanylion83 -- 33 points
41. Brad (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
41. harjeff -- 33 points
41. Bob McG (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
41. Gerry (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
41. Toon (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
41. Packer (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
41. rudedude -- 33 points
41. cigarowl -- 33 points
41. Brian (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
41. cigar owl (2nd bracket) -- 33 points
41. Joe (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
53. CoolBean (2nd bracket) -- 32 points
53. Neal Light (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 32 points
53. Fohner -- 32 points
53. MBCSportsFan -- 32 points
53. Yours truly (2nd bracket) -- 32 points
53. sviatoslav -- 32 points
53. Bmejnes (2nd bracket) -- 32 points

Ralphie_ has Gonzaga winning. Michael has Gonzaga winning, so win or lose, he can't overtake Ralphie_. Similarly, Bmejnes and yours truly have the Zags winning, and Chris has Illinois winning, And since the championship game is only worth 1 point, and there is no bonus for picking the winner, it appears that nobody in 2nd place can overtake Ralphie_. So Ralphie_ is going to win the 2021 BWI March Madness Pick'Em.

Those of you that I indicated I can't align the entry with a board handle, feel free to identify yourself.

I was curious as to how the Pick'Em was going, not having entered myself, so I took a look at the standings. I noticed that there is both an owner and a bracket title, i.e. Tom McAndrew and "Tom McAndrews Great Bracket". One of the unidentified owners is "Diane" who is tied at 6th. Curiously, "Diane's" bracket is called "Diane Lane says Fair is hot". Now, I have heard rumors that Diane Lane, on occasion, visits this site, and I have also heard rumors that she thinks I am hot. Is it possible that "Diane" may actually be Diane Lane?

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Wish I could say how much time I spent this year working on my picks, all the thought I put in to them, but I can't. I didn't follow NCAA basketball this year as much as I normally do, so I did it quickly just going on gut feeling, but I'll take it. :cool:
 

Tom McAndrew

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Final Standings

(I don't know the formula for how they break all the ties)
1. Ralphie_ -- 39 points
2. Bmejnes -- 38 points
3. Yours truly -- 38 points
4. NitneLiun -- 38 points
5. Chris (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 38 points
6. lionville -- 38 points
7. Michael (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 38 points
8. Diane (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 37 points
9. Hidden (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 37 points
10. Ronald (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 37 points
11. Rahj -- 37 points
12. Da Bandit (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 37 points
13. brad (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 36 points
14. Ronald (2nd bracket) (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 36 points
15. Fitzy (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 36 points
16. NitneLiun (2nd bracket) -- 36 points
17. Obliviax -- 36 points
18. Clayton (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 36 points
19. Robert (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 36 points
20. Andrew (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
21. Fox Chapel Lion -- 35 points
22. Karleen (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
23. Tom (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
24. Red Moon (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
25. Hidden (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
26. Woodpecker -- 35 points
27. WJL -- 35 points
28. CoolBean -- 35 points
29. Jim (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
30. Boo (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 35 points
31. ship (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
32. Canio Cantarella (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
33. Zakee (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
34. Tim (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
35. bna -- 34 points
36. Tim (2nd bracket) (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
37. Dave (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
38. Justin (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 34 points
39. Fac -- 34 points
40. lionville -- 34 points
41. nitkneeD -- 33 points
42. Bob McG (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
43. Packer (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
44. harjeff -- 33 points
45. Joe (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
46. Brad (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
47. rudedude -- 33 points
48. SidelinesPSU -- 33 points
49. cigarowl -- 33 points
50. Gerry (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
51. cigar owl (2nd bracket) -- 33 points
52. Fohner -- 33 points
53. Brian (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 33 points
54. CoolBean (2nd bracket) -- 32 points
55. Neal Light (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 32 points
56. Yours truly (2nd bracket) -- 32 points
57. Bmejnes (2nd bracket) -- 32 points
58. MBCSportsFan -- 32 points
59. sviatoslav -- 32 points
60. Old Timer (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 32 points
61. Andrew (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 32 points
62. Brian (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 31 points
63. Tom (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 31 points
64. Dave (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 31 points
65. WJL (2nd bracket) -- 31 points
66. Hidden (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 31 points
67. NittanyLionFan -- 30 points
68. Fac (2nd bracket) -- 30 points
69. Riff -- 30 points
70. Old Timer (2nd bracket) (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 29 points
71. Bob McG (2nd bracket) (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 29 points
72. Tyler (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 29 points
73. Robert (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 29 points
74. Rahj (2nd bracket) -- 28 points
75. Ryan (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 28 points
76. sviatoslav (2nd bracket) -- 28 points
77. rudedude (2nd bracket) -- 27 points
78. Ryan (2nd bracket) (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 26 points
79. Allen (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 26 points
80. Woodpecker (2nd bracket) -- 26 points
81. Kyle Spigelmeyer (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 26 points
82. bison13 -- 25 points
83. Some Jabrone -- 24 points
84. Mike Frey (not sure who this is -- i.e., what their handle is) -- 20 points

Congratulations to Ralphie_ for winning the 2021 BWI March Madness Pick'Em competition. You earn board bragging rights for the next year.