March Madness: How Broke Is Your Bracket?

Submitted by MaizeMN on March 23rd, 2013 at 12:56 AM

After the first 32 games I'm staggering into the weekend at 23-9 with my picks. I'm also assured of at least 3 losses in the next round, but 6 of my  E8 picks are still alive. How are you MGoBloggers doing so far?



March 23rd, 2013 at 1:04 AM ^

intact.  I may be behind one of my friend in the pool challenge but I have the highest possible value by a wide, wide margin considering most of them have at least 1 or two final four teams eliminated.  I'm in a great shape.


March 23rd, 2013 at 1:04 AM ^

Surprisingly okay and doing much better than last year. I had Wisconsin winning two games so that hurt a bit but I didn't have Georgetown going past next round and some of my upset picks like Minnesota over UCLA and Oregon over Oklahoma State came out alright.

Nothing devastating yet but based on the some of the performances in the first round worried about a number of my picks.


March 23rd, 2013 at 1:08 AM ^

and pitt in my elite eight. guess the big east was as bad as they looked this year. feeling good about picking lasalle, harvard, and both oregon and cal. so at least i got some of the good upset picks.

Baba Booey

March 23rd, 2013 at 8:48 AM ^

My wife picked FGC because she'd rather go to Florida than DC. Her strategy was to ...1. pick all B1G teams ...  2. pick games based on which city she'd rather visit. She managed to pick 24 games correctly.


March 23rd, 2013 at 2:25 AM ^

Same numbers at present for mine, but it gets ugly in the future

only 11 left for sweet 16, with more losses pending

only 6 left for elite 8, ibid

"You want a picture of the future ... imagine a boot stomping on a human face -- forever." That's pretty much how I feel about my bracket

True Blue 9

March 23rd, 2013 at 1:49 AM ^

Have a pool of about 45 of us at the office and I'm currently sitting pretty in 3rd place after tonight's games. 7 of my 8 elite 8 teams left. I sure could use those $450!


March 23rd, 2013 at 1:54 AM ^

Top half of the bracket is brilliant. Only picked Oregon and Georgetown wrong, the bottom half is pretty shitty. All of my sweet 16 teams in the east bracket are out except Miami (I have them winning it all) 1 elite 8 team is out (NC State) But feeling good about my bracket overall


March 23rd, 2013 at 4:23 AM ^

is completely shot. The only games I called right in that region were OSU and Gonzaga.  I blew the other 6 games there and lost Wisconsin as an Elite 8 team. I do have OSU in the final four though, so I can still salvage some points out of that region.  

In Michigan's region, Georgetown didn't hurt me too bad, I just had them in the sweet 16 before getting bounced by Florida. My midwest and east are fine.

I'm 21-11 overall. 6 of those losses were in the West.  I still have my whole final four, 7/8 elite 8s, and 12 of my sweet 16s.


March 23rd, 2013 at 5:11 AM ^

Well, mine is pretty damn broke.  But each of my FF teams are still in it.  Wisc screwed me, GT screwed me...but I can recall a few years ago when George Mason shocked the world by going to the FF and my niece was a student there.  Everyone in the family was happy for her.  Now, my brother's other child, my nephew, is a student at Florida Gulf Coast.  I really should have seen that one coming.


March 23rd, 2013 at 5:58 AM ^

I am actually in four pools, including the MGoBlog Challenge - the other three are various office pools. In two of those office pools, I am still more or less alive at 25-7 and 24-8, but in the remaining office pool and the MGoBlog Challenge, this is what they would look like from the air right now:

Unfiltered Manball

March 23rd, 2013 at 7:50 AM ^

I will be only a financial donor in the office bracket challenge.  Hoyas in the finals on one sheet, and New Mexico in the Final Four on my other.  OUCH.  Silver lining:  All focus now centered on Michigan advancing since bracket sheets are now fish wrap.  GO BLUE!!!


March 23rd, 2013 at 8:17 AM ^

I had them in the elite 8. Other than that, the only teams I missed I had losing in the round of 32 or the sweet 16, so it's not too bad. I was kind of pissed that after I got the first ten games right I missed like six in a row, but it ended well. Something like 24-8 ish for the round.

Baba Booey

March 23rd, 2013 at 8:26 AM ^

I got 25/32 right and managed to pick all of the 12th seed upsets correctly but I lost one of my final four teams (New Mexico) and I went against Butler so that may come back to haunt me if they keep advancing.