OT: Roll Call - Who else won their NCAA office pool?

Submitted by Blue Baughs on April 4th, 2017 at 9:22 AM

I walked away with a cool $155 on a $5 investment.

Although it felt dirty rooting for UNC, the cool cleansing feeling of $155 of winnings washing over me has taken the stink right off.



April 4th, 2017 at 9:28 AM ^

This is sort of like those threads that say "Who's going to the game?" when really the OP means "I'm going to the game!"  They're never started by someone not going to said game.

Baba Booey

April 4th, 2017 at 9:32 AM ^

My office does a random draw of all the tourney teams and I got UNC for the 2nd straight year. Got my investment back last year and won $150 this year. Not too shabby

Hardware Sushi

April 4th, 2017 at 9:34 AM ^

Had UNC as champs to hold off another M alum who had Gonzaga. Not much money but the bragging rights are worth so much more.

Heap your praise upon me. Yes, three-time office champ in the last six years. I plan to be insufferable with thinly-veiled self congratulations and no-so-subtle recognition of my all-powerful prediction skills.

I'm the reigning World Cup bracket champ, but my fantasy football team sucked. Take the good with the bad.


April 4th, 2017 at 9:40 AM ^

This year I clocked in at 98.1%, top 350k bracket. 

I didn't do a bracket in 2016. 

In 2015, I was 99.7%, top 30k bracket. 

I can't even fathom being top 500. 

I went 28-4 in the first round this year, which was definitely a high water mark for me, but I can't even understand how someone gets virtually the whole tournament right, which is your friend's bracket. 




April 4th, 2017 at 1:35 PM ^

UM to the FF

Florida State to the Elite 8 (I can't believe I picked a Leonard Hamilton team to go that far)

Iowa State to the Elite 8 (they always choke and I seem to always pick them)

I had the finals matchup right and predicted 70-68, pretty close. 


The Maizer

April 4th, 2017 at 9:37 AM ^

I forgot to start a thread in January bragging about how I won my fantasy football league. Although it felt dirty rooting for Le'Veon Bell, the sweet sweet money made it worth it.


April 4th, 2017 at 9:49 AM ^

I didn't win anything but did pick UNC to win it all...finished 129th in our MGoBlog ESPN bracket challenge. 

Most importantly, I beat my Dad and retain bragging rights for another year. 


April 4th, 2017 at 9:53 AM ^

Picked UNC over gonzaga in the finals. Won the pool after the Final Four so I didn't even watch the championship game.

$5 buy in, won $150. Not too bad


April 4th, 2017 at 9:57 AM ^

Well, I will put it like this - on a $20 investment, I am getting exactly $0 of it back. It's a bit of a shame really, as it was a pool of 50 people and the top three spots were going to pay out, so if the bracket I entered weren't such a gloriously overthought tire fire, I could have walked away with a few hundred at least. 


April 4th, 2017 at 9:59 AM ^

I picked UNC to win.

Over Villanova.

Needless to say, one side of my bracket was terrible. But the other side was pretty fantastic.

Zoltan Disciple

April 4th, 2017 at 10:04 AM ^

I was the only one to pick both finals teams correctly, and would have taken first and second with a Gonzaga win. Instead, because picking the champion was weighted so highly, the seventh place team won... sigh.


April 4th, 2017 at 10:38 AM ^

Came in 2nd in both my friend pool and my family pool. 


Last year I came in first in both. Meh. $20 is better than nothing. Mostly just frustrated because my point differential in the one that would've doubled my earnings was the equivalent of one first round game. 




April 4th, 2017 at 10:59 AM ^

I won mine. I had Michigan in the Final Four like a lot of you, but I also had Gonzaga and UNC in the final. I didn't have UNC winning, but I had enough points from prior rounds to cover that loss. 


April 4th, 2017 at 11:24 AM ^

in my neighborhood pool and won $120 on a $20 buy-in. I had a bet on our game with my uncle from Oregon, however, so I'm not netting very much for the Tourney.