My picks for the final four this year: Duke, Michigan State, Florida State, and North Carolina. Duke went out early and Florida State didn’t make the Sweet Sixteen. What I get for ACC loyalty. Actually, Duke was a decent pick, but FSU was only because they were on a streak and which I thought could be sustained a few more games. Oh, well.
With injuries to UNC, I have a feeling my ultimate winner – and President Obama’s – may not make it, but we shall see! I have Michigan State and UNC in the finals, by the way, and they are both still alive for the moment.
Kendall Marshall off-balance. He landed breaking his non-dominant wrist.
I know that everyone is saying that Kentucky is a lock now, that it is Kentucky against the field, but I am still betting against them.
I am going to try doing my bracket two ways this year. For the office pool, did picks all the way though to the final four. But I am also going to try to pick one round at a time and see what happens.
My final four for this year are:
Kansas, Brigham Young, Kentucky and Duke. Kansas to win it all.
Yes, I know that BYU and Duke are long shot picks. But Duke seems to be in a pretty easy bracket and I don’t much like Syracuse.
I had to make my picks by noon today, and already I should have gone with President Obama who picked Murrary State over Vanderbilt.
Just enought time to gloat a bit. The President and I may have messed up the rest of our brackets, but we did pick the ultimate winner. It was a great ride for Michigan State, but in the end it was North Carolina 89, Michigan State 72.
Here is Tyler Hansbrough celebrating in this picture from the New York Times.
I picked the number one seeds: Louisville, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, North Carolina. And we got: Michigan State, Connecticut, Villanova and North Carolina.
I keep telling myself that a great batter like Ted Williams only gets to .400. not .5oo while the average hitter is doing well to hit .280. And don’t ask me about the earlier rounds, please. I think I am at about 50% or a bit over for most of the rounds. Just a 50% tournament for me.
Part of my problem is I don’t know when to pick on sentiment and when not to do so. Like I picked VCU bacause I taught and worked there once. Bad move. I also didn’t pick Kansas over Boston College because BC is a local Boston school. But I thought very hard about not picking Louisville because I dislike Rick Pitino and I should have gone with instinct there.
Oh well, the Final Four should be exciting anyway. Go Tar Heels!
Here are my picks:
Elite Eight: Louisville, Boston College, Connecticut, Memphis, Pitt, Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse
Final Four: Louisville, Connecticut, Pittsburg and North Carolina – the Number One Seeds.
The Finals: Louisville and Carolina
The Champ: North Carolina