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#597758 - Mon Feb 21 2011 01:09 AM Results & Standings .. March Madness
gtho4 Offline

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Loc: Sydney oz downunder           

This year's Madness comp will be at the same site as last year. A bracket for 2011 has been setup once again at cbssports.com .. for those of us who played last year, you're half-way there, as invite emails have been sent by csbssports.com to all of last year's participants (using last year's email addresses); the email shows your reg'd ID.
    The scoring system remains unchanged. There are 63 games in
    this comp; we pick all of them in one go on the cbssports.com website:

    1st Round (32 games) : 1 pt
    2nd Round (16 games) : 2 pts
    3rd Round ( 8 games) : 3 pts (regional semis ) Sweet Sixteen
    4th Round ( 4 games) : 4 pts (regional finals) Elite Eight
    5th Round ( 2 games) : 6 pts (national semis ) Final Four
    6th Round ( 1 game ) : 9 pts (national final)

    Seedings: additional pts added for each correct pick, being the team's seed.
Location: http://www.cbssports.com/login/ftmm.mayhem
Group password: [removed]


If you've sucessfully logged in, you will see this in the top LH corner of the screen:
March Madness at FT
2011 Tipping Comp
  • if you'd like to join the Madness tipping comp but do not have a cbssports ID, there's a link on that page to register. You must have a cbs ID to play in this comp! Please note - you may, but don't have to, use your real name to register (surname, first name); but pick something for those two fields that looks like your FT username (so that we know who you are).
  • this also applies to those who played last year, but can't remember their ID and/or have changed their email address and thus can't retrieve their password (which they've forgotten) .. you will need to re-register.
  • please check your reg'd email address in your account settings/profile after you login.
This year's tipping comp is the 10th edition of March Madness (strewth, where have those 10 years gone). No one has retained their title in this comp, and no one has won it twice (but some have been on the podium twice). The defending title-holder is illiniman14 (silver and bronze went to LeoDaVinci and jonnowales) .. the winner of the 2008 comp, ralzzz, holds the record for the biggest winning margin (see summary tables of last 9 comps at end of this post) .. and doomed won bronze that year the hard way; he failed to pick any of the Final Four! Howie72 holds the record for the most correct picks with 51/63, achieved in the 2007 comp.

2002 LordAndry gtho4 TemplarLLM
2003 izzi gtho4 rudogg
2004 wez Sarah606 gtho4
2005 ElfTwinkle kevinatilusa linkan
2006 Blinkybill LeoDaVinci ElfTwinkle
2007 Howie72 dg_dave Nannanut
2008 ralzzz LeoDaVinci doomed
2009 jonnowales dg_dave Sypher
2010 illiniman14 LeoDaVinci jonnowales

btw have a look at the silver medal for the last 5 years .. dg_dave and LeoDaVinci have been playing musical chairs.

The Madness starts on Thu 17-Mar-2011 and the final is on Mon 4-Apr-2011. The bracket will open for tipping when the field is inserted by cbssports.com, which should happen on Sun 13-Mar-11 (same day as Round One of the F1GP tipping comp, in Bahrain). However, the last four teams to qualify will not be known until Monday and Tuesday (they will enter the comp as the four #16 seeds); btw a #16w seed has never won a game against their #1 seed opponents since the NCAA started the current Madness format in 1985): www.collegebasketballtournament.net/
    Last Four play-in: Mon/Tue 15/16 March
    First Round:   Thu-Fri March 17-18
    Second Round:  Sat-Sun March 19-20
    Third Round:   Thu-Fri March 24-25
    Fourth Round:  Sat-Sun March 26-27
    Final Four:    Saturday 2 April
    Championship:  Monday 4th April
    Final Four play-offs at Reliant Stadium, Houston TX

    Deadline: cbssports/com will close the bracket
    of 63 picks at noon EDT on Thursday 17 March.
Good luck remembering your password (if you receive the email) or your ID (if you're reg'd but have changed your email address) .. and good luck registering if you're new! To confirm you're in and that everything's hunky dory, please post in the Group Message Board (it's in the Brackets drop-down menu).
Rankings: http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/basketball-men/d1


2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
Lord Andry
gtho4
TemplarLLM
Sypher
thejazzkickazz
38 64
39 62
37 60
34 58
35 56
izzi
gtho4
rudogg
marchmadness
ElfTwinkle
46 59
45 53
42 49
40 47
39 47
wez
Sarah606
gtho4
izzi
JuniorTheJaws
37 216
39 212
41 208
40 195
28 185
ElfTwinkle
kevinatilusa . .
linkan
Sarah606
Blinkybill
43 220
41 212
38 194
37 183
26 181
Blinkybill
LeoDaVinci
ElfTwinkle . .
gtho4
dg_dave
32 205
33 189
39 189
36 184
34 181
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
Howie72
dg_dave
Nannanut
Blinkybill
DakotaNorth
51 260
50 253
50 244
48 235
47 226
ralzzz
LeoDaVinci
doomed
Nannanut
JuniorTheJaws
46 243
43 223
42 215
44 213
43 212
jonnowales
dg_dave
Sypher
ralzzz
LeoDaVinci
49 256
46 248
47 238
44 219
42 218
illiniman14
LeoDaVinci
jonnowales
themonarch
kevinatilusa . .
39 223
39 221
39 219
39 213
38 210


pts for first 2 comps were 1-1-2-3-4-5 plus seedings
then from 2004 onwards 1-2-3-4-6-9 plus seedings


Edited by gtho4 (Thu Mar 17 2011 06:04 PM)

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#597760 - Mon Feb 21 2011 01:22 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
Sypher Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 14058
Loc: East London
England UK    
YAY !! Managed to remember my login and password !!
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#597786 - Mon Feb 21 2011 07:24 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: Sypher]
George95 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 24 2010
Posts: 7917
Loc: Ontario Canada
I'm in! Navigated my way to sign in.

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#597831 - Mon Feb 21 2011 09:30 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: George95]
szabs Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 13 2007
Posts: 14709
Loc: Mijas, Malaga Spain         
I'm in again for a bit of madness smilee

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#597851 - Mon Feb 21 2011 10:14 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: szabs]
illiniman14 Offline
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Posts: 2780
Loc: Champaign Illinois USA        
Well, I'd say it's just about time for a repeat winner

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#597854 - Mon Feb 21 2011 10:21 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: illiniman14]
BxBarracuda Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 05 2007
Posts: 5094
Loc: Bronx
New York USA     
I'm in, new name though, no clue what my old PW was.

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#597879 - Mon Feb 21 2011 12:10 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: BxBarracuda]
dg_dave Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
Posts: 20062
Loc: Dallas TX USA                 
Don't forget to post in the message board there, else you won't be counted!

Originally Posted By: gtho4
To confirm you're in and that everything's hunky dory, please post in the Group Message Board (it's in the Brackets drop-down menu).
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#597985 - Mon Feb 21 2011 07:13 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: dg_dave]
ozzz2002 Offline
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I rememebered my login, but not my password. All now reset and tickety-boo.
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#598003 - Mon Feb 21 2011 09:04 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: ozzz2002]
LeoDaVinci Offline
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Loc: Ontario Canada
I'm in, no point in spamming everyone with a message there.
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#598011 - Mon Feb 21 2011 11:13 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: LeoDaVinci]
srini701 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jan 04 2006
Posts: 6693
Loc: Hyderabad India           
Yup....forgot the password but got in again...reserving the cellar space for myself....
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#598109 - Tue Feb 22 2011 11:49 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: srini701]
themonarch Offline
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I just posted there took me a while to get in there but I did and can't wait to see how much of my brackets are going to be wrong smile.
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#598307 - Tue Feb 22 2011 08:26 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: themonarch]
N-Bomb Offline
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Loc: New Zealand
I'll give it a go
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#602372 - Sat Mar 05 2011 08:12 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: N-Bomb]
gtho4 Offline

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Registered: Sun Dec 26 1999
Posts: 41765
Loc: Sydney oz downunder           

so far we have a field of 12 runners

    • BxBarracuda . .
    • dg_dave
      George95
    • gtho4
    • illiniman14
      LeoDaVinci
    • N-Bomb
    • ozzz2002
      srini701
      Sypher
    • szabs
    • themonarch
  •  =   have signed in at cbssports.com

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    #602394 - Sat Mar 05 2011 09:52 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
    Howie72 Offline
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    Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
    Posts: 5464
    Loc: Timaru NZ
    I think I have managed to remember my password so should hopefully be ready for another year.

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    #603397 - Tue Mar 08 2011 10:07 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: Howie72]
    rxbigdawg Offline
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    Registered: Thu Nov 29 2007
    Posts: 308
    Loc: Atlanta Georgia USA           
    I'm in! Finally got my password sorted out. Still have no clue what it was...lol. Picking March Madness is about as easy as picking bowl games (up there with picking heads or tails...)


    Edited by rxbigdawg (Tue Mar 08 2011 10:08 PM)
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    #603577 - Wed Mar 09 2011 11:35 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: rxbigdawg]
    LeoDaVinci Offline
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    I believe the brackets go live on Sunday.
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    #603578 - Wed Mar 09 2011 11:46 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: LeoDaVinci]
    BxBarracuda Offline
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    Yes, the tournament seeding is revealed and the brackets are set on Sunday night

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    #603861 - Thu Mar 10 2011 04:32 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
    gtho4 Offline

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    acceptances are now in from 14 runners

      • BxBarracuda . .
      • dg_dave
        George95
      • gtho4
      • illiniman14
        LeoDaVinci
      • linkan
      • N-Bomb
      • ozzz2002
      • Sarah606
        srini701
        Sypher
      • szabs
      • themonarch
  •  =   have signed in at cbssports.com

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    #604265 - Fri Mar 11 2011 08:26 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
    rxbigdawg Offline
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    Registered: Thu Nov 29 2007
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    gtho4 did you add me to the list?
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    #604403 - Fri Mar 11 2011 05:53 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
    gtho4 Offline

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    oops, someone can't count
    acceptances are now in from 15 runners:

      • BxBarracuda . .
      • dg_dave
        George95
      • gtho4
      • illiniman14
        LeoDaVinci
      • linkan
      • N-Bomb
      • ozzz2002
        rxbigdawg
      • Sarah606
        srini701
        Sypher
      • szabs
      • themonarch
  •  =   have signed in at cbssports.com

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    #604482 - Fri Mar 11 2011 10:57 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
    Howie72 Offline
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    Registered: Thu Oct 27 2005
    Posts: 5464
    Loc: Timaru NZ
    Looks like I have not been accepted....lol

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    #604533 - Sat Mar 12 2011 04:31 AM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
    gtho4 Offline

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    Posts: 41765
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    far out, it's been a bad week

    we've now reached 16 runners!

      • BxBarracuda . .
      • dg_dave
        George95
      • gtho4
        Howie72
      • illiniman14
        LeoDaVinci
      • linkan
      • N-Bomb
      • ozzz2002
        rxbigdawg
      • Sarah606
        srini701
        Sypher
      • szabs
      • themonarch
  •  =   have signed in at cbssports.com

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    #604774 - Sat Mar 12 2011 04:36 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
    toocool4u Offline
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    I'm in as well.
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    #604813 - Sat Mar 12 2011 09:07 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: toocool4u]
    gtho4 Offline

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    I can't see you over at CBS .. have you registered at cbssports.com ?

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    #605056 - Sun Mar 13 2011 05:24 PM Re: March Madness .. sign-up procedure [Re: gtho4]
    BxBarracuda Offline
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    Brackets are live, I think games we are picking start on Thursday 10 A.M. FT Time..


    Edited by BxBarracuda (Sun Mar 13 2011 05:25 PM)

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