Quote of the Day: “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” –John Wooden
It’s time for a special edition of Thursday Pickin, the first round of the NCAA Basketball tournament. I’ll open a new post for pickin at the conclusion of each round. The TB tech staff doesn’t know how to post a bracket that can be written on, but I can link one up for you to look at. So I will. Post your Round One winners in the comments section. I’ll reward the winners of each round and eventually the winner of the entire tournament pickin. You get one point per win, no matter the round. Post your four day weekend playlist for the love of music only–no bonus. Also, in this first round, post your final 4 picks and your champion in a separate pickin contest altogether.
My Round One Winners for Thursday and Friday:
Midwest–Louisville, Ohio State, Arizona, Wake Forest, Dayton, Kansas, Boston College, Michigan St,
East–Pitt, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Xavier, UCLA, Villanova, Texas, Duke
West–Connecticut, Tex A&M, Purdue, Miss. State, Marquette, Missouri, Cal, Memphis
South–North Carolina, LSU, Illinois, Gonzaga, Arizona State, Syracuse, Clemson, Oklahoma
Final Four–Duke, Kansas, Connecticut, Syracuse
Some hoops watchin tunes–
Midwest–Authority Song–John Mellencamp
East–Foreplay/Long Time–Boston (throw in Smokin too for the missing G)
West–Furnace Fan–Robert Earl Keen
South–Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again–Bob Dylan
Detroit Rock City–Kiss
Midwest — Louisville; Siena, Arizona, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Kansas, USC, Michigan State
West — U Conn, BYU, Purdue, Miss. State, Marquette, Missouri, Maryland, Memphis
East — Pitt, Okla. St., Wisconsin, Xavier, VCU, Nova, Texas, Duke
South — UNC, Butler, W. Kentucky, Gonzaga, Temple, Syracuse, Clemson, Oklahoma
I will be playing the role of Zeek today:
So I get the same amount of credit for picking a #1 seed over a #16 seed as I get for picking the national champion?? That sucks. The BBRP will be up in Jackson if that stupid rule costs me the title.
My score keeping software is pretty basic. Sorry.
Or, to give you the answer I’d have given Zeek, just quit whinin and pick.
Final four — Louisville, Memphis, Pitt, UNC
Champ — UNC
Mid West – Lville, Ohio St, Arizona, Wake, West VA, Kansas, USC, MIch St
West – U Conn, A&M, Purdue, Miss St, Marquette, Mizzo, Maryland, Memphis
East – Pitt, Tenn, Wisconsin, Portland St, UCLA, Villanova, Minnesota, Duke
South – UNC, Butler, Illinois, Gonzaga, AZ St, Syracuse, Clemson, Okla.
U Conn/UNC/Mich St/Pitt
Champ – Pitt
Final 4 – Louisville, Duke, Memphis, UNC
Champ – Memphis
Elevation – U2
Get Up – REM
Because I Got High – Afroman
Jump – Van Halen
Such Great Heights – Ben Folds, cover of The Postal Service original
sweet list Rockstar
I got a basketball Jones
UNC, Duke, UCONN, Louisville
Fire – Ohio Players
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
So What – Pink
Just Dance – Lady GaGa
Jump Around….House of Pain…..pack it up, pack it in…let me begin, i came to win…battle me that’s a sin….
Midwest–Louisville, Ohio State, Utah, Wake Forest, WVU, Kansas, USC, Michigan St,
East–Pitt, Tennessee, FSU, Xavier, VCU, Villanova, Minn, Duke
West–Connecticut, Tex A&M, Purdue, Miss. State, Marquette, Missouri, Terps, Memphis
South–North Carolina, LSU, WKU, Gonzaga, Arizona State, Syracuse, Mich, Oklahoma
Final Four–Duke, Memphis, U of L, Gonzaga
opps Champ – Mempis
you put a lot of effort in to that, didn’t you coach?
We could call TJ’s entry an efficient use of time and brain power.
Midwest= Louisville, Siena, Utah, Cleveland St., Dayton, Kansas, Boston College, Michigan State
West= UConn, Texas A&M, Purdue, Washington, Marquette, Missouri, Maryland, Memphis
East= Pitt, Oklahoma St., Wisconsin, Xavier, UCLA, Villanova, Minnesota, Duke
South= UNC, LSU, W. Kentucky, Gonzaga, Temple, Syracuse, Michigan, Oklahoma
The Contenders-The Kinks
Cissy Strut- The Meters
Short People-Randy Newman
You Can’t Always Get What You Want- Rolling Stones
My final four: UNC, Memphis, UCLA, Michigan State
National Champs: UNC
Already getting forgetful are you, Irvine? That should not be happening to you just yet ….
I’ve got plenty of reasons. Between work and my habitual killing of brain cells it happens.
East- Pitt, Okla. St., FSU, Xavier, UCLA, Nova, Texas, Duke
South- UNC, LSU, W. KY, Gonzaga, ASU, Syracuse, Michigan, Oklahoma,
MidWest- L’ville, Siena, Arizona, WAke, West Va, Kansas, Mich. St
West- Conn, BYU, Purdue, WAsh, Utah St, Misou, Maryland, Memphis
Final 4- Michigan St, Memphis, Duke, UNC
I can’t say much – I didn’t pick a final winner either but will now.
UNC – Champs again – although I hate to say it.
Then again, I had a certain feeling about Oklahoma which I did not put anywhere.
Final Song – Rollercoaster – Ohio Players
Two songs for the finals:
Semis- Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2-Pink Floyd
Final-Burning Down the House- Talking Heads
MIDWEST – LV, Siena, Arizona, WF, WV, N Dak St, So Cal, Mich St
WEST – Uconn, A&M, Purdont, Wash, Utah St, Mizzou, Cal, Memphis St
EAST – Pitt, Ok St, Fla St, Port St, VCU, Nova, Texas, Duke
SOUTH – UNC, Butler, W KY, Gonzaga, Temple, Cuse, Clem, Morgan St
FINAL FOUR – Louisville, Pitt, Memphis St, UNC
CHAMP – PITT
Memphis – 20.5
Cal – 1.5
Northern Iowa +8.5
MS State +6
Wake Forrest, Pitt, Memphis, UNC
VCU and Siena are gonna make runs and so are BYU and Gonzaga.
Did Quail’s old a*s just quote House of Pain??
Hey MD(and TB) go F**K yourselves…………..
Are you done? I hear it doesn’t take ya’ll very long.
Final Four- Louisville, Memphis, Pitt, and UNC
Holy Sh*t, I just noticed Sweet and I have same Final Four and Champ picks so you can hang that scenario up!!
Zeek – where’s the music man?
MW–Louisville, Ohio St, Utah, Wake, WV, Kansas, USC, Mich St
East-Pitt, OK St, FSU, Xavier, UCLA, Villanova, TX, Duke
West–Conn, A&M, Purdue, Wash, Marquette, Missouri, Maryland, Memphis
South–UNC, Butler, Illinois, Gonzaga, AZ St, Syracuse, Clemson, Oklahoma
Final Four–Duke, Louisville, Gonzaga, Memphis
Songlist–Obscure Baptist Hymnal Treasures as performed by Floyd Cramer
You’re right JLou, my bad. I’ll select my tunes according to region.
East- Janie’s Got a Gun- Aerosmith
Midwest- I Fight Authority- John Mellencamp
West- Stone in Love- Journey
South-Melissa- Allman Bros.
Bonus Pick: What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been- Grateful Dead
You mean, Truckin’ Zeek?
thanks for posting my picks for me TB, but in order for Louisville to win it all, they must, according to my understanding of the March Madness rules, also be in the final four.
Who is this Truckin’ Zeek guy?? Obviously a poser and imposter.
Yes Irvinne Red, that is what I meant, a faux paus on my part that can be blamed on haste.
The nerd in me couldn’t help myself, Zeek.
Zeek you are a faux paus
Do you really want to start with me BOY? ^_ ^