I’ve been told my web site is restored, but it is not working
for me. While Vlad the impaled is picking splinters from his bare chest,
I’ve elevated DEFCON levels to 2 (did you know the lower the DEFCON number the
more serious to situation, contrary to how it is depicted in movies… or at least
in War Games thirty freaking nine years ago. Oh Geez! Between that,
my site and my bracket, I can’t get much more depressed). You are welcome
to try my site, but you are not going to see anything there that isn’t in this
email as I have not been able to update.
Equally depressed are the people organizing Coach K’s
retirement gala. The cake is now stale, the punch flat. Even those
nasty mints in the center of the table have disintegrated to pastel colored
dust. But like the Energizer Bunny, Mike just keeps right on coaching.
Eleven sheets, more than a quarter of the entries, had Duke in the final four.
Joining Duke will be recent regular to the final four
Villanova. They eliminated a pesky Houston team. Another nine sheets
had Villanova in the final four. Don’t expect such high numbers today.
Only Susan Weldishofer can get the East region winner right if North Carolina
wins. She’s well back in the pack, but it will be interesting to see how
far she jumps up if they win. A bunch of teams have Kansas… but there is a
We have a new leader after day one of the Elite 8.
Katie Schwegman jumped into first by getting both Duke and Villanova. The
catch mentioned above is Katie has Miami picked to win the Midwest. It is
a one and only pick, and at this stage of the game could be a deal breaker for
everyone else. It is probably along shot, and a Kanas win will almost
certainly cost Katie her narrow four point lead. I think I know who Katie is
rooting for today.
The Douyere twins are tied for second. I have to credit
mark for having the confidence in his picks to enter identical sheets to this
point. His sheets do vary in the final four, so the twins will get
separated. But between having identical sheets and good picks, he’s set
himself up well to be in the money.
Braden Knight slipped to fourth as a result of the Villanova
win. But he remains the top sheet with Kansas as champion. So he is
not out of the running. David Woolums is fifth, but down to only Villanova
and will likely fall back today.
The final four picks get pretty ugly after about seventh
place with very few sheets having more than one team left, very few sheets
having their champion left. So I think the winner will come from this top
As for the $5 money back guarantee, we have a clubhouse
leader. Jay Robins has stopped accumulating points. If I were to
compare this pool to a round of golf, Jay only played nine while the rest of us
played eighteen. He stopped scoring points after the third round.
If Kansas wins today, Jay gets the money back guarantee. If Kansas loses,
then that honor will go to Jonathan Kim. All the suspense for the money
back guarantee will be wrapped up today.
And if you haven’t paid, I’ve left a message for my Uncle
Quedo. He’ll be getting in touch with you this week.