Who Do You Think Will Win the 2010 NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament?

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The NCAA Selection Committee has just released the 65 teams chosen for the NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament.

NCAA March Madness Printable Tournament Brackets 2010 PDF
(click on link to download)

Congratulations to all the teams, and the Kansas Jayhawks for the overall #1 seed.

With the brackets announced, we’re ready to go with March Madness, so below are a few fun polls for you to answer. You can also share these with your friends by each poll or for the entire blog post. Please use the “Share” buttons as you see with each poll or at the bottom, respectively. You’ll only be able to vote once since the polls are blocked by cookies, unless you cheat and do some techie fix on your machine. As a result, I can leave some polls for the entire tournament! I will add more as results come in and new match ups appear, and close out some that no longer apply.

You can see the voting results by clicking on View Results for each poll. The first bunch of people will have to come back to see more meaningful results as the numbers pile up.

Pending numbers I get by late Wednesday, I will enter at least one bracket with some recommendations by the votes here. Call it guidance by the wisdom of crowds. You can play online at the NCAA site or at the ESPN site, among the many out there. Get info on each team with one-click via ESPN’s brackets page.

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To start, the biggest question is who will win? To keep things manageable and practical, I will limit it to the top 4 teams in each bracket and a few votes for lower ranked teams by ranking.

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Personally, I will use the results here by rank as a guide to construct some wallpapers for various schools in the upcoming weeks so there’s just a little at stake for me here.

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Of course, upsets are what makes March Madness so fun. So let’s start with the #1 teams.

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What about the #2 teams?

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And the top 4 teams (in each bracket) NOT making the Sweet 16?

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There is usually at least one #12 over #5 upset in the first round. You can pick as many answers as you think apply.

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How’s about the #10 and #11 team upsets?

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Any teams #13 and below you expect to win in the first round for a bigger upset?

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And let’s not forget the #8 and #9 teams which are the closest match-ups, but not always the closest games for some reason.

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Which #1 seed would you least like to see win?

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And to round out the business…

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Any other thoughts, advice or comments you’d like to share? Maybe a “Cinderella” team? There are too many teams for me to poll, and too vague a definition of how far one needs to go to be called a “Cinderella”. Maybe I can poll that later once a few team emerges, if a few team emerges.

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THANK YOU!

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Who Wants to See Taylor Swift in a Twilight Movie?

Taylors Swift (l) and Lautner (r)

So, singer Taylor Swift is dating Twilight New Moon werewolf star Taylor Lautner. She (Ms Swift) only blatantly hinted subtly in her Saturday Night Live (SNL) monologue on November 7 (2:42 to 2:55 in the video).

Now, I know Taylor is a name for both genders, like Kelly, but isn’t that kind of weird to be dating someone with your name?

Taylor (Lautner) seems to think (Extra Magazine). He stated that “It gets confusing definitely”.

Wait a minute, Taylor (Lautner). What gets confusing? When you or Taylor (Swift) talk to each other or call, to whom would you be referring except the other?

I’ll tell you one thing, though, aside from strange, it must sound narcissistic! To be talking endearingly as much as you  might in a relationship and having your name in the place of the other person’s name all the time. Imagine all the things you say to your significant other and put your name there. How weird would that sound, especially if you had a purely male or female name, which most of you have? You’d sound like you’re gay! Taylor and Taylor had better come up with some pet names for each other or else it’s going to be weird!

Any of you out there reading this have a spouse with the same name to share some insights?

Anyway, since Taylor’s been in a movie with Taylor before (Valentine’s Day, due out Feb 12 2010), which I believe was where they met, how’s about another one? How’s about Taylor Swift being in Twilight Eclipse or Breaking Dawn?

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(Aside: Hey, this poll feature in WordPress has SO improved since the last time I used it!!! Nice!!! You can share this with your friends now, too, apparently!)

Now, I don’t like Twilight myself. I make all the stuff for it on my blog because I know there’s a big fan base out there for it. I haven’t read a word of it or seen any of it, so I don’t know if there’s any classy and pansy characters for Taylor Swift to be. But we could always alter the story so that Jacob Black, Taylor Lautner’s character who’s on the short side of a love triangle with Bella Swan with Edward Cullen and doesn’t seem like he will get her, could dump Bella for Taylor Swift’s character.

Hey, they’ve already altered the story so Edward Cullen could have a boosted profile since Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward Cullen, has become an international heart throb. I had heard that somewhere with my TV on one night. I really don’t actually know.

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Maybe Taylor Swift could be a cute weregirl. Well, no. There’s no such thing. Cat girl? Still feline but gentler? Or maybe a succubus? Nah. Too naughty for Taylor’s classy and clean image.

By the way, who does Jacob Black eventually end up with anyway?

No worries about spoiling it for me. I have zero plans to watch of read Twilight. 🙂

Finally, what do you think of Taylor & Taylor as a couple, since I’m on a gossiping streak?

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Reiteration:
I really don’t follow Twilight or any of this teen stuff. I was making some Twilight New Moon posters for their fans out there so I had to learn about the characters to know a bit about the series. I also had recently seen and posted about Taylor Swift’s SNL video, where I learned she was dating the werewolf from Twilight. I even forgot his actor’s name was Taylor! It was only when I realized that that I had the idea for this post. In “confirming” Taylor was dating Taylor, a quick Internet search revealed some other facts I mentioned in this post. In other words, my research wrote the story after I had the initial idea. But I’ll be honest that I’m becoming quite the huge fan of Taylor… Swift. Total class act. Couldn’t care less for Lautner. 🙂

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