Obama Ahead of 96.8% of ESPN Brackets After Sweet 16, But Could Fall Fast!

President Barack Obama

Please click here to see how Obama’s Barackets is doing after the Elite 8.

Despite many candidates vying for the role of Cinderella in the 2011 March Madness tournament, President Barack Obama’s Barackets remain super strong after the Sweet 16. The Barackets is still ahead of 96.8% of some 6 million ESPN Tournament Challenge entries because of the excellent upsets da Prez picked in the first and second rounds. However, the Barackets are now reliant only on Kansas, who the POTUS had picked to win it all.

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Half of 2010 Brackets Busted with #1 Overall Kansas Ousted by Northern Iowa and Other Big Upsets

The 2010 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness, has just flaunted its reputation and showed why it has its nickname.

Overall #1 Kansas Jayhawks just got ousted by the Northern Iowa Panthers. In the ESPN brackets, 42.2% picked Kansas to win it all so their brackets are all but busted.

Sadly, that includes my brackets and President Barack Obama’s Barackets. Obama went from having 1,520 potential points remaining last night to 720 in about 18 hours!

With another 2.2% picking Villanova to go all the way, 1.6% picking Georgetown and 0.3% picking New Mexico. Add together the other teams picked by people to win it all and you’ve basically have half the brackets all but busted since picking the winner is worth 320 points on its own! The only way these brackets can have any chance of winning would be if the other #1 and #2 teams start falling really fast!

And remember, I’m only reporting part way through Day 1 of 2 in the second round!

Congratulations to the University of Northern Iowa Panthers and other teams upsetting so far!

I LOVE THIS TOURNAMENT!!!

Even when my brackets get busted…

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

Please click here to see President Obama’s 2010 Barackets, and get analysis after Round 2

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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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NHL, AHL, WHL, OHL, QMJHL, NWHL Hockey Fans Facebook Friends Tagging Challenge

I created these tagging challenges for fans of North American hockey, or people who know lots of those fans. The tagging challenges can be done on Facebook, MySpace, LiveJournal or other platforms where you can tag people on pictures.

The idea is to see how diverse is the group of hockey fans you know, and how does that compare to your fellow hockey loving friends. It’s no fun if everybody supported the team you supported, you know!

Pick a Facebook tagging meme of your choice based on the leagues below:

Tag one person you know whose favourite team is represented by the team logo. It has to be that person’s favourite team as you can’t tag a person twice on the same photo.

How many teams can you tag? And how does this compare to your friends who might have done this same challenge?

Here’s how to get these graphics for your tagging fun:

  • Click on a picture below to get it at full size.
  • Right click on that picture and save to your computer.
  • Upload it to your Facebook profile.
  • Tag your friends!

Fancy yourself quite the social sports fan, or this isn’t your sport? Try the same Facebook tagging challenges for:

Please click here for a complete list of over 100 Facebook picture tagging memes on this site with which you can use for fun with your friends.

Enjoy!

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Soccer and Rugby Fans Facebook Friends Tagging Challenge

I created these tagging challenges for fans of North American, English and Aussie rules rubgy, or people who know lots of those fans. The tagging challenges can be done on Facebook, MySpace, LiveJournal or other platforms where you can tag people on pictures.

The idea is to see how diverse is the group of soccer/rugby fans you know, and how does that compare to your fellow soccer/rugby loving friends. It’s no fun if everybody supported the team you supported, you know!

  • Pick a Facebook tagging meme of your choice based on the leagues below: Major League Soccer (MLS), Rugby Super League (RSL) and National Rugby League (NRL).
  • Tag one person you know whose favourite team is represented by the team logo. It has to be that person’s favourite team as you can’t tag a person twice on the same photo.
  • How many teams can you tag? And how does this compare to your friends who might have done this same challenge?

Here’s how to get these graphics for your tagging fun:

  • Click on a picture below to get it at full size.
  • Right click on that picture and save to your computer.
  • Upload it to your Facebook profile.
  • Tag your friends!

Fancy yourself quite the social sports fan, or this isn’t your sport? Try the same Facebook tagging challenges for:

Please click here for a complete list of over 100 Facebook picture tagging memes on this site with which you can use for fun with your friends.

Enjoy!