Monday, Apr 3

Winter rules

North Carolina outlasted Gonzaga in Monday night's National Championship game. That was good news for the 9 Big Dancers that chose the Tar Heels and bad news for poor Sophie Flom and her Zags.

The UNC victory put third-ballot Spirit Lake (IA) Indian Hall of Famer Lance Winter (Atlantic Beach, FL) atop the Big Dance crowd, earning him $525 first the 1st place share (70%) of the $750 booty.

Dave "Oil Can" Kolpack (Fargo, ND) and Brody Buckmeier (Stewartville, MN) tied for 2nd place, splitting the combined 2nd and 3rd place earnings - good for $112.50 each.

Lance Winter

Final leaderboard

RANK BRACKET, OWNER R64 R32 S16 E8 F4 NCG CHAMPION TOTAL PCT
1
lancewinter, LANCEWINTER, Atlantic Beach, FL
230 160 200 160 160 320 UNC 1230 96.0
2*
Oil Can, dkolpack, Fargo, ND
260 200 120 160 160 320 UNC 1220 95.7
2*
espn80130122 1, Brody Buckmeier, Stewartville, MN
240 180 160 160 160 320 UNC 1220 95.7
4 250 220 80 160 160 320 UNC 1190 94.5
5 240 180 200 80 160 320 UNC 1180 94.1
6 280 200 120 80 160 320 UNC 1160 93.0
7 250 220 120 80 160 320 UNC 1150 92.5
8 270 160 120 80 160 320 UNC 1110 89.9
9 240 180 120 80 160 320 UNC 1100 89.2
10 270 220 120 160 320 0 Gonzaga 1090 88.4

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Monday, Mar 27

Final Four set; select Big Dancers poised for payout



Most of you - ok, us - have been eliminated. But not everyone. Some of us - ok, you - are still alive.

RANK BRACKET, OWNER R64 R32 S16 E8 F4 NCG CHAMPION PPR TOTAL PCT
1 260 220 160 240 0 0 Villanova 160 880 99.6
2* 250 220 200 160 0 0 Kansas 160 830 98.4
2* 290 180 200 160 0 0 Villanova 160 830 98.4
4 260 240 160 160 0 0 Villanova - 820 97.9
5 270 200 160 160 0 0 Villanova 160 790 92.7
6* 270 220 120 160 0 0 Gonzaga 640 770 90.4
6* 250 240 120 160 0 0 Villanova - 770 90.4
8 260 260 160 80 0 0 Villanova - 760 89.1
9* 230 160 200 160 0 0 UNC 480 750 87.6
9* 250 220 120 160 0 0 Arizona 160 750 87.6
11* 240 180 160 160 0 0 UNC 480 740 86.1
11* 260 200 120 160 0 0 UNC 480 740 86.1
13* 270 220 160 80 0 0 Arizona 160 730 84.1
13* 250 240 160 80 0 0 Kansas - 730 84.1
15* 220 220 120 160 0 0 Gonzaga 640 720 82.2
15* 280 160 120 160 0 0 Gonzaga 640 720 82.2
15* 260 180 120 160 0 0 Gonzaga 480 720 82.2
15* 260 220 160 80 0 0 UCLA - 720 82.2
                       
39* 250 180 120 80 0 0 Oregon 480 630 56.7


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Sunday, Mar 19

Duke Lost And That Is Really What Matters



Look, a Duke loss is a victory for truth, justice, and the American way. So congratulations, America.

The Big Dance '17 brackets are up and running. Except for those that took Villanova, Duke, and Minnesota (good one).

RANK BRACKET, OWNER R64 R32 S16 E8 F4 NCG CHAMPION PPR TOTAL PCT
1 260 260 0 0 0 0 Villanova 640 520 99.6
2* 240 260 0 0 0 0 Duke 680 500 97.9
2* 260 240 0 0 0 0 Villanova 600 500 97.9
4* 270 220 0 0 0 0 Gonzaga 1080 490 92.7
4* 270 220 0 0 0 0 Arizona 1000 490 92.7
4* 250 240 0 0 0 0 Kansas 920 490 92.7
4* 250 240 0 0 0 0 Kansas 920 490 92.7
4* 270 220 0 0 0 0 Kansas 920 490 92.7
4* 290 200 0 0 0 0 UCLA 920 490 92.7
4* 270 220 0 0 0 0 Duke 640 490 92.7
4* 250 240 0 0 0 0 Villanova 600 490 92.7


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1. Complete your bracket

Create your entry on the ESPN Tournament Challenge.

2. Pay your $10

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3. Hope. Pray. Lose.

You have a 1% chance. But I'm saying you have a chance.