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March Madness 2017

edited March 9 in Main
Yes, this is a safe place for endurance enthusiasts - however, even the least 'baller' of us (i.e. me) can appreciate the excitement of March Madness. Last year, we had 25 entrants in the 'TRS Triathlon'* group of the ESPN Tournament Challenge, and the trash talk continued throughout the tourney.

It's free to sign up, and easy to choose. You can even have your teams auto-picked for you, based on ranking, then go back and edit what you want. You can choose to get an email when the teams have been selected on Sunday, as a reminder to get in your picks. I know I need more robot email in my life, don't you??

So click here to head on over and sign up (use password 'TRS'), and get your trash talk engines all revved up. I've already thought up at least 3 mildly unpleasant things to say about @ItsShug , and while I won't actually have the balls to post em you can be sure they're real dandies.

Now let's make it interesting: if we get 50 people signed up in the group, I'll throw in a $20USD Amazon gift card for the winner of our group. How do you like those apples? LET'S GET IT ON!!



*At the risk of legal action from @TRS_tri , I'm going to leave the name as is
Note: this is not an affiliate/commission thing, I just really like crushing you all with my superior quasi-random picks
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    Oh - and of course, the winner will also receive a shiny new TriRoost trophy worth 20 big ones (1 point = 1 'big one').
    randygriffM_Ware
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    We'll see if Auto-pick can defeat you.
    AaronWebsteyellsworth53t
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    IanL said:

    We'll see if Auto-pick can defeat you.

    Yeah, it probably will actually
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    Which ever team has those new Nike shoes will probably have an advantage.
    AaronWebstey
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    Thunderthighs420 gonna roll the competition.
    AaronWebsteyellsworth53t
    Yay Sports! :#
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    edited March 9
    I only have love for Space Jam. Let's try this.








    AaronWebsteysimonsen77KenElPescadoPeladojimmymstevenson
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    edited March 9
    I may jump in. Here is my NCAA pick history 2000 to 2014.

    "The only school I recognize here is Gonzaga. They're a mid seed maybe they'll pull off one upset."

    *Gonzaga loses to a lower or near match seed.*

    2015 "Eff this. I'm tired of the one team I know about losing."

    *Gonzaga has best tournament ever.*

    Double eff this.
    AaronWebsteyMattM_WareKenElPescadoPeladoCraig D
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    @Brent_R ha, I think about 85% of Canadians (including me) have used that strategy.
    Craig D
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    Wait, so I can't actually fill out a bracket yet? All the teams haven't been selected? I know nothing about this process. I shall crush you all.
    M_WareGasBomb
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    Wait, so I can't actually fill out a bracket yet? All the teams haven't been selected? I know nothing about this process. I shall crush you all.

    This is exactly the kind of uninformed enthusiasm that is the hallmark of the TriRoost March Madness bracket. Be more like this, everyone.

    Yeah, I think the teams get finalized on Sunday. I told the system to email me when picks are due. I think you get until Tues or Wed, if I remember right, after the teams are announced.
    M_WareGrantInSLC
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    Yeah, I told them not to remind me. And auto fill my bracket. I'll send you my address for the gift card in May when I remember people still play basketball.
    AaronWebstey
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    11 signed up already - keep em coming!
    KenElPescadoPelado
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    Brent_R said:

    I may jump in. Here is my NCAA pick history 2000 to 2014.

    "The only school I recognize here is Gonzaga. They're a mid seed maybe they'll pull off one upset."

    *Gonzaga loses to a lower or near match seed.*

    2015 "Eff this. I'm tired of the one team I know about losing."

    *Gonzaga has best tournament ever.*

    Double eff this.

    Wait, I thought Gonzaga was a type of cheese...
    AaronWebsteyKenElPescadoPeladoBrent_Rkjrunnin
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    Reminder, last year's results can be accessed here. @jakesaunders destroyed us all (and #sworry to @College_Tri for the heartbreaking final couple rounds).


    KenElPescadoPelado
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    I feel very upset that I didn't make the top 27 last year.
    AaronWebsteyKenElPescadoPeladokjrunnin
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    I didn't watch one college basketball game last year, and don't plan on it this year. Hoping random picks and luck are on my side again!
    KenElPescadoPeladoAaronWebsteykjrunnin
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    This is starting to look a whole lot like a lottery ... optional donations my newly-created Hen House Foundation are encouraged!

    Just kidding please do not send me your money
    IanLKenElPescadoPeladokjrunnin
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    My online life is so random, I wait to see what my screen icon will be. Oh wait, that's actually laziness.
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    I never win, but always join every bracket challenge I am invited to join. I guess this counts as an invite, so I'm in.
    AaronWebstey
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    I never win, but always join every bracket challenge I am invited to join. I guess this counts as an invite, so I'm in.

    That's the spirit! Yes!
    jimmymstevenson
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    I joined just to pad the numbers so someone can win that gift card because I'm bad at sports and equally bad at trash talking.
    AaronWebsteysimonsen77KenElPescadoPeladojimmymstevenson
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    I support @jimmymstevenson and @balsdorf , so I'm in.
    AaronWebsteyjimmymstevenson

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    I don't follow basketball at all. I can't wait to win and stick it in everyone's face. Like those people who win the lottery and say..This is the first ticket I ever bought.
    AaronWebsteyM_WareKenElPescadoPelado
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    edited March 10
    I freakin' love basketball. I've basketballed many more hours of my life than triathloned.
    I used to use Nate Silver as a guide for picking my bracket, but we saw how well that asshole did at picking elections this year.
    simonsen77M_WareAaronWebsteyTad_MachrowiczkjrunninJennifer Post
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    edited March 11
    I know SFA about hoops and came second last year. I don't even know what channel it's on.

    Y'all should play.

    And Silver's team never have Trump a zero chance of winning. They went to pains to explain that the odds indicated he might win. It's like saying there is a 0.1% chance @AaronWebstey wins Kona this year. If they run the race 1000 times in parallel dimensions, he might win one. Probably the one where cheap whiskey is a PED.
    AaronWebsteysimonsen77Tad_MachrowiczkjrunninJennifer Post
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    You heard it here first, folks - @Martin picked me to win Kona! Guess I better start training.
    MartinTad_Machrowiczkjrunnin
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    You heard it here first, folks - @Martin picked me to win Kona! Guess I better start training.

    I think he recommended you just keep drinking.
    simonsen77MartinAaronWebsteyTad_Machrowiczkjrunnin
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    "Join my March Madness bracket, or I shall release the AardvarKracken!!"


    AaronWebsteyTad_MachrowiczCraig DkjrunninMattGasBomb
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    I freakin' love basketball. I've basketballed many more hours of my life than triathloned.
    I used to use Nate Silver as a guide for picking my bracket, but we saw how well that asshole did at picking elections this year.

    Luckily, no teams from Russia in the bracket so I'll trust Nate's picks over my usual method of choosing based on mascots.

    M_WareAaronWebsteysimonsen77
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    We're about half way to 50 entries with a few days to go! I won't be too sticky about hitting 50 right on, but it would be nice to get a bit closer. Get on 'the book' (as I'm pretty sure the kids like to call it) share this post, and predict your impending domination despite hilariously little basketball knowledge.

    Or hell, just make sure you fill your own bracket. We all know I'm not going to back out on the prize at this point. #businessman #ceo #marketing #hardball

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=995887697211053&id=907003772766113

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