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  • Issue # 10.4.1 “Close Doesn’t Count”

    Posted on March 29th, 2015 - 3:30 am Scott No comments

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    Saturday, March 29, 2015

    OLD HAT FOR BADGERS & WILDCATS

     Will I Ever Win This leads by 8; only 8 can win it all 

    The Happy Couple

    The Happy Couple

    CERRITOS, CA/CHINO HILLS, CA (smt)- Why Chino Hills?  Well, it has finally happened as my esteemed co-admin and co-creator of this pool, The Mighty Mobelfakta, has finally found someone to spend the rest of his life with and we couldn’t be happier.  Myself (’02 champ Gold Fabone) and my wife SpAva, our current leader Will I Ever Win This, last year’s champ Badzy (David’s sister), ’95 champ Bix Pix, Bramlet Aberchrombie and his wife (’99 champ Shary Bobbins), former players Jayloc and Uthpope, and The Flying Elvi were there to celebrate.  It was a wonderful ceremony and a great reception.  And it ended early enough for those to listen to the 2nd half of a Badger-Wildcat match that was dominated long-range by #1W-Wisconsin.  Helped by #2W-Arizona weirdly playing for the next possession despite being down by 5 and less than a minute to go that ended in a shot clock beating 3 by Wisconsin, the Badgers reached the Final Four for the 2nd straight year, beating the Wildcats in the Region Final for the 2nd straight year, 85-78.  Wisconsin hit 10 3’s in the 2nd half led by Sam Dekker’s 5 including two daggers in the last two minutes.  The Badgers missed 5 free throws in the last five minutes yet Arizona didn’t foul but allowed 30+ seconds to run off the clock each time.

    In the second game, #3MW-Notre Dame gave undefeated #1MW-Kentucky everything they got but couldn’t build their lead bigger than 6 with 5:22 left.  The Wildcats slowly chipped away and didn’t panic as they calmly scored the last four points in the last 2:36 to stun the Irish, 68-66, to reach the Final Four for the 2nd straight year (4th straight time doing it (did not qualify in 2013)).  John Calipari has now led the only 3 teams with 38 wins (2 with Kentucky, 1 with Memphis) and could set a record of 39 with a Final Four win Saturday.  It’ll be interesting to see if Kentucky is now wounded with the close call or inspired and will finish the Final Four with ease.

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  • Let’s hear it for the boy

    Posted on March 28th, 2015 - 8:47 am Scott No comments

    My co-admin is getting hitched today so all eyes are on that — and of course, the ceremony and reception will end at 4 pm, meaning he’ll spare us from a boring, strategic first half of AZ-Wisc. and in time to catch a more than likely exciting finish at the bar.  With a late night for me (unrelated) as an upaid worker, likely Friday’s update will be combined with today’s update late tonight.  But you can still check out the latest standings and possibilities.  Congrats, my friend!

    Edit: For the 35 depressed you were eliminated, check see if you’re still alive for the Bonus.