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2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge

Posted By: Otteralum

2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 03/11/17 10:46 PM

It's been 10 Years! Can you believe it?!

The tenth annual ACMB Message Board Challenge!! Challenge fellow message boarders in picking the winners in this year's NCAA Division I men's basketball championship tournament.

Are you ready?? Click the link below.

http://acmb.mayhem.cbssports.com

Once you create an account, you can use the link above to join the group and play. You will need your own unique ID and password. If asked for a group password, it's "martyrules."

Create up to 2 brackets under your name to compete against fellow message-boarders.

Rules for 2017:
Same as before. First 2 rounds have a bonus scoring system. The seed of the winner is added to the regular point total. Thus, a 12 seed would be worth 13 points in round 1 (1 point for 1st round win plus the seed). This should encourage some interesting picks for the first 2 rounds and make it harder for someone to win it all simply by picking the overall winner.

2008 Winner: klcman
2009 Winner: otteralum
2010 Winner: RonW
2011 Winner: klcman
2012 winner: doug
2013 Winner: ron
2014 Winner: Pugwash
2015 Winner: Pugwash
2016 Winner: clover
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 03/14/17 12:05 PM

Let's get er done, folks. 1 day remains....
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 03/18/17 02:31 PM

After the first rounds -- your leaderboard looks like this:

1. RonW (2)
2. Ron W
3. ron
4. carbunkle (2)
4. Pugwash
4. Shobo
7. Alvin
8. carbunkle
8. Otteralum (2)
10. ron (2)
Posted By: klcman

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 03/18/17 02:53 PM

Fake News wink
Posted By: azbob

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 03/18/17 04:38 PM

I always suspected! Thanks klc! Them dang Otters like to SLIDE!
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 03/20/17 11:54 AM

I simply report the news, I don't make it -- definitely not making anything happen this year. Now, Ron on the other hand....

Here's your leaders going into the Sweet 16.

1. RonW
2. RonW (2)
3. Shobo
4. Alvin
5. Graffice
5. carbunkle (2)
5, Pugwash
8. klcman
9. ron
10. carbunkle
Posted By: ronw

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 03/20/17 03:48 PM

After years of spending countless hours researching critical statistics such as RPI, conference wins, defensive and offensive efficiency in order not to embarrass myself as I participate in the esteem ACMB Challenge Bracket I decided to return to the time honored W.A.G. principle. At the very last minute before I submitted my bracket I incorporated the S.W.A.G. method which stands for Scientific Wild Ass Guess. Obliviously several of the top seeds in my bracket are not adhering to the S.W.A.G. philosophy
Posted By: klcman

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 03/21/17 12:05 AM

Apparently your SWAG methodology was slightly different than mine. Of course, if the B1G had won & lost as I picked them, rather than polar opposites.....my numbers would be significntly better!
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 03/25/17 03:58 PM

Your elite 8 Leaderboard -- methinks ronw has this one running away....

1. RonW
2. RonW (2)
3. Shobo
4. klcman
5. Graffice
5. carbunkle(2)
5. Pugwash
8. Alvin
9. ron
10. doug
10. clover(2)
10. Otter (2)
Posted By: klcman

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 03/25/17 05:19 PM

the fat lady is warming up in the green room......
Posted By: bobcat bill

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 03/26/17 02:50 AM

Quack Quack
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 03/27/17 04:28 PM

Final Four Standings. Looking at the brackets, we have a last minute upset brewing depending on how the semi-finals shape up.

1. RonW
2. RonW (2)
3. Shobo
4. klcman
5. Graffice
6. Alvin
7. carbunkle (2)
7. Pugwash
9. doug
9. clover (2)
9. Otter (2)
Posted By: carbunkletrumpet

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 03/27/17 10:12 PM

I sent this to Shobo this afternoon and her comment was "as long as I beat KLCMan and Otter I am good with this"
Posted By: klcman

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 03/27/17 10:12 PM

Graffice for the win!! had my eye on this for awhile.....
Posted By: klcman

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 03/27/17 10:19 PM

Originally Posted by carbunkletrumpet
I sent this to Shobo this afternoon and her comment was "as long as I beat KLCMan and Otter I am good with this"


Well, that is now a given! However,I still get more wins! I claim Russian collusion in the counting!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 04/02/17 01:28 PM

well, based on the outcome last night, Graffice will wind up just short. He needed an Oregon upset. Congratulations to RonW, -- the front-runner from start to finish this year. Final tallies to be posted on Tuesday!
Posted By: klcman

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 04/02/17 02:06 PM

Welcome to the double winners club, Ron!
Posted By: ronw

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 04/02/17 11:03 PM

Klcman, thank you but my bracket has been hacked! I was assured by a certain chairman of a certain congressional intelligence committee that after meeting with unnamed sources my "real" bracket will be filled out and posted in the CBS ACMB Bracket Challenge as soon as the final buzzer sounds AFTER Monday's championship game. I can neither confirm or deny the leaked rumor that the "real" bracket will be comprised of perfect picks. Nostrovia!
Posted By: Otteralum

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 04/04/17 11:15 PM

Final standing, Russians notwithstanding....

1. RonW
2. Graffice
3. Alvin
4. RonW (2)
5. doug (2)
6. Otter
7. Shobo
8. carbunkle
9. klcman
10. klcman (2)
Posted By: ronw

Re: 2017 NCAA Message Board Challenge - 04/06/17 03:54 PM

Otter, thanks for once again putting the ACMB bracket together. As always itís fun, probably a little more fun for me this year. Iíll be on San Pedro the last week of July and happy to buy a Belikin for anyone who will be there. Ron
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