So, with the opening weekend out of the way, all I can say is this:
Y'all what chose Ohio State to win it all are lucky lucky lucky. Iowa State wuz robbed. Robbed, I says.
Jason LaRue's 8th Concussion (Derek), Joshuar9476, Graham's SEC Bias (Graham), and Spirit of Barry Larkin (Brian somebody) are currently sitting just one point out of the money, in a big ol' tie for 6th. Those currently in the money for prizes:
4th place tie: Proslambanomenos (David somebody) and Matthew Brown's Bracket, at 76 points each. Matthew, unfortunately, has lost half of his final four, so the outlook is a bit grim. If the tournament ended today, I'd owe you each a beer. Oh, and David, fuck you for making me type that bracket name out.
2nd place tie: Kris G's Outstanding Bracket and Farney's Fantastic Shim Cock. I hope there is not a tie for 2nd, as I do not feel like singing two fight songs. On the other hand, I never tire of typing Farney's Fantastic Shim Cock. Or for that matter, of Farney's Fantastic Shim Cock itself.
1st Place: BK is Awesome. Apparently so. Bastard picked Duke, so he is destined to fall hard.
Pulling up the rear, in grand fashion: BBB's Poopy Flavored Lollipops. Now, I realize that anyone who picks Butler to win it all is only half serious, but damn, son. Teams should pay you to pick their opponents. 3 of his final four are out, and he has a maximum possible score of just 82, easily the worst in the field. Even Crolf Daddy, who got drunk and forgot to pick a champion, has a brighter outlook. There may need to be a Boobie Prize for this. Any suggestions?