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2008 NCAA : Bracket Search / Preliminary Bracket
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From: MSN NicknameT-o-r-s-t-e-n  (Original Message)Sent: 3/17/2008 4:08 PM
Below is the early form version of the bracket as a point of reference.  It includes the Play-in game and leaves that final spot open in the top left or first game of the bracket below. 
 
I'm looking for a more interactive form to use as our bracket however. 
 
I'm not sure one exists, and we might just resort to listing the games out manually and picking so that we can all see each other's picks and not rely on any one person having to grade them all via email or something.  And of course sparing everyone from filling a bracket out, then scanning it and pasting it here, though that would probably be the coolest way to do it, presuming there is no interactive way to do it online. 
 
I suppose we could type one out and then post it here so we would get the visual stimulation of a completed bracket.
 
Anyone know of an interactive one anyway?  Or how to create one?
 
 
 
 
2008 Men's Viewable Bracket


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 Message 3 of 17 in Discussion 
From: BatmanSent: 3/17/2008 4:17 PM
Does this work?

http://q8.nytimes.com/pages/sports/ncaabasketball/bracket/men/index.html

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 Message 4 of 17 in Discussion 
From: BatmanSent: 3/17/2008 4:19 PM
Or worst case, we could just join a group, like CBS Sportsline, send out invites to players via email and play that way.





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 Message 5 of 17 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameT-o-r-s-t-e-nSent: 3/17/2008 4:22 PM
should we join a group then?  is cbs good? 
 
i've never done an online bracket before

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 Message 6 of 17 in Discussion 
From: BatmanSent: 3/17/2008 4:25 PM
CBS is pretty good. You set up your own group, then set your own rules and scoring system. After it is established, you can send out the invites.

Never? Seriously? Not even ESPN or anything?

Be right back. Running to the store.

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 Message 7 of 17 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameT-o-r-s-t-e-nSent: 3/17/2008 4:27 PM
yup, never
 
I just fill in the bracket manually in a couple different office pools and pools of friends
 
but never an online just-for-fun type thing

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 Message 8 of 17 in Discussion 
From: BatmanSent: 3/17/2008 4:31 PM
I'm setting it up now on CBS Sportsline.



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 Message 9 of 17 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameT-o-r-s-t-e-nSent: 3/17/2008 4:33 PM
ok cool...i started one too (i got to the invite players part), but i'll yield to you if you want

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 Message 10 of 17 in Discussion 
From: realityczechSent: 3/17/2008 4:34 PM
Bat's definitely got the right idea.
Sportsline or Yahoo offers free groups, and it'll keep track of winners and everything for us, it's the simplest option, and won't cost anybody time tallying up results and settling disputes (I totally picked Winthrop and not New Mexico St, can't you see the circle??!!, etc..)

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 Message 11 of 17 in Discussion 
From: BatmanSent: 3/17/2008 4:42 PM
It's cool if you want to go ahead and finish up your group Tort.

We'll just send our email addy's to you that way you can add players. And if some people are skeptical in terms of emails, there is a function that CBS has to add offline players as well.





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 Message 12 of 17 in Discussion 
From: BatmanSent: 3/17/2008 4:43 PM
" (I totally picked Winthrop and not New Mexico St, can't you see the circle??!!, etc..)"

Always used to happen in the office pools. Without a doubt.



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 Message 13 of 17 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameT-o-r-s-t-e-nSent: 3/17/2008 4:45 PM
it makes no difference to me who heads up the group at CBS
 
so if you'd like to do it and have already begun the work, then by all means you can continue
 
if you'd rather not, then I can return to what I was doing there and craft the group
 
up to you! 

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 Message 14 of 17 in Discussion 
From: BatmanSent: 3/17/2008 4:47 PM
I got it.



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 Message 15 of 17 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameT-o-r-s-t-e-nSent: 3/17/2008 4:48 PM
ok that's cool

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 Message 16 of 17 in Discussion 
From: MSN NicknameSmigChickSent: 3/17/2008 7:54 PM
Is there another link I'm supposed to go to? I've sent you an email, Batty.

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From: MSN NicknameBekka2364Sent: 3/17/2008 8:43 PM
K going to do it when I get home tonight, work piled on, but im so in!

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