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2023 NCAA College Basketball March Madness
An SI Board Since February 2023
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Emcee:  Jeffrey S. Mitchell Type:  Moderated
Welcome to the 25th annual March Madness thread! This year's challenge for Silicon Investor members (and their family and friends) will be, once again, on the CBS Sportsline site.

1. To access the pool (when available), click here [note that Sportsline has retained the "si2004" ID from years past]: si2004.mayhem.cbssports.com

Our group password is: si2008 [retained from 15 years ago]

2. If you have don't have a Sportsline account, you will be prompted on how to create one.

Important Note: If you wish to remain totally anonymous, you should either register using an anonymous e-mail account, or, after accessing the pool home page, click on "Options" then "Personal" to control what information about you gets revealed to others in the pool.

3. Scoring will be 1 point for the first round, 2 for the second, 4 for the third (Sweet 16), 8 for fourth (Elite 8), 16 for the fifth (Final 4), and 32 for the championship game. A bonus will also be added equal to the number of the winning seed. For example, in round three if you correctly choose a 9 seed to beat a 3 seed then you get 4 points (for a round three winner) + 9 points (for the seed) = 13 total points.

4. If you use a name different from your SI ID, please indicate here which person is you.

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BTW, the odds of guessing all 63 games correctly is 1 in 9.25 quintillion!

Good luck!

- Jeff

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All Time Standings by Year:
1999 (out of 35): 1. Jonah123, 2. Bob047, 3. Henry Volquarsden, 4. richris
2000 (out of 19): 1. Jeff Mitchell , 2. Patrick Slevin 3. Denis Guenette, 4. Tom C
2001 (out of 22): 1. Robert Fisher, 2. Mike Skyy, 3. Mike Chen, 4. Heyward Hodges
2002 (out of 15): 1. Kerry Carmichael, 2. J. Conley, 3. Denis Guenette, 4. Scott Edwards
2003 (out of 14): 1. Buckey, 2. Kerry Carmichael, 3. Michael Skyy, 4. Denis Guenette
2004 (out of 25): 1. Jeff's Son, 2. Tom C, 3. Jeff Mitchell, 4. Salesperson
2005 (out of 18): 1. Jeff Mitchell, 2. Tom C, 3. Kevin Podsiadlik, 4. Jeff's son
2006 (out of 14): 1. PlayItDown™, 2. (Blank), 3. Buckey, 4. Kevin Podsiadlik
2007 (out of 20): 1. J Conley, 2. Michael Skyy, 3. Jim Mack, 4. Tom C
2008 (out of 19): 1. Stuffed Quahog, 2. Salesperson, 3. Tom C, 4. Bill
2009 (out of 25): 1. mike sky, 2. Jeff Mitchell, 3. PlayItDown™, 4. Augustus Gloop
2010 (out of 20): 1. mike sky, 2. Big Mackey, 3. PlayItDown™, 4. tomc_si
2011 (out of 20): 1. Bill, 2. Tom C, 3. SE, 4. Sam Snead
2012 (out of 20): 1. Jim Raynor (son of longnshort), 2. Augustus Gloop, 3. Jeff's son, 4. KJC
2013 (out of 23): 1. Jim M, 2. Augustus Gloop, 3. Tom C, 4. Leslie Hanson
2014 (out of 22): 1. J Conley, 2. Jeff Mitchell, 3. Jim M, 4. Jeff's son
2015 (out of 22): 1. Leslie Hanson, 2. Caly, 3. Mike Skyy, 4. Bob Newton
2016 (out of 21): 1. Jeff Mitchell, 2. mike Skyy, 3. Gloop Jr, 4. longnshort
2017 (out of 19): 1. Sam Adams, 2. Gloop Jr, 3. Augustus Gloop, 4. Kerry C
2018 (out of 23): 1. Jeff's son, 2. James L, 3. Buckey, 4. salesperson
2019 (out of 19): 1. Augustus Gloop, 2. Jeff's son, 3. Gloop's son, 4. Michelino
2020 Tournament canceled by Covid-19. Jeff declares himself the winner... because why not?
2021 (out of 14): 1. Jane G, 2. Thomas M, 3. Jeff's son, 4. Gloop's son
2022 (out of 15): 1. Bill, 2. Kevin, 3. Bucky, 4. Jeff's son
2023 (out of 16): 1. Thomas M, 2. Augustus Gloop, 3. Gloop, Jr., 4. Bonefish

Most wins: Jeff Mitchell (3)
Most Final Fours: Tom C (8); Jeff's son (8)

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Boards from years past:
1999: Subject 26408; 2000: Subject 33883; 2001: Subject 50948; 2002: Subject 52504; 2003: Subject 53458; 2004: Subject 54619; 2005: Subject 55531; 2006: Subject 56441; 2007: Subject 57018; 2008:Subject 57400; 2009: Subject 57680; 2010: Subject 57966; 2011: Subject 58154; 2012: Subject 58585; 2013:Subject 59110; 2014: Subject 59372; 2015: Subject 59582; 2016: Subject 59664; 2017: Subject 59822; 2018: Subject 59937; 2019: Subject 60015; 2020: Subject 60097; 2021: Subject 60219; 2022: Subject 60298
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359The 2024 Board is here: Subject 60387 - JeffJeffrey S. Mitchell-March 17
358Whats up for thisnyearBuckey-March 17
357Hey! I got a participation trophy...... so thereAugustus Gloop-4/6/2023
356When you win, everyone is gunning for you the next year. That is my excuse this Bill-4/6/2023
355I think you've repeated in the basement among other thingsAugustus Gloop-4/5/2023
354True, it's very hard to repeat.Bill-4/5/2023
353I heard today that there's some guy that bet every underdog in every game foEL KABONG!!!-4/5/2023
352You had no chance before the games even started lol [youtube video]Augustus Gloop-4/5/2023
351Congrats Tom. I knew I had no chance after I noticed you had the same winner, buBill-4/5/2023
350Thanks! TomThomas M.14/5/2023
349Thomas M, Congratulations on your stellar win for 2023! We both had Alabama anPineValley24/4/2023
348And casinos.Bill-4/4/2023
347A whopping 15 people were detained for celebrating too violently after UConn'Jeffrey S. Mitchell-4/4/2023
346You are right. I have no excuse. And when you don't have an excuse for yoursJeffrey S. Mitchell-4/4/2023
345But...but... Jeff. You gotta pick them! LOLBonefish-4/4/2023
344I don't think they said often enough that Clingan is a true Freshman! ThoughJeffrey S. Mitchell-4/4/2023
343Having Clingan as your backup center is an embarassment of riches. He might be Thomas M.-4/4/2023
342#5 for the UConn men. #16 for the men and women combined... since 1991. That'Jeffrey S. Mitchell-4/4/2023
341You mean root for the little brother that Bobby used to beat up lol? - JeffJeffrey S. Mitchell-4/3/2023
340Congrats! How does it feel to root for Bobby Hurley's brother. ;-) TomThomas M.-4/3/2023
339The truck obviously had to back up and finish the job. SDSU would just not stop Jeffrey S. Mitchell-4/3/2023
338A four possession (12 point) game with two minutes left. If UConn holds the ballJeffrey S. Mitchell-4/3/2023
337This may be a game where SDSU's only lead is a buzzer beater. - JeffJeffrey S. Mitchell-4/3/2023
336SDSU is only down 12. That being said, UConn typically heats up in the second haJeffrey S. Mitchell-4/3/2023
335SDSU run over by a truckBonefish-4/3/2023
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