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2024 NCAA College Basketball March Madness
An SI Board Since February 2024
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Emcee:  Jeffrey S. Mitchell Type:  Moderated
Welcome to the 26th 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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448Koan explained that the WNBA players are jealous of her. But he doesn’t think raBill-7 hours ago
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444Don't kid yourself, race plays into it. White and straight and smart and notBill1yesterday
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439Maybe-lol. Message #438 from Bill at 6/24/2024 11:11:09 AM Another thing I juskoan-yesterday
438Another thing I just learned: Caitlin Clark had a 3.7 GPA and was Academic All ABill-yesterday
437Here are the highlights. Note it already has 400,000 views-lol! It was both spekoan-yesterday
436When I was in college, I played the horses and read a book by Nate Pearlmutter, koan1yesterday
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434First off (obviously), Clark is the best thing to have happened to the WNBA. SpoJeffrey S. Mitchell-Sunday
433$28M reasons why she is jealousBroken_Clock1Sunday
432I couldn’t agree more. Taurasi is a dick who is encouraging violence against ClaBill-Sunday
431I see it much differently, as you might expect. First, I think Diana Tarurasi ikoan1Sunday
430Fraternities have hazing. The military has all sorts of derogatory terms for recJeffrey S. Mitchell-Sunday
429Clark is in Top 20%, not 80% for points and assists-lol. I think she is like 3 koan-last Saturday
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