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CoNCAA 2019: Your New Thread for the Month

Posted: 11th March 2019 16:18

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Been quiet around here. Participate in CoNCAA to help fix that. We started up this year's version a bit ago but I've been gone and couldn't post about it. Check it out now instead.

Here's this year's link: http://narshe.me/CoNCAA2019

The best time to make picks is between the evening on March 17 and early morning on March 21, so plan on doing it then. If you sign up ASAP, I'll remind you via email, social media posts, and in this thread.

We want people to play even if they don't care about sports. So spare me your posts about "what game is this? Does it have a ball?" it doesn't matter. The fun is in the guessing. Our provider, ESPN, will let you create an account with social media, and it will help you make picks any time you want, so you can put in as much or as little work as you feel like. If you run into problems, feel free to ask questions in here or in chat.

Signup info if you need it after the link above:
Group Name: CoNCAA
Group Number: 310266
Password: flanitor

You can make automatic picks any time, though they will be boring picks. So you can sign up now, click a button, and forget about it if you want. Or you can click the button and come back later to make "better" picks. We will know what teams are in the bracket on March 17, at around 5pm Eastern time. The games start this year on March 21, probably around Noon Eastern.

Again, the best time to make picks is between the evening on March 17 and early morning on March 21, so plan on doing it then. If you sign up ASAP, I'll remind you via email, social media posts, and in this thread.

Hope to see you playing!

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Posted: 13th March 2019 02:41

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Well, I don't frequent these forums as much as I would enjoy, but I do try to make it back from the CoNCAA. I'm thinking of trying this tutorial this year:
https://www.qwiklabs.com/quests/58

In light of that, my bracket name is "Gau find short cut".
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Posted: 13th March 2019 23:19

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Really hoping this might be the year I finally win a CoN event...but I guess I can't pick 'Nova to win it all if I really want that to happen

(It's a Nova nation and we're all just living in it, my dudes cool.gif )

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Posted: 15th March 2019 20:35

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Remember that year I got second place because I chose all the teams based on whether or not I knew someone (online) from that state, and then I got the score all wrong and so Neal won? smile.gif

I'll try to remember to join in!

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Posted: 15th March 2019 20:52

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That was still my favorite year, Elena. biggrin.gif

@finalalias - that project looks really fun, I might have to play with that a little too! I say that, of course, but I'm very lazy about such things these days...

I'll add the list of current players to the OP momentarily. The brackets will unlock this coming Sunday, and the games start this Thursday, as a reminder!

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Posted: 16th March 2019 23:54

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I won't be participating, but I just want to say that this is really cool! Good luck to all involved
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Posted: 17th March 2019 14:15

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My opportunity has arrived!

...and by opportunity, I mean opportunity to have the worst bracket in the group, because I'm too stubborn to pick anyone but my college to win it all.

Hey, I got third place one time picking Oregon, so I'm not complaining.
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Posted: 17th March 2019 17:11

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it being purdue's devastating first-round exit to a 13-seeded st. bonaventure

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Posted: 18th March 2019 16:47

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Posted: 18th March 2019 20:01

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Pretty good group so far, and I just published reminders to Facebook, Twitter, and Discord. Hopefully we can get to that 20 level as we usually do! It is possible to make picks now, and they can be done between now and Thursday morning, so don't hesitate.

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Posted: 18th March 2019 20:38

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Okay, I submitted it! smile.gif My BF is thinking of entering, too.

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Posted: 18th March 2019 21:19

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Quote (Elena99 @ 18th March 2019 14:38)
Okay, I submitted it! smile.gif My BF is thinking of entering, too.

Awesome, I assume you are the "Amethyst_Elena" user? If your BF jumps on, let me know who he is too (or get him to sign up at CoN and tell me himself, lol).

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Posted: Yesterday at 22:11

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Right, I have a dilemma.

Oregon is my team. I always want my team to win. In fact, the reason I didn't enter last year is because they missed the tournament. This year they're a 12 seed, and their chances of winning it all are roughly equal to my chances of winning the lottery. I have not won a CoNCAA pool yet. So here's my conundrum: Do I stick with Oregon, knowing full well I will be out by the final four, or do I take it seriously and choose a more realistic scenario, at least for the final four, in the hopes of capturing my first CoNCAA 1st place medal? I'll wait for input, but I won't say what decision I make, you'll just have to check my bracket when it opens to find out.
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Posted: Today at 00:35

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Ducks all the way. Back your team!

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Posted: Today at 02:15

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Quote (Stiltzkin @ 19th March 2019 17:35)
Ducks all the way. Back your team!

Backing my team and choosing a potentially winning bracket are mutually exclusive things. I am obviously hoping for my team to go all the way, but I know in my heart it's not gonna happen.
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