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3rd Annual LJ March Madness Challenege - Prize Update - Free hand saw sharpening!

by chrisstef
posted 03-13-2012 12:57 PM


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#1 posted 03-13-2012 12:59 PM

I’d be game.. go UK and SU!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#2 posted 03-13-2012 01:02 PM

Husky pride…I’m in

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#3 posted 03-13-2012 01:13 PM

Now stretch you cant go rooting for 2 #1 seeds bro …. you cant have Boeheim and Calapari in the same sentence. Ill get the bracket together and repost here as soon as work gets out of my way ;)

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 03-13-2012 01:15 PM

Well on one hand, I’ve always loved the Orange, but I attended a basketball camp back in.. summer 2002? at UK.. Had dinner with Tubby Smith and a couple players.. Jules Camara.. (Tubby was a family friend of the people we stayed with). I still have the shirt that the entire team signed.

Can’t cheer against a team that will do that for you, can you?

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#5 posted 03-13-2012 01:20 PM

Fair enough … dinner with Tubby would have given me the same feeling, he was a class act.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#6 posted 03-13-2012 01:39 PM

To everyone else wondering if they need to know a lick about basketball to join … dont sweat it. My wife consistently does better than i do in these pools.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#7 posted 03-13-2012 02:57 PM

I’m in. This will be my first time to not pick with my heart (I think all my TX teams are in for an early exit). Soooo, GO MISSOURI!

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#8 posted 03-13-2012 03:03 PM

Long Beach State University, anyone? Bueller?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#9 posted 03-13-2012 03:12 PM

Well, the girlfriend is a Michigan Stater, and since Michigan State was THE ONLY ONE of the top 4 ranked teams to win this past weekend…

Michigan State earned the other No. 1 seed and was the only one of the four top-billed teams to win its conference tournament.

GO Michigan State Spartans!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#10 posted 03-13-2012 03:43 PM

MSU has a legit shot … Drayman Green is a beast! Mizzou aint no joke either LarryEnglish is a real mismatch for a lot of teams. Its always interesting … now if only the Huskies could bring back Kemba Walker.

Brandon – sorry my knowledge of LBSU is pretty minimal, or well, non existant.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#11 posted 03-13-2012 04:18 PM

My knowledge of LBSU is pretty minimal as well—it was where I did my undergrad and I noticed that they squeaked into the tournament this year, but I don’t know anything about their team. Where I’m at for grad school doesn’t even have a basketball team, so I’ll probably root for one of the ACC teams instead.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#12 posted 03-13-2012 04:27 PM

The bracket is now open to join …. group name is lumberjocks, password is kemba. See the original post up top for the link. Looks like you’ll need a yahoo ID.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#13 posted 03-13-2012 05:18 PM

Actually, you have to join using the link: http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com

with the group ID: 170035
password is (all lowercase): kemba

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#14 posted 03-13-2012 05:38 PM

Chris, Here is the bracket that ought to be used:

Needless to say I am a true Cat fan and do bleed blue.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#15 posted 03-13-2012 05:53 PM

I’m in! Thanks for setting this up. And no, I didn’t claim LBSU to win it all. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#16 posted 03-13-2012 06:11 PM

Stretch – thanks for bein my tech guru on that one!
Scott – AD is the real deal … we might see a battle of the freshamn if uconn makes it to the second round. Wev’e got andre drummond, whos an athletic freak but still very very raw.

Until that fateful day in April im still clinging to that National Championship Trophy from last year. Ive never loved a Uconn team like last years, what a run we made by winning 11 straight especially 5 in a row in the Garden.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#17 posted 03-13-2012 08:18 PM

Stretch – Bad news brother – the NCAA just declared Fab Melo ineligable for the tourney. As much as i dislike Cuse (being a Uconn die hard), i do respect the hell outta Boeheim, and hate the NCAA for pulling crap like this. They suspend him earlier in the year, then clear him to play, then reopen the case and sit him again … that aint right.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#18 posted 03-14-2012 12:39 AM

5 members and lookin for more!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#19 posted 03-14-2012 01:22 AM

Scott, that man is a monster!

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#20 posted 03-14-2012 01:24 AM

JJ … that man is 18 years old and is gaur-an-teed to be the first pick in the NBA draft. Anthony Davis. Hes somethin to watch.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#21 posted 03-14-2012 01:43 AM

Yes, I know, been watching him all year. If KY could get some guys to stick around for more than a year, no team could touch them.

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#22 posted 03-14-2012 04:23 AM

uconn tends to have that problem a bit too much

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#23 posted 03-14-2012 02:26 PM

There can’t be only 5 Lumberjocks who are interested in March Madness

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#24 posted 03-14-2012 04:04 PM

my thoughts exactly …. cmon gang!!!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#25 posted 03-14-2012 05:16 PM

Ditto. I can’t believe there are only 5 of us! I guess everyone is not as crazy about basketball as me. I shut everything down in March and devote all my time to watching games. What a great time of the year.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#26 posted 03-14-2012 06:17 PM

Sorry, guys, I’d love to play, but I’m so lazy that even watching basketball wears me out. How about an 8 ball tournament?

-- I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you. I'm sorry,thanks.

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#27 posted 03-14-2012 11:04 PM

If Kentucky quits thinking they’ll win just for showing up as they did in the SEC tournament, they’ll win the whole thing. Huskies are runner-ups going down to UK by 1 point in overtime. Or maybe they won’t get past WKU tomorrow night in which case it will be ?

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#28 posted 03-15-2012 12:48 AM

Kentucky can do it thats for sure … the huskies, i dunno, its been a tough season to watch for me. Weve had lots of downs and a few ups along the way. Were as talented as any team in the country but i honestly think that the guys dont get along well. No chemistry and no dagger. I had a coach that used the saying “kick the dog when its down”. We definately dont have that. Were more like puppies than huskies.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#29 posted 03-15-2012 01:01 AM

Geez i think my little sister could put together a better pool that this. 5 guys, 5!!??

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#30 posted 03-15-2012 02:42 AM

So I picked my brackets.. Idk.. guess I just felt moved to pick what I pick. I don’t see UK or SU going past the final 4.. I agree with Mike

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#31 posted 03-15-2012 02:43 AM

I think my estimation of SU might even be a little high.. Like any NY team, as soon as there’s pressure, they fold more than a origami swan

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#32 posted 03-15-2012 11:59 AM

Last chance to join!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#33 posted 03-15-2012 12:52 PM

My final plug …. all right if we get 20 people to sign up (thats only 15 more out of almost 40,000, thats .0375% of the total LJ’s) i will make a trophy for the winner. Thats right … a trophy … made of wood … shipped directly to your door, hand made, custom designed by yours truly (llike im some rockstar lol). Youll be the envy of the neighborhood … neighbors will be like “dang whered you get such a sweet trophy? Did you play college hoops?”

Looks folks itll take ya 5 minutes to fill out the bracket … it keeps score for you. You can go “chalk” and pick all of the higher seeds or pick whichever team colors you like better or whichever mascot is tougher, it dont matter.

I watch college hoops religiously and ive had my wife beat me 2 years in a row.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#34 posted 03-15-2012 01:52 PM

I’m in!

-- HenryH - PA

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#35 posted 03-15-2012 01:58 PM

14 more required for the trophy !!!!

Nice Henry!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#36 posted 03-15-2012 02:00 PM

Keep it #trending! (or in this case, at the top of pulse)

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#37 posted 03-15-2012 03:17 PM

OK, I have just cleared off a place on my mantel for this custom made trophy. Quick question, will my lovely bride like this trophy? I’m sure it will fit right in with her decor, right?

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#38 posted 03-15-2012 03:24 PM

Well it certainly has not been designed yet, but it will be tastefully done, im thinking like the NCAA trophy the teams get. Check out the one i made for my fantasy football league …. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/56772

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#39 posted 03-15-2012 04:09 PM

OK, it’s showtime!

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#40 posted 03-15-2012 04:12 PM

chrisstef, I’m sure if you do make a nice trophy for the winner, there will be scores of people signing up for next year’s march madness brackets.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#41 posted 03-15-2012 04:32 PM

i shoulda put that teaser out to start BW

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#42 posted 03-15-2012 05:05 PM

I’m going with either L-brackets, or—more simply—angle iron.

So there.

-- -- Neil

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#43 posted 03-16-2012 01:44 AM

So far 10 for 11! :-) I knew I shouldn’t have favored Long Beach State against the Lobos.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#44 posted 03-16-2012 03:02 AM

Nice job Brandon.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#45 posted 03-16-2012 12:22 PM

boy did the huskies look bad …. and my deep sleeper for the final four is out in wichita state … this is not shaping up well.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#46 posted 03-16-2012 07:43 PM

Actually, looks like none of us are doing all that great.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#47 posted 03-16-2012 07:44 PM

Speak for yourself :D

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#48 posted 03-16-2012 08:39 PM

Touche’ Dan.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#49 posted 03-16-2012 08:41 PM

Although I see I just lost the last 2 games.. (one of them by 1 pt) still.. 14/20 ain’t too bad :\

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#50 posted 03-16-2012 10:55 PM

Well Missouri just blew up my bracket. I’m so depressed…I’m going out to the shop.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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