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Some more 'madness' to retweet

Since 1985, No. 2 seeds are 12-13 in the national semis and 4-8 in championship games.
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 30, 2014
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Flip2▶ Game★WORTH ▶ Buffett the score 34/48 ▶ 70% correct


Flip2▶ Game★WORTH ▶ 75% successful, all 4 top seeds alive

Flip2▶After the grueling round of 64, the 2014 #MarchMadness NCAAMB tournament finally arrives to the round of 32.  75% of my bracket survives, including all four of my top seed: Arizona, Florida, Virginia, and Wichita State

Flip2▶ Game★WORTH ▶ No billion $ payday, but hanging with the leaders

Flip2▶For a bracket novice like me (first time ever to pick any bracket in a #MarchMadness contest), I guess this first round score of 12/16 is not a bad showing, even if (like millions of others), I am out of the running for the #BillionBracket by Warren Buffett's and Quicken Loans. 

▶Like the masses of #Madness prognosticators, I thoroughly missed the Day One upsets: #11 Dayton over #6 Ohio State (the in-state rivalry should have been a tip), #12 Harvard over #5 Cincinnati (Ivy League basketball?), #12 North Dakota State over #5 Oklahoma (the oil pipeline will now never cross the Sooner state?), and #7 Texas over #10 Arizona State (forgive me for supporting the Pac12).  Historically, I overlooked the fact that #11 seeds are 38-74 against #6 seeds in the NCAAs.  Also, #12 seeds have the same 38-74 record against #5 seeds. On the flip side, #7 seeds are 67-45 against #10 seeds.
▶Lesson for next year:  Study more on those #10 thru #12 seeds.  They may be underrated.


Flip2▶ Game★WORTH by altacities® ▶ #MarchMadness final brackets on file

Flip 2 ▶ Just hours before the approaching deadlines prior to the first Round of 64 games for the 2014 #MarchMadness tomorrow, brackets are finally filed, including the entry for Warren Buffett's/Quicken Loans Billion$Bracket.  Hope that Buffett is keeping my winnings in a safe place!

Flip2▶ Game★WORTH by altacities® ▶ Final #MarchMadness hopefuls on tap

Flip 2 ▶ The final two games are today in the First Four preliminary round, so later today, you can join others who have delayed completion of brackets in order  to reflect the actual match ups for #MarchMadness 2014.  Round of 64 begins Thursday.

Flip2▶ Game★WORTH by altacities® ▶ #MarchMadness upset mindedness

One of the toughest issues to hurdle when it comes to picking a winning (much less perfect) #MarchMadness bracket is to correctly analyze and predict underdogs who lie in waiting to beat higher-seeded teams.  These two articles just flipped today give insights into the real challenge behind every bracket challenge.  Also Flip2▶ Game★WORTH by altacities® ▶

Game★WORTH BRACKET UPSET WATCH ▶ #MarchMadness 2014 ▶ Blue Hens over Spartans?

#NCAAMB ' March Madness' Upset Watch : #13 Delaware over #4 Michigan State?

Game★WORTH BRACKET BUNDLE for #MarchMadness 2014 ▶ Selection Sunday


Game★WORTH BRACKET BUNDLE for #MarchMadness 2014 ▶ SEEDS #2 - #5


Flip2▶ Game★WORTH ▶ Bracket Watch ▶ #1 Seeds

Game★WORTH BRACKET BUNDLE for #MarchMadness 2014 ▶ #1 SEEDS

ESPN BPISREF DATA FINDERKENPOMMASSEYSAGARINESPN BRACKETOLOGYGiven the records and the seasons for all four of these likely #1 seeds, you can expect all of these teams to make the next round. Flip2▶ Game★WORTH ▶ Bracket Watch ▶ #1 Seeds for #MarchMadness 2014.

Flip2▶ Game★WORTH ▶ Bracket Watch ▶ Selection Sunday a week away

Flip 2 ▶ News clipped and flipped by Game★WORTH ▶ Bracket Watch for #MarchMadness

▶A Quantum Leap for Basketball "Bracketology"Scientific American  - FLIPPED on 9March14 
Some physicists are relying on a phenomenon called superposition to fill in their NCAA men's basketball tournament selections -- Read more on ... Men's basketball: SNC primed for deep run in NCAA DIII tournamentGreen Bay Press-Gazette  - FLIPPED on 9March14 
If ever St. Norbert College was capable of making a deep run in the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament, this is the year. Men's Basketball: 'Eaters at least co-champsDaily Pilot  - FLIPPED on 9March14 
Davis' 16 points key win at Fullerton, giving UCI at least a share of first Big West title since 2002. LG and Clyde Drexler Team Up To Help Fans 'Do Game Day Right' During NCAA® March Madness®PR Newswire via Yahoo! Canada Finan

Flip2▶ Game★WORTH ▶ Bracket Watch ▶ Bubble teams strive for selection

Flip 2 ▶ News clipped and flipped by Game★WORTH ▶ Bracket Watch for #MarchMadnessMen's basketball: Wesley hopes balance fuels NCAA tourney runThe News Journal  - FLIPPED on 7March14 
Wesley College basketball coach Jerry Kobasa came out of last year's NCAA Division III Tournament loss at Williams College impressed with the ... ▶West Coast Conference still making stridesThe Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports  - FLIPPED on 7March14  
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- When Jamie Zaninovich looks at the West Coast Conference men's basketball tournament as commissioner, he envisions two ... ▶Men's Championship Week: 22 Conference Champions Punch Their Ticket to NCAA TournamentThe Futon Critic  - FLIPPED on 7March14
Championship Week will tip off on Friday, March 7, with nine games from the Big South, Ohio Valley and Southern Conference tournaments on ... ▶Colorado men's basketball: Buffs escape with win at StanfordBoulder Daily Camera  - FLIPPED on 7March14  
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Flip2▶ Game★WORTH ▶ Bracket Watch ▶ Stories, stats, sources that matter

SOMETHING TO TWEET ABOUT Early Predictions for the No. 1 Seeds in 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament ▶ Bleacher Report It doesn't make a lot of sense that whether Wichita State deserves a No. 1 seed is even a debate—in another year, maybe, but not this year. The Shockers, in my estimation, are one of the easy choices for the selection committee. What will be hard is ... ▶SOURCE
Flip2▶ CURRENT Stories about #MarchMadness ▶ Running down the NCAA tournament bubble teamsThe Associated Press▶ Bubble Banter: Just how close is Pitt to the bubble?NBC Sports▶ NCAA Tournament 2014: Chances for bubble teams to notch signature winsSB Nation▶ The highs and lows of NCAA bubble teamsThe Associated Press▶ Bears veering away from NCAA bubbleThe Associated Press ________
▶ Ten days remain until Selection Sunday, March 16, so bracket creators are busy drafting those final versions of the match ups for #MarchMadness.  How is your analysis coming along?

Flip2▶ Game★WORTH ▶ QL Y!Sports ▶ Billion$Bracket

Flip2▶Are you among the 15 million (max) contestants entering the Warren Buffett, Quicken Loans Billion$Bracket for #MarchMadness?  If you so, like me, you may have gone through some real madness trying to get registered in the Y!Sports Fantasy League system.  Be prepared for an ordeal, that is, unless you already have a prior account.  Go to : to start the ride.
Meanwhile, just now posted on the QL #Facebook page ▶ Reading this #Facebook comment stream and the #Y!Sports #QuickenLoans#MarchMadness#Billion@Bracket contest, reminds me of the quip: "Never let a good deed go unpunished!" Yes, I and possibly many others went through a 2-day trial to get registered at the Y!S location, but persistence eventually paid off. Remember folks, the odds are long to win here, but that's part of the challenge and the fun of the game. No one thinks twice about buying lotto tickets with similar or longer odds. Play the game and enjoy! Lif…

Flip2▶ Game★WORTH ▶ Bracket Launch ▶ Trusted Sources (11)

Begin the madness of creating and researching your #MarchMadness brackets at these trusted sources. That is if you want to be really serious about the endeavor.  See my comments here and on G+  that explain the KEY to these links.◀ ESPN ☻ SREF ▶◀ OPPO ESPN ☻ SREF ▶◀ KP☻MA ▶◀ SOS ☻ SRS ▶◀ DRT ☻ ORT ▶◀ SAG ☻ EXP ▶◀ VLC #1 ☻VLC #2 ▶◀ SOCIAL MEDIA ▶◀ WEB ☻ BLOG ▶◀ COACH ☻ CONF▶◀ STANDINGS ☻SCHEDULES ▶ _________