WWJTD NCAA bracket group!

It’s March Madness!  On espn.com you can fill out a virtual bracket and join a group to compete against your friends.  There is a group, WWJTD, where Michaelyn and I have entered our brackets (along with a bracket we each filled by flipping a coin).

I hate John Calipari.  Ed Brayton is sensible when he says

I think Kentucky wins it all, then gets stripped of the title in a couple years when we find out that John Calipari is cheating, as always.

I can’t deny Kentucky is a juggernaut this year.  That’s why I have them in the final game…losing to three-seed Florida State!

And I’m sorry, Ed, but Michigan St. is the most overrated #1 seed in history this year.  I’ve got 4 Louisville knocking them out in the Sweet 16.  As for upsets, at least one 12 seed always comes out of the first round.  I really wanted to pick 12 Harvard over 5 Vandy, but I have too much SEC loyalty for that.  I think that’s the most likely 12 seed upset though.  Instead, I went with VCU over Wichita State.  I also have 10 Xavier over 7 Notre Dame and 10 West Virgina over 7 Conzaga, and 13 Montana over overrated 4 Wisconsin.

My Final Four is 1 Kentucky, 4 Louisville, 3 Florida State, and 1 North Carolina, with Florida State knocking off both remaining #1 seeds to take it all.

I’m throwing down the challenge to Ed: pit your bracket against mine by joining the WWJTD group!  Admittedly, I’ve not been following college basketball as much as in the past, but I still think I can top Mr. Brayton!

View my bracket here.  View Michaelyn’s here.  View a listing of all the brackets in the WWJTD group here.


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SPORTS: Join the WWJTD NCAA bracket pool.
About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Michaelyn

    You can’t view other brackets until the second round of the tournament. At least, that’s what ESPN is telling me.

    • http://cincinatheist.blogspot.com cincinatheist

      Yeah, they don’t want you to “cheat” by seeing what everyone else in the group picked until after the games start and the brackets lock. ;-)

      • http://cincinatheist.blogspot.com cincinatheist

        BTW, I’m in and comin’ at ya bros!

  • http://skepticalimerick.blogspot.com/ Rich Stage

    Prophecy, they say, is a sin.
    You’ll all be stuck with chagrin.
    I’ve looked all around
    and I think I’ve found
    a path for my Buckeyes to win!

    Yeah, I am an unabashed fan of OSU. I also pick the same Final Four as the president. I think that, with Buford, Sullinger and Craft, the Buckeyes can match up with just about anyone in the country.

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Sorry Rich, OSU falls in the sweet 16. ;)

      • http://skepticalimerick.blogspot.com/ Rich Stage

        OSU-Missouri in the final. OSU wins by 1 at the buzzer.


        • Michaelyn

          Did you just say OSU-Missouri?? As much as I appreciate the support of the Big 12…I DESPISE THIS FINAL PICKING SO MUCH.

          Game on.

          • http://skepticalimerick.blogspot.com/ Rich Stage

            I consulted the bones, sacrificed the believers and checked the entrails. All signs point to OSU-Missouri.

            The chickens came back undecided, but I stand by my methods.

        • JohnM

          Probably because I watched Missouri lose to Norfolk State yesterday. Remember, reality trumps faith every time.

  • Andy Long

    I set my bracket up yesterday and added it to the group today. Yet another Cincinnati atheist!

    Currently 6/6 thanks to VCU :)

  • stubby

    JT you really dodged a bullet today with FSU. I picked the tournament for over 20 years but I gave it up 5 years ago. It’s a lot more fun to watch the games when I don’t have to root for teams I hate, like Duke and Kentucky.

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      Yeah, that pick has me worried now…