The Unofficial 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket Challenge – Join In

  • March 15, 2017 at 10:58 AM #4249
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    The thread where you make your picks, and share your bullshit knowledge about college basketball BEFORE the game … not after

    Because the User Interface of this new DHP board sucks Donkey Nuts, interactive posting may be limited – I’ve already received errors & warnings when trying to make this initial post with urls and embedded video … that said, know there is a chat board on our espn group page to vent your frustrations …

    Disclaimer: If you arrived on this thread, looking for the 1977 Bracket Challenge discussion – the place where you can make & subsequently validate your picks & expertise today, about games played 40 years ago … well, please revisit the main forum – there’s another thread for that ….

    March 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM #4250
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    Bracket Challenge Link: http://games.espn.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/2017/en/group?groupID=1923642

    Group Name: Flipside 2017
    Group Motto: “The Floor is the Basement”
    Password: House

    March 15, 2017 at 11:09 AM #4251
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    March 15, 2017 at 11:24 AM #4252
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    Let’s Go Duke!

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    March 15, 2017 at 11:38 AM #4254
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    Condolences to our UConn Huskies for this year’s tourney

    MEP & I were there for you over Thanksgiving ’16, and always will be lol

    … until next year

    2 is not for #2, it’s for our 2 losses in 3 days :yahoo:

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    March 15, 2017 at 12:29 PM #4257
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    Shoulda been an NIT thread, this year! Y’all know why! B-)

    Nah, seriously, I got no grill in this, this year! (LOL!) Let me take a moment to make my picks!

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    March 15, 2017 at 12:33 PM #4259
    March 15, 2017 at 1:03 PM #4261
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    LaVar Ball wants to package 3 sons for $1 billion shoe deal

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18901427/lavar-ball-seeks-combined-1-billion-shoe-deal-three-sons

    LaVar Ball has a price for his sons: $1 billion.

    The father of UCLA guard Lonzo Ball and his brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo, high schoolers who also are committed to the Bruins, said he’s looking for a packaged shoe deal involving his three sons that would be worth $1 billion.

    “A billion dollars, it has to be there,” Ball told USA Today in an article published Monday. “That’s our number, a billion, straight out of the gate. And you don’t even have to give it to me all up front. Give us $100 million a year.”

    LaVar said last month that if Lonzo didn’t sign with Nike, Adidas or Under Armour when he left college for the NBA, he would sign with the Big Baller Brand.

    LaVar filed for the trademark to the phrase last year and was granted the trademark last week for use on athletic apparel. He is still waiting for the trademark for the actual logo, which features three B’s for the sons and the motto “Built For This.”

    It would be hard to sell the three sons as a package deal since the earliest a shoe brand could commit would be March 2020, in order to preserve the youngest son’s eligibility.

    Lonzo is expected to be a top-three pick in June’s NBA draft. LiAngelo will play for UCLA next season, and LaMelo has two more years of high school remaining before heading to the Bruins.

    For perspective, it is believed that LeBron James’ most recent contract with Nike — a lifetime deal signed in December 2015 — will be worth at least $1 billion. Nike pays Michael Jordan more than $100 million annually in guarantees and royalties for the Jordan brand.

    After that, there’s a big falloff.

    Next up is Kevin Durant, who Nike agreed to pay roughly $30 million a year for 10 years in 2014.

    March 15, 2017 at 7:22 PM #4265
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    Rather than the #16 play-in game, have Syracuse / NC Greensboro on

    … for no other reason, than the potential comedy — given Boeheim’s comments a few days ago

    March 16, 2017 at 3:07 AM #4267
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    Rather than the #16 play-in game, have Syracuse / NC Greensboro on

    … for no other reason, than the potential comedy — given Boeheim’s comments a few days ago

    If Andrew White consistently shows up like this the whole year……!

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