Bracket Slaughter

Wow, did I ever stink it up with my brackets over the weekend.  Worst I have ever done, and it had nothing to do with missing the two 15-2 upsets (everybody missed those).  The only good news is that I am ahead of my son Nic.  My traditional bias against all schools Ohio definitely hurt me.

Anyway, congrats to those who were far more prescient:

Leaderboard after 48 games - See full standings
Henry Chinaski188
Mick Langan280
Todd Ramsey380
Todd Ramsey480
Kevin Spires580
Dan D.679
Martin Linhart #2774
Jimbeaux Evans #2873
Scott Strattner973
President Obama1072

I am not sure who does it, but we have a reader who faithfully enters the President's bracket into the pool each year, and I must say that Barack does seem to know his college hoops.

UPDATE:  Special congrats to Mike Langan, who due to the vagaries of the CoyoteBlog traditional scoring system is in second, but his bracket based on number of correct picks is actually in the top 50 of 88,000+ brackets at


  1. DrTorch:

    You doubt the MAC, you pay!

    I was far more interested in the wrestling tournament this weekend (PSU dominated again) but seriously, Ohio is right between IN and KY. How can you doubt that there is a lot of basketball there?

  2. MikeinAppalachia:

    When did this tradition originate and why?