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TNT bracket pool update: the four-letter’s empire continues to grow.

Post by Ryan Divish on March 26, 2012 at 11:20 am with No Comments »
March 26, 2012 12:08 pm
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Sometimes, I don’t know whether to call North Carolina “charmin” or “downey.” Both seem to be proper nickname for a team that plays so soft. Yes, Kendall Marshall was hurt. But Carolina had chances to win the game, and couldn’t do it. They got pushed around by a less talented, but hungrier Kansas team. This column from Pat Forde doesn’t make Roy Williams sound like the world’s greatest coach either.

Anyway, with the UNC losing, it pretty much sealed my fate in the bracket pool. A total of 41 people had UNC winning it all. And they are all done.

So who is leading the pool?

Right now, that would be Kevin Jackson of ESPN. Never heard of him? Have you heard of Bill Simmons? Of course, you have. Well, KJ used to be his editor on the old Page 2 site. Now, Kevin is so high up in the Evil Empire that its like the CIA, no one is quite sure what he does.

Kevin has Kentucky winning it all, and holds a slim advantage of Coug123, who also has Kentucky. Should Ohio State win, then Hunter George – formally of the TNT – now of the public relations business would win. Also Danielle Baker and a few others would factor in if Kansas wins it all.

He is a grad of Western Washington. So he’s already riding the high of that national title. A win in this pool and he will have to vow to never complain about the Seahawks for the next five years.

RankTeam NameMedia desicriptionScoreCorrectBest ScoreBest CorrectChampion
10Doug PaceyTNT prep guru/barbecue snob854013342Kansas (156)
17RYAN DIVISHbudding TV/Radio star/ hater of referees83429943North Carolina (152)
21Jason A PuckettKJR host/metaphorical parrot atop Mike Leach's shoulder81369737Michigan St. (147)
24Aaron LevineQ13 sports/former Tiger Woods dating advisor80389639Missouri (147)
29Alexander AkitaTwitter dater, who never met a shot he didn't like793714340Kentucky (151)
29John BoyleSeahawks writer/Danny O’Neil wannabe793814341Kentucky (152)
29Tim BoothAP writer/full time golf sandbagger79369537Missouri (167)
39Scott M. JohnsonUW writer/Hersey Hawkins fan club president77369337North Carolina (151)
45Ashley RyanTraffic Diva/Matt Leinart hot tub accomplice76409241Missouri (192)
52Dusty LaneColumnist in Beijing/Stephon Marbury confidant75359136North Carolina (139)
61darrin beeneTNT sports editor/an actual graduate of Fresno State733413737Kentucky (134)
64Curtis Crabtreeoverworked, underpaid KJR jack of all trades723313636Kentucky (142)
64Ian FurnessPart time hockey announcer/full time Canadian72377237Michigan St. (141)
76Jerry Brewerprofessor by day/columnist by night713411936Kentucky (148)
85Bob CondottaUW football writer/wearer of KISS makeup703311835Kentucky (152)
85Dale PhelpsTNT assistant managing editor/Royals believer70368637Missouri (147)
119Kevin ShockeyFull time Philly phanatic and sometime producer653112934Kentucky (152)
126Rich Moorebabysitter of KJR’s massive egos643311235Kentucky (146)
130Christopher FettersDawgman writer/annoying soccer tweeter633511137Kentucky (140)
136Josh SabrowskyKJR producer/now known as Mr. Alex Grenier62306230North Carolina (157)
136Larry Stonebaseball writer/tweeter of incoherence623711039Kentucky (162)
136Mike CurtoCal Bears alum/tormentor of Daren Brown623411036Kentucky (149)
145Christian CapleWSU writer/honorary member of Pullman chamber of commerce60326032North Carolina (167)
145josh liebeskindFormer Husky beat writer/grower of beard60337634North Carolina (137)
155Nathan JoyceKitsap Sun prep guru/Tim Tebow’s future center593110733Kentucky (132)
155SCOTT ENYEARTSB Nation reporter/frequent commuter of Figueroa59325932Michigan St. (148)
155Todd MillesTNT golf writer/lawn mower accident survivor593310735Ohio St. (127)
163Liz Mathews710 AM producer with a vocabulary of a sailor58297430Michigan St. (161)
163Meg WochnickOlympian prep writer/clipper of coupons583310635Kentucky (122)
167Jeff NusserCoug Center writer/Reggie Moore fan club president573310535Kentucky (147)
172Jessamyn McIntyre710 producer/caddy for Kevin Calabro56355635Michigan St. (143)
181Andrea LeachFormer Sea Gal/Athletic Supporters groupie54325432Colorado (135)
181Greg JohnsMLB.com Mariners writer/ginger support group leader543110233Kentucky (146)
188Eric WilliamsTNT seahawks wrter/Boyz II Men wardrober wearer52325232Michigan St. (142)

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