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.
|Rank||Team Name||Media desicription||Score||Correct||Best Score||Best Correct||Champion|
|10||Doug Pacey||TNT prep guru/barbecue snob||85||40||133||42||Kansas (156)|
|17||RYAN DIVISH||budding TV/Radio star/ hater of referees||83||42||99||43||North Carolina (152)|
|21||Jason A Puckett||KJR host/metaphorical parrot atop Mike Leach's shoulder||81||36||97||37||Michigan St. (147)|
|24||Aaron Levine||Q13 sports/former Tiger Woods dating advisor||80||38||96||39||Missouri (147)|
|29||Alexander Akita||Twitter dater, who never met a shot he didn't like||79||37||143||40||Kentucky (151)|
|29||John Boyle||Seahawks writer/Danny O’Neil wannabe||79||38||143||41||Kentucky (152)|
|29||Tim Booth||AP writer/full time golf sandbagger||79||36||95||37||Missouri (167)|
|39||Scott M. Johnson||UW writer/Hersey Hawkins fan club president||77||36||93||37||North Carolina (151)|
|45||Ashley Ryan||Traffic Diva/Matt Leinart hot tub accomplice||76||40||92||41||Missouri (192)|
|52||Dusty Lane||Columnist in Beijing/Stephon Marbury confidant||75||35||91||36||North Carolina (139)|
|61||darrin beene||TNT sports editor/an actual graduate of Fresno State||73||34||137||37||Kentucky (134)|
|64||Curtis Crabtree||overworked, underpaid KJR jack of all trades||72||33||136||36||Kentucky (142)|
|64||Ian Furness||Part time hockey announcer/full time Canadian||72||37||72||37||Michigan St. (141)|
|76||Jerry Brewer||professor by day/columnist by night||71||34||119||36||Kentucky (148)|
|85||Bob Condotta||UW football writer/wearer of KISS makeup||70||33||118||35||Kentucky (152)|
|85||Dale Phelps||TNT assistant managing editor/Royals believer||70||36||86||37||Missouri (147)|
|119||Kevin Shockey||Full time Philly phanatic and sometime producer||65||31||129||34||Kentucky (152)|
|126||Rich Moore||babysitter of KJR’s massive egos||64||33||112||35||Kentucky (146)|
|130||Christopher Fetters||Dawgman writer/annoying soccer tweeter||63||35||111||37||Kentucky (140)|
|136||Josh Sabrowsky||KJR producer/now known as Mr. Alex Grenier||62||30||62||30||North Carolina (157)|
|136||Larry Stone||baseball writer/tweeter of incoherence||62||37||110||39||Kentucky (162)|
|136||Mike Curto||Cal Bears alum/tormentor of Daren Brown||62||34||110||36||Kentucky (149)|
|145||Christian Caple||WSU writer/honorary member of Pullman chamber of commerce||60||32||60||32||North Carolina (167)|
|145||josh liebeskind||Former Husky beat writer/grower of beard||60||33||76||34||North Carolina (137)|
|155||Nathan Joyce||Kitsap Sun prep guru/Tim Tebow’s future center||59||31||107||33||Kentucky (132)|
|155||SCOTT ENYEART||SB Nation reporter/frequent commuter of Figueroa||59||32||59||32||Michigan St. (148)|
|155||Todd Milles||TNT golf writer/lawn mower accident survivor||59||33||107||35||Ohio St. (127)|
|163||Liz Mathews||710 AM producer with a vocabulary of a sailor||58||29||74||30||Michigan St. (161)|
|163||Meg Wochnick||Olympian prep writer/clipper of coupons||58||33||106||35||Kentucky (122)|
|167||Jeff Nusser||Coug Center writer/Reggie Moore fan club president||57||33||105||35||Kentucky (147)|
|172||Jessamyn McIntyre||710 producer/caddy for Kevin Calabro||56||35||56||35||Michigan St. (143)|
|181||Andrea Leach||Former Sea Gal/Athletic Supporters groupie||54||32||54||32||Colorado (135)|
|181||Greg Johns||MLB.com Mariners writer/ginger support group leader||54||31||102||33||Kentucky (146)|
|188||Eric Williams||TNT seahawks wrter/Boyz II Men wardrober wearer||52||32||52||32||Michigan St. (142)|