March Madness Day 4 aka Second Day of the Second Round

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  1. AptosDuck

    AptosDuck Pedantic Hausfrau
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    Buick

    And it's not even close
     
  2. Owsley

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    Guilty as charged
     
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  3. wes tegg

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    Buick commercials are the worst. That song is like nails on the chalkboard
     
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  4. wes tegg

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    Andy Enfield coaches fun ass teams.
     
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  5. bro

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    Dodgers
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    feels right to complete the corona triangle of championship teams
     
  6. bertwing

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    Disagree
     
  7. bro

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    I will also allow Florida State to complete the Florida Triangle of Bucs, Lightning, Seminoles. Sorry Arkansas.
     
  8. blind dog

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    I really hope it's boring af to everyone but Arkansas
     
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  9. Handcuffed

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    i don't even know what brand it is but the "you've got the brawns... and i've got the brains" song one is horrendous.
     
  10. mb711

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    I am too :justsayin:
     
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  11. bro

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    Allstate.

    So many State Farm, Progressive, and Allstate commercials
     
  12. Shiggityshwo

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    kind of digging that song tbh
     
  13. DetroitNole

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  14. AptosDuck

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    Pet Shop Boys flashback for us olds
     
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  15. Doc Louis

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    Even when trying not to, ACC still shows up with that blue blood elitism.
     
  16. Fuck this

    Fuck this Oh Hey
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  17. Jax Teller

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    He could smoke in peace.
     
  18. Handcuffed

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    i feel obligated to brag about my bracket because i doubt i'll ever do this well again

    in the 100th percentile, ranked in the 8000s on espn

    12 of 16 teams correct left (had UVA, Ohio St, SDSU, and Okie St)
    8 of 8 teams remaining
     
  19. Randy Bobandy

    Randy Bobandy Man, that Michael Jordan is so phony!
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    WGAF?
     
  20. Daniel Ocean

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    [​IMG]
     
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  21. bro

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    that's a solid fucking lineup
     
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  22. The Banks

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    We didn’t have our first team all-conference PG for over half our games and were decimated by covid to where we were down to like 5 scholarship players and had to play like 3 walk ons so we lost a few games we shouldn’t. Also people thought the Oregon State losses were bad and now they have egg on their face.

    Advanced stats in a shortened covid ravaged season with minimal non-conference scheduling is worthless.
     
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  23. burnttatertot

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    They lost to us, in Eugene. That should be reason enough.
     
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  24. The Banks

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    How’s Oregon’s 6’6” and under lineup gonna stop Luka Garza and Iowa?

    Uhh...just outscore them?
     
  25. bwi2

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    area poster uses 50 game sample to call data based on thousands of games worthless
     
  26. PSU12

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    Oregon State lost to Wyoming and Portland earlier in the year. Let’s not act like they have always been a juggernaut since they got hot in March.
     
    #926 PSU12, Mar 23, 2021
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  27. Kirk Fogg

    Kirk Fogg "Tell them what they've won Olmec!"
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    H&R Block tax song and dance commercial
    United States of Al because it looks so bad, but I know it’ll get like 8 seasons, syndication, etc.
     
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  28. Z

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    Few years ago we were up by like 12 strokes, then got beat in match play. Hated it. Destroyed everyone all weekend and then that.
     
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  29. Cornelius Suttree

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    Small samples in March have much more long-term positive predictive than an entire season of work

    Seriously though Jeff Linder is gonna crush it at WYO and be in the Big 12 or Pac 12 soon
     
  30. Cornelius Suttree

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    Monday saw the last of the 14 highest paid public-school coaches eliminated. Leonard Hamilton is apparently among the lowest paid P5 HCs but has earned $675K in bonuses this season. Guy bets on himself
     
  31. wes tegg

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    Advanced stats would’ve had y’all as a 4/5.
     
  32. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    Fucking gross
     
  33. Celemo

    Celemo Meatball's Dad
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    people who made a bet with him
     
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  34. Celemo

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    [​IMG]
     
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  35. Jake Barnes

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    Oats has already made himself a solid $200k.

    Would jump to $500k if he can win out.
     
  36. Andy Reocho

    Andy Reocho Please don't get lost in the sauce
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    Things that make zero sense for $1,000
     
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  37. Celemo

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    in case you missed the UM/LSU game...here's some stellar highlights
     
  38. The Banks

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    Am comparing to normal seasons. You think advanced stats have as much value this season than say 2019?
     
  39. The Banks

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    And we should’ve been a 2/3 based on how we played with our current squad (no covid absences and Will Richardson not out due to thumb surgery on his shooting hand).
     
  40. Daniel Ocean

    Daniel Ocean I only lied about being a thief
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    Howard was too dark. Hmmmmmmm a little racist.
     
  41. wes tegg

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    You believe that Oregon is one of the five to twelve best teams in the country?
     
  42. $P1

    $P1 Ball State #1
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    I do
     
  43. wes tegg

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    They looked like it against Iowa, no doubt.
     
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  44. bwi2

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    Your current squad lost to Oregon State by 11 on a neutral court, what, two weeks ago?
     
  45. joey jo-jo jr shabadoo

    joey jo-jo jr shabadoo you know for me, the action is the juice

    kevin durant wouldnt start for the oregon ducks
     
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  46. Handcuffed

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    oregon state is probably a 1-2 seed tbh
     
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  47. Cooler

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    Yea let’s hit the brakes on Oregon a bit here. They’re a good team that had the perfect matchup in Iowa to exploit. Super athletic team against an unathletic uninterested in defense team. Stars aligned for them.
     
  48. DollarBillHokie

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    You are a good poster, but you are out of your element here. Given the following:
    - limited out of conference sample
    - increased frequency of players out due to contact tracing
    - increased frequency of time gaps between games
    - inconsistent impacts of covid on practice routines
    It is dumb to think advanced stats don’t have much wider error bars than normal. College basketball is inherently difficult to utilize advanced statistics in a predictive manner because you extrapolate data from a decent sample of data in a small community (conferences) and a tiny amount of data from a much larger community with small ties between them. On top of that, all of the out of community data is at the beginning of the season instead of randomly dispersed.
     
  49. bwi2

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    I agree with the bullet points (and with @thebanks revised statement that ratings this year aren’t as useful as the same ratings from 2019) but the post I replied to repeated an earlier statement that advanced statistics are worthless, and the chorus of conclusive statements itt about how good or bad conferences are based on the outcome of an exceedingly small sample of games.

    Weighted efficiency ratings continue to be a better predictive tool than anything else available in college basketball - indisputably better than random subjective evaluations. Pomeroy ratings in particular are weighted towards recent results to address the “right now” argument and, at least this year, muffle some of the covid noise. Of course it’s not perfect or even a good approximation of perfect, but I’d take it ten times out of ten against the person who looks at last weekend, sees UCLA win three games against, and comes to the conclusion “wow, the PAC 12 really was a beast this year.”
     
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  50. JGator1

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    https://sports.usatoday.com/ncaa/salaries/mens-basketball/coach/

    He's listed at #58 which includes covid reductions for salaries. Now I'm angry because I realized Mike White (didn't take a covid salary reduction like most of the basketball coaches) is getting a fucking $700k retention payment as long as he's still at UF on April 15.