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  • Worst new word in the English language: bracketology

    Don't know why, but it's driving me crazy. Maybe because all the TV people think they're being so cute and clever with it.

  • #2
    Really?

    I kinda like it. There are literally hundreds of thousands of man-hours (PC alert!) spent on it, and MILLIONS of dollars, so why not have a cool term for it?

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    • #3
      Remember that old Nike commercial campaign back in 2000 about "Bracketville"? The mayor was our own Bobby Huggins - the year UC was ranked #1 and odds-on favorite to win it all - until Kenyon Martin broke his leg in the conference tournament.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMjt6IsODEk
      There are no strings on me

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      • #4
        Every time I hear the word i think of guys stress testing bookshelves. i gather I'm on the wrong track here?

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        • #5
          NCAA basketball tournament brackets were announced yesterday, tournament begins this week, championship game Monday April 6. US worker productivity drops 10% the next 3 weeks, water cooler refills increase 20%.

          Years ago, the tournament pairings simply appeared in the paper the morning after they were announced. Two or three decades ago they started a half-hour TV show to announce the pairings. With lots of commercials. That morphed into an hour-long show, and, correct me if I'm wrong, wasn't last night's a two hour program? All just to tell us who will play whom (with expert ananlysis, of course.) zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....

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          • #6
            Don't look now Jay, but Bracketology has, you guessed it, a Wiki page! lol

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bracketology
            There are no strings on me

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DrJay
              Years ago, the tournament pairings simply appeared in the paper the morning after they were announced. Two or three decades ago they started a half-hour TV show to announce the pairings. With lots of commercials. That morphed into an hour-long show, and, correct me if I'm wrong, wasn't last night's a two hour program? All just to tell us who will play whom (with expert ananlysis, of course.) zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....
              And of course these days all of the schools that think they have a shot at being selected hold big bracket selection parties for the athletes and fellow students where they all watch the TV show.

              This is what it looks like when your team is not selected (in this case, 26-6 St. Mary's College of Moraga, CA)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Daisy
                Every time I hear the word i think of guys stress testing bookshelves. i gather I'm on the wrong track here?
                No, everyone else is.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bad hammy
                  This is what it looks like when your team is not selected
                  Gainseville FL was like a funeral all weekend.

                  Billy ain't keeping up with Urban! :shock:

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by guru
                    Don't look now Jay, but Bracketology has, you guessed it, a Wiki page! lol

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bracketology

                    Arrrrrgggghhhh!

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                    • #11
                      First year since 1979 that both Kentucky and Indiana didn't make it.

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                      • #12
                        In our pool I have UConn to win it all.
                        "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                        by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                        • #13
                          I'm pretty certain that 'Bracketology' is not a word in the English language.

                          I might be in the 'American' language but it's certainly not English. :P

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Flumpy
                            I'm pretty certain that 'Bracketology' is not a word in the English language.

                            I might be in the 'American' language but it's certainly not English. :P
                            You guys call track and field 'athletics' and soccer 'football' so what do you know? :lol:

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bad hammy
                              Originally posted by Flumpy
                              I'm pretty certain that 'Bracketology' is not a word in the English language.

                              I might be in the 'American' language but it's certainly not English. :P
                              You guys call track and field 'athletics' and soccer 'football' so what do you know? :lol:
                              And they pronounce sked-yule as shed-yule. Did they learn that in shool?

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