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MPLS March Madness

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by EJJ1848, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. EJJ1848

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    I love any chance to get violently angry while watching sports, so what better way than to bet some beer on it... Right?

    Just checking in to see if any fellow Metro area BA'ers would like to do a NCAA Tourney Challenge. Entry Fee can be determined at a later point (Walezzzz only...joking.). I am looking to keep this local to help eliminate shipping costs, also a good excuse to meet some fellow BA'ers.

    Rules can be further discussed if there is enough interest, but I'd use an online site to score all the brackets (espn, yahoo, cbs, which ever most prefer.)
    I was thinking 1 bracket per entry fee ( Cap on entries per person will be decided based upon feedback)
    Depending on how many people are interested, I was thinking 1,2,and 3rd would all get "rewarded"
    I was thinking we could meet somewhere ( bar, house, street corner) the for the Final 4 or Championship Game to exchange/drink beer.

    If you have interest feel free to post below with any further suggestions.
     
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  2. deadbody

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    I'd be interested. Don't have a ton to offer, but I'm sure I could find something that would be considered OK. Maybe an Abyss from a couple years ago
     
  3. leezy

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    I'd be interested, I'm sure I can scrounge up something from the cellar
     
  4. EJJ1848

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    I wasn't thinking anything crazy for entrance. I was thinking around $20 worth beer with around $10 -15 being more exclusive beer. If we want to turn this into a 1 bottle entry I'm also ok with that
     
  5. brewnic

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    I'm in. If you can get the group together. I know I can find a beer or two.
     
  6. EJJ1848

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    I created the group, I currently dont have a limit set for Entries, please keep it to 1 bracket for now. We can discuss this option further when we have more people.

    http://games.espn.go.com/tournament-challenge-bracket/en/group?groupID=488255&groupp=U3VybHk=&invitesource=email&inviteuser=NDgxOTY0OTkxA&ex_cid=invite-email-tcmen
    Group: Minnesota Beer Advocates
    Password: Surly

    Im hoping for a minimum of 10 participants

    If you have any questions/comments/concerns/suggestions , post them here or feel free to BM me


    Edit: Id like for the top 3 finishers to get beer. I'd like for the winners to pick in some sort of snake like fashion, i.e the 3rd place finisher doesn't get whatever others dont pick
     
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    I joined. I'm down for whatever format!
     
  8. KarlHungus

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    I'm in even though I know nothing about basketball.
     
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  9. KarlHungus

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    Anyone know how to delete a bracket?
     
  10. HoudiniRN

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    This sounds fun...
     
  11. EJJ1848

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    I can delete them, taken care of for you
     
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  12. EJJ1848

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    I'd like to note you really dont have to be a college basketball fan to enter. I am an avid college basketball fan and watch a lot of it throughout the season.. However, the tourney is a whole different beast. Last year my girlfriend and I did a bracket challenge and she beat be quit handily (3 of my final 4 teams got bounced early, thanks a lot Wichita st)
     
  13. EJJ1848

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    Looks like we are stuck at 7 people. So we have a few options

    1. Continue as planned, Each person put up a "more exclusive" bottle/s + shelf = $20 ish (First - 4 selections , 2nd-2 selections, 3rd - 1 selection)

    2. Lower entrance, put in a "more exclusive" 12oz bottle (bcbs, variants, kbs, black note, bomb, etc) = $5-10 (First 5 selections, 2nd - 2 selections)

    3. Lowest entrance - $10 of shelf beer (winner gets all) and we do a bottle share of beers we had planned to enter for the final four or championship game

    Please leave feedback bellow
     
  14. deadbody

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    My first choice would be option 2.
     
  15. KarlHungus

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    I'm for option 1.
     
  16. doner24

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    I just joined up
     
  17. EJJ1848

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    which option do you prefer above?
     
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    In for whatever.
     
  19. leezy

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    I'm for #1
     
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    Anyone know a good bar to watch the games today in S MPLS or SLP area?
     
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    Just joined!
     
  23. LightSaber

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    #1 looks good to me.
     
  24. EJJ1848

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    Option 1 it is. I sent out an email to the group, please respond to that asap.

    Best of luck to all

    1st - 6 selections
    2nd - 2 selections
    3rd - 1 selection
     
  25. KarlHungus

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    I didn't receive the email. What's up?
     
  26. EJJ1848

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    please bm me which beers you plan on using as your entry
     
  27. EJJ1848

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    Stupid NC ST, such a good upset pick and they blow a 16 pt lead, How does TJ Warren score 28 but go 6/14 from the line. March Madness indeed
     
  28. deadbody

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    Really Duke? sonofa
     
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    That was an amazing game. Mercer's coach was the highlight of the day for me!
     
  30. EJJ1848

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    That's what happens when you shoot 35. Never bet with the devil lol
    It appears most of us all had duke going elite 8 or final 4
     
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  31. KarlHungus

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    The best thing that happened to my bracket today was Duke losing, and the worst was VCU losing.
     
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    Still have all of my Sweet 16 teams alive!
     
  33. EJJ1848

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    I'm at a wonderful re-cert X-ray class from 1-7. I will post list of entries later tonight
     
  34. doner24

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    Lets see the list!
     
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    bump lol!
     
  36. EJJ1848

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    Sorry, site was down last night, put it on espn, but here you go. If you want to edit slightly based on others let me know.

    This tournament has been an absolute shit show and I couldnt love it more. Going to come down to the final 4

    Brewnic – Black Ops 2012

    Doner24- Lawsons Sticky ale, Crooked Stave 60, 1 Heady

    Deadbody – 2011 Rye Wyne, 11’12 CW y2k, bbs

    Lightsaber – BA Framinghammer , Prairie noir, PTE,

    EJJ1848 – Vanilla Noir, BC BBBW, Blackout stout

    Jazzdogg – Not sure who this is, cant find him on BA

    McRyan- SYX

    KarlHungus- TBD Monday

    Leezy06-12 BA Silhouette, Pentagram
     
  37. EJJ1848

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    Does anyone know Jazzdogg ?
     
  38. KarlHungus

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    I'm putting in a 2006 and 2008 J.W. Lees Harvest Ale, a 2014 Black Note, and some local glassware.
     
  39. EJJ1848

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    Perfect, It appears as if Steel toe is releasing before the dawn this weekend (partially confirmed). I hope to attend; if any of you are attending , let me know.

    Cheers

    PS- I think Jazzdogg is an elusive creature, not sure we will ever know his true identity. My next beer is for you JazzDogg!
     
  40. KarlHungus

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    So what's the plan to meet up for the championship game? Anyone have any ideas as to where? A bar? Someone's house?
     
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