Sunday, March 16, 2008

Time to Dance

That's right, kids. It's bracket time!!!!! For those of you who don't know, the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament is upon us. And I have decided to start a bracket for the Claudia's Room crew. The winner will get a prize, though I'm not sure what it is yet. (If I win, the runner up will get the prize. And roommates are not eligible for the prize, RNL. Sorry.) So, here's the deal:

You are invited to participate in The New York Times N.C.A.A. Men's basketball Bracket Tournament. To join my group and fill out your bracket, go to the link below and enter the group code.

http://q8.nytimes.com/pages/sports/ncaabasketball/bracket/men/index.html

Group Code: 9938e295712IfT21PhvqSQ2FPDtw3NUUGog

You have until Thursday, March 20, at 11:30 AM ET to enter and save your picks.


Now, if you're not familiar with filling out a bracket, it's simple. You go through and pick winners for each of the matches of each of the rounds of the tournament. You get points for picking winners (the points increase as you move through the rounds). The person with the highest score at the end of the tournament wins. You have until the tournament starts to make your choices (and your changes). You make your picks for the entire tournament before it starts. So, if all your picks lose in the first round, you're done.

[I'm not sure if you have to have a NYTimes login to play. If you don't it's quick to sign up, and pretty painless and totally worth it to join my bracket.]

So, if you're into it, join the bracket! If college basketball's not your thing, I'm posting again this week, hopefully, before the tournament starts.

Go Pitt! Big East Champs! Hell yeah!

PS-I show up as uglygreen on the bracket.

79 comments:

Beth said...

Oh, I totally thought you were going to organize a BSC related bracket to pick the best book. Whoops!

Go Badgers!

danelover18 said...

I thought the same thing Beth, but even though I could care less about basketball (making me a bad Hoosier) I joined anyway cause I think its fun.

Anonymous said...

Michigan State! Go Spartans!

Anonymous said...

UNLV - Rebelicious!

Anonymous said...

aww i thought this was going to be BSC related - maybe there will be soon?

nhb-bsc said...

I'm torn...
GO PITT!!!
GO AMERICAN!!!!
GO UMBC!!!!!
GO MOUNT--win that all important play in game!!!!

Ok, I know who the "real" team is on that list. So I will be rooting for Pitt.

I heart gambling, so I will join in :)

Anonymous said...

UCONN! HUSKIES! UCONN! HUSKIES! UCONN! HUSKIES! HUSKIES! UCONN! WOOF!

:)

...love the blog, Tiffany!

Anonymous said...

Very excited about the league. Can't wait for another update. Go Jayhawks!

moose said...

A BSC book bracket would be AWESOME!

I don't watch much basketball. Who should I root for?

Anonymous said...

I totally can't sign onto that bracket? Anyone else having trouble?

Anonymous said...

Yeah Stanford :) Like I'd ever root for anyone else

Anonymous said...

It shows an error every time I try to join the listed group code. Bullfrogs!

Anonymous said...

I'm having problems joining the group as well... anyone else getting an error saying "Join Group Failed"? oh man, i really want to do this bracket!
Let's Go Saint Joe's!

colleenn said...

My poor Holy Cross did terrible this year and did not make it (not like they've ever gotten past the first round anyway). It's funny because I don't even like college basketball yet I always feel sad when they don't make it to the tournament.

MilkMan said...

Yeah ditto to those who keep getting a login failed message when they enter the code. Shucks, I was really looking forward to getting into a bracket this year, usually my work does one but no dice this year...

colleenn one of my best friends is a HC alum! Small world!

Anonymous said...

You guys, you just have to register with NYTimes. It's really easy (and free.) For some reason it won't let you join a bracket group unless you're logged in.

~Rachel~

Mehreen said...

Well my picks probably suck, but this should be fun!

Anonymous said...

BSC > basketball. Boring!

colleenn said...

Milkman, what year did your friend graduate? I was 2004 and was an English/Theatre double major. My fiance was a Chemistry major so I also knew a lot of the science kids. I wouldn't bother asking but the school is small enough that I just might know your friend if he/she graduated around my time. :)

MilkMan said...

She graduated 2006 and was a Classics major. Pretty sure she was super involved on campus so there's a chance you might know her... hit me up on my blog.

katie said...

go blu .. oh wait, we suck at basketball ;-)

Anonymous said...

Let's go WVU!!!

I know you're a Pitt fan, but I won't hold it against you!

Anonymous said...

Michigan State beats Temple! Woo-hoo! Go green!

"pinkshoes" on the bracket said...

Right now my husband is VERY annoyed that I didn't listen to him and pick Kansas State over USC. Whoops! :)

eponine said...

DUDE. I seriously just picked random ones because I wanted to participate. I just picked random boxes.

And I'm currently first! (gillicg)

Anonymous said...

cocky much?

MilkMan said...

Sorry about Pitt's lost today.

Anonymous said...

gilicg, did your really just pick randoms? That's crazy lucky! You're twenty ahead!

-Kcoop217

Anonymous said...

But not at all sorry that MSU wins! Go spartans!

Anonymous said...

OH I TOTES THOUGHT U WERE GOING 2 TALK ABOUT BSC! B/C THATZ ALL THIS BLOG IS 4!

People, do you read what you type?

eponine said...

I wouldn't call myself cocky... more completely in shock and wishing to document this moment.

seriously, I'm willing to bet by tomorrow I'll be at the bottom of the heap.

Yeah, there was no rhyme or reason to it... I didn't even really look at what I was picking

booger said...

NO SHIT! The babysitter's club movie is on RIGHT NOW.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God, that movie is so incredibly bad!!! I love when Kristy's dad basically turns out to be a child molester-type guy, complete with a van he lives in.

The science rap is the bomb.

Anonymous said...

soooo, are we really not going to get another BSC book blogged until after March Madness?? I love NCAA basketball, but I also really like this blog.

Anonymous said...

No you probably wont, so quit your belly-aching. Find another blog in the meantime, bother them! Start your own, bother yourself!

Quit trying to start unkindness and nastiness that has just stopped! What else could you be trying to do?

Everyone else seems to be patient enough!

Anonymous said...

my god, person @ 6:48, calm down. why do people have to lash out at others who ask about updates? you just look pathetic and angry.

Anonymous said...

lol @ hypocritical anonymous

Anonymous said...

Here we go...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, try not to have a stroke anonymous @ 6:48

Anonymous said...

anonymous@6:48---nowhere in my post does it say anything mean. just a question. chill. do you want a hug? i'll give you one.

love,
anonymous @1:06 :)

BSC-4-EVER said...

Um, Are all these anon comments from the same person trying to entertain themselves? It sure is entertaining me!

I loved that BSC movie, but not as much as the HBO BSC series. My father bought them for me on VHS and I wore them out from watching them too much. I can still sing that whole song, "You can always count on me, and I can count on you..."

Anonymous said...

good times bad times, in between...my friends will see me through!!!!!!!

oh man, that takes me back. i really hated that TV show Dawn. haha "mary anne and the brunettes" was fricken awesome!

anyway, has anybody ever listened to a BSC audio tape of songs inspired by? i think that wins the Stalest Fan Award fo sho!

BadKat said...

We'll be sharing wonderful times everyday, all together singin' our song. Growing in every way!

Thanks guys now I am going to be humming that damn song for a week :)

OMG! Now not that I think about BSC on a daily basis but still, I just put together that Brunettes were not referring to hair color. DUH!

I am jealous because I only owned the first 2 videos. But we had HBO when I was a kid so I saw all of them firsthand. Just like Fraggle Rock (talk about another addicting song). I should see of my parents those 2 videos. I could sell them on eBay for $1.99!


I loved how those videos were loosely based on plots from the books. I think that the writers from the TV series would have been better ghostwriters than the ones they had for the books.

nicole said...

Badkat,

um, i haven't seen any of the videos so I'm just curious- what was the Brunettes referring to if not hair colour?
call it morbid curiousity :-)

BadKat said...

I think that they were talking about Logan! I do believe that there was a group of girls out to get Logan away from Mary Anne and they were at a roller-rink on the cover.
I could be wrong. Anyone?!? I tend to over think things. And my memory about the BSC is spotty. I think I tried to block most of it out!

Rebecca J. said...

Brunettes = Brun (minus the "o") + ettes

Anonymous said...

Oh, but Mary Anne looked so dumpy in those videos!! Not at all like I pictured her. Small and mousy, sure, but this girl was kind of tall and swarthy.

That song's going to be in my head all day now.

Mary Ann said...

"this girl was kind of tall and swarthy."

LOLOLOL. I hated Mary Anne in those videos! I liked Stacey, though. She was how I pictured her... and then I had a hard time accepting the girls in the real BSC movie because I started to picture the "video" girls as the real BSC! I heard the girl that played Stacey is the videos is a lawyer or something now. If I ever need legal counsel, I want to go to Stacey McGill, attorney at law, haha.

BadKat said...

Thanks Rebecca, I knew that I was not totally crazy. Well, relatively I guess.

Miss Bliss said...

I'm not up on the whole basketball thing...I just wanted to say I love this blog. :p

eponine said...

Goodbye lead! Ah well, it was nice...

And the Baby-sitter's Theme song is totally stuck in my head now ... does anyone know if I can download it anywhere?

sarah. said...

Badkat -

Brun-ettes. So friggin right. You have opened a new door. Well played, my friend.

sarah. said...

But seriously, I remember thinking (in 1994 when I was clearly too old to be thinking about this stuff anymore)...this doesn't make any sense. Mary Anne has brown hair. Mousy brown hair she used to have to wear in two neat braids. So much more sense.

Rebecca J. said...

If you have Comcast On Demand, the BSC movie is currently available in the free movies section!

Anonymous said...

Like I said near the top of this thread, Go Jayhawks!

Chrissy said...

Just thought you should know that there is a (less original and not exciting at all) copycat out there! Check it out:

http://whatclaudiawore.blogspot.com/

trisha said...

I think we should try not to insult other people's blogs on here....just saying

Oh, it's not my blog by the way

Anonymous said...

Huh? Remember that an insult is not the same as a comment.

Chrissy said...

thank you anonymous...yeah...pretty sure I was not insulting but whatevs.

Anonymous said...

"not exciting at all" is not exactly a glowing review. but "whatevs."

Kristen said...

For those who don't already know, I also started a "copycat" blog....www.bscrevisited.blogspot.com...I HOPE people think it is slightly interesting.

will said...

I, um, stomp your bracket.

heels.

-u2il2nolan

eponine said...

"(less original and not exciting at all) copycat"

That looks like a insult to me... and I agree insulting other blogs on there is the best idea. It's unnecesarily mean for one.

(In other topics - community.livejournal/bsc_snark - some of that stuff is hilarious)

Anonymous said...

Why does everyone on this blog just LOOVE backhanded insults?? Don't get offended by people you don't know :P

Tiff, please start posting more BSC...these people, myself included, need something more interesting to read than people quoting each other.

~anonymous at 1:06

somewaterytart said...

I just found this place, and am ending myself reading your archives. My boyfriend is looking at me like I've lost my shit. Thank you.

Fave Kishi ensemble: the one where she dressed like a watermelon. Don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about.

Samantha said...

Hey Tiff!

I know you are busy and all, but I think you should make a special post about the New Kids on the Block coming back for a reunion!

bruins4ever said...

UCLA! LD

Anonymous said...

I've said it twice before, and I'll say it again - Go Jayhawks on Monday night!

Anonymous said...

One final time! Rock Chalk Jayhawk, go KU!

mocena said...

Woo! I am victorious! -mocena

Anonymous said...

basketball is over...TIME FOR BABYSITTERS!!!

:)

~1:06

Anonymous said...

2nd!!!!!!!!! Go Jayhawks!!!!~sunshine608/aliciashani

Anonymous said...

Seriously, bball is boring as f*ck.

Anonymous said...

Clearly there will never be another update.

Meg said...

If you don't give a damn about this site anymore, you could at least say so.

Anonymous said...

Here we go again.

Then again, it is getting sad not to have this to look forward to, semi-weekly. Hope all is well.

Anonymous said...

LoL @ Meg

Adele said...

I just discovered your blog and love it and now you've been gone for a long time? Come back?

Anonymous said...

Go here:

http://bscrevisited.blogspot.com/


Its pretty good, and actually updated really regularly.