April 06, 2007

SportsFilter "Frozen Four" Road to the Championship2007: SpoFie Confidence Pool Update. It's Michigan State vs Boston College in the Final. Some Great Hockey and indifferent announcing from Mr. Hair "Barry Melrose". This is going to be exciting!

posted by skydivedad to fantasy at 08:31 AM - 28 comments

Well at least I'm not the only one mathematically eliminated. The obvious winner will be so duly crowned after the Final. Thrilled to see a CCHA squad in this game. Michigan State has been a Machine. Dismantling opponents like an Old Erector Set.

posted by skydivedad at 08:34 AM on April 06

Well at least I'm not the only one mathematically eliminated. Says the guy in fourth place.

posted by SummersEve at 09:20 AM on April 06

Holy crap, MSU pulled that game off yesterday? I saw that they were losing, and looking kinda weak against Maine, so I switched to something else; mostly at the behest of the old lady. I really wish that the UP schools can get their juggernauts rolling again.

posted by NoMich at 09:20 AM on April 06

I really hope State gets rolled tomorrow night. The trap annoys the piss out of me, and I hate to think that they could be NCAA champs. BC has been playing the best hockey for the last few months, and deserves it. Should be a great game though. The UND/BC game was awesome, esp the first 2.5 periods. Both teams are so talented. Unfortunately, the last ten minutes brought out the bad penalties, bad calls, bad defense, and one of the strangest empty net goals I've ever seen. What the heck happened to the Sioux D. Go BC.

posted by emoeby at 09:26 AM on April 06

I thought that goal was great, emoeby. We replayed that one about a dozen times. I still haven't seen a shot that really showed what happened, did Rooney just take off that much faster than anyone else?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:05 AM on April 06

Holy crap, MSU pulled that game off yesterday? I was thinking the same thing, NoMich, but decided to wait it out. Good thing that I did, because it was a total turnaround. I'm not too fond of the trap either, emoeby. Dump and chase isn't my cup of tea.

posted by wingnut4life at 10:24 AM on April 06

Clearly my disdain for Maine and BC backfired.

posted by YukonGold at 10:28 AM on April 06

As did mine for Notre Dame and Michigan State.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:35 PM on April 06

On the ice with Skydivedad. Pics Notre Dame Vs. Alabama Huntsville 1st Round Regional Action. A nail biting, 2 OT Thriller. I'll post the MSU vs. Boston U. when I get some time. Enjoy........

posted by skydivedad at 07:12 PM on April 06

I stink.......oh well such is life.

posted by skydivemom at 10:36 PM on April 06

Good job Spartoons! Now if we can just get both of the Huskies and the Lakers going, I'd be very happy. Maybe when I'm up there this summer, I can get some karma going for them.

posted by NoMich at 09:52 PM on April 07

Here's the Final Standings. Our Champion is tselson........Congrats to both tselson and MSU. A CCHA National Champion! Yea!

posted by skydivedad at 10:35 PM on April 07

Why is it that my worst showings in confidence pools are the ones that involve hockey? I thought I had a chance since I know little about college hockey. Oh well, congrats to tselson. And congrats to goddam for another Costanza.

posted by MrFrisby at 11:18 PM on April 07

Congrats to tselson, and congrats to the Friggin' Cow Tippers of the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan. I suck. At least I beat Fris.

posted by wingnut4life at 05:39 AM on April 08

I would have been content with my ignominious tied-for-17th finish, if only the Eagles had winned it. Goddammit.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:21 AM on April 08

Congrats, tselson. I somehow managed to crawl into a 3rd place tie by the application of DBL. No, not Deductive Brilliant Logic; more like Dumb Blind Luck.

posted by Howard_T at 12:59 PM on April 08

Thanks for the Pool, Sdd. It was fun. The only things I knew about college hockey were: Miami is usually pretty tough. Maine is cool. Boston College has to be good at something. MSU always beats teams when I need them to in football. (ND, OSU...UM) New Hampshire...well, not as cool as Maine. Michigan was probably not as good as they thought they were. North Dakota isn't in Boston. Alabama and hockey just doesn't seem right. (But then neither does Phoenix or Florida or Dallas...) If UF had a team they would have won. On those notes, sorry Weedy, I'm not worthy.

posted by tselson at 10:46 PM on April 08

What? And I am? You're as worthy as the next owlhouse. Works for me. Now, on the topic of the other hockey pool....

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:08 AM on April 09

Maine is cool. New Hampshire...well, not as cool as Maine. You've either done very little research into this or way too much and we're better off staying away from one another.

posted by YukonGold at 08:23 AM on April 09

Now, on the topic of the other hockey pool.... I see no reason to discuss that. New Hampshire...well, not as cool as Maine. I have to say, this is also the prevailing opinion throughout Connecticut. New Hampshire is kinda the West Virginia of New England.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 08:42 AM on April 09

I've always heard West Viriginia described as the Connecticut of the Virginias. Weird, hey?

posted by NoMich at 09:41 AM on April 09

I have to say, this is also the prevailing opinion throughout Connecticut. Growing up on Route 9, I can attest to this. Living 5 minutes from the Maine border now, I can also attest that Connecticut has it wrong. Very wrong.

posted by YukonGold at 10:13 AM on April 09

None of them are as cool as Vermont.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:29 AM on April 09

Wait - Vermont is an actual state? I thought it was made up from Newhart and hippie jokes. You know - fictional. Like Dragons and Eskimos. Or maybe a, like, state of mind, maaaan.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:34 AM on April 09

Wait - Vermont is an actual state? Dude, I thought we gave it back to you guys.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:35 AM on April 09

***** TOTAL DERAILMENT ALERT ***** Since we're on college sports, and picking winners and all that, where do I get my friggin' award for the college tourney pick 'em? I've been here nearly two years, and this is my first win of any kind, so I wants my precious! I now return you to this stirring rendition of "Heidi..."

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:46 AM on April 09

Wait - Vermont is an actual state? Dude, I thought we gave it back to you guys. They did. As far as I know the flatlanders have officially taken over and the oldtimers gave all of Northern Vermont back to Quebec. Now Quebec's got the flatlander problem and all affected farms are independent nations. Went so well no one noticed. Also, when the border war starts Vermont can feel free to try and sneak attack NH all they want. While the real battle is happening on the eastern front with Maine we'll throw gravy fries and microbrews at the barely motivated hippies that will undoubtedly make up Vermont's militia. It's how Burlington has defended itself all these years.

posted by YukonGold at 12:07 PM on April 09

Vermont can't go to war now. It's still ski season.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 01:04 PM on April 09

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