March 21, 2007

SportsFilter's 2007 Road to the Frozen Four : Road to the Frozen Four Confidence Pool courtesy of DrJE's way to kewl appi. Deadline Friday March 23rd 12PM. Details inside. Who's the best picker amongst us. Put up or shut-up time folks. PS Go Blue...

posted by skydivedad to fantasy at 01:02 PM - 37 comments

Here's the link to enter your picks. You have until noon Friday. I'll try to keep things updated but I'll be at the Midwest Regional this weekend. Pics to follow....... Good Luck to All

posted by skydivedad at 01:04 PM on March 21

I am in with an all-ECAC final. Why, yes, I am seeing a team of psychiatrists regularly. How did you ever guess that?

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 01:26 PM on March 21

Go Gophers! Go WCHA!

posted by emoeby at 02:46 PM on March 21

I'm in. Of course, I know nothing of US college hockey. I'm hoping to pull an "Aussie dominating hockey pools" thing here.

posted by qbert72 at 03:05 PM on March 21

OK, my picks are in. Got a CCHA Squad winning this thing. Had to after all my smack talk....

posted by skydivedad at 03:47 PM on March 21

Mine are in!

posted by skydivemom at 04:18 PM on March 21

It's on like Donkey Kong.

posted by HATER 187 at 04:19 PM on March 21

I homered it up and picked UNH. Hopefully SLU can do the dirty work and take BC out for us. Hockey East rules!

posted by YukonGold at 05:16 PM on March 21

I will rule you all!!! Go Hockey East!!!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:42 PM on March 21

More credit is due to qbert72 than me for this "way too kewl app", although I have already pledged three pints of blood for the second stage.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:32 AM on March 22

qbert You rock my man. Thanks a ton for the Confidence Pool Appi.....

posted by skydivedad at 09:43 AM on March 22

I have already pledged three pints of blood for the second stage. I need all my blood, but I'll pledge some navel lint.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:50 AM on March 22

Ok - we have 3 pints of blood and navel lint. Do I hear anyone with earwax or toejam?

posted by skydivemom at 01:21 PM on March 22

I knew I was saving all my nail clippings and bodily secretions for a reason. To the winner goes the spoils, or some such nonsense.

posted by HATER 187 at 01:53 PM on March 22

You don't want to even KNOW what I'll pledge. It'll be a surprise. The most unpleasantest of surprises. I have totally guessed the results based on ignorance and bias as to the region the school comes from. Hence - Alabama - no chance.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 04:13 PM on March 22

I pledge a greasy pork sandwich dipped in a dirty ashtray.

posted by wingnut4life at 04:41 AM on March 23

Do you realize it's snowing in my room goddammit!

posted by YukonGold at 07:13 AM on March 23

SDD, I can't get to the page to enter picks. I'm emailing them to you instead. I'll try back a couple more times this morning.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:11 AM on March 23

That's because the deadline was set at midnight last night.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 08:16 AM on March 23

You have until noon Friday. Sorry...this was the one I saw.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:26 AM on March 23

Do you realize it's snowing in my room goddammit! Close the window, silly. Damn, I was going to change my picks. Oh well.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:32 AM on March 23

Dad can still put your picks in TBH just email me your picks. Email is in my profile.

posted by skydivemom at 09:00 AM on March 23

TBH Dude sorry about my screw up. I could have swore I set it for noon today. I recieved some hate email when I wrote the column on the Negro League Players being shut out of the HOF so I'm reluctant to have an email address in my profile. Anyway I can enter those for you as soon as I get them from skydivemom. Thanks for your patience ......

posted by skydivedad at 09:02 AM on March 23

I recieved some hate email when I wrote the column on the Negro League Players being shut out of the HOF You have to be kidding. Hate mail? It was an interview. That is just unbelievable.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 09:37 AM on March 23

I can also change the pick submission deadline, if you wish. Just tell me up to when. Mind you, I shoud probably allow the commish to do this in the admin section, because wrong deadlines seem to be the most common mistake.

posted by qbert72 at 12:39 PM on March 23

Please change it Q to 4:45 pm today. Dad is working right now and can't get away to post this himself.

posted by skydivemom at 12:59 PM on March 23

wrong deadlines seem to be the most common mistake I think it's because Project Confidence has you set the time by GMT instead of EST/EDT. I used this time conversion site to figure out the deadline the last time I set up a pool. It looks like the first game starts in about half an hour (Clarkson vs Mass), which by our normal standards, should be the deadline.

posted by MrFrisby at 01:00 PM on March 23

Ok skater thanks - I thought the games started tonight at 5:00pm because that is when they start here. Thanks for the heads up. I have kept checking my email and still nothing from TBH so I don't know what else to do.

posted by skydivemom at 01:11 PM on March 23

OK, everyone's got 2 more hours to enter their picks. The first game shouldn't be finished by then. Fris is right about the GMT timezone, that was just me being lazy.

posted by qbert72 at 01:15 PM on March 23

thanks q!

posted by skydivemom at 01:19 PM on March 23

the gametracker thingy is pretty cool. edit: ok, maybe it's not so cool. mine seems to still be at the end of the 1st period. edit: screw the gametracker. looks like the game is on tv.

posted by goddam at 01:46 PM on March 23

Ok guys TBH got his picks in. Thanks for all the help and let the games begin....

posted by skydivedad at 02:57 PM on March 23

Drum roll please. The Spofi Collective picks are: 16. Notre Dame (ND) - 13.19 15. Minnesota (MIN) - 13.05 14. Boston College (BCU) - 12 13. New Hampshire (NH) - 11.1 12. Clarkson (Clk) - 10.43 11. North Dakota (NDK) - 10.19 10. Boston U. (BSU) - 10.19 9. Maine (MNE) - 9.143 8. U. of Michigan (UM) - 9 7. Michigan State (MSU) - 8.524 6. St. Cloud State (StC) - 7.619 5. St. Lawrence (StL) - 6.429 4. Massachusettes (MAS) - 5.905 3. Miami-Ohio (MoO) - 4.571 2. Air Force Academy (AFA) - 3.095 1. Alabama-Huntsville (ABH) - 1.571 The 11th rank tie-breaker I gave to North Dakota (22-13-5) over Boston U (20-9-9) for having a slightly better win percentage (55% and 52.6% respectively).

posted by MrFrisby at 04:03 PM on March 23

Wholly shit. UMass beat Clarkson in OT???? Way to go, Minutemen! (doesn't look like Alabama-Huntsville is gonna exceed expectations, however)

posted by lil_brown_bat at 04:55 PM on March 23

(doesn't look like Alabama-Huntsville is gonna exceed expectations, however) I don't know about you, but that was an awesome game. The Chargers' goalie Narduzzi stood on his head the whole game.

posted by wingnut4life at 09:05 AM on March 24

Hey Gang I was at the Midwest Regional last night. All I can say is "Absolutely awesome Hockey" Wow.......... The squad from Alabama Huntsville gave Norte Dame all they could handle and yes Narduzzi was amazing. It was a historic game as a 4th Regional seeded with a losing record or 16th seeded overall had never in the history of this Tournament ever taken a #1 Seeded overall to OT, let alone Double OT. I had a Press Pass so I've got some Fantastic Photo's which I'll upload for your viewing pleasure when I can get some time. In the meanwhile here's the Updated Standings after Fridays Game. The Squad from MSU totally dismantled the Boston U squad and Norte Dame better snap out of the funk they were in last night against Ala-Huntsville. Poor Boston U. They were basically a higher seeded team playing a supposed Home Game (They were the home team) when in reality the 4,000+ spectators we're 95% MSU Fans. They made the atmosphere fantastic the place was rocking. I loved all the school pep band battles and the student sections. I only saw about 10 Boston U. students. Anyway like I said I'll post some pics. I'm going to the Final Tonite as Notre Dame recovers from basically playing 2 games the night before and faces a well oiled MSU squad that's clicking on all cylinders.

posted by skydivedad at 11:42 AM on March 24

skydivedad, the Terriers are big boys, used to playing in front of passionately partisan crowds, whether their own or someone else's. Maybe the crowd was a factor, but if it was, it shouldn't have been. Damn, I haven't been able to actually watch any of this yet.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 05:42 PM on March 24

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