We Believe....or We're Stupid

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Maybe one of the best deals you can make in sports is to enter a pool with a bunch of homers and pick against them.  101 entries in the 2018 UMTailgate.com tournament challenge, 19 have Michigan winning it all, 46 have them in the Final Four. 

The four one-seeds COMBINED were picked in 38 brackets to win it all.  A roundup of the champion picks, again out of 101 brackets:

Michigan 19
Villanova    16
Virginia    16
Duke    9
Arizona    9
North Carolina    8
Michigan St.    6
Purdue    5
Kansas    4
Gonzaga    4
Cincinnati    2
Xavier    2
Kentucky    1

And yes, I am one of those homers.  Best of luck to everyone, and GO BLUE!

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March 13, 2011 - Before there was Trey, Nik, and Glenn, it was Zak, Stu, Darius, Tim and J-Mo.  Talk about a different time...Michigan started the conference portion of the season going 1-6 but (including the first win at the Nasser Center since 1997) finished at 9-9 which was good enough for 4th place in the conference, and somehow an 8-seed in the tournament, where they would dispatch of Tennessee before falling by 2 to the 1-seeded Duke Blue Devils.  I joined a gathering of the Maize Rage looking on as Michigan got it's bid.

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