The Fourth Annual SportsChump March Madness Bracket Bonanza

O March, how we love thee.

Yes, friends, it’s that time of the month again where our dreams of becoming the first person to ever correctly pick 63 games, and have the entire planet declare us the smartest person alive, are soon dashed after we take a chance on that ill-advised 4-13 upset.

CAL GOLDEN BEARS  VS ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS PAC-10 GAMEBe warned!  For this, the SportsChump’s Fourth Annual March Madness Bracket Bonanza, I want winners!  While you can rest assured you are all winners in my book, technically speaking, only one of you will be in three more weeks.  That person shall be dubbed this year’s swami.

Former swamis include Yaz, Heavy D and J-Dub.  Here’s what they had to say about winning this tournament in the past:

Yaz: I won the very first SportsChump Madness Bracket.  It changed my life in ways too numerous to mention.  The only reason I haven’t repeated as champion since its onset is because I picked the Steelers to win the last two national championships.

Heavy D: The next time I beat SportsChump in golf will be the first time I beat SportsChump in golf.  At least I won his Madness tournament.  Has anyone seen the bar?

J-Dub:  I’m hungry.

(Note: these words may or may not have been uttered by previous champions)

Now that the sparkling endorsements are over, please pay attention to the rules as this tourney will run a little differently as in year’s past.

In the comments section below, please include: Your Sweet Sixteen, your Elite Eight, your Final Four and your national champion.  That’s right, we’re going cutthroat this year, all for one and one for all.  Choose it right from the get-go for ultimate bragging rights, as well as a fabulous SportsChump prize pack delivered right to your door.

The scoring will go as follows:  You will be allotted one point for each sweet sixteen team you select correctly, four points for each Elite eight team, eight points for each Final Four team and sixteen points for correctly choosing the national champion so… you might want to get that one right.

For your tie-breaker, tell me how many points you think Creighton’s Doug McDermott will score in the tournament.

Here is your bracket.  Choose wisely and the best of luck to you all.

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43 thoughts on “The Fourth Annual SportsChump March Madness Bracket Bonanza

  1. For all of you who, like me, don’t follow basketball at all anymore… This one’s for you!
    Sweet 16 –
    Florida, UCLA, Syracuse, Kansas, Virginia, Michigan State, North Carolina, Villanova, Arizona, San Diego State, Creighton, Oregon, Wichita State, Louisville, Duke and Texas…
    Elite 8 -
    Florida, Syracuse, Virginia, Villanova, Arizona, Creighton, Louisville and Duke…
    Final 4 –
    Florida, Villanova, Arizona and Duke…
    The National Chumpion! –
    ARIZONA!!!!

    Now where’s that billion dollar board?

  2. Sweet Sixteen:

    Florida
    Pittsburgh
    VCU
    UCLA
    Ohio State
    Syracuse
    New Mexico
    Kansas
    Arizona
    Oklahoma State
    Oklahoma
    San Diego State
    Baylor
    Creighton
    Oregon
    Wisconsin
    Wichita State
    Louisville
    Kentucky
    St. Louis
    UMass
    Duke
    Texas
    Michigan

    Elite Eight:

    Florida
    Syracuse
    Virginia
    Villanova
    Arizona
    Creighton
    Louisville
    Michigan

    Final Four:

    Arizona
    Florida
    Louisville
    Villanova

    National Champion: Florida

    Tie-breaker: 73 points by McDermott

  3. Let’s see if I can do as well with basketball as I did with the NFL :)

    Sweet 16: Florida, UCLA, Syracuse, Kansas
    Virginia, Michigan St., Iowa State, UConn
    Arizona, Oklahoma, Baylor, Oregon
    Wichita St., Louisville, Duke, Michigan

    Elite 8: Florida, Kansas
    Michigan St., Iowa St.
    Arizona, Oregon
    Wichita St., Duke

    Final Four: Florida
    Iowa State
    Arizona
    Duke

    National Champion: Arizona

    Tie-breaker: 42

  4. Sweet 16: Florida, Syracuse, UCLA, New Mexico, Virginia, Iowa State, Michigan State, Villanova, Arizona, San Diego State, Oregon, Creighton, Witcita State, Louisville, Iowa, Michigan,

    Elite 8: UCLA, New Mexico, Virgina, Iowa State, Arizona, Creighton, Lousiville, Michigan

    Final Four: New Mexico, Iowa State, Arizona, Michigan

    National Champion: Iowa State

    McBuckets: 81

  5. Sweet Sixteen
    Florida, UCLA, Syracuse, Kansas, Virginia, Michigan State, North Carolina, Villanova, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Baylor, Wisconsin, Wichita State, Louisville, Duke, Michigan

    Elite Eight
    Florida, Kansas, Michigan State, Villanova, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Louisville, Michigan

    Final Four
    Florida, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Louisville

    Champion
    Michigan State

    Mc Dermott scores 41 points

    Details on these picks available at http://dubsism.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/the-dubsism-2014-ncaa-basketball-tournament-bracket-challenge-light-fuse-and-stand-back/

    And I’m still hungry.

  6. Sweet 16
    Florida, UCLA, Cuse, Kansas, Virginia, Mich St., Iowa St, St Joe’s, Arizona, Oklahoma, Baylor, Wisconsin, Kentucky, L’ville, Duke, Mich

    Elite 8
    Florida, Kansas, Michigan St, Iowa St, Arizona, Wisconsin, L’ville, Duke

    Final Four
    Florida, Michigan St, Wisconsin, Duke

    Nat’l Champ
    Michigan St

    McDermott scores 46

  7. Always love this every year.

    Here are our picks.

    Sweet 16.

    Florida, UCLA, Syracuse, Kansas, Virginia, Michigan St. North Carolina, UCONN, Arizona, San Diego St. Creighton, Wisconsin, Wichita St., Louisville, Duke, Michigan

    Elite 8

    Florida, Syracuse, Michigan St. North Carolina, Arizona, Wisconsin, Louisville, Duke

    Final 4

    Wisconsin, Louisville, Florida, Michigan St.

    Championship Winner

    Florida

    Tie-Breaker

    71 points.

  8. Sweet Sixteen:
    Florida, UCLA, Syracuse, New Mexico
    Arizona, San Diego St, Creigthon, Wisconsin
    Virginia, Michigan St, Iowa St, Villanova,
    Wichita st, Louisville, Duke, Michigan

    Elite Eight:

    Florida, New Mexico
    Arizona, Wisconsin
    Michigan St, Iowa st,
    Louisville, Duke

    Final Four
    Florida, Arizona
    Michigan St, Louisville

    National Champ:

    Arizona

    Tie Breaker
    McDermott: 83 points

  9. Markaz…

    You have apparently taken a page out of Al’s playbook.

    Please double-check your Sweet Sixteen teams above as I do believe you have listed 24 teams. They call is “The Sweet Sixteen” for a reason and I think my readers would get a little upset if I gave you the leeway of an extra eight teams in that category.

    Sending you an email now.

  10. Wow!

    Speaking of heavy on Iowa State, Tim the Glutton has them winning a national championship.

    I hereby predict he’ll either come in first place… or dead last.

  11. Dubs is officially in and I must say, sir, it’s quite unlike you to go with such a trendy pick like Michigan State.

    And here I didn’t think you watched ESPN.

  12. The Surface is in.

    And the first person to pick Florida to win it all.

    That means I’m not talking to the rest of you and he and I are on good terms.

  13. Jad is also officially in giving us eight total at the end of Monday (technically seven since Markaz’ picks are complete) and three to have picked Arizona to win it all.

    Tomorrow is another day.

  14. I assure you that I was not going for bonus picks in the Sweet 24, err 16.

    Sweet Sixteen

    Florida, VCU, Syracuse, New Mexico, Virginia, Michigan State, North Carolina, Villanova, Arizona, San Diego State, Creighton, Wisconsin, Wichita State, Louisville, Duke, Michigan.

    Elite Eight

    Florida, Syracuse, Virginia, Villanova, Michigan, Louisville, Arizona, Creighton.

    Final Four

    Florida, Villanova, Arizona, Louisville.

    Champion: Florida

    Tie-breaker: Points scored by McDermott….73

  15. Sweet 16: UF, UCLA, Ohio St, New Mexico,Memphis, Mich St, Iowa St, Villanova, Ok St, San Diego St, Creighton, Wisconsin, Wichita St, Louisville, Duke, Az St.
    Elite 8: UF, New Mexico, Mich St, Iowa St, San Diego St, Creighton, Louisville, Duke
    Final Four: UF, Mich St, Creighton, Louisville
    Champ: UF

    tie-breaker: 97

  16. 16) Florida, VCU, Cuse, Kansas, Memphis, Mich st, Iowa St, UConn, Mich, Duke, Louisville, Kentucky, Oregon, Creighton, SD St., Arizona

    8) Florida, Kansas, Arizona, Creighton, Louisville, Duke, Iowa St., Mich St.

    4) Florida , Kansas, Louisville, Mich St.

    2) Florida , Louisville

    72

    1) Florida

  17. Zbig is in.

    Sorry about this weekend, bro. Duty calls. I was looking forward to showing you the improvements in my golf game. Guess it’ll have to wait.

  18. D is in, giving us ten total entries (mine is forthcoming) and four picks for Florida, three picks for Arizona, two for Michigan State and one for Iowa St.

    Interesting.

  19. My (winning) picks are as follows:

    Sweet 16:
    Florida
    UCLA
    Ohio State
    Kansas
    Virginia
    Michigan State
    North Carolina
    Villanova
    Oklahoma State
    San Diego State
    Creighton
    Wisconsin
    Kentucky
    Louisville
    Duke
    Michigan

    Elite 8:
    Florida
    Kansas
    Virginia
    North Carolina
    Oklahoma State
    Wisconsin
    Louisville
    Duke

    Final 4:
    Florida
    Virginia
    Wisconsin
    Duke

    National Champion for the third time in school history: Florida

    Tiebreak: McDermott scores 71 points in the tournament.

  20. Here it comes. This is gonna be a record setting bracket filling out.

    Sweet Sixteen: UCLA, VCU, Syracuse, Kansas, Virgina, Mich st, North Carolina, Villanova, Arizona, Oklahoma, Baylor, Wisconsin, Wichita St., Louisville, Duke, Michigan

    Elite Eight: Florida, Syracuse, Virgina, Villanova, Arizona, Baylor, Wichita st, Duke

    Final Four: Florida, Villanova, Arizona, Duke

    Not as exciting as teh first round 2: Arizona, Florida,

    Winner: Florida

    Tie Breaker: 75 points

  21. Here I go again on my own….Goin down the only road I’ve ever known.

    Wait, what? Sorry, just a little flashback into the distant past when me and Pearl Washington was running college basketball, bitches!

    Suhweet 16…. FLA,,, Tulsa… Cuse… Kan… VA… MSU … UNC… Conn… Zona… OK… Creighton… Wisc… Witch… Lville… Duke… Tex

    Straight 8… FLA… Kan… VA… UNC… OK… Creighton… Witch… Duke

    Finishing 4… FLA… VA… Creighton… Duke

    Da Champ…. Wahoo!! The Cavs, Baby!

    Breaker… 99

  22. Here goes…
    Sweet Sixteen:
    Florida
    UCLA
    Syracuse
    Kansas
    Virginia
    Michigan State
    Iowa State
    Villanova
    Arizona
    San Diego State
    Creighton
    Wisconsin
    Wichita State
    Louisville
    Duke
    Michigan

    Elite Eight:
    Florida
    Kansas
    Michigan State
    Iowa State
    Arizona
    Wisconsin
    Louisville
    Duke

    Final Four:
    Florida
    Michigan State
    Arizona
    Louisville

    Champion:
    Michigan State (over Louisville)

    Doug: 79 points

    I know not picking Florida to win will reduce my street cred on this site but in time the healing process will prevail. As will getting most of this wrong…

  23. Pest is in…. EXCEPT.

    You list UCLA in your Sweet 16 where you probably meant Florida since you have them in your 8, 4 and Final game.

    We’ll see how that comes into play.

  24. Attitudes is in with another pick for Sparty, giving us 14 total picks.

    Best of luck, (ladies and) gentlemen.

    I’ll have everyone’s picks up to be verified shortly.

  25. Well Triple SC..how did I miss this post? I’m pissed I missed it:( Good grief I love March Madness and now we have opening day for baseball around the corner. Happy Dee Dee Days ahead lol! What do you think about good ole Ozzie getting petition together for MLB Opening Day as national holiday? I already proposed it at the office and got shot down:(
    But hey, it’s okay… I’m gonna be all in glorious Orange and Blue tomorrow. Go Gators
    Dee Dee

  26. Dee Dee…

    Don’t you think it’s about time you let someone else win one of my contests?

    And I’m always down for a holiday… not that we need another excuse to drink or anything.

  27. Here, ladies and gentlemen, are your standings.

    Ben Jacobs 27
    Blog Surface 26
    Jad 26
    SportsAttitudes 26
    J-Dub 24
    Speedbeagle 22
    Heavy D 21
    Markaz 20
    Tim the Glutton 17
    SportsChump 17
    Full Court Pest 16
    Dwin 15
    Zbignu 15
    Hanahan 11

  28. It’s come down to this, ladies and gentlemen.

    IF Florida wins this year’s national championship, Christian from Blog Surface is our grand champion.

    Considering nobody else in this tourney picked either UConn, Wisconsin or Kentucky to win it all (don’t feel bad, I doubt anyone else in any other tourneys did either), our current points leader, Ben Jacobs, will become our winner.

    Which I find bittersweet, considering Ben Jacobs is a Florida alum.

    Oh, how um, Mr. Jacobs must be torn.

  29. Here are the standings:

    Ben Jacobs 43
    Blog Surface 42
    J-Dub 40
    Jad 34
    SportsAttitudes 34
    SportsChump 33
    Speedbeagle 30
    Heavy D 29
    Markaz 28
    Full Court Pest 24
    Dwin 23
    Zbignu 23
    Hanahan 19
    Tim the Glutton 17

  30. And the winner of the fourth annual SportsChump madness bracket bonanza is none other than Ben Jacobs…

    Take a bow, ahem, sir.

    Ben Jacobs 43
    Blog Surface 42
    J-Dub 40
    Jad 34
    SportsAttitudes 34
    SportsChump 33
    Speedbeagle 30
    Heavy D 29
    Markaz 28
    Full Court Pest 24
    Dwin 23
    Zbignu 23
    Hanahan 19
    Tim the Glutton 17

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