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    sports lingo "bracket"
    The year's at the spring
    And day's at the morn;
    Morning's at seven;
    The hill-side's dew-pearled;
    The lark's on the wing;
    The snail's on the thorn:
    God's in his heaven—
    All's right with the world!

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    Oh, Nova....
    Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
    Robert Southwell, S.J.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
      Oh, Nova....
      What?
      The year's at the spring
      And day's at the morn;
      Morning's at seven;
      The hill-side's dew-pearled;
      The lark's on the wing;
      The snail's on the thorn:
      God's in his heaven—
      All's right with the world!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Novaheart View Post
        sports lingo "bracket"
        It's the organizing structure of a playoff tournament. It looks like this:

        Enjoy.

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        • #5
          This is a rack and pinion mounting bracket for the Ford Pinto:


          Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

          Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
            It's the organizing structure of a playoff tournament. [/IMG]
            Because diagram has too many syllables?
            The year's at the spring
            And day's at the morn;
            Morning's at seven;
            The hill-side's dew-pearled;
            The lark's on the wing;
            The snail's on the thorn:
            God's in his heaven—
            All's right with the world!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Novaheart View Post
              Because diagram has too many syllables?
              Because diagrams are what they have in the playbook.

              Enjoy.

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              • #8
                I have no interest in college sports but even I have a bracket. If you work with more than 3 people and those people aren't cloistered nuns, you will be asked for your bracket.

                I pick on intuition, team names, mascots, colors, and whim. Surprisingly, this actually works pretty well.
                "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gingersnap View Post
                  I have no interest in college sports but even I have a bracket. If you work with more than 3 people and those people aren't cloistered nuns, you will be asked for your bracket.

                  I pick on intuition, team names, mascots, colors, and whim. Surprisingly, this actually works pretty well.
                  My eldest brother has absolutely, positively no interest in any sports, collegiate or otherwise. Several years ago, he put $50 in the office pool and literally picked at random. As one can imagine, his brackets looked like no one else's.


                  He won the pool, something like $2500.


                  I've never played "brackets," mostly because I don't give a damn about basketball, but personally, I thought it was hilarious.
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                  In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                  Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Adam View Post
                    My eldest brother has absolutely, positively no interest in any sports, collegiate or otherwise. Several years ago, he put $50 in the office pool and literally picked at random. As one can imagine, his brackets looked like no one else's.


                    He won the pool, something like $2500.


                    I've never played "brackets," mostly because I don't give a damn about basketball, but personally, I thought it was hilarious.
                    I've won twice. Overall. I've won levels a number of times. It's amusing. You throw $20 bucks in and have a lot of laughs or you win hundreds or thousands of bucks (depending on your pool). It's cheap fun. Like a lottery ticket.
                    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                    • #11
                      I've always enjoyed it because it makes me interested in watching the playoffs. I didn't join a pool this year, therefore I watched absolutely none of the games.
                      Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
                      Robert Southwell, S.J.

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