For the past few years, we've developed a fantasy league for the NCAA basketball tournament. Your score is based on your players points, rebounds, steals, blocks, and assists, and you get a 1.5x bonus for selecting players from "bad" teams - those seeded 8-16. One point is subtracted for each turnover.
I will post our fantasy shenanigans here this year, rather using mass emails.
The draft was last night; it was conducted via seedy chat room rather than a Google Hangout or whatever the kids use these days. Here are the teams, in order of the first round of the draft:
|4||40||10||Iowa State||Will Clyburn|
|7||60||11||Middle Tennessee||Marcos Knight|
|8||80||4||Kansas State||Angel Rodriguez|
|4||39||4||Kansas State||Rodney McGruder|
|5||42||7||San Diego State||Jamaal Franklin|
|4||38||13||South Dakota State||Nate Wolters|
|6||58||11||Saint Mary's||Matthew Dellavedova|
|8||78||2||Ohio State||Lenzelle Smith, Jr.|
|1||4||2||Georgetown||Otto Porter Jr.|
|5||44||8||North Carolina||Reggie Bullock|
|7||64||8||North Carolina State||Richard Howell|
|1||5||2||Ohio State||Deshaun Thomas|
|2||16||5||Oklahoma State||Marcus Smart|
|4||36||4||Michigan||Tim Hardaway Jr.|
|7||65||8||North Carolina State||C.J. Leslie|
|8||76||8||North Carolina||P.J. Hairston|
|2||15||8||North Carolina||James Michael McAdoo|
|7||66||3||Michigan State||Derrick Nix|
|5||47||8||Colorado State||Colton Iverson|
|6||54||9||Wichita State||Carl Hall|
|8||74||4||Saint Louis||Dwayne Evans|
|3||28||3||Michigan State||Keith Appling|
|2||12||3||Michigan State||Adreian Payne|
|4||32||5||Oklahoma State||Le'Bryan Nash|
|8||72||3||New Mexico||Alex Kirk|
|5||50||2||Ohio State||Aaron Craft|
|8||71||13||Boise State||Anthony Drmic|
Dan and both Brians each drafted 3 players from teams seeded 8 and above, hoping to benefit from those sweet sweet bonus points. But no man gambled more than Chris, who chose 4 bonus players, including 2 Mississippi teammates.
Bobby chose a Boise State player (his only drafted bonus point player), so he has a vested interest in the Wednesday night play-in game versus La Salle. Peter and Dan drafted play-in game participants as well - they face off against each other Tuesday night. They literally face off - Dan's player is the St. Mary's point guard, and Peter's is the Middle Tennessee State point guard.
Chris chose Perry Ellis with his last selection rather than the player who Ellis subs in for, KU starter Kevin Young. (Young was later drafted by proxy for Alex, who also said, "No thanks" and selected a Butler guard instead.) Ellis averaged just under 6 points and 4 rebounds per game this season. That's a lot of faith put into a guy whose biggest game totals came against the undersized forwards of Iowa State and Kansas State.
James and Brian G each have 2 Syracuse players, plus a player each from North Carolina and North Carolina State.
Brian R is the only person who does not have at least one player from each region. He didn't draft anyone from the East. The number of players chosen by region breakdown: South 25, Midwest 21, East 19, West 15.
5 players each were chosen from Florida and Kansas, but as we've already noted one of those KU players barely counts. 4 players each were taken from Syracuse, Louisville, and Duke. 3 each from Indiana, Miami, Michigan State, North Carolina (the only 8+ seed with this many players drafted), and Ohio State.
I guess that's enough analysis for now. Oh also: I could not be more disappointed that no one chose a player from LIU-Brooklyn.
Last year at this time, I was on a lot of prednisone and typed a shitload of stuff about the tournament. You can read all that in the archives, start here and move forward. It'll get you in the mood for March Madness.