WEEKEND EDITION - 3.20.10 CV vs. Obama (NCAA Brackets)

The 2010 NCAA Basketball Tournament is underway, and thus, is also the 2010 Survivor Capital Bracket Selection Tournament. The President of the United States, Barack Obama, as it turns out, is a huge SURVIVAL CAPITAL basketball fan, and decided he'd like nothing better than to join finds himself unwittingly tossed in our little tournament.


From the looks of things so far, it looks as though that he'll be looking to make an annual appearance because he is beating up on everyone in the tournament thus far and is atop the leader board. However, they have only completed the FIRST ROUND (out of FOUR on the road to the FINAL FOUR), so a lot can still, um, "change".


Here's a look at Obama's bracket vs. CV's bracket (and the overall standings).


OBAMA




CV



By the looks of things, there are 4 crucial distinguishing games to be played this weekend that could turn the tables. Those games are:


- Pitt vs. Xaxier
- Maryland vs. Michigan St.


In both of these games, Obama & CV have chosen different teams to advance. The other games in question are:


- Texas A&M vs. Purdue
- Tennessee vs. Ohio


Each of these games represents a FREE PASS of sorts. A win by the Volunteers would give CV points at the expense of Obama (since Georgetown has been eliminated). Likewise, a win by Texas A&M over Purdue would give Obama a slight edge (because CV has no dog in that fight).


The overall standings of the SURVIVAL CAPITAL Tournament are as follows:


1. BARACK OBAMA - 25 (points)
2. McFEARLESS - 24 
3. CV - 23 (CV presently holds tiebreaker advantages over next two)
3. I-MAN - 23
3. JUST ANOTHER BEAR - 23
6. BOB - 22
7. P2GUF - 21
7. CV's BRO's FRIEND - 21
9. CV's BRO - 20
9. ANON - 20
11. 2SMALL2DUNK - 19
12. MANNWICH - 16


Upsets still abound, many things can still happen!

27 comments:

CV said...

Back to the markets...

I thought it was kind of hilarious that the SPX closed at 1159.90 (after closing at 1149.99 last weekend)...

I'd even written a thread about it last Monday morning...

Is this the ALGO's way of telling us the market is ON SALE? Deep discounts shoppers (on ALL aisles)... LOL

CV said...

I also came across an interesting blogsite late last night for all you EW'ers out there...

cramer vs. elliott
http://www.apartofny.com/2010/03/cramer-vs-prechter-from-an-elliott-wave-perspective/

This guy is doing a CRAMER vs. PRECHTER comparison from an EW perspective... I thought it was kind of interesting (especially to guys like ben, Andy T, & onlooker)...

I'd like to know if you've heard of that guy or not...

CV said...

Also... to EVERYONE...

CONSIDER THIS (AND ALL WEEKEND THREADS) "OPEN THREADS"... YOU CAN PASTE LINKS TO ARTICLES YOU'VE FOUND INTERESTING DURING THE WEEK, AS WELL AS MUSIC, SPORTS, POLITICS, WHATEVER

I only post a thread Saturday morning to get it started (usually Sports), but that doesn't mean the conversation has to be limited to sports...

ALSO - ANDY T - WILL BE PUTTING UP A WEEKLY CHART SCENARIO ON SUNDAYS - IT WILL LAUNCH AT 5:30PM EST/2:30PACIFIC/10:30PM LONDON/7:30amTOKYO TIME

McFearless said...

If I lose to Obama I may banish myself....

McFearless said...

C,

Thanks for that link

call me ahab said...

hmmmm. . . . appears the Big 10 is well represented- twenty five percent- not shabby-

who needs respect when you just win games

call me ahab said...

also . . .an observation- then need to roll out for a while-

the appellate court decision against the Fed- it will be interesting to see the Fed's next move- if they appeal yet again-

then that means to me- that what they do not revealed must indeed be grim- possibly downright scary-

because if it was relatively harmless- it would seem to me- they would stop all the foot dragging and lay their cards on the table

karen said...

i'm trying to clear my head of the markets this weekend.. just exercise, enjoy the sunshine, and get in the salt water.

ahab, look into pilates vs. yoga.. i never took to yoga (kept injuring myself), but pilates (either mat or reformer) is strengthening and rehabilitating.. it will add an inch to your height, too! and, again, the ratio of men to women would be in your favor !! not to mention the phenomenal instructors.

I-Man said...

Pilates instructors tend to be hot chicks too, Ahab.

I-Man said...

Question, to anyone who does yoga or pilates...

How do you keep from ripping farts in the middle of class?

I-Man said...

Oh, I almost forgot...

I meant to post this at 1:32pm EST...

Happy Vernal Equinox! (a very cool day)

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/riteofspring1.html

Anonymous said...

I-Man, Ra the sun-god!

McFearless said...

Nova.....enough said.

Anonymous said...

feeling pain

Kansas is about to put the nail in my coffin

bob

Anonymous said...

Funny story for MD

I went the the quarter finals a few years ago. MD, Kentucy, Uconn, and someone else.

We were walking up to the game and there were TV crews from MD all allover. The friend I was with, a duke hater, got in front of all of them yelling "duke #1". They had lost earlier that day.

Got about 10 calls the next day from people in MD saying they saw that fool on TV. Apparently the MD tv crews fell in love with him.

Kansas done, maybe me too.

bob

Phyllis said...

Latest from Martin Armstrong (from the hole)...

http://www.martinarmstrong.org/files/Armstrong-From-the-Hole-3910-1-from-the-Hole.pdf

I gotta say, CV is in a 'larger' hole (if we're talking about BRACKETS)...
CV

McFearless said...

Most of my brackets are toast after yesterday, what a great tourney it has been so far.

call me ahab said...

phyliss-

your link- could not pull it up- but here is a different link that seems to work-

http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?threadid=194302

political prisoner??? hmmmm . . .

anyway- go Big 10

Bruce in Tennessee said...

WalMart to slash grocery prices starting in April...

Deflation, anyone?

Northern Iowa is the bomb..

call me ahab said...

Galbraith- a broken record-

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/21/INVQ1CF78N.DTL

karen said...

Another Price Cut for Brooke Astor's Park Ave Apt

karen said...

Ahab, i thot it was a great read!

"But right now, we don't have functional big banks. We have a cartel run by an incompetent plutocracy, with its long fingers deep in the pockets of the state. For functional credit to return, we'll have to reduce the unpayable private debts now outstanding; to restore private incomes (meaning: create jobs) and collateral (meaning: home values); and we'll have to restructure the big banks. We need to break them up, shrink the financial sector overall, expose and prosecute frauds, and create incentives for profitable lending in energy conservation, infrastructure and other sectors. Or we could create a new parallel banking system, as was done in the New Deal.

It's possible, of course, that all the deficit hysteria is intended to divert attention from the dysfunctions of private banking, and so to help thwart calls for financial reform. Is that giving them too much credit? Maybe. Maybe not."

Also, read some good stuff in the Economist yesterday.. this one was really good:

You can check out any time you like
Hotel owners and operators have their banks over a barrel
Mar 18th 2010 | BERLIN | From The Economist print edition


FEW industries are as adept as hotels at providing tempting offers—a well-stocked minibar, for instance—that lead to regret the next day. Lenders to the industry are now firmly in the regret phase. Over the next year banks in Europe and America may be forced to write down billions in bad loans, further impairing already strained balance-sheets. In many cases they are also likely to become the proprietors of debt-ridden hotels.

to continue reading

AmenRa said...

Wow. Cornell is ballin'

Anonymous said...

Bloomberg.com: "Bernanke says large banks bailouts unconsionable' must not occur again"

I-Man said...

Holy Spartans.

What a game!

CV said...

NEW THREAD UP - ANDY T CHARTS

2small2bail said...

K- I think you meant to provide this link above. Interesting article. Thanks.

Hotel finance

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