It is as much of an AUCNFFC tradition as the long-ass entries post or the Blutarskys — the post-first weekend post where I lament how terrible our brackets are looking.
And that’s where Twelve-point-five-th Annual Uncle Crappy NCAA Final Four Challenge (Brought To You By Piper’s Pub) is special.
As in especially bad.
We’ve already noted the historic 16-over-1 upset from Friday night, but honestly, the upsets never really let up. UNC? Gone. Arizona? Gone. Michigan State? Gone. Xavier? Gone.
Remember, TPFAUCNFFC (BTYBPP) contestants don’t start getting points until teams start making the Final Four. Even so, we can still get a pretty good sense of who’s doing OK and who is struggling (a whoooooole bunch of us). Here’s a look, using categories we’ve used in the past:
Holy crap: All. Four. Teams. In. (Team Statistical Anomaly)
- Beer lady Diane
Title game, champion and third team in (Big point totals could still be in the future)
- Uh, yeah, no
Three teams and champion still in (They didn’t pick the title game correctly, but could still rack up some big points)
- Curl Girl Michelle
- Breaking Brews
Three teams in, champion out (If things go to hell, could still score enough to win)
- Sports Chump
Title game and champion in (Gotta be perfect to have a chance)
Two teams and champion in (Not ruling them out, but it’s looking tough)
- PghrugbyrefTwo Final Four teams, one in title game, champ
- Coochie Doctor
One in Final Four, one in title game, and the champ
The remaining entries have lost teams ranging from their champion pick to nearly everyone … otherwise known as our 2018 Blutarsky nominees. Listed in order of increasing futility, as in from almost sort of respectible to, uh, not at all. Thank you for playing.
- Father Spoon
- Gina and her dog
- President Obama
- Uncle Crappy
- Juan (and Phil’s mom)
Good luck this weekend, everyone. We’ll be back next week with points and probably quite a few Blutarskys.