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NFT: I didn't fill out a bracket - and it feels fine

mattlawson : 3/20/2017 6:50 pm
And I really didn't miss it. At all. A couple years ago I did the same thing with fantasy football and I really didn't miss it. I don't know if you can really compare the two on their face but after all the sports radio talk about it over the course of time I actually feel like it's a huge weight off. Anyone else?
Haven't done FF or a bracket in about 8 years  
j_rud : 3/20/2017 6:55 pm : link
Just sorta lost interest. For me FF was just a passing fad, I played for maybe 3 or 4 seasons.
I haven't filled out a bracket in years either. Zero interest.  
GiantGolfer : 3/20/2017 6:58 pm : link
Now fantasy football is a different story. I stopped playing in season long leagues and now focus solely on DFS for fantasy football. Love it.
I think it's fun and you have a chance of winning $  
Gmen1982 : 3/20/2017 7:10 pm : link
Doesn't take up a lot of time and gives rooting interests for games
I am Ninja : 3/20/2017 8:42 pm : link
Fantasy was great in college and stuff, especially in the early 2000s boom. But who has time for that shit with a job/business/wife/kids or any combination of those?
yeah ...  
annexOPR : 3/20/2017 9:07 pm : link
I don't care about college basketball. now I stopped pretending too.

I'm sure the "madness" is fun, I just couldn't care less.
Thank God!  
section125 : 3/20/2017 9:16 pm : link
I'm not alone.

In fact, I may give a crap when it gets done to 8 teams, maybe not until the Final Four.
I haven't done a bracket in 4-5 years.  
Section331 : 3/20/2017 9:32 pm : link
Don't miss it a bit. I watch a fair amount of college hoops, but I sucked at brackets, and decided I didn't need the headache.
first time in years i havenít done and donít seem to care either  
jgambrosio : 3/20/2017 9:41 pm : link
part of itís starting a new job and not seeing a bracket go around, part of it is that gw and uconn both sucked this year, but most of it is that ncaa basketball just seems to have gone downhill a bit in my opinion...
it takes less than 5 minutes  
lightemup : 3/20/2017 10:39 pm : link
whether you're into college basketball or not. I folllow college hoops pretty closely. Its just fun.

i don't care if my bracket is busted or not. worth a shot trying for a perfect bracket. i still got 3 of my final 4 in
I do a bracket with my wife's family  
superspynyg : 3/21/2017 8:34 am : link
They are all self proclaimed college basketball fans from NC. I beat them all last year and I am winning again this year. Winner gets a 12 pCk or bottle of wine of their choice at the family vacation in July.
Yeah i think one could say this about pretty much any hobby  
MetsAreBack : 3/21/2017 8:35 am : link
in life
I didn't buy any divining rods today  
YAJ2112 : 3/21/2017 8:38 am : link
and it feels fine
I haven't played in about 15 years....  
BillKo : 3/21/2017 8:40 am : link
but I will say tuning in and watching some of these games is pretty neat.

Hell of a lot better than watching the NBA..............
I could care less. I'm 1 of probably about 7 guys in the financial  
Victor in CT : 3/21/2017 9:46 am : link
industry who don't care.
I ike doing them  
gidiefor : Mod : 3/21/2017 9:55 am : link
but it's hit or miss no matter how much of an "expert" you are

they are fun when you do well, and they suck when you go down in flames
I diidn't do a bracket one year and ended up being completely  
Bramton1 : 3/21/2017 11:33 am : link
oblivious to the tournament. I had no idea who was winning or who was in the Final Four until that weekend. I just blinked and it was over.

I find it fun and engaging. As long as I don't take too seriously, I'm good.

One year I was in a pool that paid out a couple hundred dollars to the winner. We get to the Final Four, and the guy running it tells me, "If Duke wins it all, you win." Now I was psyched, because this year Duke was considered to be far and away the best team in the tournament. And they got to the championship game with little effort... against UConn. I watched the game with a large group of people in a college commons area, and UConn won. I was pissed. One friend tried to tease me about it, and I struck back with the very sharp tongue. Then I went outside and just walked around for about an hour.
I never do these MM brackets  
djm : 3/21/2017 1:33 pm : link
I do watch the tourney a bit, but don't bother with the brackets. I probably should just to drum up more interest but it seems daunting to me lol. I don't know shit about college hoops, which I know doesn't stop many from doing it but I don't know...seems pointless to me.

I wish I could stop FF. I hate watching the games with so much interest in the individual side of things. Lately I have stopped looking at the team I am playing that week and just tried watching the games with less FF in mind. It's helped. I love the game enough without FF.
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