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  • Re: Official 2015 BottomFeeder Bracketology and Site Selection Thread

    OK, folks. Time for the FINAL edition of BottomFeedersBracketology.
    The road to the Futile4 at the Pontiac Silverdome begins right here.

    Here's the field, as determined by FARTS.

    1. American International
    2. Niagara
    3. Army
    4. Princeton
    5. Wisconsin
    6. Holy Cross
    7. Lake Superior
    8. Air Force
    9. Sacred Heart
    10. Alabama-Huntsville
    11. Alaska-Anchorage
    12. Colorado College
    13. Brown
    14. Rensselaer
    15. Clarkson
    16. Massachusetts

    First we place the #1 seeds, sending the highest seeds as far as possible from their home.
    #1 American International goes to the WEST Regional at Winter Park-Fraser Colorado
    #2 Niagara goes to the NORTHEAST Regional at Canton MA
    #3 Army goes to the MIDWEST Regional at Fremont OH
    #4 Princeton makes the short trip to the EAST Regional at Wright Twp PA

    Now we place the 5-8 seeds in reverse order:
    #5 Wisconsin goes to the Princeton bracket in Pennsylvania
    #6 Holy Cross goes to the Army bracket in Ohio
    #7 Lake Superior goes to the Niagaga bracket in Massachusetts
    #8 Air Force goes to AIC's bracket in Colorado.

    Now place the #3 seeds so we get 8v9, 7v10, 6v11 and 5v12.
    #9 Sacred Heart goes against Air Force in the WEST regional
    #10 Huntsville goes against #7 Lake Superior in the NEAST regional
    #11 Anchorage will face #6 Holy Cross in the MIDWEST regional
    #12 Colorado College heads EAST to face Wisconsin.

    Finally, round out the field with the #4 seeds.
    #13 Brown is matched against #4 Princeton in the Pennsylvania (EAST) regional
    #14 Rensselaer draws #3 Army at Fremont OH (M'WEST)
    #15 Clarkson would meet #2 Niagara at Canton MA (N'EAST)
    #16 Massachusetts heads WEST to Colorado, where they face AIC

    Let's take a moment, pour another vodka and see what's wrong with these brackets.
    Du hockey comme dans le temps!

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    • Re: Official 2015 BottomFeeder Bracketology and Site Selection Thread

      Here's what we have, before we start messing around:

      WEST (Winter Park-Fraser CO)
      1. AIC
      2. Air Force
      3. Sacred Heart
      4. Mass

      MIDWEST (Fremont OH)
      1. Army
      2. Holy Cross
      3. Anchorage
      4. Rensselaer

      NORTHEAST (Canton MA)
      1. Niagara
      2. Lake Superior
      3. Huntsville
      4. Clarkson

      EAST (Wright Twp PA)
      1. Princeton
      2. Wisconsin
      3. Colorado Col
      4. Brown

      As difficult as it usually is with so many Atlantic Hockey teams in the field, we TRY to avoid first round match-ups between conference foes. Surprisingly, only ONE of the THREE conflicts involve AH teams. Swapping the others while avoiding more conflicts may be difficult, but let's give it a try.

      The BAD match-ups are:
      Air Force vs. Sacred Heart is the WEST
      Lake Superior vs Huntsville in the N'EAST
      Princeton vs. Brown in the EAST

      Conventional wisdom says swap the lower seed (Sacred Heart) out of the WEST, but the committee is looking ahead to the next step (minimizing attendance and maximizing travel hardships) so we're going to kill two birds with one stone and swap the #2 seeds from the WEST and NORTHEAST. We'll send Lake Superior to Colorado and send Air Force to Massachusetts.

      That leaves us with just the Princeton-Brown match-up in the EAST regional. As the #4 band is dominated by ECAC teams, the only place we can send Brown is WEST, bringing U Mass back EAST to Pennsylvania. Too bad, we were hoping to make AIC and U-Mass (just 26 miles apart) travel across three time zones to play...but it's almost as good to send Brown (just 84 miles from AIC) on that same trip.

      Well, unless there are any serious objections, here are the brackets:

      WEST
      1. AIC
      2. Lake Superior
      3. Sacred Heart
      4. Brown

      MIDWEST
      1. Army
      2. Holy Cross
      3. Alaska-Anchorage
      4. Rensselaer

      NORTHEAST
      1. Niagara
      2. Air Force
      3. Alabama-Huntsville
      4. Clarkson

      EAST
      1. Princeton
      2. Wisconsin
      3. Colorado College
      4. Massachusetts

      We are intrigued by the "jet-propulsion" match-up between Air Force and Huntsville.

      Regional games will be played Sunday and Monday March 29-30.
      Last edited by Freddie; 03-27-2015, 07:24 AM.
      Du hockey comme dans le temps!

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      • Re: Official 2015 BottomFeeder Bracketology and Site Selection Thread

        Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post

        "Congrats to The Committee for another easy bracket selection.

        One minor typo in second paragraph labeled BAD match-ups: should be Air Force vs Sacred Heart, vs Holy Cross, as correctly noted later on.

        Now, need to get the old ham radio kit from the attic fired up."


        The committee is intoxicated and claims no responsibility for ticky-tack errors...like getting Sacred Cross and Holy Heart confused.
        Du hockey comme dans le temps!

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        • Originally posted by Freddie View Post
          Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post

          "Congrats to The Committee for another easy bracket selection.

          One minor typo in second paragraph labeled BAD match-ups: should be Air Force vs Sacred Heart, vs Holy Cross, as correctly noted later on.

          Now, need to get the old ham radio kit from the attic fired up."


          The committee is intoxicated and claims no responsibility for ticky-tack errors...like getting Sacred Cross and Holy Heart confused.
          Totally understandable.

          One interesting aspect of the Winter Park (West) bracket is the match-up between AIC and UMass, who play a mere 15 miles from one another in western Massachusetts.

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          • Re: Official 2015 BottomFeeder Bracketology and Site Selection Thread

            We are intrigued by the "jet-propulsion" match-up between Air Force and Huntsville.
            Jet packs for skaters
            GO DU !!!

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            • Re: Official 2015 BottomFeeder Bracketology and Site Selection Thread

              Originally posted by Freddie View Post
              Quote Originally Posted by Snively65 View Post

              "Congrats to The Committee for another easy bracket selection.

              One minor typo in second paragraph labeled BAD match-ups: should be Air Force vs Sacred Heart, vs Holy Cross, as correctly noted later on.

              Now, need to get the old ham radio kit from the attic fired up."


              The committee is intoxicated and claims no responsibility for ticky-tack errors...like getting Sacred Cross and Holy Heart confused.
              The Midwest regional has the unfortunate distinction of being played during the prime time hours. The organizer, KC8XFU, has informed me that we will be using frequencies on 10 meters to broadcast, as assurances have been made that the band will be dead in that area at that time of night.

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              • Re: Official 2015 BottomFeeder Bracketology and Site Selection Thread

                Originally posted by Freddie View Post
                We are intrigued by the "jet-propulsion" match-up between Air Force and Huntsville.
                We don't do jets here. We do rockets. Also, we've both had astronauts as graduates, although the Zoomies have a bit more than we do ...

                GFM
                Geof F. Morris
                UAH BSE MAE 2002
                UAHHockey.com

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                • Re: Official 2015 BottomFeeder Bracketology and Site Selection Thread

                  this is bull. all these northern locations. when is Key West or Tucson get a bid for roller hockey????
                  Originally posted by mtu_huskies
                  "We are not too far away from a national championship," said (John) Scott.
                  Boosh Factor 4

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                  Yeah, but you're my favorite hag.

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                  • Re: Official 2015 BottomFeeder Bracketology and Site Selection Thread

                    Originally posted by huskyfan View Post
                    this is bull. all these northern locations. when is Key West or Tucson get a bid for roller hockey????
                    The Committee would like to remind you that this is the BFB: IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK!
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                    • Re: Official 2015 BottomFeeder Bracketology and Site Selection Thread

                      Have we explicitly banned Air Force from flying to their first-round location? And what amount of humiliation is just enough for our service academies?
                      Originally posted by nmupiccdiva
                      ...anyone that can start a meme like that is welcome and will fit in just fine around here.

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                      • Re: Official 2015 BottomFeeder Bracketology and Site Selection Thread

                        Originally posted by Terrier520 View Post
                        Have we explicitly banned Air Force from flying to their first-round location? And what amount of humiliation is just enough for our service academies?
                        Air Force will be sharing an old bus with elderly casino travelers.
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                        • Re: Official 2015 BottomFeeder Bracketology and Site Selection Thread

                          We're still deciding how Army should travel. They DO have those transport trucks... throw the gear and the team in the back and drive.
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                          • Re: Official 2015 BottomFeeder Bracketology and Site Selection Thread

                            they are ground pounders...make em march.
                            Originally posted by mtu_huskies
                            "We are not too far away from a national championship," said (John) Scott.
                            Boosh Factor 4

                            Originally posted by Brent Hoven
                            Yeah, but you're my favorite hag.

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                            • Re: Official 2015 BottomFeeder Bracketology and Site Selection Thread

                              Originally posted by huskyfan View Post
                              they are ground pounders...make em march.
                              That's just mean... which means I like it.
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                              • Re: Official 2015 BottomFeeder Bracketology and Site Selection Thread

                                seems reasonable though. not sure if you should go with it.

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