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Steinz's Sports Bog Bracket Madness

Steinz here.

So the other day I heard The Bearâ„¢ talking about how next week's radio show would be devoted to NCAA tourney picks, which is swell. I mean, Phil's mom? You just can't top that. Bob Ryan? Well, perchance that could be topped.

Anyhow, that reminded me that I need to again tease you with a preliminary hopeful knock-on-wood list of people who are fairly likely, we think, possibly, to submit brackets for the first-ever Sports Bog-Comcast SportsNet-Washington Post Live NCAA Bracket Celebrity Pick 'Em Extravaganza, also known as the SBCSNWPLNBCPEE. The genesis of this scheme was, we wanted to think of something that would make The Bearâ„¢ think we were ripping him off. As always, I'd like to stress that I have nothing but admiration for The Bearâ„¢, that I cannot possibly be worth his time, and that every Cheese Boy reference on the TK Show earns me approximately $1.73 in additional Q Rating.

I'd like to dedicate all the work I've done soliciting tourney brackets to the Fredonia (N.Y.) Central School District administrators who, if memory serves, considered not letting me graduate high school because of an NFL pick 'em pool I was running in the hallways. Little did they realize I would one day get paid for doing basically the same thing. And here's a tip for all you prospective high school bookies: if you're running a pick 'em pool in your school hallways, you might want to consider not splashing your name all over the entry form.

It's also worth nothing that, in the week before I conduct the annual unearthing of my extensive NCAA Tournament Bracket Guide files, I've instead occupied myself with the not dissimilar Daily Baby Chart files. Yesterday, baby Ida set a career high with nine wet diapers in 24 hours.

Anyhow, here's the list of hopefuls, which doesn't include all the WaPo and CSN talent. If we get 50 percent of these people, it'll be one of the greatest accomplishments of my life.

Marc Nigel Sterne (the headliner), Ryan Zimmerman (Nationals), Nook Logan (Nationals), Jason Campbell (Redskins), Jim Williams (Washington Examiner), Jenn Sterger (SI.com), Max Bretos (Fox Soccer Channel), Christy Winters-Scott (Former Terp), Bob Novak (talking head), Tucker Carlson (sweetly talking head), Ted Leonsis (Caps), Alex Ovechkin (Caps), Chris Clark (Caps), Congressman Heath Shuler, Congressman Robert Wexler, D.C. Council Chair Vincent Gray, Bobby Boswell (DC United), Greg Roche (DC101), The Junkies, Alecko Eskandarian (Toronto FC), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), Jacqui Rimando (formerly of the Washington Freedom), random Washington Glory player, random Chesapeake Tide player, random Washington Bayhawks player, Randy "White Chocolate" Gill (Nighthawks), Sun Ming Ming (Nighthawks), Michael Weiss (figure skater), Jimmy Lange (boxer), Brendan Haywood (Wizards), Roger Mason (Wizards), Morgan Wootten (legend), Nikki Teasley (Mystics), Alana Beard (Mystics), Ken Pomeroy (KenPom.com) and Kate Michael (Miss DC 2006).

Still working on a few others. Jeanne McManus, for example. If you or your friends are legitimately famous, feel free to nominate yourselves by writing to me.

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 8, 2007; 9:30 AM ET
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Posted by: SweaterVest & Littles | March 8, 2007 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Jimmy Lange... figure skater?

Maybe you should get some sleep Stienz.

Posted by: James | March 8, 2007 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like Ida is a PTPeer, a Diaper Dandy!

Count me in for the brackets, which I am absolutely horrible at. Tell Nigel that Bill in Phoenix, Maryland, says "Cheerio, mate!"

Posted by: Bill Fitzgerald | March 8, 2007 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Bretos is going to really be upset when he can't pick the Los Angeles Galaxy as the NCAA tournament winners. We're talking a Vitale-to-Duke level of unconditional love.

My early favorites to win this are White Chocolate or Brendan Todd Haywood.

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | March 8, 2007 10:19 AM | Report abuse

I wouldn't take Lamar Alexander or Bill Frist third overall but i'd sign them to the practice squad.

Posted by: propriety | March 8, 2007 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Did you invite me?

Posted by: Gilbert Arenas | March 8, 2007 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, come on... if you got Ovie, you have to have Gilb too.

Posted by: Ian | March 8, 2007 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Not only did I make Jimmy Lange a figure skater, I made Heath Shuler a Senator. Gack.

Posted by: Dan Steinberg | March 8, 2007 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Marion Barry?

Posted by: ouij | March 8, 2007 12:19 PM | Report abuse

hello? hello?

Posted by: Dave Feldman | March 8, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

You've got Bretos' email? Can we send you a DC United pronunciation guide that he can look at and send to his cohorts Christian Miles, and Paul Caliguri?

Posted by: Kim | March 8, 2007 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Dan,

I propose some kind of sponsor's exemption so that you might invite one or two littles to play against the celebs. Make it a contest or something. Think how popular Nancy's ticket giveaway was. This time around, the prize is a chance to prove the winner knows more about basketball than BTH. We can do it, we have the technology.

Posted by: bryc3 | March 8, 2007 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Does a bear s**t in the woods?

Hey, did you know Bretos now foes WWE broadcasts too? I like him. He's a good announcer. Maybe he can hook up the Bog with Hacksaw Jim Dugan. Or even better, the Bushwackers!!!

Posted by: Blackaces | March 8, 2007 2:22 PM | Report abuse

"Not only did I make Jimmy Lange a figure skater, I made Heath Shuler a Senator. Gack."

That's what you get for breathing the stale air inside one of those Racing Presidents' heads! :-)

Posted by: Juan-John | March 8, 2007 3:18 PM | Report abuse

"I propose some kind of sponsor's exemption so that you might invite one or two littles to play against the celebs. Make it a contest or something. Think how popular Nancy's ticket giveaway was. This time around, the prize is a chance to prove the winner knows more about basketball than BTH. We can do it, we have the technology."

you can see how you do against the celebs by entering the bracket contest on the CSN website ...

http://midatlantic.comcastsportsnet.com/contest-bracketchallenge.asp

Posted by: littles | March 8, 2007 6:45 PM | Report abuse

oh yeah littles, that's just as much fun.

-.-

Posted by: bryc3 | March 8, 2007 8:11 PM | Report abuse

well, it's basically like being in the celebrity pool (same points, same rules, same site), but whatever ...

Posted by: littles | March 8, 2007 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like ida is drinking a lot of "Tough Juice"?ha!

I nominate The Tortilla Chip!

Posted by: WGDC- | March 9, 2007 12:14 AM | Report abuse

I'll take Ken Pomeroy vs. the field..

Posted by: Mr. Cannon | March 13, 2007 12:37 PM | Report abuse

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