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Celeb Pool Winners and Losers, and New Mystics Unis

One last post about my greatest journalistic triumph.

All around category

Winner: Curtis Symonds, COO of the Washington Mystics. I've never met Curtis, but we've spoken on the phone several times. His prize: I will live blog tomorrow's WNBA draft, from the Mystics party downtown at the ESPNZone, where I will be no better than the second-most important media person in attendance. Ok, I'll admit I was planning on doing that anyhow, because the Mystics will unveil their new uniforms at noon tomorrow!!!!! So exciting. Red white and blue, one would presume. Bullets Fever comes next. Anyhow, I'll give Curtis the virtual floor to discuss whatever he wants in this space at some future point. Curtis finished 50th overall out of like 8 or 9,000 brackets; that's the 99.39th percentile. Well done.

Grand Celebrity Champion Curtis Symonds.

Loser: Rock Cartwright. Expect a 12,000-word ESPN expose on the disorder within the Redskins' regarding college basketball information distribution. Rock finished 7,347th overall, which is about where last year's 'Skins would have finished in a 7,347-team version of the NFC East. Next year, though, Super Bowl.

Professional Basketball Player category

Winner: In perhaps a portent of his new role as a starter and budding NBA superstar, Jarvis Hayes finished tied for second in the celeb pool and 120th overall. He had seven of the Elite Eight, and he had Florida beating OSU in the final. I'll betcha he won the Wizards team pool. I'm telling you, expect big things from Jarvis this month.

Loser: Alana Beard of the Mystics was 68th out of 74 celebs and pseudo-celebs, just a few spots behind Sun Ming Ming.

Other Pro Athletes category

Winner: Chesapeake Tide running back Mike Kelley, one of the heroes of the Week One win. Seventh among celebs for Mike.

Loser: The aforementioned Cartwright. Although Ryan Zimmerman didn't do so hot, either.

Politician category

Winner: Florida Congressman Robert Wexler, probably the most random entrant into the pool, finished a strong sixth.

Loser: N.C. Congressman Heath Shuler was 51st.

Pasty Journalist category

Winner: Futbol scribe and avowed Bog enemy Steven Goff, who was fifth among celebs.

Loser: Hockey reporter and avowed Bog non-enemy Jill Sorenson, tied for 72nd with high school sports guru Alan Goldenbach, a Bog non-combatant.

Loser Blogger category

Winner: Stupid Blog Show co-host Mister Irrelevant finished tied for second, with Hayes, and also won his four one seeds vs. the field bet with me. The Big Lead was fourth.

Loser: Ah, the prized Loser Loser. Ken Pomeroy, I guess, if you count him as a blogger, who finished 71st. I guess this is why he told me he doesn't do brackets.

Mike Wise/Mike Wise Dog category

They were both terrible and not worthy of mention.

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 3, 2007; 2:47 PM ET
Categories:  College Basketball  
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I for one am proud of my 219 points, and 'worldwide' standing of 2793rd place.

Considering I watched a grand total of 73 seconds of NCAA basketball until the Tournament.....

Posted by: Kim | April 3, 2007 3:04 PM | Report abuse

I still think Rock Cartwright would've had a better bracket than TJ Duckett.

Posted by: Skin Patrol | April 3, 2007 3:15 PM | Report abuse

I may have finished second, but my picks were 50% based on KenPom's analysis.

Posted by: Jamie Mottram | April 3, 2007 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I feel like a Steinberg vs. Goff duel should be an undercard for whenever ever holds its All-Skills Challenge.

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | April 3, 2007 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Just wanted to say that Shuler is now "my" congressman. Somebody needs to tell Danny Boy to send Heath a personalized jersey "SHULER" instead of a number: D-NC

Posted by: AlecW81 | April 3, 2007 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Ummm, no love for the non-athlete, non-politcio, non-blogger, non-exec, winner?

What's a guy gotta do to get a Bog mention, WIN the thing!?!?!?

Posted by: Roche, DC | April 3, 2007 7:15 PM | Report abuse

Are you available to dog-sit Looly Wise?ha!

Posted by: WGDC- | April 5, 2007 4:27 AM | Report abuse

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