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Reminder: Frumpzilla’s 2nd Annual NCAA Bracket Contest Is Free (and yet you can still win stuff!)

March 16, 2011

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Frump Madness 2011 Bracket ContestHad a nice turn out last year trying to host the brackets ourselves, but this year we’ve decided to use the very user-friendly bracket manager system offered by CBS Sports.  That means you have even less of an excuse for not joining the fun with Frump!

Moreover, like last year, it’s completely free — no entry fee, etc. — and yet you can still win some fantastic prices (as outlined after the jump).

Join the contest using your CBSSports.com account here. Password = FrumpMadness2011

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Frump Day Links: Ms. Reef Bikini Contest Edition

March 16, 2011

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WINNING: Ms. Reef Bikini Contest hot ass booty

  • So, like, this year’s Ms. Reef Bikini Contest is shaping up nicely. Shocker, eh? [Uncoached]
  • Albert Pujols semi-naked, on the other hand. Well… [No Guts, No Glory]
  • New Yorkers choose Derek Jeter as the greatest New York athlete ever? WTF [Sharapova's Thigh]
  • On the opposite end of a somewhat similar spectrum, NBA players crown Stan Van Gundy as the most annoying NBA coach [Last Angry Fan]
  • Ever encountered one of those awesomely tacky wall mirrors typically found in college and/or government housing built in the 70′s? Well, somebody’s found a perfectly good, moral, NCAA Tourney-themed  use for them [Busted Coverage]
  • Speaking of March Madness within the context of outdated spaces, if you happen to be stuck somewhere without convenient internet and/or TV access, here’s Westwood One’s radio announcer schedule for Rounds 1 and 2 [Awful Announcing]
  • For disciples of Ken Pomeroy/KenPom rankings, here’s a nice write-up on making a bracket with the help of things like “advanced metrics” and “adjusted offensive/defensive efficiencies.” [Midwest Sports Fans]
  • Regardless of how poorly your bracket(s) perform this year, however, just remember it could be worse: You could be a 106-year old Chicago Cubs fan [Larry Brown Sports]
  • In completely unrelated news, here’s how Super Mario Brothers would have sounded if Nintendo had used a Foley artist for the sound effects. Oh, and some clips from the Super Mario Brothers live-action film [The Score]
  • Finally, since great goals are trending, here’s Dundee United’s David Goodwillie doing his best better Wayne Rooney impression [Cosby Sweaters]
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NCAA Tournament of the (Previous) Decade

March 14, 2011

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NCAA basketball logoNow that the first of a new decade of newly formated NCAA tournament fields has been set, Frump figured it’s as good a time as any to examine the best of the previous decade.

Some of you may recall Frumpzilla’s Top 25 College Football Programs of the Decade – it was a pretty big hit for us.

This undertaking, while in a similar vein, isn’t necessarily intended as a definitive ranking of select college basketball programs from ‘00/’01 – ‘09/’10. We basically just thought it would be interesting to see how college basketball programs would stack up when plotting out each’s NCAA Tournament performance over the course of a decade.

More than anything, we wanted this to be fun. If nothing else, you might learn a thing or two about NCAA Tournament history from 2000 through 2010 – at least quantitatively — so make the jump to see how the NCAA Tournament of the 2000′s plays out…

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Frumpzilla’s 1st Annual Bracket Contest: Final Standings

April 6, 2010

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Holy Indianapolis! What a game that was, eh, Frumpsters? How Gordon Hayward’s last and second to last shots of the night didn’t go in, I just don’t know, because, watching them leave his hand, it seemed like an inevitable, forgone conclusion set in place many, many moons ago. Nevertheless, instead, just as Zoubek’s gargantuan foot was spared the same embarrassing Tourney fate previously cast upon the likes of Sleepy Floyd and Chris Webber, it appears Duke was destined to improve to 4-6 now in National Title games. But hey, at least Howard got that frumptastic screen in on Singler before the final buzzer sounded, right? BOOM! (still searching for video of it, btw).

The Blue Devils aren’t the only ones that need to be congratulated today, however; how about a hand for the winners of Frumpzilla’s 1st Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Contest!  Sarah Otvos, Cameron Frye, Nikki Jarman…some great Canes tickets, Target gift cards and, of course, some Always Sunny in Philadelphia Dick Towel merchandise await you all!

Here’s how the Final Top 10 shook out.  Full standings after the jump, and many thanks to everyone for participating.  We’ll hopefully see you all (and more) next year.  Until then, keep reading, keep spreading the Frumpzilla love, and please be on the look out for a World Cup pool that may or may not materialize here on the site within the next few weeks!

  1. Sarah Otvos # (Duke): 150
  2. Cameron Frye # (Duke): 137
  3. Nikki Jarman # (Duke): 136
  4. Jared Johnson: 130
  5. Justin Smith: 119
  6. Amelia Hayes # (WVU): 117
  7. Nina and Scout: 117
  8. Carman Smith # (Duke): 117
  9. Amanda Brown: 115
  10. Justin Anderson: 113

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Bracket Contest Update: Championship Game

April 5, 2010

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NCAA Championship: Butler vs. DukeWell, we’re down to the neety greety in our first annual bracket contest, and things are pretty much set with regards to who the possible prize winners could be.  Nice to see that no one or two entries really ran away with things, though, and, as I’m sure you recall, there’s been a lot of back and forth.

Only one person is guaranteed a win, place or show, and that’s one Ms. Sarah Otvos, so congratulations, Sarah!  You’ve got yourself some Canes tickets (assuming you can use them), at least a $50 worth of a Target gift card and, of course, some Always Sunny in Philadelphia Dick Towel gear to proudly wear around family and friends.

The other two prize slots are totally dependent on the outcome of tonight’s game, but before we get to that, here’s the Top 10:

  1. Jared Johnson, 130
  2. Sarah Otvos # (Duke), 129
  3. Justin Smith, 119
  4. Amelia Hayes # (WVU), 117
  5. Nina and Scout, 117
  6. Cameron Frye # (Duke), 116
  7. Amanda Brown, 115
  8. Nikki Jarman # (Duke), 115
  9. Justin Anderson, 113
  10. Travas Hunter, 112

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Post Elite Eight Bracket Contest Standings Update

March 28, 2010

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Disaster for Brian Krams, our leader going into the Elite Eight games, as none of his three remaining Final Four picks (Kansas State, Kentucky, and Baylor) managed to stick around.  He won’t be the only disappointed entrant, of course, because the vast majority of our contest’s brackets are now mathematically different.  Before a couple more quick notes and full standings (after the jump), here’s the Top 10 11.

  1. Amelia Hayes # (WVU): 117
  2. Jared Johnson: 117
  3. Sarah Otvos # (Duke): 116
  4. Justin Anderson: 113
  5. Andy Hummel: 111
  6. Whit Rawls # (WVU): 107
  7. Janet Mullaney*: 107
  8. Billy Purdy*: 106
  9. Justin Smith: 104
  10. Nina and Scout: 104
  11. Robert DuPrau*: 104

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Frumpzilla’s Bracket Contest Post Sweet 16 Update

March 27, 2010

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Sorry for the delay, Frumpsters.   Some scary issues with the tracker file (now resolved) kept us from getting you this standings update sooner.  Here’s the Top 10 14, with some significant movers and shakers.  Full standings after the jump.

  1. Brian Krams, 102
  2. Amelia Hayes, 101
  3. Jared Johnson, 101
  4. Sarah Otvos, 100
  5. Janet Mullaney, 99
  6. Justin Anderson, 97
  7. Chris Drummond, 96
  8. Ed Hightower, 96
  9. Robert DuPrau, 96
  10. B-Diddy, 95
  11. Derek Gilmore, 95
  12. Betsy Eagleson, 95
  13. Andy Hummel, 95
  14. Cameron Frye, 95

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Quick Picks: Northern Iowa +1 vs. Michigan State

March 26, 2010

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Northern Iowa LogoAs most of our literally dozens of dedicated readers probably remember, ole Ciaran got lit up with Frump’s last pick. Overall we’ve been pretty good, but that NCSU +5 @ UAB in the NIT was nothing short of embarrassing. Then again, I’m not sure anyone could have seen it coming, at least to that extent, but all apologies nonetheless.
Well, it’s time to get one back, and I think tonight’s (marquee?) Northern Iowa-Michigan State game presents us with the best opportunity. Make the jump for some trends and analysis as to why…

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NCAA Tournament Bracket Contest: 2nd Round Standings Update

March 21, 2010

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Furmp Madness 2nd Round Standings Update

Betsy Eagleson still leads as we hit the break prior to the Sweet 16.  Better still, we’ve been able to confirm that Ms. Eagleson “likes blue,” and is “pretty sure a wildcat could take a jayhawk in a fight.”  Yes, while Betsy’s entry has pretty much been at the top of our contest from the first tip, it wasn’t one of the 51% of brackets that picked Kansas as this year’s NCAA Champion.  She went with Kentucky (beating Kansas in the final).  She has arguably faltered by having Kansas in the Final Four, but then so did 87% of our entries.  More after the jump.  For now, here’s the top 10:

  1. Betsy Eagleson: 80
  2. CEH, Jr.: 78
  3. Brian Krams: 77
  4. Chris Drummond: 76
  5. Ed Hightower: 76
  6. Amelia Hayes: 76
  7. Jared Johnson: 76
  8. Alex Christison: 76
  9. Robert DuPrau: 76
  10. Sarah Otvos: 75
  11. Cameron Frye (tied): 75

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Friday Frump Classic: That shot by Mario Chalmers…

March 19, 2010

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Figured it would be wise to remain somewhat topical for today’s Friday Frump Classic. Yesterday was almost certainly one of the best opening days in recent NCAA Tournament memory (at least my memory), some really fantastic finishes.  So why not take a look back at another (near) finish that probably stands as one of the more clutch moments in the Tournament’s history?

Frump it here to relive how Mario Chalmers, at least for one shining moment, was as cool as the barren arctic wasteland from whence he came (I’m sure there would have been a Sarah Palin joke in there, too, if she’d been relevant at the time).

For readers that have entered our Frump Madness bracket contest, don’t forget you can check on stuff at the resource page and tracker.

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Jogger Killed by Plane, #16 Seeds Receive Hope

March 17, 2010

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Robert Gary Jones of Woodstock, Ga. was listening to his iPod and jogging in Hilton Head, SC when a small plane, attempting an emergency landing, landed on top of him killing him instantly.  We at Frumpzilla feel like there may be a case against Apple or heck even Sony regarding this situation.  If Sony and their blasted Walkman hadn’t revolutionized the way we run to music, Robert Gary Jones may still be with us.

My favorite part(read: saddest favorite part) about this story is that the pilot was asked for a comment, which he declined but instead said, “I’ve got a lot of issues going on right now. I’ve got a plane that’s all torn up. And I’ve got a young man that I killed”.  This jerk just landed on top of some poor guy and he’s initially worried about replacing his rudder.(there are rudders on planes right?)

What does this have to do with 16 seeds in the NCAA tournament you may ask?  Well, you can’t tell me there are better odds of a plane landing on you while jogging on the beach than there are of a #16 seed knocking off a #1.  True, no #16 has ever beaten a #1 but [...]

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Frumpzilla’s First Annual NCAA Tournament Bracket Pool *Prize Update*

March 17, 2010

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March Madness 2010

Join Frumpzilla's March Madness 2010 Pool!

It’s that time, Frumpsters. March Frump Madness time, and what better way for you to celebrate than to enter our first annual bracket contest? Best of all, it’s entirely free to enter (seriously, there’s no catch), and you can actually win thousands of dollars* in prizes**!

All you have to do is email us to let us know you want in (that’s frumpmail@gmail.com in case the link doesn’t work for you), and we’ll send you a bracket. Send your completed entry back to us, and that’s it. If you’re savvy enough to already have access to an editable electronic bracket, you can obviously just complete it and attach it to your initial email. Tiebreaker is the total score in the championship game.

We’re using a fairly standard, balanced scoring system (2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21 for Round 1 through the Championship game, respectively), and will be posting the updated bracket and standings after each round here at the site. Once all the brackets are in, we’ll also be sending out a file that contains all the entries and their corresponding picks (just to ensure there’s no funny business).

Good luck, Frumpsters! Let us know if you have any questions, and we hope to see you in the pool!

*Taiwanese Dollars

**1st Place: $100 (U.S.) Target gift card. 2nd place: $50 Target gift card. 3rd place: $25 Target gift card. All winners will also get some ‘Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Dick Towel apparel! Truly frumptastic.

***BIG UPDATE!!*** We’ve gotten our hands on 6 sideline premier tickets(sec. 107 row N seats 1-6) for The Carolina Hurricanes April 8th matchup vs. The Montreal Canadiens!!  The top 3 finishers that can attend the game on the 8th in Raleigh, NC will get a pair!  If you’re out of the area, we’ll just go to the next person in line. (top 3 overall still get above winnings)

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Mario Chalmers: As cool as the barren arctic wasteland from whence he came

April 8, 2008

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Fitting that a kid who potentially grew up in a igloo would hit one of the most clutch shots in NCAA Tournament history.  I bet he actually used to walk miles, barefoot, in the snow to basketball practice, too…

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