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Riveting Realities: N.C. State at East Carolina

October 11, 2010

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ECU Pirates Logo N.C. State Wolfpack Logo

Don’t you get tired of talking heads, print journalists, and anyone that just happened to have learned some HTML over a holiday weekend a few years ago (ahem, Ciaran) ramming their college football analysis down your throats on a weekly basis? Sure, we all do.

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone just compiled some allegedly intriguing facts about an upcoming match-up, and then let YOU decide what to make of them? Well, here’s an opportunity to find out — or just gather some tidbits to throw out for discussion at your Saturday morning tailgate — after the jump…

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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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Frump’s Lock of the Day: N.C. State +5 at UAB in the NIT

March 20, 2010

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Sidney Lowe may have the Blazers by the cohonesTired of the Tourney yet? No, of course you’re not. Nevertheless, if you happened to just catch that fantastic finish between UNC and Mississippi State in the NIT Semis, you know there’s still some good basketball being played outside of the Big Dance. Best of all, there’s a good chance the other side of that game could leave us with an extremely tasty, classic Tobacco Road rivalry in the Quarter-Finals. That’s right, the only thing keeping us from a sweet North Carolina-North Carolina State match-up in the Little Dance is those god forsaken fire breathers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

To top it all off, assuming your brackets are performing a bit below par, here’s a great opportunity to help pad your potential losses (assuming you’re doing this legally, of course). Make the jump to see why we think there’s enough of a lean towards the Wolfpack in this one to make it our lock of the day…

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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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