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Old 01-15-2013, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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NCAA March Madness OT

Totally OT but thought this was of interest.

We have a bar in Stamford called Bobby Valentines. I think it's Bobby's last location left after he closed up all his others. If you are into fantasy baseball Bobby is a wealth of info.

For March madness Bobby runs an awesome pool. It is usually a night or two prior to the tourney starting. He closes down most of the place for the auction. Most people there come in groups/teams and many have cell phones at their side. A team will randomly be called and the bidding starts. A number one seed might go for 60-80 grand. The object obviously that you get paid a percentage of the total for each win your team has. Many of these groups will end up with 2-5 teams. It is taken very seriously. I remember my first time there I don't even think my group won a bid on a team as we felt like these experts were just going to take our money.

Maybe I will be buying Stonybrook this year.

Anyways it is a really cool experience.

Now back to our regular AE stuff.
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