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Joe Bianchino’s Bracket

The picks are in!  After hours and days of research and analysis, of flip-flopping, and flip-flip-flopping, the bracket is locked.

It's chalk-heavy, as my brackets tends to be, but it's not without gambles.  Take a look, let me know what you think, share your picks on our Facebook page, and check out some reasoning behind why I made the selections I did.

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Coach Jimmy Patsos Joins Joe&Brix To Breakdown NCAA

Siena men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos has been coaching in the NCAA for 23 years. This includes winning the National Championship as an assistant with Maryland in 2002.

So what better person is there to have join Joe & Brix in studio one day after selection Sunday to get his take on all topics of the NCAA Tournament.  

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Deliver Your State of the Bracket Address

I had Georgetown in the final game. Excuse me for assuming that the most polished, versatile wing player in the country would be able to lead one of the Big East's best squads past a team from Florida comprised entirely of dudes recruited at a Spring Break slam dunk contest. I was wrong. I'm glad I was.

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NCAA Tournament Bracket Predictions

Can't figure out what you want to do with your bracket? Itching for some help?  Well if you're looking for the advice of a guy who kind of knows what he's talking about, look no further.  @JoeBianchino

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Photo by J. Meric, Getty Images
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Helpful Hints for Filling Out Your Bracket

It's that time of the year, ya'll.   Bracket time!  The time we celebrate the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament by scrutinizing, analyzing and hypothesizing each of its impossibly unpredictable outcomes.  I offer you these helpful hints. @JoeBianchino

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Streeter Lecka, Getty Images
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Stupid Basketball: A Scathing Missive

They say never go to bed angry.  But they also say it's best to cool down and not speak from anger. I've chose to ignore both pieces of advice.  Why?  Because despite the general disarray of all of my brackets, one was alive - if Kentucky could beat UConn, I'd win the money.  Then the game happened. And the general lousiness with which the game was played got my blood boiling a bit.  So I went to bed, tried to cool down.  Didn't work.

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Jamie Squire, Getty Images
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Bracketaster: A Bracket Disaster

How's my bracket random Sports Center host? Gee, I don't know. But since when I created the bracket I had yet to have my Screech Powers struck by lighting and go clairvoyant moment (who remembers that episode?) let's just say: I chose, poorly.

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Top 5 Sporting Events

Certain sporting events are must see television.  They’re looked forward to, prognosticated about, ritualized and analyzed.  What are these events?  To some it may be opening day of the baseball season.  Not for me, I’m not that interested in Blue Jays-Indians in what basically represents watching the first 10 steps of a marathon.  Here’s my list of the top five sporting events.

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Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images
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10 Steps to Building Your Bracket

I've been breaking down brackets for a few years.  In that time I think I've come up with ten steps to help you fill out yours.  

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Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images
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Breaking Down My Bracket

I've analyzed, theorized, generalized, rationalized and hypothesized.  I've speculated, contemplated, ruminated and prognosticated.  And out of it all has come...My Bracket.

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Courtesy 104.5 "The Team"
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Sink’s NCAA Bracket Tips

Okay, so you're getting ready to fill out your NCAA Tournament brackets and you're struggling to pick upsets, choose game-by-game winners or even pick your Final Four.

I've got your solution.

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Brackets: Initial Reaction

The time has come.  The Brackets have been announced and March Madness is in full swing.  Here's my initial reaction to the brackets.

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