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Saw on the news today that next year, 1st and 2nd round men's games will be played at the Rose Garden here in Portland. It's the first time in 30 years the NCAA is coming here for the tournament.

Let's all plan a slumber party at Juulie's house!
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Saw on the news today that next year, 1st and 2nd round men's games will be played at the Rose Garden here in Portland. It's the first time in 30 years the NCAA is coming here for the tournament.

Let's all plan a slumber party at Juulie's house!
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Old Tue Mar 25, 2008, 06:03pm
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Has anyone posted this yet?

http://www.ncaa.com/basketball-mens/...aspx?id=153256
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Old Tue Mar 25, 2008, 07:41pm
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Saw on the news today that next year, 1st and 2nd round men's games will be played at the Rose Garden here in Portland. It's the first time in 30 years the NCAA is coming here for the tournament.

Let's all plan a slumber party at Juulie's house!
It may be the first time in 30 years that the MEN come to Portland, but the women had a round here about 10 years ago.

And, no you can't have a slumber party at my house.
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And, no you can't have a slumber party at my house.
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Davidson College, the university that washes the students clothes, has set up a fund to offer transportation, 2 nights lodging and tickets to any of their students that want to go to Detroit for the tourney.
I guess tuition to Davidson is around $42K per year.
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I guess tuition to Davidson is around $42K per year.
I just Googled it. For tuition, all student fees, room and meals, it's $40, 814 in 2007/08. Good guess, Mick.
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I just Googled it. For tuition, all student fees, room and meals, it's $40, 814 in 2007/08. Good guess, Mick.
I guess tickets are available.
A lot of Spartan fan early birds bought tickets to watch Michigan State play in Detroit.
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Old Thu Mar 27, 2008, 02:59pm
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I guess that I'll have to pretend I am a Spartan fan then, since I do have tickets to watch them tomorrow night.
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Old Thu Mar 27, 2008, 04:15pm
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Guys, since we're on the subject, let me quickly explain to you why bookies don't care who wins. This was explained to me when I was just a wee lad by my grandfather, who at one time worked for Al Capone in the gambling "bidness" back in Chicago (and no - I am not making that up, he really did - and then he moved to Tahoe then Vegas to finish out his career). The bookies set the point spread based on what spread they think will get an equal amount of money bet on each team. As the money comes in, if it is heavy on one team, they will move the spread to encourage more to be bet on the other team. When you place a bet with a real bookie, you in effect pay a service charge. That's why they want to eliminate their risk by having an equal amount bet on each team - they make their money on the service charge (sometimes inaccurately referred to as the "vig" - that's something else entirely). If, during the betting process, they have a surplus bet on one team, they will lay off a lot of that with other bookies to get themselves back into a "balanced" position.

So the next time there is a major upset and you hear someone say that the bookies took it in the shorts, you can just laugh because you know it's not true.

So the next time there is a major upset and you hear someone say that the bookies took it in the shorts, you can just laugh because you know it's not true.[/QUOTE]

Not quite true........you're assuming that their 'network' of books allows them to layoff. For example, if everyone jumps on a team, as a book you would want to lay that off. Your other book may not want or take any more action on said team. This is not a problem usually in Vegas but with small time bookies in smaller towns they do take it in the shorts. Also consider if the action is heavy one way and the line goes up or down, you could lose both ways.
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I guess that I'll have to pretend I am a Spartan fan then, since I do have tickets to watch them tomorrow night.
Detroit or Houston ?
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As I look at the below headline, I just wonder how our own Mark is going to decide this game.......

"Padgett key for Louisville vs. Tennessee"
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Detroit or Houston ?
well, since they aren't playing in Detroit, I guess I will watch them in Houston.
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Old Fri Mar 28, 2008, 01:26am
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If I were a Texas fan perhaps I would be chanting some things at Robin during the game...


From a recent Sports Illustrated article, via Sports by Brooks:

Robin Lopez is dating Stanford’s current most famous female coed, golf phenom Michelle Wie, although both have tried to keep things as quiet as possible.
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As I look at the below headline, I just wonder how our own Mark is going to decide this game.......

"Padgett key for Louisville vs. Tennessee"
I'm getting help from this guy.

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