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March Madness: Beat Mike the Mailman

by on April 06, 2010 12:00 PM

The buzzer has sounded. Duke now stands alone, national champions once again.

"Beat Mike the Mailman" has ended, and Andy Wible remains the champion (and the only contestant to beat everyone's favorite mailman).

Congratulations Andy!

Here are the final scores. Prize-winners will be contacted shortly with details.

Top 15 Results

1)  Andy Wible -- 39

2)  Mike the Mailman -- 38

3)  Ryan Walker -- 37

4)  Brendan Shorts -- 36

     Greg Cohen -- 36

     Greg Wert -- 36

     Ian Brown -- 36

8)  Karen Harlan -- 35

     Shawn Myrick -- 35

10) Laurie West-Jenkins -- 34

      Ken Wozekek -- 34

      David Frantz -- 34

13) Russell Beck -- 32

14) Managing Editor Terry Casey -- 31 games (ineligible)

     Bo Barbrow -- 31

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There's a reason it's not called March Tranquility.

The Elite Eight knocked a good bunch of contestants out of the tournament, but congratulations are in order to Andy Wible, who has guaranteed himself victory over Mike the Mailman. Andy has won himself the 1st prize: a $75 gift card to Prospector's!

The second place prize -- a $50 gift card to Prospector's -- has yet to be won, and it will come down to the Final Four round.

Other top contestants will win $25 gifts cards to Le Bistro, Olde New York and Cafe 210 or food from Sarina II or College Mart Pizza.

 

Top 15 Results

Names in italics have no potential points remaining

 

1)  Andy Wible -- 39 (one potential point)

2)  Mike the Mailman -- 38

3)  Ryan Walker -- 37

4)  Brendan Shorts -- 36 (two potential points)

     Greg Cohen -- 36 games

     Greg Wert -- 36

7)  Karen Harlan -- 35

     Shawn Myrick -- 35

9)  Ian Brown -- 34 (two potential points)

     Laurie West-Jenkins -- 34

11) Ken Wozekek -- 33 (one potential point)

     David Frantz -- 33 (one potential point)

13) Russell Beck -- 32

14) Managing Editor Terry Casey -- 31 games (ineligible)

     Bo Barbrow -- 31

 


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The second round is over, the results have been tallied, and Mike the Mailman is holding a very slim lead over the pack.

However, Mike's championship game was between Kansas and Villanova, who have both been eliminated from the tournament.

Can you beat Mike the Mailman?

Top 15 Results: 

1)  Mike the Mailman -- 34 games guessed correctly

      President Obama (ineligible contestant) -- 34

3)  Greg Cohen -- 33

4)  Ryan Walker -- 32

     Andy Wible -- 32

6)  Karen Harlan -- 31

7)  Greg Wert -- 30

     Shawn Myrick -- 30

9)  Ian Brown -- 29

     Laurie West-Jenkins -- 29

     Russell Beck -- 29

12) Managing Editor Terry Casey (ineligible contestant) -- 28

     David Frantz -- 28

14) Bo Barbrow -- 27

     Ken Wozekek -- 27

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March 19:

The results are in!

After a first day full of upsets and close games, the competition is still close. Georgetown busted a few brackets, but Mike the Mailman is still going strong. Not one of his losses on Day One would have made it to the next round of his bracket.

Can you beat Mike the Mailman?

Top 15 Results:

1) President Barack Obama (Not an eligible contestant) -- 12 games guessed correctly (out of 16)

2) Andy Wible -- 11

    Greg Cohen -- 11

4) Mike the Mailman -- 10

    Ryan Walker -- 10

    Karen Harlan -- 10

    Laurie West-Jenkins -- 10

    Greg Wert -- 10

    Russell Beck -- 10

10) Managing Editor Terry Casey (ineligible) -- 9

    Bo Barbrow -- 9

    David Frantz -- 9

    Ian Brown -- 9

    Shawn Myrick -- 9

15) Ken Wozekek -- 8

 

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March 16:

Penn State's own Mike the Mailman has written several times in his columns about March Madness and the NCAA bracket he puts together every year. Now, he is challenging the State College community.

Can you beat Mike the Mailman? (See his bracket by clicking the thumbnail.)

The contest is simple: Submit your bracket (print a blank one here) to [email protected] or fax it to (814)238-2729 before the games start, and check StateCollege.com throughout the tournament to see how you match up against everyone's favorite mailman.

Everyone who beats Mike the Mailman will receive a small prize, but the owners of the top brackets will win gift cards and food from State College restaurants. 

The games start Thursday at noon (ignoring Tuesday's game), so get your brackets in quickly! This contest is free, but you can only win prizes if you include your name and an e-mail address or phone number.

Check Mike the Mailman's column Wednesday to read about how he made his selection, which has Kansas beating Villanova in the championship game.



Terry Casey is a former managing editor of StateCollege.com. He can be reached at [email protected]
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