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bigblue_dl
03-17-2010, 04:05 PM
If you have a chance, could you scope out in your area (Arizona?) and see if you can find an appropriately trashy rink? There is concern within the committee that with so many eastern teams apparently headed for the tournament, we may need to find an alternate (more remote) location for one of the eastern regionals. Flagstaff, Prescott, Yuma... maybe some Indian revervation.
Have you ever considered going international, and puting a regional in Mexico? I'm sure any rink that the beaners have would live up to the high standards of this tournament.

WeWantMore
03-17-2010, 04:55 PM
Have you ever considered going international, and puting a regional in Mexico? I'm sure any rink that the beaners have would live up to the high standards of this tournament.

Additionally, how would the committee feel about a mandate forcing travel to the above mentioned Mexico regional to all be routed through Ciudad Juarez?

Eaglefan06
03-17-2010, 06:12 PM
We know where the Regionals are being held, but can anyone tell me where the Futile Four is being held this year?

:) I really think Bentley can go 0-4!!

Freddie
03-17-2010, 08:38 PM
We know where the Regionals are being held, but can anyone tell me where the Futile Four is being held this year?

:) I really think Bentley can go 0-4!!


The IcePark in Flowood, Mississippi.
Look back at FederalLeague's post #37 on this thread for a great profile.

Douglas
03-18-2010, 06:30 PM
Bob Gray's in Arizona??? I figured he was hiding out in the Bottom Ten headquarters in Nimrod...:D shows what I know!:confused:

Hi Bob! :)

Bob Gray
03-19-2010, 11:51 AM
Bob Gray's in Arizona??? I figured he was hiding out in the Bottom Ten headquarters in Nimrod...:D shows what I know!:confused:

Hi Bob! :)

Didn't you hear? The Bottom Ten Headquarters relocated to Nothing, Arizona! :D

Freddie
03-19-2010, 01:41 PM
Welcome to "WhoCaresWeekend"!

While this time of the season is chocked full of games of interest to those fans of 'that other' tournament, little of this weekends action is likely to have any meaningful effect on the BFB.

AirForce, Canisius and SacredHeart are all listed on the FARTS, but none can improve their LP enough to get over .560 The only present TWIT still playing is Brown, and it looks as if they would need to win the ECAC tournament to work themselves out of a spot in the BFB, altho it is possible that a win over Cornell could drop them low enough to allow Princeton in.

With all that in mind, it is quite possible that the final brackets could look very much like those posted last week; so, if anybody has got any serious grumbling and/or whining to do, they'd best get busy!

FadeToBlack&Gold
03-19-2010, 01:58 PM
Is the committee worried that the Saugus regional may be too close to Boston?

BUT09
03-19-2010, 02:03 PM
Is the committee worried that the Saugus regional may be too close to Boston?

Don't worry. No one wants to go to Saugus.

Douglas
03-19-2010, 11:38 PM
Didn't you hear? The Bottom Ten Headquarters relocated to Nothing, Arizona! :DWhat??? No!!! I liked Nimrod... now I have to go and change my password...:eek: Oh well, at least the first letter's the same.:D

steakbomb
03-19-2010, 11:46 PM
As an aside, perhaps those familiar with the sites could fill us in with some recommendations about the "best" places to eat. i"m talking serious food poisoning here. Not some middle of the road bad burger joint either.

huskyfan
03-21-2010, 04:09 PM
Anybody gonna update this page? still not out of bed today?

Freddie
03-21-2010, 05:57 PM
The BFB Committee just completed the brackets via conference call at 6:25pm EDT, only one and a half hours behind schedule! The conference call was delayed because one member of the committee was using the land line phone at Goober's Market in Parkersburg WV, and had to hang up every time Goober needed to use the line for a credit card authorization.

Here are the final standings, according to FARTS (Freddie's Arbitrary Ranking of Teams that Suck):

1. AIC (AHA Autobid)
2. Conn
3. Bentley
4. HolyCross
5. Army
6. BowlingGreen
7. Mercyhurst
8. Clarkson (ECAC Autobid)
9. MichiganTech (WCHA Autobid)
10. Harvard
11. Canisius
12. Dartmouth
13. AirForce
14. Niagara (CHA Autobid)
15. RobtMorris
16. Alabama-Huntsville
17. WesternMichigan (CCHA Autobid)
18. Princeton
19. SacredHeart
20. Brown
21. Providence (HEA Autobid)
22. Colgate
23. Rensselaer
24. Alaska-Anchorage
25. NotreDame

Eliminate any teams with LP (Losing Pct) below .560, as well as any teams committed to playing in that 'other tournament'. Teams eliminated from consideration: #11 Canisius, #13 AirForce, #16 Alabama-Huntsville, #20 SacredHeart, #22 Colgate, #23 Rensselaer, #25 NotreDame.

This leaves the TWITS (Teams With Inadequate Talent or Skill):
1. AIC (last week #1)
2. Conn (2)
3. Bentley (3)
4. Holy Cross (4)
5. Army (5)
6. Bowling Green (6)
7. Mercyhurst (7)
8. Clarkson (8)
9. Michigan Tech (9)
10. Harvard (10)
11. Dartmouth (11)
12. Niagara (13)
13. RobertMorris (14)
14. Western Michigan (15)
15. Princeton (16)
16. Brown (12)
17. Providence (17)
18. Alaska-Anchorage (18)

Sorry, Brown. Your ECAC Tournament performance dropped you right out of the BFB. That #16 seed has to go to Providence as the HEA autobid.
Here's the field:

#1 Seeds: AIC, Conn, Bentley & HolyCross (A clean sweep for Atlantic Hockey)
#2 Seeds: Army, BG, Mercyhurst & Clarkson
#3 Seeds: MTU, Harvard, Dartmouth & Niagara
#4 Seeds: RMU, WMU, Princeton & Providence.

Conference breakdown: Atlantic 6, ECAC 4, CHA 2, CCHA 2, WCHA 1, HEA 1

Now assign the #1 seeds (in order) sending each to the most remote regional available)

#1 AIC goes to the western regional at Moscow ID
#2 UConn goes to the midwest regional at Laurium MI
#3 Bentley goes to the northeast regional at Massena NY
#4 HolyCross goes to the east regional at Saugus MA

Next place the #2 seeds so that if both top seeds advance to the regional finals, match-ups would be 1v8, 2v7, 3v6 and 4v5:

#5 Army goes to the HolyCross bracket at Saugus
#6 BowlingGreen goes to the Bentley bracket at Massena
#7 Mercyhurst goes to the UConn bracket at Laurium
#8 Clarkson goes to the AIC bracket at Moscow

Next, place the #3 seeds so that first round games are 8v9, 7v10, 6v11 and 5v12, but avoiding intra conference match-ups.

#9 Michigan Tech plays #8 Clarkson in Moscow
#10 Harvard plays #7 Mercyhurst in Laurium
#11 Dartmouth plays #6 BowlingGreen in Massena
#12 Niagara plays #5 Army in Saugus

Finally, place the #4 seeds as follows 1v16, 2v15, 3v14, 4v13, again avoiding intra conference match-ups in the first round:

#13 RobtMorris plays #4 HolyCross in Saugus
#14 WesternMichigan plays #3 Bentley in Massena
#15 Princeton plays #2 UConn in Laurium
#16 Providence plays #1 AIC in Moscow

Here's the brackets:

Moscow ID
1. AIC
2. Clarkson
3. MichiganTech
4. Providence

Laurium MI
1. UConn
2. Mercyhurst
3. Harvard
4. Princeton

Massena NY
1. Bentley
2. BowlingGreen
3. Dartmouth
4. WesternMichigan

Saugus MA
1. HolyCross
2. Army
3. Niagara
4. RobertMorris

No intra-conference match-ups...CHECK.

Lots of long bus rides...13 out of 16 teams have bus rides of 6 hours or more. Only Dartmouth (4:25) to Massena, Army (3:59) and Holy Cross (1:19) to Saugus are shorter.

The committee considered several changes to eliminate these short trips, but in the end decided to make just one, swapping the #2 seeds between Saugus and Laurium. Sending Army to the UP instead of the Beanton 'burbs turns their bus trip from 3:19 to 19:50, while sending Mercyhurst east still leaves them with a bus ride of over 9 hours from Erie PA.

So here they are, cast in stone:

Moscow ID
1. AIC
2. Clarkson
3. MichiganTech
4. Providence

Laurium MI
1. UConn
2. Army
3. Harvard
4. Princeton

Massena NY
1. Bentley
2. BowlingGreen
3. Dartmouth
4. WesternMichigan

Saugus MA
1. HolyCross
2. Mercyhurst
3. Niagara
4. RobertMorris

HighToTheGloveSide
03-21-2010, 06:09 PM
The Saugus regional is loaded!!!!

Despite my failure to convince the committee to include the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the field I will be watching for score updates with great anticipation.

Federal League
03-21-2010, 06:38 PM
The Saugus regional is loaded!!!!

Despite my failure to convince the committee to include the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the field I will be watching for score updates with great anticipation.

I can only hope the updates are late, uninformative and inaccurate.

Beer Pong Horn
03-21-2010, 06:43 PM
So here they are, cast in stone:

Moscow ID
1. AIC
2. Clarkson
3. MichiganTech
4. Providence

You certainly negated the intra-conference matchups, but the Legion of **** is far too well represented in Moscow. :(

Terrier520
03-21-2010, 06:46 PM
Don't worry. No one wants to go to Saugus.
I know that you've been to Kelly's Roast Beef!

(Then again, there's one on the beach in Revere)

BUT09
03-21-2010, 11:13 PM
I know that you've been to Kelly's Roast Beef!

(Then again, there's one on the beach in Revere)

I played hockey weekly at the rink hosting the regional...

But Kelly's at 10 am on a Sunday never really appealed to me, so I've actually only been to the one in Revere.

Federal League
03-21-2010, 11:43 PM
I played hockey weekly at the rink hosting the regional...

At one point when I was a kid, my town switched leagues. We went from having a bunch of games at Marlboro's NESC to having a bunch of games in Saugus. That's like trading in a Mercedes for a Ford Pinto.

Freddie
03-22-2010, 06:11 AM
At one point when I was a kid, my town switched leagues. We went from having a bunch of games at Marlboro's NESC to having a bunch of games in Saugus. That's like trading in a Mercedes for a Ford Pinto.

What an amazing coincidence. The BFB just signed a deal with Rent-a-Wreck to provide 1974 Ford Pintos as courtesy cars at the tournament sites.